The No. 5 Tar Heels just keep rolling early in the season. They played Long Beach State and got a comfortable 93-67 win behind Justin Jackson’s double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. Tony Bradley scored 10 points off the bench while starters Kennedy Meeks and Joel Berry had 15 and 23 points, respectively.
North Carolina made one-third of its shots behind the arc and over 50 percent from the floor overall while keeping the 49ers to 36.4 percent shooting overall. UNC also got to the free throw line an astonishing 35 times and forced 14 turnovers. They next play at Hawaii on Saturday.