CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – John Henson and Dexter Strickland scored 13 points apiece, two of eight North Carolina players in double figures in a 103-54 rout of St. Francis (Pa.) on Sunday.
Leslie McDonald and Reggie Bullock added 12 points apiece for the Tar Heels (10-4). They won their third straight and wrapped up the nonconference schedule by hitting the 100-point mark for the second time this season.
Tyler Zeller scored 11 points while Henson also had six of North Carolina's season-high-tying 10 blocked shots. The Tar Heels shot 59 percent (39 of 66).
Will Felder scored 12 of his 18 points in the first half for St. Francis (2-11) on 8-of-20 shooting.
Harrison Barnes, Larry Drew II and Justin Knox added 10 points each to help North Carolina win its 47th consecutive nonconference game at the Smith Center.
The Tar Heels have won 8 of 10 since dropping two straight to Minnesota and Vanderbilt at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, and they had little trouble in their final nonconference tuneup before beginning Atlantic Coast Conference play Jan. 8 at Virginia.
They shot 62.5 percent in the first half on 20-of-32 shooting while methodically growing their lead against a Red Flash team that entered at No. 315 in one unofficial online replication of the RPI formula.
McDonald hit two of North Carolina's four 3-pointers during the 23-10 run midway through the half that gave the Tar Heels their first double-figure lead. Zeller's three-point play with 8½ minutes left made it 31-19.
Then, the Tar Heels held St. Francis to one field goal in six minutes during a 14-4 run that stretched the margin to 19. Bullock scored seven consecutive points before Knox hit a jumper to push the lead to 46-27 with 2:16 before halftime.
North Carolina led 52-33 at the break, stretched the lead to 20 in the opening minute of the first half on Barnes' 3-pointer, then made it a 30-point game when Knox scored in the lane to make it 70-40 with just under 12 minutes left.
Umar Shannon added 13 points for the Red Flash, who didn't get closer than 17 points in the second half and were 1 of 15 from 3-point range in losing their ninth straight and remaining winless on the road.
(This version CORRECTS North Carolina 103, St. Francis (Pa.) 54. Corrects Strickland's point total to 13.)