Boxscore
North Carolina 97, McNeese St. 63
Saturday, December 22, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Officials - Brian Dorsey, Dwayne Gladden, Jerry Heater
Attendance - 18258

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
McNeese St. 23 40 63
North Carolina 54 43 97

Recap


No. 19 North Carolina 97, McNeese State 63:
P.J. Hairston scored a career-high 20 points as the Tar Heels cruised to an easy win over the visiting Cowboys.

North Carolina (9-3) held McNeese State to just six points in the first 9:50 of the opening half, building a 16-point lead that was never threatened. After Craig McFerrin scored a layup with 7:32 to bring McNeese State within 29-12, the Tar Heels went on a 25-11 tear to increase the lead to 31 at halftime.

Reggie Bullock added 17 points for North Carolina, including five 3-pointers, as the Tar Heels shot 46.4 percent (13-of-28) from beyond the arc. James Michael McAdoo had 12 points and seven rebounds, while Leslie McDonald chipped in 11 points.

Jeremie Mitchell paced McNeese State (6-4) with 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting. McFerrin finished with 10 points.

The Tar Heels, who came into the game ranked third in the nation averaging 44.7 rebounds, finished with a 52-36 advantage against the Cowboys.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The 34-point margin of defeat was easily the worst of the year for the Cowboys. … The win improved North Carolina to 6-0 at home this season. The Tar Heels are 3-3 away from the Smith Center. … McNeese State won't play against until 2013, with a trip to Northwestern State the team's next scheduled game on Jan. 3. UNC is off for a week before hosting UNLV on Dec. 29.


 

McNeese St. Cowboys

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dontae Cannon 32:00 3-14 0-5 2-3 0 7 7 4 3 1 3 0 8
Desharick Guidry 34:00 3-8 0-1 1-5 3 6 9 0 2 2 3 0 7
Craig McFerrin 30:00 5-11 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 1 4 0 1 4 10
Kevin Hardy 33:00 3-10 0-0 0-0 4 1 5 3 2 1 0 0 6
Jeremie Mitchell 26:00 5-6 2-2 1-4 1 3 4 2 1 2 1 0 13
Adrian Fields 14:00 3-9 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Austin Lewis 7:00 1-2 0-0 0-2 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 2
Ledrick Eackles 9:00 0-3 0-3 2-2 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 0 2
Jordan Wells 5:00 2-3 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 4
Brandon Regis 4:00 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Pete Kpan 4:00 1-3 0-0 0-1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Shaun Johnson 2:00 0-1 0-1 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 26-73 3-17 8-19 15 21 36 12 20 8 10 5 63
  35.6% 17.6% 42.1% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 10

North Carolina Tar Heels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dexter Strickland 26:00 4-6 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 6 2 0 2 0 8
Reggie Bullock 24:00 6-10 5-8 0-0 1 4 5 4 1 0 2 0 17
Desmond Hubert 10:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 0 2 0 4 0 2
James Michael McAdoo 24:00 5-11 0-0 2-6 2 5 7 3 1 1 1 1 12
Marcus Paige 25:00 2-6 2-2 0-0 0 0 0 9 2 1 0 0 6
Brice Johnson 14:00 5-10 0-0 0-0 3 4 7 0 1 1 0 1 10
Joel James 10:00 1-1 0-0 2-2 2 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 4
P.J. Hairston 16:00 5-11 3-8 7-8 4 4 8 2 0 0 1 1 20
Leslie McDonald 21:00 3-9 3-7 2-3 0 1 1 3 3 2 0 0 11
J.P. Tokoto 14:00 1-2 0-0 1-3 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 0 3
Jackson Simmons 6:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 4 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 4
James Manor 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wade Moody 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Denzel Robinson 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frank Tanner 2:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Luke Davis 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 35-74 13-28 14-22 20 32 52 29 17 5 14 3 97
  47.3% 46.4% 63.6% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 14