Center Sam Perkins scored 22 points as second-ranked North Carolina routed Furman, 96-69, and North Carolina State defeated The Citadel, 54-44, in the North-South Doubleheader in Charlotte last night.
The Tar Heels (17-2) showed no side effects from Wednesday's loss to Virginia as Coach Dean Smith emptied his bench early.
Freshman Michael Jordan scored 21 points, substitute Jim Braddock had a career-high 16 points--making seven of eight shots--and James Worthy had 12 points.
Furman (7-11) was led by Mel Daniel's 24 points.
The Tar Heels controlled the game from the start, going ahead, 21-9, midway through the first half and leading by as many by 18 points before Furman scored eight straight to make it 40-30 at the half.
George Singleton scored on the opening possession of the second half to cut North Carolina's lead to eight. But the Paladins then went three minutes without scoring and the Tar Heels went out to a 50-32 lead and Furman never again got closer than 13 points.
With about six minutes left in the game, Smith substituted freely, but the Tar Heels led by as many as 31 points in the closing minutes.
It was the most points North Carolina had scored since a 78-70 victory over Tulsa in the third game of the seaon.
In the first game, North Carolina State guard Sidney Lowe led his team by scoring 16 points.