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March Madness - Recap - North Carolina Defeats Providence 79-77

North Carolina got 19 points from Marcus Paige as they ran past Providence 79-77 on Friday at AT&T Center.

North Carolina earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 4.5-point spread.

North Carolina got 16 points from James Michael McAdoo and another 16 points from Brice Johnson. J.P. Tokoto contributed 6 assists, while James Michael McAdoo cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Providence got 36 points from Bryce Cotton in a losing cause and another 16 points from LaDontae Henton. Bryce Cotton contributed 8 assists for them, while LaDontae Henton had 11 rebounds.

North Carolina hit the break leading 39-36 before taking care of business in the second half.

North Carolina won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 40-26.