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North Carolina's RJ Davis breaks Dean Smith Center record with career-high 42 points in win over Miami

RJ Davis struggled mightily from the field in a Saturday slog against Virginia.

He bounced back Monday with a career game that made North Carolina history while adding a big boost to his All-America campaign.

Davis torched Miami for a career-high 42 points that set a scoring record for UNC's Dean Smith Center in a 75-71 Tar Heels win. North Carolina needed every bit of his effort as the Tar Heels fended off a late Hurricanes rally that threatened to spoil his big night.

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Back-to-back Davis 3-pointers and a pair of free throws gave UNC a 72-59 lead with 3:31 remaining.