CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- James Michael McAdoo had 16 points and 13 rebounds to help North Carolina beat rival North Carolina State 84-70 on Saturday.
Leslie McDonald scored a season-high 20 points for the Tar Heels (14-7, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their third straight game. North Carolina scored the game's first six points, led by double figures 7 minutes in and by 17 at halftime to continue its recent dominance against the Wolfpack (14-8, 4-5) under Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams.
The Tar Heels have won 21 of 23 meetings since Williams returned to his alma mater in 2003, including all 11 meetings in Chapel Hill. N.C. State hasn't been closer than nine points in the past 10 meetings at the Smith Center.
T.J. Warren scored 21 to lead the Wolfpack, who had won three straight -- the past two by a combined six points -- to build some momentum.
NC State leads the ACC in points per game in the paint (37.9) and North Carolina ranks second (35.0).
North Carolina is shooting 61.8% from the free throw line, on pace to be its worst percentage in school history (62.9% 1953-54). In their seven losses, the Tar Heels have shot 48.7% from the free throw line compared to 67.2% in their wins.