North Carolina Downs Wake Forest 87-62
Devin Thomas tallied 11 points and 13 rebounds
Devin Thomas tallied 11 points and 13 rebounds

Feb. 5, 2013

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By Nick Sebesta, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@TieDyeNation)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina used a 15-1 run to close out the first half as Wake Forest was unable to mount a comeback, falling 87-62 to the Tar Heels in the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Tuesday evening.

Wake Forest (10-12, 3-7 ACC) was led by Arnaud William Adala Moto, who scored a career-high 13 points to lead the team in scoring. Joining him in double figures were C.J. Harris (12) and Devin Thomas (11). Thomas also notched the second double-double of his career by leading all players with 13 rebounds.

Reggie Bullock paced North Carolina (16-6, 6-3 ACC) with a game-high 23 points, but James Michael McAdoo (20) and P.J. Hairston (13) did not trail far behind. Marcus Paige led the Tar Heels with six rebounds.

Turning Point
With Wake Forest trailing 32-26 at the 5:54 mark of the first half, Bullock forced a steal and hit a jumper on the ensuing play. It began a 15-1 North Carolina run to end the period. Hairston and Bullock scored the majority of the points with Bullock scoring seven down the stretch.

By the Numbers

  • Adala Moto converted three three-point plays against UNC, giving him four on the season. He was 5-of-6 from the floor and 3-for-4 from the free throw line.
  • Adala Moto set a career-high mark of 13 points after a made jumper with 4:27 left in the game. He nearly eclipsed his career-high in the first half after scoring eight.
  • Andre Washington had a career-high five points in the game while Chase Fischer added six.
  • North Carolina shot 51.6% from the floor (32-62) for the game. The Tar Heels were also 9-of-15 from three point range. Bullock had a team-high four threes.
  • Fischer had both three point makes for Wake Forest.
  • Wake Forest shot 43.6% (24-55) from the floor.
  • Thomas registered his sixth double-figure rebounding effort of the season and third in the last five games. He had seven of his rebounds in the first half including five defensive boards.

Quick Shots

  • The Deacs wore their gold jerseys for the second time all season forgoing their usual road blacks. Wake Forest also wore gold in its game against Connecticut at the Paradise Jam early in the season.
  • With Harris scoring 12 points, he now moves to 19th on the all-time scoring list at Wake Forest, tying Jack Williams. Harris has 1,453 career points with the Demon Deacons.
  • For the sixth time this season and the first since the Nov. 27 game against Nebraska, Wake Forest started a lineup of Harris, McKie, Cavanaugh, Miller-McIntyre and Thomas.
  • McKie has tallied a steal in 13 of his last 14 games.
  • Thomas finished with his second double-double of the season with his other coming in the upset victory over No.18 North Carolina State.
  • North Carolina snapped McKie's streak of 13 straight games of scoring in double figures.

Up Next
Wake Forest returns home to host Florida State on Saturday at noon in the Joel Coliseum. The game can be seen on ESPN2 or heard live on the IMG Sports Network.

 

 

 

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