North Carolina 75, Pittsburgh 71
February 15, 2014
- • Carolina is 17-7 overall, 7-4 in the ACC and 12-3 at the Smith Center this year.
- • Today's win is the 299th for head coach Roy Williams at North Carolina. Williams is 717-187 overall, 299-86 at UNC and 124-49 in ACC regular-season play.
- • The Tar Heels are now 4-1 this year against teams ranked in the AP Top 25 (wins over #3 Louisville, #1 Michigan State, #11 Kentucky and #25 Pitt and a loss at #2 Syracuse.
- • The Tar Heels have won six games in a row, their longest streak since winning nine in a row in 2011-12.
- • This was the first ACC matchup between UNC and Pitt. The Tar Heels now lead the series, 8-1. This was the first meeting between the schools since Nov. 29, 1996. It was just the second time a Roy Williams-coached team played Pitt. Kansas beat the Panthers on March 16, 1991, in the NCAA Tournament.
- • James Michael McAdoo posted his fifth double-double of the season (14thcareer) with a game-high 24 points and game-high 12 rebounds. He had seven offensive rebounds and just one turnover in 37 minutes.
- • It was the sixth 20-point game of the season for McAdoo (11thcareer). He has scored in double figures in 17 consecutive games and 20 for the season.
- • Marcus Paige had 18 points, four assists and four steals. He made 5 of 6 from three-point range. The five three-pointers were his career high in an ACC game.
- • Paige made a four-point play with 1:49 to play in the first half that broke a 29-29 tie (Carolina would never trail again and the game would not be tied from that point forward). It was the second time in three games (also vs. Maryland) that Paige converted a four-point play. Prior to the Maryland game on Feb. 4th, UNC had not had a four-point play since Ty Lawson in 2007-08.
- • Brice Johnson blocked a career-high five shots and had 13 points and seven rebounds. It was his fourth-consecutive double-figure scoring game.
- • Today's game was the first UNC played in nine games that the final margin was under 10 points. The last game the Tar Heels played in which the margin was single digits was a 63-57 loss to Miami on Jan. 8th.