What a game for Luke Maye! We’re used to hearing from guys like Justin Jackson and Joel Berry II, but Maye, the sophomore who came into the game averaging just 5.1 points in 13.8 minutes per game, exploded.
He went for his first career double-double, grabbing 12 rebounds to go along with a career-high 16 points. He was seemingly hitting everything he threw up in the first half, knocking down three 3-pointers in the blink of an eye.
Now, don’t get me wrong, Jackson and Berry were lethal per usual. The two junior scorers combined for 50 points and 7 assists, including a DEEP triple from Jackson in the first half that helped add to the Tar Heels lead.
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Kelan Martin, who has been bothered by a back injury lately, led (4) Butler with 16 points on 41.6 percent shooting from the field. (1) North Carolina is headed to their second straight Elite Eight. After defeating Notre Dame to clinch a bid in the 2016 Final Four, the Heels will either have a rematch with (2) Kentucky or a blue blood battle with (3) UCLA on Sunday.
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