Written By The Atlantic Coast Conference
GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina sophomore guard Marcus Paige has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Paige scored 21 of his game-high 23 points in the second half as the Tar Heels beat 11th ranked Kentucky, 82-77, on Saturday.
he Marion, Iowa, native was 10-of-10 from the free throw line. He also had three steals, all of which came in the second half and led to UNC baskets. It was Paige's fourth 20-point game of the season. He hit a key 3-pointer with 8:17 to play to give the Tar Heels a six-point lead. Paige's 21 second-half points were more than any other player on either team scored in the entire game.