Luke Maye of North Carolina

No. 7 North Carolina Cruises Past Tennessee Tech, 108-58

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Luke Maye had 15 points and five other teammates scored in double figures as No. 7 North Carolina beat Tennessee Tech 108-58 in a college basketball game on Friday night. Click here for Box Score

Maye, who was an efficient 6 of 9 from the field also grabbed eight rebounds, while Sterling Manley scored 13 points off the bench for the Tar Heels (4-0), who shot 55 percent in the comfortable win.

Coby scored 11 points, while Cameron Johnson, Kenny Williams and Nassir Little all finished with 10 points for North Carolina, which scored 50 points in the first half and 58 after the break.

Seventh Woods had a team-best and career-high eight assists off the bench in the win for Roy Williams’ team, which raced out to a 17-2 run early in the first half to blow the game wide open.

“I’m pretty doggone pleased with our point guard position,” coach Williams said.

“I’m never going to be satisfied. … I want both of them to keep playing and getting better and better.”

Micaiah Henry scored a game-high 20 points to lead Tennessee Tech, which shot just 36 percent and committed 22 turnovers.

The Golden Eagles (0-4) had just one other player, Jr. Clay (10), scoring in double figures.

“We just need to get better,” Tennessee Tech coach Steve Payne said. “We knew what (challenge) we had tonight.

“We were going to have to play our tails off and things would have to go great to have a chance late — and it didn’t.”

Next up for the Tar Heels is a home matchup against St. Francis (Pa.) on Monday.

Tennessee Tech meanwhile, returns to action on Sunday when it visits No. 11 Michigan State.

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