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Heels Pound Blue Hose 103-64

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Ed Davis had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help Number 11 North Carolina beat Presbyterian 103-to-64 on Saturday night.

Deon Thompson added 19 points for the Tar Heels (8-2), who had no trouble beating up on a team picked to finish last in the Big South. North Carolina shot 54 percent, dominated the boards against the undersized Blue Hose and ran out to a 32-to-five lead in the first 10 minutes.

The Tar Heels played without fifth-year senior Marcus Ginyard and freshman guard Dexter Strickland. Ginyard was out as a precaution with pain in his left foot, while Strickland sat out with a sore left hamstring.

It was North Carolina's first game since last weekend's loss at Kentucky. The school began final exams Friday, and the Tar Heels won't play again until next weekend's trip to face second-ranked Texas at Cowboys Stadium.

Chase Holmes scored a career-high 29 points for Presbyterian (2-8).


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