RJ Davis continues to climb up UNC basketball record books

The senior guard has been on a scoring surge as he continues to climb up the UNC basketball program's record books.
Jimmy V Classic - Connecticut v North Carolina
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During his career with the UNC basketball program, RJ Davis has solidified himself as one of the best scoring guards the program has seen in quite some time.

On Saturday night, Davis had another outstanding performance, scoring a game-high 27 points in a game that unfortunately resulted in a loss for the Tar Heels to fellow Blue Blood Kentucky.

While leading the Tar Heels offensive attack on Saturday night (a common trend that has occurred over the team's last six games), Davis made some UNC basketball history.

Davis became just the 33rd player in UNC basketball history to score 1,500 points as a Tar Heel. By the end of the night, the White Plains, New York native passed former Tar Heel Scott Williams for 31st place on the school's all-time scoring list.

The senior has been outstanding at the free-throw line, as he's essentially been automatic at the charity strike. Davis tied a record previously set by one of his current coaches, Jeff Lebo, for consecutive makes at the free-throw line (41 in a row).

Unfortunately, with a chance to break the record, Davis missed his final attempt of the night at the line, so he'll have to share the award with Lebo at least for now. We'll have to wait and see if Davis can string together another streak to get close to breaking the record once again.

Davis has been playing at an elite level, as he's clearly among the top guards not only in the ACC, but in the entire country. If he keeps playing at this level, he not only will continue to rise up the program all-time leaderboards, but will make a strong case for some prominent postseason accolades as well.

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