James Michael McAdoo, Miguel Paul
North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo dunks over East Carolina's Miguel Paul during the first half of their game in Chapel Hill on Saturday, Dec. 16.
Marshall Guilmette, Maurice Kemp, James Michael McAdoo, J.P. Tokoto
North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo (43) and J.P. Tokoto (25) defend as East Carolina's Maurice Kemp (2) passes to Marshall Guilmette (41) .
Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2012 5:52 pm
Updated: 11:24 pm, Sat Dec 15, 2012.
CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina overcame 20 very shaky minutes of play after halftime on Saturday to barely hang on and top hard-charging East Carolina.
Getting clutch free throws from Dexter Strickland at the finish and big baskets from P.J. Hairston and J.P. Tokoto throughout the second half, the Tar Heels won 93-87 at the Smith Center in front of 19,147 to stay unbeaten at home in five games.
Saturday, December 15, 2012 5:52 pm.
Updated: 11:24 pm.