Reggie Bullock and James Michael McAdoo Carry North Carolina to an Easy Victory

Bob Donnan-USA Today Sports

North Carolina earned themselves a huge victory over Maryland yesterday behind a career day from Reggie Bullock and an outstanding performance by James Michael McAdoo.

A 21-point first half for Bullock got the Tar Heels out to a 22-point lead.  Bullock actually outscored the entire Maryland team in the first half, 21-20.  Bullock ended the game with a career-high 24 points to lead all scorers in the game.

The only other Carolina player to score in double-digits was McAdoo. In fact, him and Bullock were the only two players to score over six points for the Tar Heels.

McAdoo had a strong performance to earn himself a double-double.  His 19 points and 11 rebounds accounted for one of the best games he has had all season.

The two teammates combined for 43 of North Carolina’s 62 points, which is more than two-thirds of the teams production.  Combined they were 15-31 from the field and 9-14 from the line (each attempted seven).  Bullock was also an outstanding 4-7 from behind the arc, which is where his at his best.

If your Carolina and you get this type of production from your two best players, you are in good shape. If you have two players that combine for 43 points and 16 rebounds on just under 50 percent shooting, you are going to have a difficult time losing games.

As the two best players on the team, Bullock and McAdoo need to step up when their team needs them too.  A team lacking leadership, found it yesterday in Bullock and McAdoo who carried their team to a win.

North Carolina is now 12-5 overall and 2-2 in ACC play and are off to a good start in its quest to turn its season around in large part to Bullock and McAdoo.

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