Playing against another team for the first time this season, the ninth-ranked UNC men’s basketball team defeated the Memphis Tigers 70-64 on Friday night in a closed scrimmage.
Joel Berry scored 14 points to lead the Tar Heels, who traveled to Memphis for the game. He made four of his six attempts from behind the three-point line, while also chipping in four assists and four rebounds during his 21 minutes of action.
The only other UNC player to reach double figures in scoring was forward Luke Maye, with 11.
As head coach Roy Williams continues to search for a reliable big man, freshman Garrison Brooks made his case for a starting job by grabbing a team-high 10 rebounds.
Both teams showed a bit of rust, however. The Tar Heels committed 21 turnovers while Memphis coughed up the rock 18 times.
Memphis had three players–Kyvon Davenport, Jamal Johnson and Jeremiah Martin–reach double figures, but the Tigers were held to just 35.7 percent shooting from the floor.
All in all, it was a solid tune-up scrimmage for UNC–which will host a preseason game at home against Barton College on Friday, Oct. 27. That game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Photo via Todd Melet