CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — James Michael McAdoo had 19 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 11 North Carolina beat Florida Atlantic 80-56 on Sunday.
Reggie Bullock added 16 for the Tar Heels (2-0), who shot 44 percent from both the field and the foul line. Still, North Carolina led by double figures throughout the second half before blowing the game open in the final 7 minutes.
McAdoo entered the season expected to take the lead for UNC after the loss of four NBA first-round draft picks. The sophomore had 26 points and 14 rebounds in the season-opening win against Gardner-Webb, then followed that with an 8-for-17 shooting performance against the Owls (0-1).
Greg Gantt scored 18 points to lead Florida Atlantic, which shot 28 percent and had no other player reach double figures.
The game was an opening-round contest in the Maui Invitational, though it is separate from the tournament rounds in Hawaii.