Luke Maye leads No. 13 UNC to a lopsided win over Tulane, 97-73

Joe Giglio, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) on

Published in Basketball

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Luke Maye expected to be on "SportsCenter" on Sunday night.

The junior forward led No. 13 North Carolina to a 97-73 home win over Tulane on Sunday afternoon.

Maye had 22 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high four blocks. But Maye didn't think he would be on ESPN for his standout play, rather for being on the wrong side of Melvin Frazier's dunk.

"It will be pretty cool to see myself on the 'top 10' tonight," Maye joked.

The Tar Heels (8-1) dominated Tulane (6-2) in just about every way: rebounding, shooting and with a swarming defensive effort in the first half.

UNC jumped out to a 21-4 lead in the first 7 minutes and barely looked back.


"That was a fun game," junior guard Kenny Williams said. "We were pretty locked in from the beginning."

But Frazier, who finished with a game-high 27 points, did produce the highlight of the game, UNC's sixth in 11 days.

"We knew he had a little bit of bounce in him," Williams said of Frazier.

Frazier started his move to the basket from the right wing, in front of UNC's bench, and then dribbled the ball around his back to get around Brandon Robinson. Frazier got into the lane and Maye came over to challenge the dunk.


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