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[2020-2021 Season] Games for UNC Men's Basketball

This article introduces games for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) men's basketball in the 2020-2021 season.

UNC is Michael Jordan's graduating school, so this is for you Michael Jordan fans and those who would like to cheer for the Tar Heels!

UNC is a member of Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

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UNC men's basketball roster in the 2020-2021 season is as follows.

NumberNamePositionHeightClass
#0Anthony HarrisShooting Guard6-4Freshman (Red Shirt)
#1Leaky BlackSmall Forward6-9Junior
#2Caleb LovePoint Guard6-4Freshman
#3Andrew PlatekShooting Guard6-4Senior
#4R. J. DavisShooting Guard6-0Freshman
#5Armando BacotCenter6-11Sophomore
#11Day'Ron SharpePower Forward6-11Freshman
#13Walker KesslerCenter7-1Freshman
#14Puff JohnsonSmall Forward6-8Freshman
#15Garrison BrooksPower Forward6-10Senior
#21Sterling ManleyPower Forward6-11Junior (Red Shirt)
#22Walker MillerPower Forward6-11Senior
#24Kerwin WaltonShooting Guard6-5Freshman
#25Creighton LeboPoint Guard6-1Freshman
#30K. J. SmithPoint Guard6-2Senior (Red Shirt)
#34Duwe FarrisSmall Forward6-7Sophomore
#35Ryan McAdooSmall Forward6-5Junior (Red Shirt)

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November 25, 2020: UNC 79-60 College of Charleston

UNC's first game was against College of Charleston.

The first half was close, but UNC pushed ahead in the second half to win 79-60!

The game was played without spectators due to COVID-19.

On UNC bench, players and coaches sit in social distance.

Caleb Love scored the most points on UNC with 17.

The new team is off to a good start!

November 30, 2020: UNC 78-51 UNLV

UNC played the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in the quarterfinals of the Maui Invitational.

The Maui Invitational is a college basketball tournament held at the Lahaina Civic Center in Maui during Thanksgiving week.

This year, due to COVID-19, it was held at Harrah's Cherokee Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

UNC got off to a slow start, outscoring UNLV 9-18.

However, UNC turned the tables at the end of the first half and kept the momentum going in the second half to win by a 27-point margin, 78-51.

December 1, 2020: UNC 67-63 Stanford University

The semifinals of the Maui Invitational were played against Stanford University.

In the first half, Stanford was ahead 29-33, and it was a tough game.

The second half was another seesaw game, with neither team winning.

Stanford got a jump shot from Caleb Love with 3:35 left in the second half to go up 62-60, and held on to the lead to escape with a 67-63 win.

Next up is the final of the Maui Invitational.

December 2, 2020: UNC 67-69 University of Texas

The final of the Maui Invitational was played at the University of Texas.

Trailing by 12 points, 28-40, in the first half, the Maui team rallied to within 65-63 with 2:34 remaining in the second half.

However, with the score tied 67-67, Matt Coleman III of the University of Texas made the winning shot with 1 second left to play to lose the game by 2 points, 67-69.

We hope that this disappointment will be reflected in our next game.

December 8, 2020: UNC 80-93 University of Iowa

The University of Iowa's 3-pointers were very good, and the visitors trailed by 16 points, 9-25, with 12:53 remaining in the first half.

In the second half, the University of Iowa's 3-pointers stopped falling and UNC's R. J. Davis' free throws put them ahead 66-65 with 9:52 left.

UNC's forwards got into foul trouble and the University of Iowa's threes started going in again, and they lost 80-93.

The University of Iowa was the No. 3 ranked team in the Associated Press (UNC was No. 16), but it was their second straight loss….

December 12, 2020: UNC 73-67 North Carolina Central University

UNC welcomed North Carolina Central University to UNC's home field.

The early going was tough, trailing by 11 points, 8-19, with 11:37 left in the first half. (UNC is off to a slow start this season…).

By the end of the first half, UNC was up 30-28.

We extended the lead to more than 10 points in the second half, but North Carolina Central University caught up with us with less than a minute left in the second half, but we escaped with a 73-67 win.

It was nice to not only avoid a third straight loss, but also to win at home.

December 19, 2020: UNC 75-63 University of Kentucky

UNC played the University of Kentucky in the CBS Sports Classic.

At the end of the first half, the University of Kentucky led by four points, 34-38, but Kerwin Walton's free throws with 11:43 left in the second half put the game out of reach, 51-49.

