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Men's Basketball hangs tough with UNC for a half

CHAPEL HILL, NC -- Catawba trailed by only four at the break, but a strong second half by North Carolina propelled the Tar Heels to an 89-63 win over the Indians in a menís basketball exhibition game on Saturday night at the Dean Smith Center. David Noel scored six of his team-high 18 points in a 14-0 run early in the second half to lift UNC in front of 16,334 fans. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2005 Leading 43-39, the Tar Heels scored six field goals and added two free throws in a span of 3:47 to pull ahead by 18 points. The Tar Heels shot 64.5 percent and held the Indians to 28.1 percent from the floor in the second half. In the first half, both teams shot 50 percent from the floor and the Indians hit six of 12 from three-point range. Catawba scored the game's first six points and led 15-8 with 15:31 to play after a three-pointer by guard Brian Frasier. Carolina took its first lead of the game at 19-17 on a three-point play by freshman forward Danny Green with 12:01 remaining in the half. That was part of an 18-2 Tar Heel run that gave UNC a 30-19 lead. Noel led the Tar Heels with 18 points and added five rebounds and four steals. He was one of four UNC players to score in double figures. Junior forward Reyshawn Terry had 16 points, freshman forward Tyler Hanbrough had 16 and Green added 12. Terry and Green shared game rebounding honors with nine apiece. Helgi Magnusson led all scorers with 20 points, 14 of which came in the opening period. He hit three of four from three-point range in the first half all coming in a span that helped the Tribe cut into a 30-19 deficit. Ahmad Murphy added nine for the Indians, while Jamel Hamilton had eight. Catawba had just 21 turnovers to 18 for North Carolina, but the tar Heels controlled the boards 44-25, including 18 off the offensive glass. Brian Graves had eight assists with just one turnover for the Tribe. #####

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