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March Madness - Villanova Falls 78-71 Against North Carolina - Game Recap

North Carolina earned a 78-71 victory over Villanova on Friday, getting 23 points from P.J. Hairston at Sprint Center.

North Carolina was a favorite by 5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors.

North Carolina got 17 points from James Michael McAdoo and another 15 points from Reggie Bullock. Marcus Paige contributed 4 assists, while P.J. Hairston cleaned the glass with 5 rebounds.

Villanova got 20 points from JayVaughn Pinkston in a losing cause and another 18 points from Darrun Hilliard. Ryan Arcidiacono contributed 3 assists for them, while Mouphtaou Yarou had 8 rebounds.

North Carolina led at halftime, 37-29.

Villanova had a 37-28 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.