Boxscore
North Carolina 93, East Carolina 87
Saturday, December 15, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Officials - Karl Hess, Bryan Kersey, Jeff Nicholas
Attendance - 19147

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
East Carolina 26 61 87
North Carolina 42 51 93

Recap


No. 18 North Carolina 93, East Carolina 87: James Michael McAdoo recorded 19 points and seven rebounds to lead the way as the Tar Heels held off a second-half rally by the visiting Pirates.

P.J. Hairston chipped in with 18 points and Reggie Bullock added 14 for the Tar Heels (8-2), who saw their 16-point halftime lead trimmed to four in the final minute. Dexter Strickland added 12 points and seven assists for North Carolina, which improved to 5-0 at home.

Maurice Kemp had 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead East Carolina (6-2). Akeem Richmond had 17 points, including a 3-pointer to bring the Pirates within 89-85 with 29 seconds left, and Miguel Paul added 15 points.

East Carolina was down 12-10 before the Tar Heels ran off 12 straight points – five by Strickland -- to take control in the first half. North Carolina shot 55.2 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes and settled for a 42-26 halftime lead.

The Pirates started the second half fast, scoring 14 of the first 19 points to pull within 47-40. Hairston responded with a 3-pointer and the Tar Heels pushed their lead back to 18 before East Carolina’s late push.

GAME NOTEBOOK: East Carolina coach Jeff Lebo scored 1,567 points for North Carolina from 1986-89 – three of those years when current Tar Heels coach Roy Williams was an assistant for Dean Smith in Chapel Hill. … The Pirates, who made a school-record 18 from 3-point range in their last game, were 10-of-27 from beyond the arc against the Tar Heels. … North Carolina was 19-of-24 from the free-throw line after coming in shooting just 61.7 percent.
 

East Carolina Pirates

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Miguel Paul 35:00 4-10 1-3 6-6 0 2 2 8 2 2 4 0 15
Ty Armstrong 15:00 2-9 0-0 3-4 4 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 7
Maurice Kemp 36:00 4-10 0-2 7-8 2 12 14 1 3 1 2 2 15
Robert Sampson 30:00 4-7 0-3 2-4 1 7 8 1 3 1 0 2 10
Paris Roberts-Campbell 22:00 2-5 2-4 1-2 0 2 2 1 0 4 0 1 7
Shamarr Bowden 11:00 2-5 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
Marshall Guilmette 25:00 4-8 0-0 2-3 2 1 3 3 2 0 3 0 10
Corvonn Gaines 7:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Akeem Richmond 19:00 6-12 5-10 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 17
Michael Zangari 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-67 10-27 21-27 9 25 34 15 20 8 9 5 87
  41.8% 37.0% 77.8% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 9

North Carolina Tar Heels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
James Michael McAdoo 32:00 5-14 0-0 9-10 0 7 7 0 1 0 1 0 19
Brice Johnson 15:00 2-4 0-0 1-2 0 4 4 0 3 0 0 1 5
Dexter Strickland 32:00 4-6 1-2 3-4 0 4 4 10 2 3 3 0 12
Reggie Bullock 26:00 6-9 2-3 0-0 4 3 7 4 5 0 2 0 14
Marcus Paige 25:00 2-6 1-2 1-2 0 2 2 4 2 1 2 0 6
Leslie McDonald 22:00 3-9 0-3 1-1 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 7
Joel James 8:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
P.J. Hairston 20:00 6-10 2-4 4-4 3 3 6 0 3 1 2 0 18
J.P. Tokoto 10:00 5-5 0-0 0-1 2 3 5 1 1 0 1 1 10
Desmond Hubert 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Luke Davis 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jackson Simmons 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 34-67 6-14 19-24 9 29 38 20 19 6 12 2 93
  50.7% 42.9% 79.2% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 12