Reserves Ranzino Smith and Kevin Madden scored 17 points each as top-ranked North Carolina routed Manhattan, 129-45, yesterday in the opening round of the Orange Bowl tournament in Miami.
The 129 points broke the school record of 128 set in 1972 against Dartmouth. The victory margin of 84 points topped the previous best of 69 in a 89-20 victory over Davidson in 1945.
The Tar Heels (11-0) outmatched the Jaspers (1-8) from the opening tipoff. North Carolina gained leads of 6-0, 16-4 and 33-11 and capped the first half with a 21-1 run to take a 67-24 lead at intermission. The Tar Heels made 30 of 40 first-half shots.
"Basically, I don't know whether it was a good game for either team," North Carolina Coach Dean Smith said. "Their program is way down. It's almost unfair for them."
Earlier, Brown beat Miami, 62-61, to earn the right to play the Tar Heels in the title game tonight.
North Carolina topped the 100-point mark with 9:52 remaining when Smith scored on a fast break to make it 101-36.
Four North Carolina starters -- Brad Daugherty, Steve Hale, Kenny Smith and Joe Wolf -- scored 10 points, and the fifth, Dave Popson, got nine. North Carolina outrebounded Manhattan, 41-15, and was credited with 41 assists to the Jaspers' six. Hoosier Classic
Freshman guard Rick Calloway scored 26 points as 17th-ranked Indiana came back from a lackluster first-half performance to defeat Idaho, 87-57, in the opening round in Indianapolis.
Steve Alford scored 24 points and Daryl Thomas had 14 in the Hoosiers' largest victory margin of the season.
Mississippi State (3-5) beat San Jose State, 75-65, in the other game.
Indiana (7-2), shooting 57 percent in the second half, went on a 22-2 surge that iced the victory. The Hoosiers led, 47-41, with 13:13 to play and ran the lead to 69-43 at 7:17 on Calloway's dunk. Alford had 12 points in the run.
Chris Carey and Brian Coleman each had 12 points to lead the Vandals (4-5).
Indiana took a 37-33 lead at the half as Calloway had 15 points, making seven of eight shots.
Despite the lead, Indiana Coach Bob Knight was angry at his team for its first-half play. "I told the team at halftime that the fans out there should be rooting for Idaho," Knight said. "They outscrapped us, outshot us, outhustled us." Jostens Philadelphia Classic
Guard Eddie Coe scored 23 points in leading Temple to an 81-58 victory over city rival La Salle in an opening-round game in Philadelphia. Fourth-year Temple Coach John Chaney recorded his 300th collegiate victory against 86 losses.
In the other semifinal, Penn beat Bowling Green, 62-56, as Chris Elzey had 16 points and Johnny Wolfon had 12 assists.
Temple (7-1) led by only 20-19 with six minutes left in the first half but went on a 14-6 run as Nate Blackwell scored six points. Temple led at the half, 34-25.
All-College: In Oklahoma City, forward Kevin Lewis scored 27 points and keyed a second-half comeback as Southern Methodist University beat Oklahoma State, 78-71, in an opening-round game. Holiday Classic
In Las Vegas, James Ponder scored 22 points, including five foul shots in the last minute, to lead the University of Alabama-Birmingham to a 69-62 victory over Texas Christian in an opening-round game.
The Blazers (12-1) hit only 15 of 33 free throws, but Ponder produced with TCU threatening in the final seconds.