North Carolina pulls away from Long Beach State

North Carolina pulls away from Long Beach State
November 17, 2012, 1:24 am
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North Carolina's Reggie Bullock, middle, drives to the basket between Long Beach State's Mike Caffey, left, and Deng Deng during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Long Beach, Calif. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) James Michael McAdoo scored 18 points and Marcus Paige added 15 to help 11th-ranked North Carolina beat Long Beach State 78-63 on Friday night.

McAdoo scored 12 points in the second half and finished with eight rebounds as the Tar Heels ended Long Beach State's 23-game home winning streak in front of a record crowd of 6,912 at the Walter Pyramid.

The Tar Heels (3-0) got hot from 3-point range during an 18-6 run midway through the second half to pull away. P.J. Hairston had 14 points in a reserve role and Brice Johnson came off the bench and had 10 points and seven rebounds.

James Ennis led the 49ers (1-2) with 18 points and Mike Caffey scored 14. Dan Jennings had nine points and 11 rebounds.