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Tuesday / April 16.
  • R.J. Davis pours in 42 points in North Carolina’s win, most by a Tar Heel in 50 years

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    R.J. Davis, the former Archbishop Stepinac star, put up a historic performance for North Carolina on Monday night.

    Davis poured in 42 points, making 7-of-11 from deep, as the No. 9 Tar Heels edged Miami, 75-71. He accounted for 56% of his team’s points.

    His 42 points was a record for the Smith Center and also tied Shammond Williams (1998) for the most points by a UNC player in the last 50 years.

    Here’s the list, per ESPN:

    Monday: – RJ Davis – 42

    1998: Shammond Williams – 42

    1987: Kenny Smith – 41

    2011: Harrison Barnes – 40

    2006: Tyler Hansbrough – 40

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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