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Kentucky vs North Carolina Wrap - North Carolina Wins 82-77

Kentucky vs North Carolina Wrap - North Carolina Wins 82-77

North Carolina got 23 points from Marcus Paige as they ran past Kentucky 82-77 on Saturday at Dean Smith Center.

Bettors who backed North Carolina were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 3 at sportsbooks.

North Carolina got 20 points from James Michael McAdoo and another 15 points from J.P. Tokoto. James Michael McAdoo contributed 4 assists, while Brice Johnson cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Kentucky got 20 points from Aaron Harrison in a losing cause and another 17 points from Andrew Harrison. Andrew Harrison contributed 7 assists for them, while Willie Cauley-Stein had 12 rebounds.

North Carolina led at halftime, 33-30.

Kentucky won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 44-32.