12/29/83: UNC, JORDAN TOP ST. JOHN’S

Before he was breaking hearts at The Garden with the Bulls, Michael Jordan was a college junior at North Carolina.

But on Dec. 29, 1983, Jordan wasn’t the player who had the biggest impact on the game. His teammate, Sam Perkins, dominated the St. John’s Redmen with a game-high 31 points in a UNC win.

Jordan was actually disciplined by UNC head coach Dean Smith for being late to a team meeting. He came off the bench, but did play in the majority of the game.