No. 13 Hoosiers hold on to upset No. 3 North Carolina 76-67
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) OG Anunoby scored 16 points, James Blackmon Jr. had 14 and Robert Johnson added 11 Wednesday night, leading No. 13 Indiana past No. 3 North Carolina 76-67 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
The Hoosiers (5-1) have won two straight since last week’s stunning loss to little-known IPFW.
In that game, Johnson struggled, Blackmon injured his knee and Anunoby tried to play through an illness. This time, they helped Indiana start fast and fend off the Tar Heels‘ second-half charges to close it out. Anunoby was injured at the end of the game and needed help to get to the locker room.
There was no immediate word on what Anunoby’s injury was though he appeared to land awkwardly after a dunk with 1:36 to go.
”The way he played tonight is the way we expect him (Anunoby) to play on a consistent basis,” Johnson said. ”The way he came out determined to get on the…