Recap - North Carolina Defeats Long Beach State 78-63
North Carolina got 18 points from James Michael McAdoo en route to a 78-63 victory over Long Beach State on Friday at The Walter Pyramid.
Bettors who backed North Carolina were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 11.5 at sportsbooks.
Marcus Paige had 15 points for North Carolina and P.J. Hairston chipped in with 14 points. Dexter Strickland had 6 assists for them, while James Michael McAdoo was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.
Long Beach State got an 18-point performance from James Ennis, who was supported by 14 points from Mike Caffey. Mike Caffey had 4 assists in a losing cause for Long Beach State, while Dan Jennings grabbed 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed North Carolina were victorious, as the score was 33-32 at the break.
North Carolina had a 55-39 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.