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UNC 102, Tennessee State 69

Harrison Barnes shoots the ball over the defense of the Tennessee State Tigers during their game at Dean Smith Center on November 22, 2011.
Harrison Barnes shoots the ball over the defense of the Tennessee State Tigers during their game at Dean Smith Center on November 22, 2011.

Coming into this game, UNC hadn't demonstrated much in the way of three-point shooting. Over three games, they'd only taken 38; they'd only made 11. With the Tar Heels uptempo pace, strong frontcourt, and ability to drive to the hoop, an outside game hasn't been critical – Carolina won those three games by 12, 16, and 26 – but there's going to come a time when the will.

So it was nice to see the team just go off tonight, hitting 61.1% percent of the threes. The brunt of that came from Reggie Bullock, who had a career high 23 points, hitting 6 of 7 threes. It's too early to see if this is an aberration or another piece of the puzzle clicking into place, but it's an impressive performance either way.

Everything else went pretty much as they have for the first three games. UNC dominated the boards, forced nine steals, and at one point scored roughly 1.5 seconds into the shot clock, on a long pass to James McAdoo. John Henson had yet another double-double, this time paired with six assists. Kendall Marshall had 15 assists, the third time he's done that particular feat, when no other UNC player has done that more than once.

If you're looking for problems, the free throw shooting was almost as bad as on Sunday, as the Heels were 8-16 from the line. They also give up a few too many steals. But these are minor problems in the scheme of things; Carolina ran their opponents right of the court, and won by 33. They should have no difficulty with South Carolina later this week.