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North Carolina beats rival NC State 76-65

AP Basketball Writer

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Reggie Bullock had 22 points and a
career-high 13 rebounds to help North Carolina beat rival North
Carolina State 76-65 on Saturday.

Freshman point guard Marcus Paige added 14 points and eight
assists for the Tar Heels (19-8, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference),
who have won three straight games to build momentum and climb
the league standings.

North Carolina went ahead for good with an 18-2 run in the
second half while holding the Wolfpack to a single basket during
a nearly 5-minute stretch.

James Michael McAdoo also scored 14 for UNC, while P.J. Hairston
added 12. The Tar Heels also scored 24 points off 17 turnovers
to offset the Wolfpack's size advantage.

Scott Wood scored 19 points to lead the Wolfpack (19-8, 8-6),
who snapped a three-game winning streak and couldn't complete
what would've been the program's first regular-season sweep of
the Tar Heels in a decade.

N.C. State won the first meeting 91-83 last month, leading by 28
points midway through the second half on the way to snapping a
13-game losing streak in the series that dated to 2007. It
marked only the second time the Wolfpack had beaten the Tar
Heels since Roy Williams returned to his alma mater before the
2003-04 season.

Both of those wins had come in Raleigh, but Bullock and Paige
ensured Williams would remain perfect against N.C. State in
Chapel Hill.

Bullock finished 7-for-16 from the field and hit five 3-pointers
while turning in the best rebounding performance of his career
to help the small-lineup Tar Heels hang in against the
Wolfpack's bigger front line.

It was also a huge turnaround for Paige considering his
miserable showing in Raleigh. Paige managed seven points on
2-for-11 shooting in the last game, but held his own against
preseason all-ACC point guard Lorenzo Brown this time around and
finished with no turnovers in 31 minutes.

Williams yanked his regulars for a 2-minute stretch as the
Wolfpack erased a 10-point deficit early in the second half and
went ahead by four. But once Williams finished voicing his
displeasure and put them back in at the 11:37 mark, his Tar
Heels were ready to finally take control.

North Carolina outscored N.C. State 25-8 over the next 8
minutes, including the 18-2 run led by Bullock and Paige that
sent the Smith Center crowd into a roar.

Bullock knocked down a pair of 3-pointers during that spurt,
while Paige hit one of his own and blew by Wood for a layup and
a three-point play. By the time Paige knocked down two free
throws with 3:37 left, the Tar Heels had turned a 55-52 deficit
into a 70-57 lead.

Richard Howell added 13 points and 17 rebounds for N.C. State,
which finished with a 43-34 rebounding advantage. But the Tar
Heels - who stayed with their four-guard lineup and shorter
rotation - stayed close on the offensive boards and even took a
15-7 edge in second-chance points.

Brown had 12 points and 12 assists, but preseason ACC player of
the year C.J. Leslie was a no-show with six points, four
rebounds and six turnovers in 30 minutes.

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