Quantcast

CHAPEL HILL: North Carolina beats NC State 84-70 - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

North Carolina beats NC State 84-70

Posted: Updated:
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -

James Michael McAdoo had 16 points and 13 rebounds to help North Carolina beat rival North Carolina State 84-70 on Saturday.
    
Leslie McDonald scored a season-high 20 points for the Tar Heels (14-7, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their third straight game. North Carolina scored the game's first six points, led by double figures 7 minutes in and by 17 at halftime to continue its recent dominance against the Wolfpack (14-8, 4-5) under Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams.
    
The Tar Heels have won 21 of 23 meetings since Williams returned to his alma mater in 2003, including all 11 meetings in Chapel Hill. N.C. State hasn't been closer than nine points in the past 10 meetings at the Smith Center.
    
T.J. Warren scored 21 to lead the Wolfpack, who had won three straight - the past two by a combined six points - to build some momentum.
    
But N.C. State didn't do much to reverse its long-running struggles in Chapel Hill, missing 10 of 11 shots to open the game and going 10-for-40 (25 percent) in the opening half to trail 40-23. The Tar Heels pushed that margin to 22 points three times - twice with spurts coming after N.C. State had pulled to within 13 - and never let the Wolfpack get the lead to single digits.
    
The Tar Heels shot just 41 percent and finished with a 52-36 rebounding advantage, including a 22-12 edge on the offensive glass that led to 20 second-chance points - though they blew plenty of in-close looks and finished just 17-for-45 on shots in the paint.
    
McAdoo had six offensive rebounds, while freshman Kennedy Meeks had five of his 10 rebounds on the offensive glass.
    
N.C. State shot 65 percent (17-for-26) after halftime to make things more interesting and finished the game at 41 percent, but it never recovered from its bad start that kept Mark Gottfried's Wolfpack in catch-up mode all afternoon. Warren finished 9-for-16 from the field, while Desmond Lee scored all 18 of his points in the second half.
    
The Wolfpack scored two straight baskets to start the second half only to see the Tar Heels answer with a 9-0 burst - ending with putbacks from McAdoo and Meeks - that pushed UNC to a 49-27 lead with 17:18 left.
    
Then, after the Wolfpack made another push to get the gap back to 13 again, the Tar Heels put together an 8-0 run and six straight scoring possessions to push the lead back to 22. McDonald ended that run with a 3-pointer, pushing UNC's lead back to 22 at 68-46 with 8:12 left.
    
Warren's basket with 90 seconds left cut the deficit to 76-66, but the Wolfpack got no closer.
 

  • UNC SportsMore>>

  • Tar Heels hope to improve tackling against Pirates

    Tar Heels hope to improve tackling against Pirates

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:30:57 GMT
    San Diego State's Ezell Ruffin (3) runs the ball against North Carolina during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. North carolina won 31-27. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)San Diego State's Ezell Ruffin (3) runs the ball against North Carolina during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. North carolina won 31-27. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
    It's hard for North Carolina coach Larry Fedora to know exactly what kind of defense he has.
    It's hard for North Carolina coach Larry Fedora to know exactly what kind of defense he has.
  • Former walk-on Hollins making mark at WR for UNC

    Former walk-on Hollins making mark at WR for UNC

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:58:23 GMT
    File PhotoFile Photo
    Mack Hollins has suddenly become a big-play receiving threat for North Carolina.
    Mack Hollins has suddenly become a big-play receiving threat for North Carolina.
  • No. 21 UNC holds on to beat San Diego State, 31-27

    No. 21 UNC holds on to beat San Diego State, 31-27

    Sunday, September 7 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-09-07 11:19:42 GMT
    Make it two rallies in two weeks for No. 21 North Carolina, which erased a two-touchdown deficit in the second half and then held on to beat San Diego State 31-27 on Saturday night after Tim Scott's interception in the end zone with 14 seconds left.
    Make it two rallies in two weeks for No. 21 North Carolina, which erased a two-touchdown deficit in the second half and then held on to beat San Diego State 31-27 on Saturday night after Tim Scott's interception in the end zone with 14 seconds left.
  • NC State SportsMore>>

  • Cherry scores 3 TDs, NC State beats USF 49-17

    Cherry scores 3 TDs, NC State beats USF 49-17

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-09-13 23:41:40 GMT
    Bra'Lon Cherry rushed for two touchdowns and caught a third, Jacoby Brissett threw two touchdown passes and North Carolina State beat South Florida 49-17 on Saturday.
    Bra'Lon Cherry rushed for two touchdowns and caught a third, Jacoby Brissett threw two touchdown passes and North Carolina State beat South Florida 49-17 on Saturday.
  • Doeren wants better tackling from Wolfpack defense

    Doeren wants better tackling from Wolfpack defense

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-09-09 01:59:35 GMT
    N.C. State coach Dave Doeren addresses media durign a press conference.N.C. State coach Dave Doeren addresses media durign a press conference.
    North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren wants to see his Wolfpack defense tackle better.
    North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren wants to see his Wolfpack defense tackle better.
  • NC State tops Old Dominion 46-34 behind Thornton

    NC State tops Old Dominion 46-34 behind Thornton

    Saturday, September 6 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-09-07 02:22:24 GMT
    Shadrach Thornton rushed for 86 yards and three touchdowns to help North Carolina State beat Old Dominion 46-34 on Saturday night.
    Shadrach Thornton rushed for 86 yards and three touchdowns to help North Carolina State beat Old Dominion 46-34 on Saturday night.
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.