HALF: No. 9 North Carolina trails No. 19 Kentucky, 40-31

December 23, 2018

No. 9 North Carolina trails No. 19 Kentucky at halftime of the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago, 40-31.

The Tar Heels are one of the best offensive rebounding teams in the country but have rebounded just one of their 20 missed shots. Both Kentucky and North Carolina have 10 turnovers each at the half.

It was a back and forth half for a time and UNC trailed just 26-25 with 6:31 to go, but Kentucky ended the half on a 14-6 run to take the 9-point edge into the break.

Kentucky’s Red Travis leads all scorers with 16 points. North Carolina is led by Luke Maye’s 9 points.

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