Miami Stays Unbeaten in ACC After Dismantling North Carolina

Rollin YeattsFeatured ColumnistFebruary 9, 2013

Feb 9, 2013; Coral Gables, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Shane Larkin (right) celebrates with teammate guard Durand Scott (left) during the second half against North Carolina Tar Heels at the BankUnited Center. Miami won 87-61.  Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
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The Miami Hurricanes simply destroyed the North Carolina Tar Heels this afternoon, 87-61. Roy Williams' crew had no answer for the experience, intensity and high activity of the 'Canes.

Shane Larkin led all scorers with 18 points and eight assists. Durand Scott and Kenny Kadji weren't far behind with 17 apiece.

Team numbers were even more ridiculous, as the Tar Heels allowed the Hurricanes to shoot 53.4 percent from the field, and 57.7 percent behind the arc. Miami finished with 15 threes.

Miami simply out-shot, out-rebounded and out-hustled UNC. This is a team that looks like it will make a deep run in the NCAA tournament.

As for North Carolina, it will be scratching just to get in.

With the win, Miami remains undefeated in ACC play, with an overall record of 19-3 (10-0 ACC). North Carolina falls to 16-7 (6-4 ACC).