Boxscore
North Carolina 95, Mississippi St. 49
Monday, November 19, 2012 6:00 PM
Location - Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina, Hawaii
Officials - Jim Burr, Pat Driscoll, Ryan Wells
Attendance - 2400

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Mississippi St. 17 32 49
North Carolina 49 46 95

Recap


No. 9 North Carolina 95, Mississippi State 49: Leslie McDonald scored a career-high 21 points and fellow reserve P.J. Hairston had 18 to lead the Tar Heels in their opener at the Maui Invitational.
 
Reggie Bullock paced the North Carolina starters with 16 points before checking out during the second half. Dexter Strickland and James Michael McAdoo contributed 10 points apiece for the Tar Heels (4-0), who shot 15-for-33 from beyond the 3-point stripe. Strickland also had six steals and five assists.

Mississippi State (1-2) was led by Roquez Johnson with 12 points and Wendell Lewis scored 10. 

North Carolina scored the game’s first nine points and led by 23 midway through the opening half.  Hairston made a 3-point shot from beyond half court to end the first half, extending North Carolina’s lead to 49-17.

North Carolina will meet Butler in Tuesday's semifinals at 8 p.m. ET. Marquette will play Mississippi State in the loser’s bracket at 2:30.

GAME NOTEBOOK:  The Bulldogs were shorthanded with the absence of starting guard Jalen Steele, who suffered a fractured wrist in the last game, and junior forward Colin Borchert, who was suspended for the trip. … The Tar Heels improved to 14-2 all-time at the Maui Invitational, the second-best mark behind Duke (15-0). … Twelve different players recorded at least one field goal for North Carolina. Mississippi State suited up only eight players.

Mississippi St. Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Wendell Lewis 26:00 4-9 0-0 2-2 1 5 6 2 1 0 1 2 10
Roquez Johnson 31:00 4-13 1-3 3-4 4 3 7 0 1 1 2 1 12
Trivante Bloodman 31:00 2-7 0-1 2-3 2 2 4 3 2 2 5 0 6
Craig Sword 26:00 2-8 0-2 2-6 0 3 3 0 3 1 5 0 6
Fred Thomas 31:00 2-12 1-10 2-2 0 5 5 0 2 0 5 0 7
Gavin Ware 27:00 3-9 0-0 2-2 4 5 9 0 2 0 2 2 8
Tyson Cunningham 25:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 2 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0
Baxter Price 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 198 17-60 2-17 13-19 13 25 38 6 11 4 21 5 49
  28.3% 11.8% 68.4% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 21

North Carolina Tar Heels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dexter Strickland 19:00 4-10 1-4 1-2 1 0 1 5 3 6 0 0 10
Reggie Bullock 22:00 5-6 4-5 2-2 2 3 5 2 2 2 0 0 16
Desmond Hubert 17:00 3-3 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 6
James Michael McAdoo 23:00 4-8 0-0 2-2 0 4 4 4 1 2 4 0 10
Marcus Paige 19:00 1-7 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 3 0 2 3 0 2
Leslie McDonald 19:00 7-12 6-9 1-2 2 2 4 3 2 0 3 0 21
Joel James 19:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 2 5 7 0 3 1 0 2 2
Brice Johnson 14:00 1-6 0-0 0-0 2 6 8 0 1 0 0 2 2
P.J. Hairston 15:00 7-11 4-7 0-0 1 3 4 1 1 1 0 3 18
J.P. Tokoto 10:00 2-6 0-2 0-0 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 4
Luke Davis 9:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
Jackson Simmons 6:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
James Manor 2:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Wade Moody 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Frank Tanner 2:00 0-3 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Denzel Robinson 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 37-78 15-32 6-9 16 29 45 22 16 14 12 9 95
  47.4% 46.9% 66.7% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 12