UNC Basketball: Tar Heels top Demon Deacons to win third straight

CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 03: Cole Anthony #2 of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts after making a three-point basket against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the first half of their game at the Dean Smith Center on March 03, 2020 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 03: Cole Anthony #2 of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts after making a three-point basket against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the first half of their game at the Dean Smith Center on March 03, 2020 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /
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UNC basketball program has its first three-game win streak since November, as Tar Heels top Demon Deacons in penultimate regular season game

Cole Anthony scored a game-high 28 points on an 8-for-14 shooting performance, including 4-for-5 from three-point range and a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line. He added seven assists and four rebounds in a 93-83 North Carolina victory over Wake Forest.

Garrison Brooks put together another outstanding performance for the Tar Heels, scoring 25 points on 9-of-12 shots from the floor and 7-of-11 from the charity stripe. Brandon Robinson scored 18 points, and hit five three-pointers in his final home collegiate game. Two other Tar Heels — Christian Keeling and Leaky Black — scored nine points a piece.

North Carolina had another terrific shooting game on Tuesday night, hitting 31-of-61 shots overall, and 10-of-17 from beyond the arc. They also converted 21-of-28 free throws for the game, and turned the ball over just seven times. The Tar Heels improved to 13-17 on the season, and 6-13 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

Wake Forest was led by Brandon Childress, who scored a team-high 24 points to go along with a game-high nine assists. Sophomore forward Isaiah Mucius added 13 points and eight rebounds, while Olivier Sarr had a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double.

The Demon Deacons shot 48.3 percent for the game, and 45 percent from long-distance. They hit 18-of-22 free throws, assisted on 17 of 28 made baskets and won the rebounding battle by three. Wake Forest falls to 13-15 with the loss, and is now in a tie with North Carolina for last-place in the ACC.

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The Tar Heels will play their final game of the season this Saturday in Durham when they take on the Blue Devils in the second of two regular season matchups. Stick with Keeping It Heel for complete coverage of that, and everything UNC basketball.