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Tar Heels Celebrate Start Of Basketball Season At Late Night – University of North Carolina Athletics – UNC Athletics

CHAPEL HILL—The University of North Carolina men’s and women’s basketball teams celebrated the start of the 2021-22 season together on Friday night in the return of Late Night in the Smith Center.

Actor, comedian and radio host Brian “B-Daht” McLaughlin was the evening’s host and emcee.

The event opened with an introduction to the 2021-22 Tar Heel men’s and women’s teams, both of which will open the season at home on Nov. 9. After player intros and a video honoring new men’s head coach Hubert Davis, both Tar Heel squads showed off their long-range skills in a combined three-point shootout.

Each team scrimmaged after the shooting contest, with the women going first and the men wrapping up the night.

In the men’s scrimmage, Caleb Love and Armando Bacot each scored 18 points to lead the Blue team to a 60-45 win over the White team. Bacot added 12 rebounds and shot 8 for 11 from the floor.

RJ Davis led the White team with 14 points, hitting 3 of 8 three-pointers. Marquette transfer forward Dawson Garcia added 12 points and six boards, and Oklahoma graduate transfer forward Brady Manek scored 11.

Exclusive Hubert Davis Post-Late Night Interview:
 

Watch Three-Point Shooting Contest:

Men’s Scrimmage Highlights:

Women’s Scrimmage Highlights:

Photo Gallery:

Gallery: (10-15-2021) Tar Heels Hold Late Night

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