North Carolina Tar Heels easily defeat Oakland: 84 – 61

Nov 8, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward J.P. Tokoto (13) dribbles as Oakland Golden Grizzlies guard Travis Bader (3) defends in the second half. The Tar Heels defeated the Oakland Golden Grizzlies 84-61 at Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The North Carolina Tar Heels started their 2013 season strong and did so without the help of PJ Hairston and Leslie McDonald. UNC handily defeated the Oakland Golden Grizzlies 84 – 61 at home in Chapel Hill.

The Tar Heels had a strong first half, but combining both halves of play they would shoot sixty percent in field goal and only 38.5 percent from behind the arc. They shoot 13-20 in free throws. In the first half, North Carolina shot 23-31, but the second half would only be good for ten baskets of the twenty-four shots taken.

James Michael McAdoo had 21 points and nine rebounds while JP Tokoto scored a career high of thirteen points.

Kennedy Meeks threatened to become a starter early in his UNC career, but Coach William decided to start Joel James instead. James was outplayed by Meeks who scored ten points and had five rebonds. James only scored four points but did have eight rebounds.

The Tar Heels get a week off before taking on Holy Cross next Friday in Chapel Hill.

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Topics: Basketball, North Carolina Tar Heels, Oakland Golden Grizzlies

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