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McAdoo, Meeks help 12th-ranked Tar Heels beat UNC Pembroke 82-63 in exhibition game

  • North Carolina's Marcus Paige, left, and UNC Pembroke's Jihad Wright dive for a loose ball during the first half of an exhibition NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    North Carolina's Marcus Paige, left, and UNC Pembroke's Jihad Wright dive for a loose ball during the first half of an exhibition NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

  • North Carolina's J.P. Tokoto, left, Leslie McDonald, center, and P.J. Hairston watch during warmups prior to an exhibition NCAA college basketball game against UNC Pembroke in Chapel Hill, N.C., Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. The athletes did not compete in tonight's game due to eligibility issues. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    North Carolina's J.P. Tokoto, left, Leslie McDonald, center, and P.J. Hairston watch during warmups prior to an exhibition NCAA college basketball game against UNC Pembroke in Chapel Hill, N.C., Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. The athletes did not compete in tonight's game due to eligibility issues. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

  • North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo (43) shoots as UNC Pembroke's Chris Lindsay defends during the first half of an exhibition NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo (43) shoots as UNC Pembroke's Chris Lindsay defends during the first half of an exhibition NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

James Michael McAdoo had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 12 North Carolina beat UNC Pembroke 82-63 in an exhibition game Friday night.

Freshman Kennedy Meeks scored 11 points for the Tar Heels, who played without leading scorer P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald due to NCAA eligibility concerns. Sophomore J.P. Tokoto also sat out after playing two summer-league games without filing proper paperwork.

UNC led by 24 points before halftime, then used a 12-0 run to turn away a push that saw the Division II Braves get as close as 59-53 on Quamain Rose's 3-pointer with about 9 minutes left.

Rose finished with 21 points and hit four second-half 3s.

UNC committed 23 turnovers, but took a 56-34 rebounding advantage. Brice Johnson also had 10 rebounds, while freshman point guard Nate Britt had six assists and five steals.

The Tar Heels open the regular season next Friday night against Oakland.