CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – North Carolina lost Armando Bacot to an apparent ankle injury in the first half of a 74-49 loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
The 25-point margin is the largest home loss in Roy Williams’ tenure.
The visiting Buckeyes, ranked sixth in the nation, led by two at halftime before blowing the game open with 45 points in the second half. Sophomore guard Duane Washington Jr. led the way with 18 points. Kaleb Wesson, CJ Walker, and E.J. Liddell each scored in double figures, as well.
Cole Anthony had 15 points for No. 7 UNC. He was the only player to break the double-digit mark. The Tar Heels shot 17-of-62 from the floor.
UNC next heads to Virginia for a meeting with another top-10 team. That game tips off Sunday at 4 p.m.