Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wolfpack beat Tar Heels on the stat sheet

A couple lingering thoughts from the North Carolina's 86-74 victory against N.C. State on Tuesday night:

  • Strange victory for the Tar Heels given they abandoned the usual script to win this game – and still won it somewhat convincingly. UNC dominated the lane the first time these teams met, back in January, and especially dominated in offensive rebounding. But the Wolfpack controlled the lane, outscoring UNC 42-22 in the paint, and 16-8 off second-chance points.
  • In fact, if you look at the box score, you see that N.C. State took 13 more shots from the field and outscored UNC in the paint, off of turnovers, on second-chance points, on fast-break points and in points off the bench. The major difference, of course, was 3-point shooting. The Heels made 10 of their 19 attempts, while the Pack made just 3 of 13.
  • This might seem like the dummy statement of the year but it’s so true with the Tar Heels: They’re such a different team when the outside shots are falling. Every team is a better team when it’s making shots, of course, but UNC becomes significantly better because it’s a good team even when the outside shots aren’t falling. UNC has learned this season to get by without much of a perimeter offensive game that when those shots go in, it’s like a bonus.
-- Andrew Carter

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Only stat that matters...UNC 86 NCSU 74...12 in a ROW! Hopefully we can play them again in the ACC tourney...Lol

Anonymous said...

"wolfpack beat tar heels on the stat sheet"

^ that, and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee

Anonymous said...

Nice article about the 6th best conference in the nation.

Anonymous said...

That's funny...nation's 6th best conference has 2 Final Four teams and the national champ in it (Da Heels)...The Champ is here!

Anonymous said...

As long as UNC and Duke are in a conference its not the 6th best either of those teams can win a National Championship in any given year...

Anonymous said...

1:40: "2 Final Four team and the national champ in it (Da Heels)"

Wtf are you talking about? Is it 2009 or something? Typical delusional Tarhole.

Anonymous said...

Pack owns UNCheat in football and baseball, Duke owns UNCheat in basketball (6 out of 7?), NCAA owns UNCheat's souls, Chapel Hole Police own UNCheat parking ticket fees!!

Anonymous said...

UNC has more Final Fours and NCAA Championships than Dook...also has beaten them 131 times to 102. Will have more wins after FSU hammers the dookies tonight...UNC will win the ACC...You know it...Lol..

Anonymous said...

http://www.realtimerpi.com/rpi_conf_Men.html

Anonymous said...

Uh oh, I think a baby blue Hole fan is upset! Shhhhhh it's ok, just watch replays of Austin Rivers' 3...or the ACC title game last year...or 82-50...or the 2010 NIT finals...

Nite nite!

Anonymous said...

Tar Heels 131 Dook 102. Shut your pie hole...loser