CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Jawad Williams and Sean May made sure North Carolina-Wilmington's ineptness against the Atlantic Coast Conference continued.
Williams scored 25 points and May added 16 as No. 5 North Carolina coasted to a 96-75 triumph over UNC-Wilmington, which fell to 1-24 all-time against ACC opponents.
North Carolina (10-1) controlled the game from the opening tip, scoring the first 13 points and building a 19-3 lead as Jackie Manuel scored seven points and Raymond Felton hit two of the Tarheels' four 3-pointers in the first 5:20.
"I told them I wanted us to set the tempo with our defense right off the bat," said Tarheels coach Roy Williams, whose team won its 10th straight and has yet to trail in five home games. "You have one or two runs like that, or even one run like that, if you're a good team, the other team can just never overcome it. So I think to just set the tempo like that early was a huge factor."
"They got off to a great start," UNC-Wilmington coach Brad Brownell said. "We came into the game and tried to do some things defensively, but their kids made shots. We had to challenge them from the outside, and they were up to the challenge. They made a lot of 3s in a row right off the bat and we got down big right away."
With North Carolina leading, 23-12, Jawad Williams scored the Tarheels' next six points for a 31-16 cushion with nine minutes to go. Jawad Williams ended the first half with 14 points and Felton sank two more shots from the arc as North Carolina carried a 54-30 lead into the break.
"Raymond is shooting the ball so much better," Brownell said. "He goes 4-for-4 from (the arc) today. If he does that, you're going to have a hard time beating them."
"I was extremely pleased with the way we played in the first half," Roy Williams said. "I think we were very focused. I think it was the best we've been this year at sharing the basketball - 18 baskets, 17 assists in the first half."
Jawad Williams scored the first seven points of the second half for the Tarheels. They extended their lead to 78-41 with an 8-0 run that was capped by a pair of free throws by May - who scored 10 in the final 20 minutes - with 11:11 remaining.
Marvin Williams scored 10 points and Felton recorded 10 assists for North Carolina, which shot 59 percent (30-of-51).
Ed Spencer scored 19 points - including 10 in the first half - for the Seahawks (5-4), who lost for the third time in four games.