Jan 23, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Dexter Strickland (1) drives to the basket in the first half at the Dean E. Smith Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Tar Heels Roll Past Georgia Tech: 79-63


The North Carolina Tar Heels are picking up steam and looking to get stronger each game, especially with in-state rival North Carolina State coming up on their schedule for Saturday night.

They did just that last night as they hosted Georgia Tech in the Dean Smith Center. Georgia Tech didn’t let the Tar Heels get to far, but in the end the speed and transition offense was too much for the Yellow Jacket’s defense to keep up with sending the Jackets back home 0-5 in ACC play.

Reggie Bullock again led the Tar Heels in the points column with 17 points in addition to his 6 rebounds.

“I’m seeing our team gelling together a lot better, knowing their roles and what they are capable of doing. So they’re just going out there, playing the game that Coach (Williams) recruited them to play,” Bullock said.

James Michael McAdoo put up a solid defensive effort again with 9 rebounds in addition to his 14 points.

Missing yet again from action was Leslie McDonald who was cleared medically to play, but suspended by the school for three games.

[RELATED: Leslie McDonald Suspended for Three Games]

Coming off the bench, PJ Hairston put up 15 points outshining his starting counterpart, Dexter Strickland, by 9 points. Maybe it’s time Roy loses the royalty card and puts Strickland on the bench?

North Carolina’s next challenge is NC State on Saturday. Coming off of two losses in a week, the Wolfpack are bound to walk on the court angry and ready to get another W in their column! Until then, they are 3-2 in the ACC and getting better each game!

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