Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 11/19/12
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Leslie McDonald scored 21 points as one of five North Carolina players in double-figures in an easy 95-49 win over Mississippi State on Monday at the Maui Invitational. P.J. Hairston had 18 points in 15 minutes, Reggie Bullock had 16 points, and Dexter Strickland and James McAdoo each scored 10. Roquez Johnson led the Bulldogs with 12 points. The Tar Heels (4-0) scored the game's first nine points and led 29-6 in less than 10 minutes. Mississippi State never came closer than 20 points behind after that. A fade-away 3-pointer from Hairston put UNC up 42 with 5:30 left in the game and the Tar Heels led by at least 40 the rest of the way. Mississippi State (1-2) made just seven shots in the first half and shot 28.3 percent for the game. The Bulldogs made just two 3-pointers. With the outcome clear early, the game became little more than a highlight reel for North Carolina fans, with the Tar Heels seemingly able to score at will. Hairston closed the first h...
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