North Carolina vs. Mississippi State: Live Score, Reaction for Maui Invitational

Rollin YeattsFeatured ColumnistNovember 19, 2012

March 9, 2012; Atlanta, GA USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Reggie Bullock (35) dunks during the second half of the game against the Maryland Terrapins in the quarter-finals of the 2012 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

The game was never even close between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the North Carolina Tar Heels in the first round of the Maui Invitational.

UNC showed why they deserve their No. 9 ranking, as they absolutely crushed the Bulldogs 95-49. The treys did turn out to be the story of the game, as I predicted.

Carolina was 15-of-33 from downtown, while Mississippi State could only muster two treys on 17 attempts.

The day started off with a miracle win, but it just wasn't to be for the depleted Bulldogs.

The Tar Heels will take on the Butler Bulldogs, who took out the Marquette Golden Eagles with a buzzer-beater by Rotnei Clarke in the opener.


Where: Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, HI

When: Monday, November 19 at 6 p.m. ET

Watch: ESPN2, ESPN3