UNC continued to increase the point difference and won 75-63.

December 22, 2020: UNC 76-79 North Carolina State University

The ACC Conference season has begun.

In the ACC Conference this season, each team will play about 20 games to determine the ACC Conference season champion and the seeding for the ACC Tournament.

The number of games may increase or decrease due to COVID-19.

As in the NCAA, the ACC Conference is not a round-robin tournament, so the results may be affected by the teams you play (e.g., winning percentage may decrease if you play a stronger team).

The first ACC Conference game is against North Carolina State University.

UNC trailed by 17 points, 29-46, with 3:56 left in the first half, but by the end of the first half, they were up 42-49.

They got to within one point, 62-63, with 8:38 left in the second half, but the score was too close to call from there.

UNC again caught up in the closing minutes of the second half and trailed by three points, 76-79, with 9 seconds left in the second half, and it was UNC ball.

R. J. Davis and Caleb Love's final 3-pointers would have tied the game, but they missed and UNC lost 76-79.

December 30, 2020: UNC 67-72 Georgia Institute of Technology

Our last game of 2020 was against Georgia Institute of Technology.

Georgia Institute of Technology led by 6 points, 35-29, in the first half, but went back-and-forth in the second half to take a 3-point lead, 67-70, with 45 seconds left in the second half.

A three-pointer by R. J. Davis with 17 seconds left in the second half would have tied the game, but it missed.

Two free throws by the other team later, they lost 67-72, their second straight loss.

Clutch time shooting has been a problem for UNC this season.

We are looking forward to getting back on track next year!

January 2, 2021: UNC 66-65 University of Notre Dame

Happy New Year!

Our first game of 2021 was against the University of Notre Dame.

The game was close throughout the first half, and UNC was ahead by one point, 64-65, with 36 seconds left in the second half.

UNC's Leaky Black made the winning layup shot with 9 seconds left in the second half to win the game 66-65.

It was the first win in this year's ACC regular season.

UNC improved on their clutch time shots, which had been an issue, and were happy to win their first game of 2021!

January 5, 2021: UNC 67-65 University of Miami

In the game against the University of Miami, UNC trailed by 10 points, 43-53, with 12:03 left in the second half.

UNC was able to pull away and tie the game at 65-65 with 16 seconds left in the second half.

UNC's Andrew Platek made the winning shot with 3 seconds left in the second half on the final offensive possession to win the game 67-65! (Thumbnail scene!)

UNC has been competitive in close games lately, winning two in a row!

January 12, 2021: UNC 81-75 Syracuse University

UNC won the game against Syracuse University 81-75.

The first half ended in a 40-40 tie, and UNC opened the second half by scoring 9 straight points to take the lead.

UNC then caught up with them and after a back-and-forth battle, they escaped with a 6-point win, 81-75.

It is the third consecutive win!

January 16, 2021: UNC 75-82 Florida State University

The game against Florida State was a tough one.

We were up by 10 points, 62-72, with 5:44 remaining in the second half, and pulled within 1 point, 73-74, with 2:23 remaining in the second half, but they pushed us away from there and we lost by 7 points, 75-82.

We were riding a wave of three consecutive wins, but it was a frustrating loss….

January 20, 2021: UNC 80-73 Wake Forest University

UNC won the game against Wake Forest University 80-73.

UNC trailed by two points, 31-33, in the first half, but rallied in the second half to win the game.

Caleb Love scored the most points on UNC with 20.

January 23, 2021: UNC 86-76 North Carolina State University

UNC won the rematch against North Carolina State 86-76.

UNC lost the game on 12/22 by 3 points, so it was nice to get revenge this time.

UNC had 5 players in double figures in scoring, including 2 of the starting 5 and 3 reserves.

UNC offense is working well!

January 26, 2021: UNC 75-65 University of Pittsburgh

UNC won the game against the University of Pittsburgh 75-65.

The MVP of the game was UNC's Armando Bacot, who recorded a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

University of Pittsburgh ace Justin Champagnie was beaten pretty good with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

In contrast, UNC dominated the paint area with 48 points and 37 UNC rebounds to 29 for the University of Pittsburgh, which dominated the game inside.

February 2, 2021: UNC 50-63 Clemson University

UNC lost the game against Clemson University 50-63.

