Ncarolina 33 45 78
Lbeachst 32 31 63
Date of game: 11/16/2012

Recap: Long Beach State vs. North Carolina

Long Beach, CA (Sports Network) - James Michael McAdoo scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds, as No. 11 North Carolina fended off Long Beach State, 78-63, in a tough non-conference battle at the Walter Pyramid.

Marcus Paige chipped in 15 points and P.J. Hairston added 14 for the Tar Heels (3-0), who needed a 17-2 run in the second half to put the 49ers away.

James Ennis and Mike Caffey led Long Beach State (1-2) with 18 and 14 points, respectively, in the loss, which ended the program's 23-game home winning streak.

The Tar Heels made three of their first four attempts from 3-point range, but missed 13 straight to keep the 49ers in the game.

They finally hit their stride with just over 15 minutes remaining when Reggie Bullock and Paige hit from deep on consecutive possessions, the latter resulting in a 45-43 lead.

McAdoo followed with a three-point play and a tip-in, and after Ennis stopped the run with a layup, UNC hit 3-pointers four straight times down the floor. Bullock hit the first, Leslie McDonald followed and Hairston made two in a row for a sudden 62-48 cushion with 11 minutes to play.

The visitors led by double digits the rest of the way.

A tight first half ended with Brice Johnson putting in a pair of buckets in the final minute to give UNC a 33-32 edge.

Game Notes

North Carolina heads to Hawaii next week to participate in the Maui Invitational, starting with a matchup against Mississippi State on Monday ... The Tar Heels did not score any fastbreak points but held a 55-39 rebounding advantage ... There were nine ties and 10 lead changes.

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Manziel leaves game with hamstring injury

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers after suffering a hamstring injury late in the first half.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.