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North Carolina's Brice Johnson Was Benched For 8 Minutes Against UCLA Because Of "Bad Language"

Brice Johnson of UNC talks during a press conference with Roy Williams.

Brice Johnson UNC

Brice Johnson was the best player on the floor this afternoon during North Carolina's game against UCLA. For about eight minutes in the first half, though, the Tar Heels' forward was on the bench. 

Why? 

Bad language. 

">December 19, 2015

">December 19, 2015

The benching appeared to work, though.

Johnson finished with a career-high 27 points on 11 of 12 shooting, adding nine rebounds and two blocks.

North Carolina defeated UCLA, 89-76, to improve to 9-2 on the season.