Tuesday, February 5, 2013

UNC leads Wake Forest 47-27 at halftime

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina leads Wake Forest 47-27 at halftime here at the Smith Center. The Tar Heels closed the half on a 15-1 run, and blew open a game they led 32-26.

The Demon Deacons didn't make a field goal during the last five minutes and 54 seconds of the half, and they committed 13 first-half turnovers. The Heels turned those into 18 points.

UNC also outscored Wake Forest 22-12 in the paint, and 6-0 off of fast break points.

Reggie Bullock
led UNC with 12 points during the first half. James Michael McAdoo had nine, and Marcus Paige added five points and six rebounds, which represent a career high.

After suffering a concussion last week, P.J. Hairston returned and scored four points during the first half. He sat out UNC’s victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Arnaud Adala Moto, a freshman, led Wake Forest with eight points during the first half. The Demon Deacons, who statistically have one of the worst defenses in the ACC, shot just 39.1 percent during the first half.

- Andrew Carter