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Hurricanes build 27-point halftime lead, cruise past UNC

Isaiah Wong scores 25, Sam Waardenburg sets career high with 21 in 85-57 victory
Miami guard Isaiah Wong (2) shoots over North Carolina guard Dontrez Styles, second from left,...
Miami guard Isaiah Wong (2) shoots over North Carolina guard Dontrez Styles, second from left, and guard D'Marco Dunn, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, in Coral Gables, Fla. Miami won 85-57. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)(AP)
Published: Jan. 18, 2022 at 9:36 PM EST
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Isaiah Wong scored 25 points, Sam Waardenburg set a career high with 21 points and Miami led by 27 points at halftime Tuesday en route to an 85-57 victory over North Carolina.

The Hurricanes ended a five-game losing streak in the series with their largest margin of victory over the Tar Heels.

Miami led 49-22 at the break — matching North Carolina's largest halftime deficit since 2010 against Duke.

Waardenburg scored 17 points in the first half, Wong added 15 points and Kameron McGusty had 12 as the Hurricanes shot 58.1% from the field, including 8 of 14 from 3-point range.

Armando Bacot finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds for North Carolina.

The Associated Press 2022