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Tar Heels tie Maui win mark

November 22, 2012
By Kyle Sakamoto - Staff Writer (ksakamoto@mauinews.com) , The Maui News

LAHAINA - Upsets are fun, but they don't happen when the favorite dictates tempo, plays with intensity and shoots for a high percentage.

North Carolina did all of the above on Wednesday.

James Michael McAdoo had 18 points and 10 rebounds and four teammates also scored in double figures for the Tar Heels in a 112-70 thrashing of Chaminade in the third-place game of the EA Sports Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center.

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North Carolina’s Leslie McDonald shoots over Chaminade’s Kevin Hu during the first half of the Tar Heels’ 112-70 victory over the Silverswords in the Maui Invitational third-place game Wednesday.
The Maui News/ MATTHEW THAYER photo

North Carolina improved to 15-3 in six trips to the Valley Isle, entering a tie with Duke for the most victories in tournament history - the Blue Devils have won all 15 of their games.

"We didn't get what we wanted out of the tournament because we wanted to win the tournament," said North Carolina coach Roy Williams.

The Tar Heels (5-1) and Silverswords (3-3) were part of upsets earlier this week. Chaminade, an NCAA Division II program, beat Texas in Monday's opening round. North Carolina, No. 9 in The Associated Press rankings, fell to Butler on Tuesday.

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Maui Invitational Wins

WLPct
Duke1501.000
North Carolina153.833
Michigan104.714
Kentucky105.667
Illinois93.750
Arizona96.600
Arizona St.96.600
Indiana96.600
Kansas96.600
Connecticut81.889
Michigan St.84.667
Vanderbilt84.667

"Needless to say, it's a better feeling right now than we had last night," Williams said. "I think last night's game had a great effect on how we played today. We were all extremely upset, extremely mad."

Leslie McDonald and Reggie Bullock both scored 17 points, Brice Johnson had 16 and P.J. Hairston contributed 10 for North Carolina, which finished 43-of-69 from the field, including 13-of-27 on 3-pointers.

Bullock scored 15 first-half points by going 6-of-6 from the field, with half of those shots from 3-point range.

North Carolina actually got off to a sluggish start, with Chaminade taking a 9-6 lead on De'Andre Haskins' layup about two minutes in.

The Tar Heels then ran away with it by increasing defensive pressure, getting out in transition and hitting nearly everything in sight.

"We were kind of hoping that they were going to come out cold and we could kind of pack it in in the zone and make it a possession-by-possession game, but that wasn't quite the case," said Silverswords coach Eric Bovaird.

Haskins scored 15 of his 22 points in the first half.

* Kyle Sakamoto is at ksakamoto@mauinews.com

NORTH CAROLINA (112)

Strickland 4-7 0-3 8, Paige 2-4 0-0 6, Johnson 7-8 2-3 16, Bullock 7-9 0-0 17, McAdoo 8-12 2-3 18, James 1-1 2-2 4, McDonald 6-12 2-2 17, Moody 1-2 0-0 3, Davis 1-1 2-2 5, Hubert 0-0 0-2 0, Hairston 3-7 2-2 10, Simmons 2-2 0-0 4, Tanner 0-0 0-0 0, Tokoto 1-3 1-2 4, Manor 0-1 0-0 0, Robinson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 43-69 13-21 112.

CHAMINADE (70)

Cooks 0-4 0-0 0, Bailey 4-9 0-1 10, Murray 5-12 3-4 15, Murphy 3-6 0-1 9, Haskins 9-15 0-0 22, Harrison 2-3 0-0 6, Peterson 0-1 0-0 0, Vukasovic 0-2 0-0 0, Green 0-2 2-2 2, Hu 2-9 2-2 6, Coulibaly 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 25-65 7-10 70.

Halftime-North Carolina 62-33. 3-Point Goals-North Carolina 13-27 (Bullock 3-4, McDonald 3-8, Paige 2-4, Hairston 2-5, Davis 1-1, Tokoto 1-2, Moody 1-2, Manor 0-1), Chaminade 13-34 (Haskins 4-6, Murphy 3-6, Harrison 2-3, Murray 2-5, Bailey 2-6, Cooks 0-1, Coulibaly 0-1, Vukasovic 0-1, Green 0-2, Hu 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-North Carolina 41 (McAdoo 10), Chaminade 32 (Harrison, Haskins 6). Assists-North Carolina 26 (Davis 7), Chaminade 16 (Haskins 4). Total Fouls-North Carolina 13, Chaminade 20. A-2,400.

 
 

 

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