North Carolina faced its first major-conference opponent on Monday at the Maui Invitational, but you wouldn't have realized it watching the game. The Tar Heels jumped out to an immediate, impenetrable lead and coasted to a cringe-worthy 95-49 victory over Mississippi State.
Prior to this contest, sophomore James Michael McAdoo had been Carolina's star. But after a quick beginning he recognized the Bulldogs' personnel issues — the club has been decimated by injuries — and happily deferred to his teammates. His comrades responded, as the Heels shot a blistering 15-32 on threes.
UNC advances to Tuesday's semifinals, where it will face Butler at 8:00pm EST. Click here to view the box score from MSU.