Updated 11:08 p.m.
CHAPEL HILL — About eight minutes had gone by in what became North Carolina’s 78-55 victory against East Tennessee State on Saturday night when James Michael McAdoo, the Tar Heels’ sophomore forward, glanced at the scoreboard.
That’s all the No. 20 Tar Heels (7-2) could do against the overmatched Buccaneers (2-5), who scored their fourth point of the game with 12:22 to go before halftime and didn’t score again for more than eight minutes. By then, UNC led 34-7, and it led 42-12 at halftime.