Monday, April 16, 2012

UNC a No. 2 seed in first 2012-13 NCAA tournament projection

CHAPEL HILL — Today is April 16. So you know what that means: It’s time to talk 2012-13 NCAA men's basketball tournament projections.

Joe Lunardi, the noted ESPN.com NCAA tournament bracketologist, has released his first projection of the preseason. (Is it even late enough in the year to consider this the “preseason?” I digress.)

Lunardi has UNC as the No. 2 seed in the East region, playing against No. 15 Vermont in Philadelphia. Of course, the Tar Heels defeated Vermont in the second round of the tournament last month in Greensboro, so this would be a highly-anticipated grudge match.

Among other ACC teams, Lunardi’s first projection includes Duke as a No. 3 seed in the South, N.C. State as a No. 4 seed in the Midwest, Miami as a No. 8 seed in the South and Florida State as a No. 12 seed in the West. Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky and Louisville are your No. 1 seeds, with UNC in Louisville’s region.

It’s fun to talk about … but I’d hold off on making those reservations for Philadelphia.

- Andrew Carter

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

You know what this means to me? That ESPN has too many people sitting around with not enough to do.

UKFan said...

What does this say about the Charlotte Observer writing a story about this non story?

Anonymous said...

Stupidest thing I've ever heard.

Thanks for the useless Tar Hole minute-by-minute update, Disturber.

Anonymous said...

So what? Talk's cheap. What a JOKE!!

Anonymous said...

The most highly anticipated grudge match of the college basketball season...

North Carolina...

Versus...

Vermont

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable! Tar holes provided so much dissappointment for their brainwashed "fans" that they already have a story about what they will do next year. The ignorance involved with so many North Carolinians supporting (buying ugly blue apparrel, saying they are fans, get pissed when unc-ch looses, etc) truly amazes me. Most of these same "fans" couldn't tell you where chapel hell is located, let alone have enough sense to, heaven help them, go to school there. There is no other university in this country with a PR machine like like the one at unc-ch. I am sorry for the other public universities in Wilmington, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Asheville for having to share "unc" with ch. NC public tv is even call "unc-tv". Why can the citizens of the NC, and other people around the world, that have no affiliation with any of the public schools not see the bias.

Anonymous said...

ABC'ers buttons are way too easily pushed. Such paranoia....you should all get counseling.

Anonymous said...

UNC Ch(eat) no more needs to be said.

Anonymous said...

Love it....UNC Ch(eat)...perfect.

Anonymous said...

Really? Somebody gets paid to sit around and make up stuff like this? Where did I go wrong?

Mike P said...

I love the fact that a little ridiculous article about Carolina AND other ACC teams get so many people fired up! Gotta love it. You people did read past the first paragraph right? Or is that where you comprehension skills end?

Anonymous said...

Lost the whole team and still better than the rest, keep hating its a life long job...

Anonymous said...

I agree this is pointless, but no mention of the Davidson 14 seed? I should stop being surprised.

Anonymous said...

The Chapel Hill Observer is your number one source for UNC Cheat news.

Be sure to catch tomorrow's story on Good Ol Roy's thoughts on his favorite condiment. salsa or ketchup, find out tomorrow!!

Anonymous said...

The best part is that State fans are now so very righteous when it comes to cheating and scandals. Really?? Do you not remember Valvano and Sheridan? You guys had a scandal EVERY SINGLE YEAR!!! Stealing pizzas, selling shoes, football players breaking into apartment to steal things and beating up the basketball players when they got in their way. Just stop talking because your ignorance is overwhelming.

Anonymous said...

We reload every year...too funny! Will win ACC again this year...NC State will be second and Dook around #5 in the conference behind Maryland and Miami...Lol...

Anonymous said...

Hey! Did anyone know that UNCC has a basketball team? Now that is truly a joke....Lol

Anonymous said...

UNC-CHeat. The most corrupt institution within the NCAA. CONgratulations!

Anonymous said...

2013 UNCheat football: Banned!

2013 UNC basketball: NIT!

2013 MBA@UNC: LOL!

Anonymous said...

UNC is the standard for basketball programs throughout the country...haters...you know it's true...hate all you want...I think it's funny that we're already talking about how this depleted team is already being considered a #2 seed...does anyone care about NC State/Wake/Duke...or UNCC...nope...in any order you chose they all come after Carolina...cum get some! Lol...

that's what she said...

In all honesty, there is no way I see this happening. Roy under performs when he is stacked with mickey D talent....and he is going to be thin next year. No way this happens unless he becomes some kinda great coach in the next year.

Looking forward to next year though.

Anonymous said...

they were preseason number 1 last year and we all see how that went, haha.

the only person at CH I can respect is Holden Thorpe, a good guy.

Anonymous said...

A good season for them next year will be to win 70% of their games.

Anonymous said...

We'll be in 90% of our games...WE ARE CAROLINA!

Anonymous said...

UNC CH is the Fagship school of the state, that is fo sho!

Wpack gonna own the heels....

Anonymous said...

When is the last time NC State beat UNC in basketball? I think Jimmy V was still the coach...Lol...

Buckshot Jenkins said...

