Tuesday, January 13, 2009

North Carolina basketball report (2)

This week’s research — the best shooters in ACC history (1985-94):

1. Mark Price
2. Jeff Lebo
3. Rodney Monroe
4. Kenny Smith
5. Hubert Davis

Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology is included as part of each team’s resume. Bracket | Story | Video

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

2. Duke (14-1, 2-0)
Last week: 2
Bracketology: No. 1 seed in the East, vs. MEAC champion
beat UNC Asheville, Davidson

9. North Carolina (13-2, 1-1)
Last week: 11
Bracketology: No. 2 seed in the West, vs. Big South champion
beat UNC Asheville
lost to Wake Forest

Tyler Hansbrough is averaging 22.4 points and 7.5 rebounds and shooting 55.0 percent from 2-point range and 84.6 percent from the free throw line.

16. Wake Forest (14-0, 5-0)
Last week: 31
Bracketology: No. 1 seed in the South, vs. Ohio Valley champion
beat N.C. Central, UNC Wilmington, Winston-Salem State,
East Carolina, North Carolina

28. Davidson (11-3, 2-1)
Last week: 22
Bracketology: No. 7 seed in the Midwest, vs. Saint Mary’s
beat N.C. State, beat Appalachian State
lost to Duke

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Curry is averaging 28.5 points and 6.7 assists and shooting 53.7 percent from 2-point range, 36.1 percent from 3-point range and 85.1 percent from the free throw line.

119. N.C. State (9-4, 4-1)
Last week: 133
beat High Point, UNC Greensboro, Winston-Salem State, East Carolina
lost to Davidson

146. UNC Asheville (4-9, 2-3)
Last week: 140
beat Western Carolina, Gardner-Webb
lost to Campbell, North Carolina, Duke

149. East Carolina (6-6, 3-2)
Last week: 148
beat Campbell, UNC Wilmington, UNC Greensboro
lost to N.C. State, Wake Forest

188. Western Carolina (6-5, 2-2)
Last week: 166
beat UNC Greensboro, Elon
lost to Gardner-Webb, UNC Asheville

192. Gardner-Webb (3-9, 2-1)
Last week: 170
beat Western Carolina, High Point
lost UNC Asheville

172. UNC Charlotte (5-9, 1-1)
Last week: 182
beat UNC Greensboro
lost to Appalachian State

253. Appalachian State (5-7, 3-3)
Last week: 198
beat UNC Charlotte, Campbell, Elon
lost UNC Wilmington, UNC Greensboro, Davidson

258. Elon (2-8, 0-0)
Last week: 209
lost to Appalachian State, Western Carolina

270. N.C. A&T (3-10, 0-0)
Last week: 214

293. Winston-Salem State (2-10, 1-2)
Last week: 239
beat N.C. Central
lost to Wake Forest, N.C. State

297. UNC Wilmington (4-13, 2-2)
Last week: 290
beat Appalachian State, N.C. Central,
lost to Wake Forest, East Carolina

286. Campbell (2-8, 1-2)
Last week: 322
beat UNC Asheville,
lost to East Carolina, Appalachian State

330. N.C. Central (0-18, 0-4)
Last week: 332
lost to Wake Forest, UNC Wilmington, High Point,
Winston-Salem State

324. UNC Greensboro (1-11, 1-4)
Last week: 335
beat Appalachian State
lost to UNC Charlotte, N.C. State, East Carolina, Western Carolina

336. High Point (2-10, 1-2)
Last week: 338
beat N.C. Central
lost to N.C. State, Gardner-Webb

Nine of the 19 North Carolina teams (47 percent) rank in the bottom 27 percent of the sport.

1 comment:

M. Lail said...

How poor is that?

NCCCU finally won a game.