Fifth-Ranked North Carolina Beats Elon 100-62

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Tyler Zeller had 19 points and 13 rebounds to help fifth-ranked North Carolina beat Elon 100-62 on Thursday night.

Harrison Barnes added 18 points for the Tar Heels (12-2), who blew the game open with a dominating 23-0 run midway through the first half. North Carolina led 53-19 by halftime then pushed the margin to as many as 50 points after the break.

North Carolina won its 25th straight game in the Smith Center to tie the record for its longest winning streak in the nearly 26-year-old campus arena. That home winning streak is tied for third-longest in program history.

Sebastian Koch scored 17 points for the Phoenix (7-5), who lost their third straight game and remained winless against ranked opponents since entering Division I competition a dozen years ago. Elon shot just 33 percent, including 7 for 28 from 3-point range.

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  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Dec 30, 2011 at 02:56 PM
    UNC- University of Cheater Hill, we buy a lot of k/y jelly, more that San Francisco, and we know how to cheat, we just need to work on getting caught, the "Carolina Way" , what a joke!
  • by Fredo Location: NC on Dec 29, 2011 at 07:47 PM
    EZU sucks. Just thought I'd get it started since every unc article denegrates into ECU bashing.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 30, 2011 at 03:33 AM in reply to Fredo
      wrong...they start with ECU and State fans bashing UNC, get your facts straight, Bub
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        by Anonymous on Dec 30, 2011 at 06:18 AM in reply to
        Indeed. Because of all of the jealously non-UNC fans have towards UNC they have had a field day in the last year and bash UNC win or lose. Doesnt bother me because I know if they werent green with envy they wouldnt have anything to say, its actually flattering

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