North Carolina vs. UNC-Wilmington final score: McAdoo leads Tar Heels to 84-51 win

Grant Halverson

The junior forward scored his second-most points and grabbed his second-most rebounds of the season to lead North Carolina to its seventh win in nine home games this season.

James Michael McAdoo scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the No. 19 North Carolina Tar Heels to an 84-51 victory over the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks on Tuesday evening at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill.

The win was the third straight for the Tar Heels (10-3), who shot 52.3% (34-for-65) from the field and outrebounded Wilminton 46-30.

More UNC coverage: Tar Heel Blog

McAdoo was efficient in his scoring, making 11 of his 14 field goal attempts, including six points in a 12-2 stretch to start the second half to break open an eight-point halftime advantage. Brice Johnson added 14 points and seven rebounds for North Carolina.

UNC outscored Wilmington 53-28 in the second half.

Cedrick Williams led Wilmington with 18 points and nine rebounds in defeat. The Seahawks shot just 31.1% (19-for-61) in the game.

North Carolina opens ACC play on Sunday night with a road contest at Wake Forest. Wilmington (6-9) dropped its fourth straight contest and fell to 3-6 on the road this season. The Seahawks open Colonial Athletic Conference play on Saturday at home against James Madison.

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