Tuesday, March 11, 2008

North Carolina basketball report

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

2. North Carolina (29-2, 6-1)
Last week: 3
beat Davidson, UNC Asheville, N.C. State (2), Wake Forest, Duke
lost to Duke

The latest installments of the best players in ACC history from Patrick Stevens, The Washington Times’ ACC basketball beat writer, and myself: 1975-86 and 1987-95.

Tom Knott of The Washington Times writes about Tyler Hansbrough.

Hansbrough: 10th in the country in points (23.1)

4. Duke (26-4, 5-2)
Last week: 4
beat N.C. Central, Davidson, N.C. State (2), North Carolina
lost to Wake Forest, North Carolina

41. Davidson (24-6, 11-4)
Last week: 44
beat N.C. Central, Appalachian State (2), Western Carolina (2),
Elon (3), UNC Greensboro (3)
lost to North Carolina, Duke, UNC Charlotte, N.C. State

Monday: beat Elon 65-49 in Southern Conference championship

Stephen Curry scored 23 points as the Wildcats completed a 23-0 run through the conference, including the tournament.

Stephen Curry: fifth in points (25.2)

Jason Richards: first in assists (7.9)

86. UNC Charlotte (18-12, 5-0)
Last week: 94
beat High Point, Appalachian State, Wake Forest, Davidson,

Wednesday: vs. Rhode Island in first round of Atlantic 10 tournament, 9 p.m.

87. Wake Forest (17-12, 4-3)
Last week: 85
beat N.C. Central, Winston-Salem State, Duke, N.C. State
lost to UNC Charlotte, N.C. State, North Carolina

92. N.C. State (15-15, 4-6)
Last week: 83
beat Davidson, Western Carolina, N.C. Central, Wake Forest
lost to East Carolina, North Carolina (2), Duke (2), Wake Forest

State has lost eight consecutive games.

130. UNC Greensboro (19-12, 7-4)
Last week: 139
beat UNC Wilmington, Elon (2), Appalachian State (2),
Western Carolina (2)
lost to Appalachian State, Davidson (3)

Sunday: lost to Davidson 82-52 in Southern Conference semifinals

Kyle Hines: ninth in blocks (3.06)

133. UNC Wilmington (20-13, 2-1)
Last week: 135
beat N.C. Central, East Carolina
lost to UNC Greensboro

Sunday: lost to George Mason 53-41 in CAA semifinals

Vladimir Kulianin: second in field goal percentage (.667)

143. UNC Asheville (19-9, 4-2)
Last week: 131
beat Campbell (2), Western Carolina, High Point
lost to North Carolina, High Point

Saturday: lost to Winthrop 66-48 in Big South championship

Kenny George: first in field goal percentage (.690), eighth in blocks (3.41)

157. Appalachian State (17-13, 5-6)
Last week: 153
beat Campbell, UNC Greensboro, Elon, Western Carolina (2)
lost to Charlotte, Davidson (2), Elon, UNC Greensboro (2)

Saturday: lost to UNC Greensboro 63-46 in Southern Conference quarterfinals

201. Gardner-Webb (15-16, 2-2)
Last week: 206
beat High Point, Campbell
lost to UNC Charlotte, Campbell

Friday: lost to Jacksonville 89-80 in Atlantic Sun semifinals

Thomas Sanders: ninth in rebounds (10.8)

215. N.C. A&T (11-15, 1-1)
Last week: 227
beat Winston-Salem State
lost to Winston-Salem State

Thursday: vs. Delaware State in MEAC tournament quarterfinals
in Raleigh

218. Elon (13-17, 2-7)
Last week: 249
beat Western Carolina, Appalachian State
lost to Davidson (3), UNC Greensboro (2), Western Carolina, Appalachian State

Monday: lost to Davidson 65-49 in Southern Conference championship

233. High Point (13-14, 1-3)
Last week: 238
beat UNC Asheville
lost to Charlotte, Gardner-Webb, UNC Asheville

Thursday: lost to Winthrop 61-53 in Big South semifinals

Arizona Reid: seventh in points (23.9), sixth in rebounds (11.0)

Mike Jefferson: fourth in assists (7.0)

251. East Carolina (9-17, 2-1)
Last week: 251
beat N.C. State, N.C. Central
lost to UNC Wilmington

Wednesday: vs. Tulane in opening round of Conference USA tournament

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

Saturday: vs. Winston-Salem State, 4:30 p.m.

296. Western Carolina (9-21, 2-10)
Last week: 291
beat N.C. Central, Elon
lost to UNC Asheville, Elon, N.C. State, Davidson (2),
Appalachian State (2), UNC Greensboro (3)

Friday: lost to Wofford 58-49 in opening round of Southern Conference tournament

303. Winston-Salem State (10-17, 1-2)
Last week: 309
beat N.C. A&T
lost to Wake Forest, N.C. A&T

Saturday: at N.C. Central, 4:30 p.m.

311. Campbell (9-20, 1-4)
Last week: 317
beat Gardner-Webb
lost to UNC Asheville (2), Appalachian State, Gardner-Webb

Wednesday: lost to Belmont 75-66 in Atlantic Sun quarterfinals

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