Monday, February 09, 2009

North Carolina basketball report (6)

Wednesday’s games
North Carolina 101, Duke 87 | boxscore
N.C. State 82, Wake Forest 76 | boxscore
UNC Asheville 87, Gardner-Webb 78 (OT) | boxscore

Saturday’s games
High Point 61, Gardner-Webb 57 | boxscore
Western Carolina 89, Appalachian State 84 | boxscore

Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology: Bracket | Video

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

Duke lost to Clemson on Wednesday by 24 points — and the Blue Devils are still No. 1 in the RPI. But the Tigers are No. 8, and the RPI doesn’t care how badly a team loses. | boxscore

Only five of the 19 North Carolina schools have winning records.

1. Duke (20-3, 3-1)
Last week: 1
Bracketology: No. 2 seed in the West, vs. Patriot League champion
beat UNC Asheville, Davidson, N.C. State
lost to Wake Forest

Duke’s loss to Clemson was its worst since the national championship in 1990, when UNLV beat the Blue Devils by 30 points.

Then there’s the legend of Speedo Guy, 2003.

6. North Carolina (20-2, 2-1)
Last week: 4
Bracketology: No. 1 seed in the Midwest, vs. MEAC champion
beat UNC Asheville, N.C. State
lost to Wake Forest

Tyler Hansbrough: 22.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, .529 2-point percentage and .843 free throw percentage

Ty Lawson: seventh in assists (6.6).

14. Wake Forest (18-3, 6-0)
Last week: 14
Bracketology: No. 2 seed in the East, vs. Big South champion
beat N.C. Central, UNC Wilmington, Winston-Salem State,
East Carolina, North Carolina, Duke

50. Davidson (19-4, 5-1)
Last week: 30
Bracketology: No. 8 seed in the West, vs. Utah
beat N.C. State, Appalachian State, Elon, Western Carolina,
UNC Greensboro
lost to Duke

College of Charleston beat Davidson 77-75 on Saturday, ending the Wildcats’ 43-game Southern Conference winning streak and dropping them 20 spots in the rankings. | boxscore

Stephen Curry: 28.7 points, 6.2 assists, 2.88 steals, .530 2-point percentage, .380 3-point percentage and .865 free throw percentage

Curry: first in scoring, sixth in steals.

115. N.C. State (12-9, 5-3)
Last week: 102
beat High Point, UNC Greensboro, Winston-Salem State,
East Carolina, N.C. Central
lost to Davidson, Duke, North Carolina

156. Gardner-Webb (8-12, 2-1)
Last week: 189
beat Western Carolina, High Point
lost to UNC Asheville

161. East Carolina (9-10, 3-2)
Last week: 192
beat Campbell, UNC Wilmington, UNC Greensboro
lost to N.C. State, Wake Forest

Brock Young: first in assists (7.8).

167. UNC Charlotte (8-14, 1-1)
Last week: 193
beat UNC Greensboro
lost to Appalachian State

195. UNC Asheville (8-13, 3-3)
Last week: 226
beat Western Carolina, Gardner-Webb, High Point
lost to Campbell, North Carolina, Duke

206. Western Carolina (10-11, 2-4)
Last week: 229
beat UNC Greensboro, Elon
lost to Gardner-Webb, UNC Asheville, Appalachian State, Davidson

242. Appalachian State (9-12, 5-3)
Last week: 268
beat UNC Charlotte, Campbell, Elon (2), Western Carolina
lost to UNC Wilmington, UNC Greensboro, Davidson

245. Elon (5-14, 0-5)
Last week: 252
lost to Appalachian State (2), Western Carolina, Davidson,
UNC Greensboro

254. UNC Wilmington (6-19, 2-2)
Last week: 276
beat Appalachian State, N.C. Central
lost to Wake Forest, East Carolina

268. Campbell (8-13, 1-2)
Last week: 295
beat UNC Asheville
lost to East Carolina, Appalachian State

280. N.C. A&T (7-13, 1-0)
Last week: 309
beat Winston-Salem State

312. UNC Greensboro (3-18, 2-5)
Last week: 328
beat Appalachian State, Elon
lost to UNC Charlotte, N.C. State, East Carolina, Western Carolina,

315. Winston-Salem State (4-15, 1-3)
Last week: 320
beat N.C. Central
lost to Wake Forest, N.C. State, N.C. A&T

333. High Point (3-17, 1-3)
Last week: 332
beat N.C. Central
lost to N.C. State, Gardner-Webb, UNC Asheville

339. N.C. Central (1-22, 0-5)
Last week: 340
lost to Wake Forest, UNC Wilmington, High Point,
Winston-Salem State, N.C. State

Only Sacramento State, Southern, Alcorn State and NJIT are worse.

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