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UNC-Kentucky Postgame Notes
Release: 12/17/2016



DECEMBER 17, 2016 


UNC Scoring Leader: Justin Jackson 34

UNC Rebound Leader: Kennedy Meeks 7

UNC Assist Leader: Joel Berry 7

Points Per Possession: UNC 100 points on 88 possessions: 1.14, Kentucky 103 points on 94 possessions: 1.10


Carolina Notes

• Carolina is 10-2 this season.

• This is the second time in UNC history and the first time in a regulation-length game UNC lost a game when it scored 100 points.

• Carolina lost 119-1114 in triple overtime to Wake Forest on 12/20/2003 (Roy Williams’ first ACC game as head coach).

• Carolina had won 51 straight games when scoring 100 points. UNC is now 52-2 under Roy Williams when scoring 100 points.

• UK is the first team to score 100 since Texas beat UNC, 103-90, in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium on 12/19/2009.

• This is the 10th game in UNC history both teams scored 100 or more points and just the fourth in a 40-minute game.


Both Teams 100 Points

12/17/2016 – Kentucky 103, UNC 100 in Las Vegas

12/20/2003 – Wake Forest 119, UNC 114 (triple OT)

2/8/1998 – UNC 107 at Georgia Tech 100 (double OT)

2/2/1995 – UNC 102 at Duke 100 (double OT)

12/30/1989 – UNC 106, Colorado 101 in Denver

12/27/1989 – UNC 121, Kentucky 110 in Louisville

12/23/1977 –UNC 108 at Tulane 103

2/14/1976 – UNC 113 at Tulane 106 (quadruple OT)

3/6/1975 – UNC 101, Wake Forest 100 in Greensboro (overtime)

2/23/1965 – UNC 105, Virginia 101 (double overtime)


• Carolina shot 53.0 percent from the floor. This is the first time this year and only the fourth time in 184 games that UNC shot 50 percent from the floor under head coach Roy Williams and lost.

• This was the third time this year UNC shot 50 percent from the floor in both halves, but the first time it did that and lost (also both halves vs. Chaminade and Oklahoma State).

• Carolina was out-rebounded for the first time this year (UK 39, UNC 35).


Tar Heel Player Notes

• Junior forward Justin Jackson scored a career-high 34 points (previous was 27 twice). Jackson was 10 for 17 from the floor (previous high was nine field goals), 4 for 7 from three and 10 for 15 from the line.

• Jackson’s 10 free throws were a career-high (previous 7 vs. Oklahoma State).

• It was UNC’s first 30-point game since Brice Johnson (39) and Marcus Paige (30) against Florida State on 1/4/16.

• It was Jackson’s 10th career game with at least 20 points (fifth time in 12 games this year).

• Joel Berry had 23 points and seven assists in 34 minutes in his first action in three games. It was his eighth career 20-point game and fifth in 10 games this year.

• Berry matched his career high with nine field goals (also vs. Wisconsin in Maui).

• Sophomore forward Luke Maye set a career high with 11 points, scoring all 11 in the second half. Maye made two three-pointers for the first time and played a career-high 21 minutes .

• Maye has set career highs in minutes played in each of the last three games (16 vs. Davidson, 17 vs. Tennessee and 21 vs. UK).

• Maye has set a career scoring high in two of the last three games. He had 10 points (all in the first half) vs. Davidson.

Kenny Williams matched his career high with five assists (also vs. Chattanooga).

Tony Bradley shot a season-best 6 for 6 from the free throw line.

Head Coach Roy Williams Notes

• 793-211 in 29 years

• 375-110 at Carolina in 14 years

• 8-9 vs. Kentucky (7-6 at Carolina)


Opponent Notes

• Malik Monk scored 47 points, which ties the second most against UNC in history and is the most since Rich Yunkus (Georgia Tech) scored 47 on 2/14/1970 in Charlotte (Dick Groat scored 48 at Duke on 2/29/1952).

• The 47 points are the most against a Roy Williams-coached UNC team (previous was 46 by Tyrese Rice at Boston College on 3/1/2008).

• The 18 field goals by Monk are the most against a Roy Williams-coached UNC team (previous 14 by Rice at BC).

• De’Aaron Fox had 24 points and 10 assists, the first points-assists double-double vs. UNC since Pitt’s Cameron Wright on 2/14/15.

• Kentucky shot 54.1 percent from the floor, highest vs. UNC this year.

• It was the first tine UNC lost when shooting 50 percent from the floor since 12/12/15 at Texas. 


Series Notes

• Carolina is 23-15 vs. Kentucky, including 11-5 at neutral sites.

• Carolina is 8-5 vs. Kentucky when both teams are ranked by the AP in the top 10.

Next Game: Wednesday, December 21 vs. Northern Iowa, 8 p.m., Smith Center, Chapel Hill

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