UNC basketball pulls away from Wofford in 2nd half, 78-58

2nd-half dunk by Isaiah Hicks. Photo by Tar Heel Basketball Twitter

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Brice Johnson had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 1 North Carolina beat Wofford 78-58 on Wednesday night in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic.

Kennedy Meeks and Joel Berry II added 16 apiece for the Tar Heels (3-0). They shot 52.5 percent, outscored Wofford 50-18 in the paint and outrebounded the pesky Terriers 42-24 but couldn’t pull away until late.

Jaylen Allen scored 15 points for the Terriers (0-2). They hit nine 3-pointers and twice fell behind by double figures before rallying to make it a one-possession game.

They threatened to do it again when Allen’s 3 made it 58-50 with 9 minutes left.

Johnson followed with a stickback before Nate Britt had consecutive steal-and-scores, the second of which gave the Tar Heels their largest lead to that point – 64-50 – with 8 minutes remaining.

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