The main reason for the loss was the high number of turnovers, which resulted in a 12-point deficit, 21-33, at the end of the first half (UNC had 17 turnovers and Clemson had 7 turnovers).

UNC's problem this season is that they have many turnovers, and I hope they will improve on this.

February 6, 2021: UNC 91-87 Duke University

UNC won the game against rival Duke University 91-87.

The game was close from start to finish, and to be honest, we were so nervous that my heart almost stopped.

With 4:15 left in the second half, Duke's ace Matthew Hart left the game with 5 fouls, giving UNC the advantage.

However, UNC's shot attempts were returned by Duke, and the game continued to go back-and-forth.

With 0:17 remaining in the second half, UNC's Leaky Black made three free throws to make it a four-point game, 91-87, with 1:17 left in the game.

The next game against Duke University is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. Japan time on March 7.

We hope to continue our winning streak and sweep the regular season.

Go Heels! Beat Duke!

February 13, 2021: UNC 48-60 University of Virginia

They lost their game against the University of Virginia 48-60.

We have lost 7 straight games against the University of Virginia since we won in February 2017.

It's about time for a win…

February 17, 2021: UNC 82-62 Northeastern University

UNC defeated Northeastern University 82-62.

The game against Virginia Tech was postponed due to COVID-19, so the game was quickly scheduled as an ACC out-of-conference game.

UNC recovered from a loss in the previous game with a dominant 41-30 win in the first half and a steady 41-32 win in the second half!

February 20, 2021: UNC 99-54 University of Louisville

UNC won the game against the University of Louisville by a convincing 99-54 score.

Day'Ron Sharpe had a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

I hope they can keep up the good work in their next game.

Go Heels!

February 24, 2021: UNC 70-83 Marquette University

UNC lost the game against Marquette University 70-83.

UNC was outscored 29-45 in the first half and lost by 16 points….

It was our first loss at home, but we will regroup and win the next game!

February 27, 2021: UNC 78-70 Florida State University

UNC won the game against Florida State University by a score of 78-70.

The first half was a 12-point deficit, 29-41, with the loss to Marquette University hanging over their heads, but they came storming back at the start of the second half to go up 46-44 with 15:20 left in the second half.

UNC then maintained a steady flow of play to maintain their lead and win against a strong opponent, Florida State University, ranked #11 by the Associated Press.

We were able to get revenge for the loss on 1/16!

With the win in this match, UNC coach "Roy Williams" reached the 900 win mark. Congratulations!

March 1, 2021: UNC 70-72 Syracuse University

In the game against Syracuse University, UNC lost 70-72.

UNC was down by more than 10 points at one point, but UNC made a comeback and came very close to making a comeback, but ran out of steam.

Our lack of 3-pointers and too many turnovers were the main reasons for the loss.

Let's fix it and win the next game against Duke University!

March 6, 2021: UNC 91-73 Duke University

UNC swept the regular season with a 91-73 win over rival Duke University.

The MVP was Caleb Love with 18 points and 7 assists.

It was great to finish the last game of the regular season with a convincing win by 18 points.

March 10, 2021: UNC 101-59 University of Notre Dame

The ACC Tournament has begun.

UNC won their first game against Notre Dame 101-59.

The MVP was Walker Kessler with 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 blocks.

The next opponent is Virginia Tech.

Go Heels!

March 11, 2021: UNC 81-73 Virginia Tech

In the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament, UNC defeated Virginia Tech 81-73.

The MVP was Armando Bacot with 17 points and 13 rebounds.

UNC's semifinal opponent is Florida State University.

Go Heels!

March 12, 2021: UNC 66-69 Florida State University

In the semifinals of the ACC Tournament, UNC lost to Florida State University, 66-69.

Trailing by 11 points, 24-35, at the end of the first half, the game went back and forth from there, 48-46, with 11:39 left in the second half.

From there, it was back-and-forth battle for the rest of the game until the final seconds when we ran out of steam.

Next up is the NCAA Tournament.

Go Heels!

March 19, 2021: UNC 62-85 University of Wisconsin

UNC entered the NCAA tournament as the 8th seed and lost to the 9th seeded University of Wisconsin 62-85.

It was a 16-point deficit, 24-40, in the first half that hurt UNC….

This season is over, but we are looking forward to next season.

Go Heels!

Summary

UNC's record for the 2020-2021 season was 18-11 (.621 winning percentage).

This season will be Roy Williams' last as coach. Thank you for your hard work!

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