|March Madness - Auburn Defeats North Carolina 97-80 - Recap|
Chuma Okeke scored 20 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for Auburn on Friday, leading them to a 97-80 victory over North Carolina at Sprint Center.
Auburn was an underdog by +5.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors.
Malik Dunbar had 13 points for Auburn and Danjel Purifoy chipped in with 12 points. Jared Harper had 11 assists for them, while Chuma Okeke was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
North Carolina got 15 points from Cameron Johnson in a losing cause and another 15 points from Coby White. Coby White contributed 4 assists for them, while Luke Maye had 7 rebounds.
Auburn was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored North Carolina as they grabbed 38 boards, while Auburn only had 36