Am I the only one who thinks Gottfried reminds me of Calipari only a little greasier?

Anonymous said...

UNC IS the Flagship school in the "Tar Heel" state...that's why ANY article is news worthy...

dean smith wears diapers said...

Jimmy V used to whip up on ol' Dean....maybe in retrospect he was suffering from early stages of dementia in any of those losses. I know how you heels always have an excuse for any loss.

Anonymous said...

Hey! NC State fans...UNC vs State in basketball...UNC leads 147-75...enough said...want to talk about football...UNC leads that as well...63-33...get some...Lol... we OWN state...

Anonymous said...

Didn't the "experts" rank UNCheat #4 Preseason in 2010??

Hehe...hahaha...LOL....ROTFFL!

Anonymous said...

I've never heard a fanbase that gets run off the court 90-57 talk so much trash...

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight. UNC beats your team and then you argue that they're suppose to so I guess you think there should be an asterisk. I liked you guys better when you had a sense of humor about your losing.

fungame said...

Fla St - big victory in tallehasee and an ACC tournament title then a collapse, as usual, in the NCAA. Too bad they can't beat any teams outside the ACC. This is a team that loses to preseason cupcakes and they want to talk trash. Wait until you actually do something in the NCAAs.

NC State - Gottfried looks like a coach and he clearly got a lot more out of the players he had than Lowe. But I would like it if the State fans wait until they accomplish something before deciding that Gottfried is not going to have a couple of good seasons then go down hill like he did at Alabama. Maybe when the 1-17 recent record against UNC gets to something like 10-20 State fans would have some basis for comments other than pulling it out of somewhere in space.

Anonymous said...

New Peking Order:

1. State
2. D00k
3. Cheats
4. Noles

Just the way it is.

mark said...

Tar Heels rule HAHAHAH !!
yeah thats right We are NORTH CAROLINA, Dont like it? then stick it!!

Anonymous said...

ACC Champs this decade

10: D00k
11: D00k
12: Noles
13: STATE BABY!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Tarcheat Observer,

You know there's legitimate ACC news that doesn't concern fantasy brackets 11 months away right?

Care to, um, post any updates regarding real news? Say, C.J. Leslie's impending decision? Mason Plumlee coming back? Ralph Sampson being inducted into the Hall? Any Wake news ever?

Michael Procton said...

Wow...even as a Duke fan, I know that there's no question State, Duke, and UNC should be reversed in such rankings. Ol' Huckleberry will drown in his tears trying to coach that no-talent team. It'll be 2010 all over. Maybe McAdoo will be excited to win the NIT instead of having gotten millions as a top five pick. Awful, awful decision.

mark said...

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, Carolina #1!!! ole huckelberry is going to stick it to ya!na na na na na thpppppp!!!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh snap...CJ Leslie coming back to State! Be afraid Holes! Possibly you too Dook (depending on how sick that Sheed Sulaimon guard is)

Anonymous said...

UNC-CHeats. Tell your Swahili professor to keep up the great work on behalf of your criminal enterprise!

Anonymous said...

ANONYMOUS 12:46 a.m.

"peking" order? LOL. it's PECKING order. So typical it would be a State fan screwing that up. You were up at 12:46 am? Oh right...you must work 3rd shift and somehow snuck into your supervisor's office to make that classic post! LOL

AJ said...

The telling thing about the majority of these comments is that the authors:
#1 - Choose to be 'Anonymous
#2 - Have nothing positive to list for their own teams of choice and have to resort to trying to rag on Carolina.
#3 - Can only point out 1 bad season Carolina has had, and the fact they choose the 2010 season when Carolina lost the majority of their championship team early to the NBA and still managed to win 20 games to rag on when most other Division I teams in NC, with the exception of Dook, don't have as many 20 win seasons since the turn of the century as Carolina has had in 2010, 2011, and 2012!
C'mon all you ABC'ers, at least refer to the 2003 season when Carolina had a truly horrible season! And even then, we managed to win it all just 2 years later!

Anonymous said...

3 UNC NCAA tourney misses in the last decade kinda sucks...sorry but true.

And we're Anonymous because none of us are big enough losers to actually set up an online commenter identity...lol.

Fan said...

Lehigh!!! hahahahah!!! hahahh!! hahahahhahaha!!! Lehigh!! hahahahaha!!!!

Fan said...

Lehigh!!! hahahahah!!! hahahh!! hahahahhahaha!!! Lehigh!! hahahahaha!!!!

Fan said...

Lehigh!!! hahahahah!!! hahahh!! hahahahhahaha!!! Lehigh!! hahahahaha!!!!

Anonymous said...

Is that a rebuttal to UNC missing the tourney 3 times in the last decade?

Anonymous said...

UNC-CHeat is the most corrupt institution in the NCAA.

Anonymous said...

I'm not an ACC fan, but for some reason everything about UNC --- their girly blue color, their corrupt academic reputation, their delusional fanbase --- makes me want to vomit.

Am I alone on this, or do people out there agree with me?

Host PPH said...

wow I was reading the comments on here and I was shocked to read that, people please do not be that judgmental, it is only a sport, be happy!