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Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 18 points and nine assists to lead No. 16 North Carolina to an 85-44 win over East Tennessee State on Friday.
Xylina McDaniel added 11 points for the Tar Heels (12-1) in their fifth straight win after nine days off.
Serena Clark and Brianna McQueen each scored nine points for East Tennessee State (2-5), which trailed 41-25 at halftime.
North Carolina finished 6 of 18 from 3-point range, while ETSU made 1 of 13.
However, the Tar Heels were outrebounded 47-39, with Destiny Mitchell grabbing a game-high 10.
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North Carolina says forward Reggie Bullock will miss the Tar Heels' game against No. 20 UNLV with a mild concussion.
The team announced Bullock's injury about 2 1/2 hours before tipoff Saturday against the Runnin' Rebels.
Bullock was hurt Thursday night when he collided with a teammate during a drill in practice, the team's first since its Dec. 22 win over McNeese...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – On Friday, P.J. Hairston found out that he would get his first career start due to Reggie Bullock being sidelined with a mild concussion. On Saturday, the sophomore guard delivered arguably his best performance of the season in North Carolina’s 79-73 win over No. 20 UNLV.
The Tar Heels have one last chance to secure a quality non-conference win on their 2012-13 resume and that's on Saturday against No. 20 UNLV. Tip-off at the Smith Center is set for 2 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN2.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- The fifth day of Christmas featured five hustling Tar Heels, four first half baskets from Brice Johnson, three solid performances from reserve swing players in place of the injured Reggie Bullock, two stellar outings from the backcourt of Dexter Strickland and Marcus Paige, and one fired up Smith Center crowd.
Call it payback. Call it sour grapes. Call it karma. Call it whatever you want. The North Carolina Tar Heels are doing everything possible to prevent Butch Davis from accepting another coaching job with any other team. It happened last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It is now happening with the Florida International Golden Panthers.
According to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports,...
P.J. Hairston scored 15 points in his first career start to help
North Carolina beat No. 20 UNLV 79-73 on Saturday.