|Kentucky vs North Carolina Final: 80-72 - Recap|
Kentucky got 21 points from Keldon Johnson as they ran past North Carolina 80-72 on Saturday at United Center.
Kentucky won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the +2.5-point spread as underdogs.
Kentucky got 20 points from Reid Travis and another 15 points from Tyler Herro. PJ Washington contributed 8 assists, while PJ Washington cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
North Carolina got a 17-point performance from Cameron Johnson, who was supported by 16 points from Luke Maye. Kenny Williams had 5 assists in a losing cause for North Carolina, while Garrison Brooks grabbed 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Kentucky were victorious, as the score was 40-32 at the break.
Kentucky won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-33.
Next game, Kentucky takes its act on the road to face Louisville looking for another win. For North Carolina, they head home to face Davidson.