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Updated: Thursday, December 30, 2004 10:53 PM EST
NCAA BASKETBALL RECAP
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(5) North Carolina 107, Cleveland St 64

CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina (Ticker) -- This time, North Carolina was in no mood to make things interesting.

Sean May scored 16 points to lead six players in double figures as the fifth-ranked Tar Heels cruised to their 11th straight win, a 107-64 drubbing of Cleveland State.

Last season, the Tar Heels struggled to an 82-76 victory at Cleveland State. But the 2004 version of the Tar Heels is a far different team.

May led the balanced attack for the Tar Heels (11-1), who shot 57 percent (41-of-72) as they surpassed 100 points for the third time this season.

North Carolina is unbeaten since a season-opening 77-66 loss to Santa Clara.

Omari Westley scored 18 points to lead Cleveland State (3-5), which has dropped five straight following a 3-0 start.

Using their pressure defense to set up their explosive offense, the Tar Heels forced a season-high 31 turnovers and held the Vikings to 41 percent (24-of-58) shooting.

After Westley hit a pair of free throws with 6:41 left in the first half to pull the Vikings within 37-29, the Tar Heels opened things up with a 14-3 run.

Jawad Williams scored inside to start the surge before freshman Marvin Williams and Rashad McCants added layups. May's basket capped the surge and gave the Tar Heels a 51-32 lead with 2:57 left before intermission.

Felton made all three of his 3-pointers and has converted his last 12 overall, three short of the NCAA record of 15 set by Todd Leslie of Northwestern in 1990.

Marvin Williams added 14 points and Jawad Williams, Melvin Scott and point guard Raymond Felton each contributed 13 for the Tar Heels, whose 43-point margin was their largest lead.


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