ASHEVILLE, N.C.: Freshman RJ Davis scored 16 factors and No. 14 North Carolina recovered from an unsightly begin to beat UNLV 78-51 on Monday night time within the first spherical of the relocated Maui Invitational.
Garrison Brooks added 14 factors and surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his profession within the first half for the Tar Heels (2-0), who fell behind 13-Zero and didnt rating for the primary 6 half minutes. But UNC regularly closed the hole, then had a 28-Four run spanning halftime to construct its personal huge lead on the best way to a rout.
Senior reserve Andrew Platek had 11 factors and hit a pair of first-half 3-pointers as UNC sputtered out of the tipoff.
Bryce Hamilton scored 15 factors for the Runnin Rebels (0-2), who went from hitting every part to lacking every part because the Tar Heels took over. After that 5-for-5 begin, UNLV made simply 13 of 57 pictures (22.8%) the remainder of the best way.
No. 17 TEXAS 78, DAVIDSON 76
ASHEVILLE, N.C.: Courtney Ramey had the go-ahead driving rating with 20 seconds left for No. 17 Texas within the opening sport of the Maui Invitational.
Rameys rating broke a 76-all tie, then the Longhorns (2-0) got here up with a pair of stops on the ultimate possession, when the Wildcats (1-1) had an opportunity to tie or win.
Davidsons Sam Mennenga missed a contested 3-pointer from the wing, however the Wildcats obtained one other shot when the ball went out of bounds with 3.Eight seconds left.
The Wildcats inbounded once more to Mennenga, who missed a remaining Three for the win with Texas Andrew Jones carefully defending him. Mennenga turned towards the official on the horn, whereas Davidson coach Bob McKillop additionally protested barely earlier than leaving the courtroom.
Ramey scored 14 factors to guide the Longhorns. Jones completed with 13 factors in his season debut, as did Kai Jones.
Mennenga scored 17 factors to guide Davidson.