Posted November 20, 2011 on AP on Fox
North Carolina entered the season knowing its outside shooting would have to improve to help its veteran front line. The top-ranked Tar Heels haven't gotten the kind of start they wanted. John Henson had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help North Carolina beat Mississippi Valley State 101-75 on Sunday, though the Tar Heels struggled to make outside shorts or consistently knock down free throws. Harrison Barnes also had 18 points in UNC's home opener. North Carolina (3-0) never trailed, led by 14 at halftime then blew the game open in the final 10 minutes. But the Tar Heels finished 5 for 19 from 3-point range, with three of those makes coming in the final 3 minutes with the outcome long since determined. In addition, they spent most of the game shooting below 50 percent from the foul line before finishing at 16 for 31, though the Delta Devils (0-3) were in no position to take advantage. North Carolina coach Roy Williams said his team has good shooters and that they knock down more...
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