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NCAA Game Summary - UAB at North Carolina



(Saturday, December 1st)

Final Score: (14) North Carolina 102, UAB 84

Chapel Hill, NC (Sports Network) - Leslie McDonald poured in a game-high 24 points and dished out five assists to help lead No. 14 North Carolina to a 102-84 win over UAB on Saturday.

James Michael McAdoo scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting and also grabbed 12 rebounds and Reggie Bullock dropped in 17 while going 3-for-5 from 3-point range for the Tar Heels (6-2), who bounced back from an 83-59 drubbing from No. 1 Indiana on Tuesday.

"Brice (Johnson) kept us in the offense in the first half," UNC coach Roy Williams said. "He was our offense in the first half, and then the three-point shooters started making shots in the second half. To shoot 72-percent basically, to shoot 11 three-point shots, that's pretty impressive on the offense. But got to get a lot better."

Jordan Swing had 21 points and Terence Jones added 17 points, three assists and three steals for the Blazers (4-4), who have dropped three of their last four.

Robert Williams had 14 points and Rod Rucker added 13 points, six assists and five boards off the bench in the setback.

"Obviously, anybody that knows me knows I'm disappointed. There aren't moral victories. At the same time, I was proud of our guys, I thought we played with some grit," UAB coach Jerod Haase said. "Carolina did make some shots and part of that, I think we need to guard better and defend better. Our depth isn't where we need it to be and I think we wore down in the second half."

McDonald's trey midway through the second half sparked a mini 7-2 burst to give the Heels a 77-61 lead, but the Blazers scored the next seven points to make it 77-68 with 7:14 remaining.

Carolina then opened up a 15-4 run to take a 92-72 lead with three minutes left before coasting to victory.

Brice Johnson led the way for the Tar Heels in the first half, netting nine of his 11 points in the frame while also pulling down five rebounds.

UNC led, 10-3, just over four minutes into the game when Bullock drilled a 3- pointer, but the Blazers used a 10-2 run to go up 13-12 at the 10:54 mark. The Tar Heels followed with a 15-2 sequence to take a 27-15 lead with just over five minutes to play before pushing their cushion to 35-21, at the 2:05 mark.

UAB, however, closed the half on an 8-0 run and went into the break trailing 35-29.

Game Notes

UNC has scored at least 102 point in two of its last three games ... Tar Heels guard P.J. Hairston had 16 points off the bench and guard Dexter Strickland had 11 points and nine assists in the win ... North Carolina holds a 3-0 advantage in the all-time series ... The Heels were without guard Marcus Paige because of an undisclosed injury ... UAB fell for the first time this season when scoring more than 75 points (4-1).

12/02 01:29:59 ET

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Local
Final
STJ 68
DUKE 77
Half
NCSU 42
ND 30
 
Final
CHI 84
MIA 96
Final
CLE 108
OKC 98
Half
NOP 61
DAL 56
 
Half
ORL 49
IND 51
 
Half
PHO 57
LAC 55
 
Half
ATL 61
MIN 47
 
1st
TOR 14
DET 9
 
1st
SAN 12
MIL 10
 
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GSW
BOS
8:00pm Tonight
DEN
WAS
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LAL
HOU
Final
UCONN 66
SFLA 53
Final
GT 62
BC 64
Final
VT 47
UVA 50
Final
OSU 82
IND 70
Final
UCF 46
CIN 56
Final
WICHS 74
DRAK 40
Final
STJ 68
DUKE 77
Final
MAR 73
FAIR 67
 
Final
HART 61
MAINE 70
 
Final
MAN 71
MON 64
 
Final
PRIN 96
ROWAN 48
 
Final
SIENA 55
PETE 69
 
Final
RIU 53
BONA 48
Final
BING 54
USB 61
 
Final
MLOWELL 50
VERM 61
 
Final
BUT 77
SHU 57
Final
SALA 55
YALE 72
 
Final
PITT 68
LOU 80
Final
ILLST 53
NIOWA 54
Final
GTDNS 69
UMBC 55
 
Final
IONA 87
NIAG 64
 
1st
TENST 25
BEL 16
 
Half
NCSU 42
ND 30
 
1st
VILL 15
CREI 4
 
7:30pm Tonight
MD
NW
8:30pm Tonight
UTAH
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2nd Intermission
TEAMFOLI 8
TEAMTOEWS 11
 
8:15pm Tonight
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