Monday, January 19, 2009

North Carolina basketball report (3)

This week’s schedule:

N.C. State at Duke, 8 p.m.

Western Carolina at Appalachian State, 5 p.m.
N.C. A&T at Winston-Salem State, 6 p.m.

Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology: Bracket | Story

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

1. Duke (16-1, 2-0)
Last week: 2
Bracketology: No. 1 seed in the Midwest, vs. SWAC champion
beat UNC Asheville, Davidson

7. North Carolina (15-2, 1-1)
Last week: 9
Bracketology: No. 2 seed in the East, vs. Big South champion
beat UNC Asheville
lost to Wake Forest

Tyler Hansbrough: 22.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, .534 2-point percentage and .853 free throw percentage

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

No. 1 in the Associated Press poll.

No. 1 in the coaches poll.

The only undefeated team in college basketball.

No. 11 in the RPI.

Clemson wasn’t impressed either. | Video

Notice the headline on that video is “Wake Forest-Clemson Fan Interference.”

The fan didn’t interfere. The player fell into the stands.

31. Davidson (13-3, 3-1)
Last week: 28
Bracketology: No. 8 seed in the East, vs. Kansas
beat N.C. State, Appalachian State, Elon
lost to Duke

23,000 Stephen Curry fans can’t be wrong.

Curry: 29.1 points, 6.5 assists, .543 2-point percentage,
.359 3-point percentage and .854 free throw percentage

117. N.C. State (10-5, 4-1)
Last week: 119
beat High Point, UNC Greensboro, Winston-Salem State, East Carolina
lost to Davidson

174. East Carolina (6-7, 3-2)
Last week: 149
beat Campbell, UNC Wilmington, UNC Greensboro
lost to N.C. State, Wake Forest

189. UNC Asheville (5-10, 3-3)
Last week: 146
beat Western Carolina, Gardner-Webb, High Point
lost to Campbell, North Carolina, Duke

193. Gardner-Webb (5-9, 2-1)
Last week: 192
beat Western Carolina, High Point
lost UNC Asheville

206. UNC Charlotte (5-11, 1-1)
Last week: 172
beat UNC Greensboro
lost to Appalachian State

219. Western Carolina (6-7, 2-2)
Last week: 188
beat UNC Greensboro, Elon
lost to Gardner-Webb, UNC Asheville

272. Appalachian State (5-9, 3-3)
Last week: 253
beat UNC Charlotte, Campbell, Elon
lost UNC Wilmington, UNC Greensboro, Davidson

273. N.C. A&T (4-10, 0-0)
Last week: 270

288. Elon (2-10, 0-4)
Last week: 258
lost to Appalachian State, Western Carolina, Davidson,
UNC Greensboro

289. UNC Wilmington (4-15, 2-2)
Last week: 297
beat Appalachian State, N.C. Central
lost to Wake Forest, East Carolina

301. Campbell (4-10, 1-2)
Last week: 286
beat UNC Asheville
lost to East Carolina, Appalachian State

315. Winston-Salem State (2-11, 1-2)
Last week: 293
beat N.C. Central
lost to Wake Forest, N.C. State

317. UNC Greensboro (2-12, 2-4)
Last week: 324
beat Appalachian State, Elon
lost to UNC Charlotte, N.C. State, East Carolina, Western Carolina

334. N.C. Central (1-18, 0-4)
Last week: 330
lost to Wake Forest, UNC Wilmington, High Point,
Winston-Salem State

337. High Point (2-12, 1-3)
Last week: 336
beat N.C. Central
lost to N.C. State, Gardner-Webb, UNC Asheville

Nine of the 19 North Carolina teams (47 percent) rank in the bottom 21 percent of the sport.

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