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McAdoo leads North Carolina past Virginia Tech 60-56 for Tar Heels' 11th straight victory

  • North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo (43)  scores past the defense of Joey van Zegeren (2) right, of Virginia Tech during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (SALEM TIMES REGISTER; FINCASTLE HERALD; CHRISTIANSBURG NEWS MESSENGER; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL

    North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo (43) scores past the defense of Joey van Zegeren (2) right, of Virginia Tech during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (SALEM TIMES REGISTER; FINCASTLE HERALD; CHRISTIANSBURG NEWS MESSENGER; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL  (The Associated Press)

  • Virginia Tech's  C.J. Barksdale (42) grabs a defensive rebound in front of North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo (43) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (SALEM TIMES REGISTER; FINCASTLE HERALD; CHRISTIANSBURG NEWS MESSENGER; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL

    Virginia Tech's C.J. Barksdale (42) grabs a defensive rebound in front of North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo (43) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (SALEM TIMES REGISTER; FINCASTLE HERALD; CHRISTIANSBURG NEWS MESSENGER; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL  (The Associated Press)

  • Virginia Tech's Jarell Eddie (31)  loses possession of the ball while being guarded by J.P. Tokoto (13) top, during the  first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (SALEM TIMES REGISTER; FINCASTLE HERALD; CHRISTIANSBURG NEWS MESSENGER; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL

    Virginia Tech's Jarell Eddie (31) loses possession of the ball while being guarded by J.P. Tokoto (13) top, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (SALEM TIMES REGISTER; FINCASTLE HERALD; CHRISTIANSBURG NEWS MESSENGER; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL  (The Associated Press)

James Michael McAdoo scored 15 points to lead No. 19 North Carolina past Virginia Tech 60-56 on Saturday for its 11th straight victory.

McAdoo hit 6 of 9 from the floor for the Tar Heels (22-7, 12-4), who started Atlantic Coast Conference play 1-4 and have not lost since. The Tar Heels haven't won this many games in a row since opening the 2008-09 season with 13 straight victories.

McAdoo scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half, including 10 after the Hokies had cut the Tar Heel lead to 42-40 on a basket by Jarell Eddie with 8:54 left in the game.

Leslie McDonald added 14 points and J.P. Tokoto finished with 12 for North Carolina.

Eddie led Virginia Tech (9-19, 2-14 ACC) with 18 points.