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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: No. 1 UNC topples Michigan State in first-ever Carrier Classic; UGA, Ga. Tech, FSU, Auburn all win openers

Michigan State forward Draymond Green (10) has his shot blocked against North Carolina during the first half of the Carrier Classic basketball game aboard the USS Carl Vinson on Friday in Coronado, Calif. UNC won.

Michigan State forward Draymond Green (10) has his shot blocked against North Carolina during the first half of the Carrier Classic basketball game aboard the USS Carl Vinson on Friday in Coronado, Calif. UNC won.

CORONADO, Calif. -- With President Barack Obama watching from midcourt, No. 1 North Carolina beat Michigan State, 67-55, on Friday night in the Carrier Classic on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson.

Harrison Barnes scored 17 points and John Henson had 12 points and a career-high nine blocked shots as the Tar Heels put their size advantage to good use. Michigan State's Draymond Green had 18 rebounds.

Fitting with the Veterans Day theme, the Tar Heels and Spartans had U.S.A. rather than their names on the back of their jerseys, which had a camouflage design. At dusk, the game was paused for the lowering of the American flag. The players gave their jerseys to servicemen after the game.

Obama watched intently, chatted with wife Michelle and service members seated near him, and at one point appeared to check his BlackBerry. When the game ended, he applauded and then shook hands with coaches Roy Williams and Tom Izzo.

North Carolina has beaten Michigan State six straight times, including in the 2009 NCAA final.

Florida State 79, Jacksonville 67: Terrance Shannon came off the bench and set career highs with 15 points and 12 rebounds Friday on the way to his first collegiate double-double as Florida State defeated Jacksonville in the season opener for both schools.

Michael Snaer and Deividas Dulkys shared scoring honors for the winners with 16 points apiece.

Florida State jumped to a quick 8-0 lead on its way to a 44-31 halftime advantage. The Seminoles shot 44.4 percent and led by as many as 22 points.

Georgia Tech 92, FAMU 59: Brandon Reed had 16 points to help the Yellow Jackets get coach Brian Gregory a win in his first game as the Yellow Jackets' coach.

Mfon Udofia had 15 points and Daniel Miller had 12 points and seven rebounds for Georgia Tech, which never trailed.

Glen Rice Jr., Georgia Tech's leading returning scorer, was suspended for the season's first three games Friday for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

The junior forward's suspension was announced before the opening game against Florida A&M.

Rice, the son of the former Michigan and 15-year NBA star Glen Rice, started 23 games last season, averaging 12.8 points per game.

Avery Moore led FAMU with 15 points.

Clemon Johnson also made his debut as Florida A&M's coach.

Auburn 84, McNeese State 62: Rob Chubb scored a career-high 21 points, and Auburn started off Tony Barbee's second year as head coach with an easy win Friday.

Chubb also grabbed seven rebounds and led four Tigers players in double figures as Auburn jumped out to an early lead and never surrendered it.

Varez Ward added 14 for Auburn, Kenny Gabriel scored 13 and grabbed seven rebounds, and Chris Denson scored 10 as the Tigers topped 80 points in a regulation game for the first time under Barbee.

Georgia 62, Wofford 49: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 15 points, Dustin Ware added 14 and Georgia held off Wofford for a victory in the season opener for both teams on Friday night.

Caldwell-Pope, the Bulldogs' first McDonald's All-American signee since 1992, was scoreless in the second half until he hit a pair of free throws in the final minute.

Brad Loesing scored 13 points and Kevin Giltner had 12 for Wofford, which was outscored 22-14 in the paint.

Ware, one of two starters from the 2010-11 squad that earned Georgia's first NCAA tournament bid in three years, was the only Bulldog remaining from the team two years ago that lost to Wofford in its second game under coach Mark Fox.

Ware's 3-pointer with 1:51 remaining gave the Bulldogs a double-digit lead for the rest of the game.