North Carolina 93, North Carolina A&T 57
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP)—Rashad McCants scored 16 points while Raymond Felton had 11 assists as North Carolina beat North Carolina A&T 93-57 on Tuesday night.
McCants scored 10 points in the first half as the Tar Heels (14-11) opened up a 28-point lead and never looked back. Jawad Williams had 14 points while Melvin Scott added 12 for North Carolina, which went 10-4 during its non-conference schedule.
Michael Kirkpatrick had 16 points to lead North Carolina A&T (0-21), which remains the only winless team out of 327 in Division I.
The Tar Heels shot a season-high 54 percent while holding the Aggies to 35 percent. The Tar Heels also converted 19 Aggies turnovers into 26 points.
The game eventually turned into a slam-dunk exhibition, particularly in the second half when the Tar Heels led by as many as 42 points. David Noel threw down a 360-degree dunk and even reserve forward Will Johnson had a rare two-handed dunk to put North Carolina ahead 78-37 with 6:20 left.
Felton threw four alley-oop passes for dunks.
The Aggies, coached by former North Carolina player Curtis Hunter, struggled against the Tar Heels’ quicker lineup from the start. North Carolina A&T had more turnovers (11) than field goals (eight) in the first half, falling behind 47-19 at the break.
McCants and Williams combined for 22 points in the first half.
The Aggies trailed 10-6 after Landon Beckwith’s jumper with 14:44 left in the half. But the Tar Heels scored 10 straight points in the next three minutes, capped by a 3-pointer from Scott for a 20-6 lead.