Monday, March 02, 2009

North Carolina basketball report (9)

Duke moved ahead of North Carolina, but that will be settled Sunday in the ACC season finale.

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

Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology: bracket | video

Monday’s game
Davidson 90, Elon 78 | boxscore

Saturday’s game
Duke at North Carolina, 4

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

2. Duke (24-5, 4-2)
Last week: 4
beat UNC Asheville, Davidson, N.C. State, Wake Forest
lost to Wake Forest, North Carolina
Bracketology: No. 3 seed in the East, vs. Ivy League champion

3. North Carolina (24-3, 4-1)
Last week: 3
beat UNC Asheville, N.C. State (2), Duke
lost to Wake Forest
Bracketology: No. 1 seed in the West, vs. Ohio Valley champion
ACC career scoring leaders        pts
1. J.J. Redick 2,769
2. Tyler Hansbrough 2,678
3. Johnny Dawkins 2,556
4. Rodney Monroe 2,551
5. Bryant Stith 2,516
I’ve decided not to include Dickie Hemric (2,587 points), because his first two seasons were in the Southern Conference — before the ACC was formed.
               pts   reb   ast    2pt    3pt     ft
Hansbrough 21.3 7.8 0.9 .539 6-15 .849
Ty Lawson 15.8 2.6 6.5 .569 .494 .815
Lawson: seventh in nation in assists, seventh in 3-point shooting.

17. Wake Forest (22-5, 7-2)
Last week: 18
beat N.C. Central, UNC Wilmington, Winston-Salem State,
East Carolina, North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest
lost to N.C. State, Duke
Bracketology: No. 3 seed in the South, vs. Patriot League champion
               pts   reb   ast    2pt    3pt     ft
Jeff Teague 20.0 3.4 3.7 .504 .494 .832
67. Davidson (23-6, 6-1)
Last week: 59
beat N.C. State, Appalachian State, Elon, Western Carolina,
UNC Greensboro (2)
lost to Duke
Bracketology: No. 11 seed in the Midwest, vs. Florida State

Stephen Curry scored his 2,500th point Monday night. | story
               pts   reb   ast    2pt    3pt     ft
Stephen Curry 28.5 4.3 5.8 .522 .386 .873
100. N.C. State (15-12, 6-5)
Last week: 90
beat High Point, UNC Greensboro, Winston-Salem State,
East Carolina, N.C. Central, Wake Forest
lost to Davidson, Duke, North Carolina (2), Wake Forest

183. UNC Charlotte (11-17, 1-1)
Last week: 166
beat UNC Greensboro
lost to Appalachian State

DiJuan Harris: fourth in nation in assists (7.3).

189. Western Carolina (14-14, 4-5)
Last week: 203
beat UNC Greensboro (2), Elon, Appalachian State
lost to Gardner-Webb, UNC Asheville, Appalachian State, Davidson,

199. UNC Asheville (11-15, 5-3)
Last week: 204
beat Western Carolina, Gardner-Webb (2), High Point (2)
lost to Campbell, North Carolina, Duke

208. East Carolina (10-15, 3-2)
Last week: 187
beat Campbell, UNC Wilmington, UNC Greensboro
lost to N.C. State, Wake Forest

Brock Young: second in nation in assists (7.6).

217. Gardner-Webb (10-16, 2-3)
Last week: 220
beat Western Carolina, High Point
lost to UNC Asheville (2), High Point

234. N.C. A&T (13-13, 2-0)
Last week: 239
beat Winston-Salem State (2)

252. Campbell (12-15, 1-2)
Last week: 270
beat UNC Asheville
lost to East Carolina, Appalachian State

258. Appalachian State (11-17, 6-4)
Last week: 254
beat UNC Charlotte, Campbell, Elon (2), Western Carolina,
UNC Greensboro
lost to UNC Wilmington, UNC Greensboro, Davidson, Western Carolina

273. UNC Wilmington (7-24, 3-2)
Last week: 276
beat Appalachian State, N.C. Central, Elon
lost to Wake Forest, East Carolina

280. Elon (8-18, 1-7)
Last week: 264
beat Western Carolina
lost to Appalachian State (2), Western Carolina, Davidson,
UNC Greensboro (2), UNC Wilmington

317. Winston-Salem State (6-19, 1-4)
Last week: 319
beat N.C. Central
lost to Wake Forest, N.C. State, N.C. A&T (2)

321. UNC Greensboro (4-24, 3-8)
Last week: 324
beat Appalachian State, Elon (2)
lost to UNC Charlotte, N.C. State, East Carolina,
Western Carolina (2), Davidson (2), Appalachian State

326. High Point (6-20, 2-3)
Last week: 328
beat N.C. Central, Gardner-Webb
lost to N.C. State, Gardner-Webb, UNC Asheville (2)

Cruz Daniels: 10th in nation in blocks (2.72).

339. N.C. Central (2-25, 0-5)
Last week: 339
lost to Wake Forest, UNC Wilmington, High Point,
Winston-Salem State, N.C. State

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


A.E. Jimmy said...

Do you foresee any situation where Duke AND UNC get No. 1 seeds? or is it one or the other (or UNC or none)?

Kevin Brewer said...

I guess Duke could beat North Carolina twice and get a No. 1. But then that would really hurt UNC. So it's probably a No. 1 for one of them and a No. 2 or 3 for the other.

I think North Carolina is the best team in the country.

M. Lail said...

Hard to argue with that.