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College basketball: Monday’s regional games to watch

Quote of the year candidate from UNC’s Luke Maye

North Carolina Tar Heels forward Luke Maye needed five stitches after colliding with teammate Kenny Williams under the Clemson basket with 1:59 in the first half of Tuesday's game. Here's what he had to say about it.
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North Carolina Tar Heels forward Luke Maye needed five stitches after colliding with teammate Kenny Williams under the Clemson basket with 1:59 in the first half of Tuesday's game. Here's what he had to say about it.

No. 15 NORTH CAROLINA (16-4, 5-2 ACC) at VIRGINIA TECH (8-10, 1-5)

Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Va., 7 p.m., ESPN

The teams are similar statistically on offense, with the Tar Heels averaging 83.7 points a game and the Hokies scoring 85.6. UNC’s Luke Maye (17.5) and Joel Berry II (17.1) rank fifth and sixth in ACC scoring. The Hokies’ Ahmed Hill leads the league in 3-point shooting accuracy (47.3 percent).

APPALACHIAN STATE (8-12, 3-4 Sun Belt) at TROY (8-11, 2-4)

Trojan Arena, Troy, Ala., 8:15 p.m.

Wesley Person Jr., son of the former NBA standout, leads the Trojans and is third in the Sun Belt in scoring (19.4 points a game). But the Mountaineers’ Ronshad Shabazz is right behind, at 18.9 points a contest. This game was postponed from Thursday due to the Southern snowstorm.

Steve Lyttle

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