Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Kennedy Meeks had 19 points and 12
rebounds in helping sixth-ranked North Carolina beat Davidson 90-72 on
Justin Jackson scored 18 points, Marcus Paige contributed 13 and J.P. Tokoto
added 10 with seven boards for the Tar Heels (3-0), who posted their
sixth straight win in the series.
Peyton Aldridge made six 3-pointers and finished with 25 points for Davidson
(2-1). Tyler Kalinoski totaled 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists in
Aldridge knocked down a trey to give the Wildcats an early 12-7 lead, but the
Tar Heels responded with an 8-0 run. A Paige layup gave North Carolina the
lead and Theo Pinson capped the surge with a dunk to make it 15-12 seven
minutes into the contest.
The Tar Heels led 38-25 late in the first half after stringing together an
11-0 run. A Jackson bucket put North Carolina up 46-34 at the break.
Davidson got no closer than eight points in the second half and trailed by as
many as 24 points.
Brice Johnson and Isaiah Hicks both scored nine points for North Carolina …
The Tar Heels outscored the Wildcats 44-22 in the paint and held a 51-42
rebounding advantage … Davidson last beat North Carolina on Nov. 20, 2001.