March Madness - Washington Huskies vs North Carolina Tar Heels Recap - North Carolina Wins 81-59

North Carolina cruised to victory on Sunday, running Washington out of the gym and running up a 81-59 score at Nationwide Arena.

Bettors who backed North Carolina were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -11.5 at sportsbooks.

Luke Maye had 20 points for North Carolina and Nassir Little chipped in with 20 points. Cameron Johnson had 7 assists for them, while Luke Maye was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 14 boards.

Washington got a 12-point performance from Jaylen Nowell, who was supported by 10 points from Nahziah Carter. Matisse Thybulle had 4 assists in a losing cause for Washington, while Noah Dickerson grabbed 6 rebounds.

North Carolina was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

North Carolina had a 44-19 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.