James Michael McAdoo scored 14 points and ranked North Carolina routed Nicholls 49.

Dexter Strickland also netted 14 points, while P.J. Hairston added 13 and Reggie Bullock notched a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for UNC (10-2), which recorded its 53rd straight win against a non-conference opponent in the Smith Center.

Bryan Hammond paced Nicholls State (4-8) with 15 points, including 11 of the team's 22 points in the first half.