North Carolina 104, Jacksonville 61


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Freshman forward Clifford Rozier scored 22 points Tuesday as fourth-ranked North Carolina manhandled Jacksonville 104-61.

Forwards George Lynch and Rick Fox added 19 each for the Tar Heels, 2-0.


The Dolphins, 1-1, were led by forward Reggie Law with 16 and center Tim Burroughs with 15, 11 in the first half.

Both teams were stiff as the game began and both missed several shots and committed several turnovers.

Tar Heel Coach Dean Smith was quick to substitute as North Carolina faltered out of the gate.

Rozier scored seven points and North Carolina went on a 15-8 tear for a 21-12 lead with 11:43 to go in the first half.

Burroughs scored seven points and led the Dolphins in a run that was cut the deficit to 25-17 with 10:23 left, but that run was cut short when Lynch sparked the Tar Heels to an 8-0 spurt for a 33-17 lead at the 6:12 mark.

Guard Hubert Davis was hacked on a lay-up attempt and had to leave the game with a broken tooth.

The foul inspired North Carolina and Lynch, who had a game-high 10 rebounds, and freshman center Eric Montross led the way for a 16-6 surge that gave North Carolina a 49-23 lead at intermission.


Fox and Lynch led a 17-7 run to open the seond half for a 66-30 lead at the 14:32 mark.

Jacksonville was clearly outclassed late in the game as the stronger North Carolina team ran to a 91-54 lead at the 3:30 mark.

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