Carrier Classic: No. 1 UNC vs. Michigan State

The Tar Heels opened their season by beating the Spartans on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, with President Obama present as fan-in-chief.

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic - North Carolina v Michigan State

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: A general view as the Michigan State Spartans take on the North Carolina Tar Heels in the first half during the NCAA men's college basketball Carrier Classic aboard the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic - North Carolina v Michigan State

CORONADO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans drives to the basket against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic on board the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic - North Carolina v Michigan State

CORONADO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Harrison Barnes #40 of the North Carolina Tar Heels and all the North Carolina and Michigan State Spartans players wore jerseys with U.S.A. on their back during the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic on board the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic - North Carolina v Michigan State

CORONADO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: U.S. Military personnel cheer during the North Carolina Tar Heels game against the Michigan State Spartans during the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic on board the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic - North Carolina v Michigan State

CORONADO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: U.S. President Barack Obama watches Travis Trice #20 of the Michigan State Spartans guard Stilman White #11 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic on board the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic - North Carolina v Michigan State

CORONADO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Dexter Strickland #1 of the North Carolina Tar Heels dribbles past Travis Trice #20 and Brandon Wood #30 of the Michigan State Spartans during the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic on board the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic - North Carolina v Michigan State

CORONADO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Tyler Zeller #44 of the North Carolina Tar Heels posts up against the Michigan State Spartans during the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic on board the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic - North Carolina v Michigan State

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: A general view as the Michigan State Spartans take on the North Carolina Tar Heels in the first half during the NCAA men's college basketball Carrier Classic aboard the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic - North Carolina v Michigan State

CORONADO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Draymond Green #10 of the Michigan State Spartans goes in for a shot in front of Tyler Zeller #44 and Kendall Marshall #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic on board the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in Coronado, California. The Tar Heels won 67-55. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic - North Carolina v Michigan State

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: John Henson #31 of the North Carolina Tar Heels makes a move to the basket against Draymond Green #10 of the Michigan State Spartans in the first half during the NCAA men's college basketball Carrier Classic aboard the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic - North Carolina v Michigan State

CORONADO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans attempts to save a ball from going out of bounds in the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic on board the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic - North Carolina v Michigan State

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stand next to the Michigan State Spartans during the United States National Anthem before the start of the NCAA men's college basketball Carrier Classic between the Spartans and the North Carolina Tar Heels aboard the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic - North Carolina v Michigan State

CORONADO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: U.S. Military personnel watch the North Carolina Tar Heels play against the Michigan State Spartans during the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic on board the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic - North Carolina v Michigan State

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Harrison Barnes #40 of the North Carolina Tar Heels goes up for a shot against Derrick Nix #25 and Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans in the first half during the NCAA men's college basketball Carrier Classic aboard the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic - North Carolina v Michigan State

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: The North Carolina Tar Heels run out to the court before taking on the Michigan State Spartans during the NCAA men's college basketball Carrier Classic aboard the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic - North Carolina v Michigan State

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Basketball hall-of-famer and North Carolina Tar Heels alum James Worthy signs autographs and talks with members of the media before the Tar Heels take on the Michigan State Spartans in the NCAA men's college basketball Carrier Classic aboard the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic - North Carolina v Michigan State

CORONADO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: David Dupont #22 of the North Carolina Tar Heels shoots a jumper in practice during the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic on board the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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