NEW ORLEANS -- If North Carolina needs more scoring from Justin Jackson this season, early signs are the sixth-ranked Tar Heels are going to get it.Jackson scored a career-high 27 points, guard Joel Berry II added a career-high 23, and No. 6 North Carolina never trailed its overmatched host, defeating Tulane 95-75 on Friday night in the regular season opener for both teams.I would love to keep it up every single game, Jackson said. Ive just got to keep on putting in the work before and after practice so that whenever I step on the court, thats the easy part.He made it look easy, but deferred credit to fellow Tar Heels for getting him open shots.My teammates were finding me. They were setting screens, Jackson said. I just had to step into the shot and knock it down.Jackson hit the first four 3s he attempted and also scored on an array of shots from inside and out, including a driving reverse layup. That came as no surprise to Berry, who was among those looking to get Jackson the ball.Hes worked on his shot a lot, worked on making it, being more consistent, Berry said. Thats what were going to need from him.The game marked the college coaching debut for former NBA player and coach Mike Dunleavy, but his Tulane squad simply lacked the talent to stay with a team that lost last seasons national championship game to Villanova on a last-second shot.We got caught up in the momentum, as opposed to playing the way that we needed to play to give ourselves a chance, Dunleavy said. I liked our effort. Im not going to like some of our film, but thats part of it.Cameron Reynolds scored a career-high 21 points for Tulane, hitting five of six from 3-point range. Tulane struggled to get open looks near the basket against North Carolinas imposing interior, but the Green Wave hit 12 3-pointers to account for nearly half of its points.BIG PICTURENorth Carolina: Berry looks ready to take charge and be a playmaker on both ends. Isaiah Hicks looks formidable from 10 feet in, and Jackson demonstrated that hes ready to contribute a lot more than the 12 points per game he supplied last season as North Carolina looks to repeat as Atlantic Coast Conference champions.Tulane: While there was never any evidence that the Green Wave possessed enough talent to compete with a traditional college basketball power like North Carolina, Dunleavy has the Green Wave playing with more purpose and poise than they displayed a year ago. Time will tell if the former NBA coach can make Tulane into a factor in the American Athletic Conference.SUPPORTING CASTSHicks scored 16, and Kennedy Meeks grabbed 15 rebounds for the Tar Heels, who never trailed and led by as many as 21 points. Freshman forward Tony Bradley added 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting.Kain Harris scored 15 points for Tulane and freshman guard Colin Slater added 14 points in his Green Wave debut.BUCKLING DOWNNorth Carolina, a 21-point favorite coming in, found Tulane to be a feisty opponent early. Trailing 20-19 more than 10 minutes into the game, the Green Wave had several chances to take the lead, but missed two shots and then turned the ball over on a charging foul.Thats about when Berry seemed to infuse the Tar Heels with some extra intensity, starting with his alley-oop lob from the top of the key to set up Hicks dunk. Berry then stole the ball from Ray Ona Embo and quickly fed Jackson for a layup. Berry then hit a 3 and added a free throw to make it 31-22 as North Carolina began to pull away. Berrys second 3 of the game made it 44-29.FOUL BEHAVIOROfficials awarded North Carolina a technical free throw after a fan tossed a mini, palm-size basketball on the court. Officials said it was the second time in the game a fan had tossed an object into play.Dunleavy said he did not know about that rule, but cracked that he would starting taking a Tulane fan to road games with instructions to take a couple balls with you and toss them out there just when I need it.POLL IMPLICATIONSNorth Carolina performed as expected against over-matched Tulane, so voters might be inclined to keep the Tar Heels where they are unless one of the five teams above them stumbles.UP NEXTNorth Carolina plays its home opener on Sunday afternoon against Chattanooga.Tulane returns to its regular, on-campus home venue on Monday night to host Southeastern Louisiana.---More AP college basketball: http://collegebasketball.ap.org Archie Manning Womens Jersey . The native of Mont-Tremblant, Que., captured a World Cup downhill event Saturday, his second this year and fifth career victory on the circuit. Rickey Jackson Youth Jersey . 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CHICAGO -- A day after celebrating their NL Central title, the Chicago Cubs and Jake Arrieta were far from championship form.Ryan Braun went deep twice to reach 30 homers for the sixth time, Chris Carter hit a grand slam off the Wrigley Field video board and the Milwaukee Brewers routed the Cubs 11-3 on Saturday.Braun had five RBI, including a pair of two-run homers. He reached 30 home runs for the first time since he had a career-high 41 in 2012, before his 65-game suspension for violations of baseballs drug agreement and labor contract.Carter hit his 35th homer, a drive off Spencer Patton that would have traveled 438 if it had landed unimpeded, according to MLBs Statcast. Domingo Santana added a solo shot and Scooter Gennett doubled twice.We missed locations on several pitches and give them credit, they did not miss the baseball, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.Arrieta (17-7), the 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner, gave up four runs -- three earned -- four hits and four walks in six innings. He is 3-2 with a 4.58 ERA and 21 walk in his last six starts.And in this one, the wind was blowing out on a warm day.Im a lot more excited to face Jake Arrieta than when the wind is blowing in, Braun said. This is as close as well get to a playoff atmosphere, obviously. So as a player, as a competitor, its a lot fun.Maddon and Arrieta said they believe the right-hander can polish his control in time for the postseason.Its fixable, I really believe that, Maddon said. If we can get him to get better command of his fastball over the next two starts, everything else will play off of that.Arrieta thinks his sinker is the starting point.I just need to find that comfort with the sinker in the strike zone, first pitch, he said. After that it opens up a lot of doors. ... Just have to be better early in the counts to prevent gguys from taking pitches and getting into 2-1, 3-1 counts.dddddddddddd Ive got a couple of starts before October and just to prepare for that. Thats the mindset.Chris Coghlan hit a two-run homer and Kris Bryant tripled in a run in the first. Maddon used a starting lineup of mostly reserves after the Cubs celebrated winning the division, a title they clinched late on Thursday night.Youre going to see a normal lineup out there tomorrow, Maddon said.Milwaukees Zach Davies (11-7) settled down after allowing three runs in the first, giving up seven hits in five innings. Four pitchers combined for one-hit relief.BEING THE BESTThe Cubs are six games ahead of Washington with the best record in the majors. Holding on would assure Chicago of home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.Maddon pointed to last seasons NL Championship Series, when Chicago was swept by the New York Mets.We want to have the best record in baseball and we do want to have home-field advantage, Maddon said. Does it matter at the end of the day? Well find out.TRAINERS ROOMBrewers: RHP Junior Guerras season was ended because of an innings limit. . Milwaukee recalled outfielder Michael Reed from Triple-A Colorado Springs to help fill a gap created by injuries to outfielders Keon Broxton (right wrist fracture) and Kirk Nieuwenhuis (abdominal strain). Broxton will miss the remainder of the season and Nieuwenhuis will be re-evaluated on Monday.UP NEXTRHP Wily Peralta (6-10, 5.42) is to start Sunday for the Brewers and NL ERA leader Kyle Hendricks (15-7, 2.03) for the Cubs. Hendricks, a right-hander who took a no-hit bid into the ninth inning Monday at St. Louis, is 11-1 with a 1.27 ERA in his last 16 outings. ' ' '