Wake Forest 72

(14-13, 4-10 ACC)

North Carolina 105

(20-7, 10-4 ACC)

Coverage: ESPN3

12:00 PM ET, February 22, 2014

Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1 2 T
WAKE 33 3972
UNC 52 53105

Top Performers

Wake Forest: C. Williams 19 Pts, 2 Reb

North Carolina: L. McDonald 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

North Carolina rolls past Wake Forest 105-72

Associated Press
North Carolina Rolls Past Wake Forest
Leslie McDonald scored 19 points in North Carolina's 105-72 rout of Wake Forest.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Leslie McDonald scored 19 points to help North Carolina beat Wake Forest 105-72 on Saturday.

Freshman Kennedy Meeks added 15 points for the Tar Heels (20-7, 10-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their ninth straight and had little trouble despite a short turnaround from Thursday night's rousing win against No. 5 Duke. North Carolina shot 53 percent to build a 19-point halftime lead, never let the Demon Deacons (14-13, 4-10) closer than 13 on the way to its best scoring output all year.

The Tar Heels started 0-3 in the ACC, including last month's 73-67 loss at Wake Forest. But they've regrouped to reach 20 wins for the 41st time in 44 seasons.

The highlight of their recent surge was the emotional 74-66 win against the Blue Devils, with the Tar Heels rallying from 11 down after halftime in a game that ended about 36 hours before Saturday's tipoff.

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Team Stat Comparison

Points 72 105
FG Made-Attempted 27-55 (.491) 35-61 (.574)
3P Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 11-15 (.733)
FT Made-Attempted 12-22 (.545) 24-29 (.828)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

Jan 5, 2014 @WAKE 73, UNC 67Recap
» Feb 22, 2014 @UNC 105, WAKE 72Recap

Research Notes

North Carolina shot 73.3% (11-15) on 3-pt FG. That is a new school record for 3-pt FG percentage in a single game with a minimum of 10 made 3-pt FG. It entered the game shooting 31.7% from behind the 3-point line. North Carolina also shot a season-high 82.8% (24-29) from the free throw line.
Today is the first time that North Carolina has scored 100 points in a game since Dec. 1, 2012 vs UAB. The last time the Tar Heels hit triple digits against an ACC team was Feb. 1, 2011 at Boston College.

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