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Off the cuff: Why oh why couldn't Thompson or Lawson or Green or anybody really play as well Sunday as they did Wednesday night? While College of Charleston might not be Duke, I believe they could beat Harvard - which beat Boston College by 12.

Danny Green, who got into foul trouble against BC and didn't get much playing time, actually had more minutes against the College of Charleston than any other Tar Heel as he played 29 minutes.

Wayne Ellington had a near perfect night as he was three of three from the floor, two of two from the foul line, had four rebounds, had an assist, had a blocked shot but he did turn it over once.

Marcus Ginyard was held out of this game since he doesn't appear ready after missing most of the season with an injury.

Carolina is the first team to score 100 points against the College of Charleston since 1976 - a span of 951 games.

Coach Roy Williams said the win against the College of Charleston got the bad taste out of their mouths from the loss to Boston College. Does it really? The players in the lockerroom after the game seem to think winning against Wake Forest, a conference foe who is ranked fourth in the country, would be a better way to get the bad taste out of their mouths.

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Heels 108, Cougars 70
UNC rights ship with bounce-back win

Well, all the things that went wrong for UNC Sunday night went right Wednesday night as the Tar Heels whipped the College of Charleston 108-70 in Chapel Hill. (1/7)

Unfortunately the loss Sunday was to an ACC team - Boston College, which amazingly was upset Wednesday night at home by Harvard.

Carolina got into no foul trouble in this game, nor did they turn the ball over or miss shots or miss free throws. Plus, they withstood an inspired Bobby Cremins-coached team that couldn't seem to miss a three-point shot in the first half.

Tyler Hansbrough, who made only six of 15 shots Sunday, hit 10 of 13 shots to lead the Tar Heels with 24 points. But the biggest turnaround from Sunday may have been the play of Deon Thompson, who missed five of six free throws and scored just five points against Boston College. In this game, Thompson made five of six free throws and scored 15 points.

Back-to-back dunks by Thompson in the first half gave Carolina a 24-18 lead. A Hansbrough dunk gave the Heels their first double-digit lead at 38-28 with 7:47 left in the half. The largest lead of the half came at the buzzer as Ty Lawson drove the length of the court for a layup to make it 53-41.

A Wayne Ellington three to begin the second half started an 11-0 run that opened up the game at 64-41.

The lead reached 30 with just less than 11 minutes to go when Hansbrough hit a baseline jumper and was fouled for a three-point play that made it 81-51.

The lead reached 40 with less than four minutes to go when Ed Davis threw to Larry Drew Two for a layup that made it 100-60. The largest lead was 104-61.

Carolina shot 59 percent and held the Cougars to 33 percent. The Tar Heels did much better at the free throw line as they hit 19 of 22. UNC hit seven three pointers in 15 attempts. Lawson added 15 points while Green had 14 and Ellington 10.

The College of Charleston hit eight threes in the first half and hung tough until the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half, when the Heels wrapped it up. Tony White, who hit four of the Cougars' 10 three-point shots, led College of Charleston with 16 points.

The Cougars fall to 10-3 while the Tar Heels move to 14-1 and go into a conference clash at No. 4 Wake Forest Sunday night.


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