Two problems have remained consistent for Wake Forest since the start of ACC play last month: The Demon Deacons have mostly been awful on the road. And they’ve rarely defended well anywhere, either home or away.
Both remained true here on Tuesday night, where North Carolina dominated in all aspects in an 87-62 victory. The Tar Heels (16-6, 6-3) didn’t exactly play well themselves during long stretches. They were sloppy and turnover prone at times.
But it hardly mattered against Wake (10-12, 3-7), which looked lost offensively and like it couldn’t be bothered with playing defense. The result was in doubt only for a little while, before UNC closed the first half on a 15-1 run that turned a relatively competitive game into a blowout.