McAdoo has 22, UNC beats Georgia Tech 70-58

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 11:27 PM

James Michael McAdoo scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to end a three-game scoring slump and North Carolina took control with a 12-0 second-half run to beat Georgia Tech 70-58 on Tuesday night.

McAdoo scored in double figures in 21 of the first 22 games for North Carolina before battling a sore back and scoring in single figures in each of his last three games.

The sophomore forward was sharp against the Yellow Jackets. He had 15 points in the first half and scored the final basket in the 12-0 run that gave North Carolina (18-8, 8-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) a 59-41 lead with 8:47 remaining. The Tar Heels stretched the lead to 22 points at 66-44.

Leslie McDonald, who had four 3-pointers, had 15 points.

Marcus Georges-Hunt and Chris Bolden scored 12 points apiece for Georgia Tech (14-11, 4-9).

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NORTH CAROLINA (18-8)

Bullock 4-9 0-0 9, McAdoo 9-19 4-6 22, Strickland 2-9 0-0 4, Paige 0-4 8-8 8, Hairston 4-15 1-1 10, McDonald 5-8 1-2 15, Johnson 1-2 0-0 2, Hubert 0-0 0-0 0, Simmons 0-0 0-0 0, Tokoto 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-66 14-17 70.

GEORGIA TECH (14-11)

Georges-Hunt 5-11 0-2 12, Carter 4-11 0-0 9, Miller 3-5 0-0 6, Udofia 2-6 0-1 6, Bolden 5-10 0-2 12, Poole Jr. 0-3 0-0 0, Reed 1-2 0-0 3, Holsey 3-6 4-6 10, Poole 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 23-58 4-11 58.

Halftime_North Carolina 36-30. 3-Point Goals_North Carolina 6-20 (McDonald 4-6, Bullock 1-4, Hairston 1-7, Paige 0-3), Georgia Tech 8-21 (Udofia 2-4, Bolden 2-4, Georges-Hunt 2-5, Reed 1-2, Carter 1-3, Poole Jr. 0-1, Poole 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_North Carolina 38 (McAdoo 11), Georgia Tech 43 (Miller 12). Assists_North Carolina 19 (Strickland 7), Georgia Tech 11 (Udofia 4). Total Fouls_North Carolina 12, Georgia Tech 13. A_8,600.

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