RJ Davis is having quite a sophomore season and NCAA tournament for North Carolina which plays UCLA in Philadelphia in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament at 9:30 p.m. Friday on CBS.
The Archbishop Stepinac High School graduate is coming off his best collegiate game when he scored a career-high 30 points in a 93-86 overtime win over top seed and defending national champion Baylor. He finished with five rebounds and six assists, and was 8 for-17 from the field, 5 for 10 from three-point range and 9 for 10 from the free-throw line. The made free throws, free throws attempted and field goals attempted a all career highs.
The sophomore guard contributed 12 assists in his team’s 95-63 first-round victory over Marquette.
Davis is averaging 13.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game for North Carolina (26-9 overall). His 74 assists are second on the team, and he’s fourth on the Tar Heels in scoring.
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