Tuesday, March 04, 2008

North Carolina basketball report

Rankings (results through Monday’s games)
RPI rankings, team (overall record, record vs. North Carolina teams)

3. North Carolina (27-2, 5-1)
Last week: 3
beat Davidson, UNC Asheville, N.C. State (2), Wake Forest
lost to Duke

At The Washington Times, Patrick Stevens, our ACC basketball beat writer, and I are selecting the best players from each era of ACC basketball. The second installment is 1965-74.

The teams feature N.C. State’s David Thompson and Tom Burleson of the 1974 national champions, Charlie Scott, Larry Miller, Bobby Jones and Dean Smith of North Carolina and Charlie Davis of Wake Forest.

Tyler Hansbrough: eighth in the country in points (23.4)

4. Duke (25-3, 5-1)
Last week: 4
beat N.C. Central, Davidson, N.C. State (2), North Carolina
lost to Wake Forest

44. Davidson (22-6, 9-4)
Last week: 61
beat N.C. Central, Appalachian State (2), Western Carolina (2),
Elon (2) UNC Greensboro (2)
lost to North Carolina, Duke, UNC Charlotte, N.C. State

Davidson, which moved up 17 spots in the RPI, finished the Southern Conference regular season undefeated at 20-0.

Stephen Curry: fifth in points (25.3), ninth in free throw percentage (.894)

Jason Richards: first in assists (8.0)

83. N.C. State (15-14, 4-5)
Last week: 74
beat Davidson, Western Carolina, N.C. Central, Wake Forest
lost to East Carolina, North Carolina (2), Duke (2)

The current issue of Sports Illustrated includes “Over the Top,” an article about out of control college basketball fans. A sidebar, “Pattern of Abuse,” includes Washington, N.C., native Dominique Wilkins, whose first choice as a school was N.C. State.

85. Wake Forest (16-11, 3-3)
Last week: 62
beat N.C. Central, Winston-Salem State, Duke
lost to UNC Charlotte, N.C. State, North Carolina

94. UNC Charlotte (16-12, 5-0)
Last week: 99
beat High Point, Appalachian State, Wake Forest, Davidson,

131. UNC Asheville (17-8, 4-2)
Last week: 154
beat Campbell (2), Western Carolina, High Point
lost to North Carolina, High Point

Kenny George: first in field goal percentage (.713), sixth in blocks (3.75)

135. UNC Wilmington (19-12, 2-1)
Last week: 143
beat N.C. Central, East Carolina
lost to UNC Greensboro

Vladimir Kulianin: second in field goal percentage (.664)

139. UNC Greensboro (17-11, 6-3)
Last week: 151
beat UNC Wilmington, Elon (2), Appalachian State,
Western Carolina (2)
lost to Appalachian State, Davidson (2)

153. Appalachian State (17-12, 5-5)
Last week: 158
beat Campbell, UNC Greensboro, Elon, Western Carolina (2)
lost to Charlotte, Davidson (2), Elon, UNC Greensboro

206. Gardner-Webb (14-15, 2-2)
Last week: 207
beat High Point, Campbell
lost to UNC Charlotte, Campbell

Thomas Sanders: fifth in rebounds (11.2)

227. N.C. A&T (10-14, 1-1)
Last week: 123
beat Winston-Salem State
lost to Winston-Salem State

238. High Point (12-13, 1-3)
Last week: 249
beat UNC Asheville
lost to Charlotte, Gardner-Webb, UNC Asheville

Arizona Reid: seventh in points (24.2), sixth in rebounds (11.1)

Mike Jefferson: fourth in assists (7.1)

249. Elon (10-17, 2-6)
Last week: 244
beat Western Carolina, Appalachian State
lost to Davidson (2), UNC Greensboro (2), Western Carolina, Appalachian State

251. East Carolina (8-16, 2-1)
Last week: 262
beat N.C. State, N.C. Central
lost to UNC Wilmington

291. Western Carolina (9-19, 2-9)
Last week: 294
beat N.C. Central, Elon
lost to UNC Asheville, Elon, N.C. State, Davidson (2),
Appalachian State (2), UNC Greensboro (2)

292. N.C. Central (2-23, 0-7)
Last week: 295
lost to Duke, Wake Forest, Davidson, Western Carolina,
UNC Wilmington, East Carolina, N.C. State

309. Winston-Salem State (9-16, 1-2)
Last week: 311
beat N.C. A&T
lost to Wake Forest, N.C. A&T

317. Campbell (9-19, 1-4)
Last week: 315
beat Gardner-Webb
lost to UNC Asheville (2), Appalachian State, Gardner-Webb

1 comment:

M. Lail said...

Great links! It was nice (and yet sad) looking at those '74 Pack highlights.