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COL BKB: N. Carolina 78, Long Beach St. 63

Nov. 17, 2012 at 1:28 AM   |   Comments

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- James Michael McAdoo led a sluggish North Carolina attack Friday and the No. 11 Tar Heels survived an upset bid with a 78-63 win over Long Beach State.

North Carolina had only a one-point lead 4 minutes deep in the second half, but the Tar Heels then ran off seven points in a row in a span of 1:44 to take control.

McAdoo scored 18 points and had nine rebounds, P.J. Hairston had 14 points and Marcus Paige contributed 14. The Tar Heels (3-0) shot only 40 percent from the field.

James Ennis paced the 49ers (1-2) with 18 points. Long Beach State could make just 5-of-25 shots from 3-point range.

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