Kennedy Meeks had all of his 13 points and seven rebounds after halftime for the Tar Heels.
Bryant Crawford finished with 21 points, and his layup with about 1:20 to play pulled Wake Forest within 93-92.
The loss was the Wolfpack’s first game since the announcement that coach Mark Gottfried is out after the season.
“I think it was coming for a while,” said senior David Markham. “I went to the game last night and a lot of ‘Fire Gottfried.’ chants were go…
Tatum hit three 3-pointers as the shot clock approached 0:00 in the second half, all coming after the Cavaliers pulled within 43-42.
UNC finished with a 60-22 edge in points in the paint and a 41-25 rebounding advantage that led to a 27-13 edge in second-chance points.
“I know you have a job to do and ask questions,” he said.
Luke Kennard scored 25 points and No. 18 Duke held on to beat Clemson 64-62 on Saturday.
Dennis Smith Jr. scored 17 points to lead the Wolfpack (14-12, 3-10), who offered meager resistance as Wake Forest kept stretching out its l…
Meanwhile, streets were quiet and fans were glum in Chapel Hill Thursday night.