UNC-Wake Forest Postgame Notes
Release: 02/22/2014

Postgame Notes

North Carolina 105, Wake Forest 72

  • • Carolina is now 20-7 overall, 10-4 in the ACC and 14-3 at the Smith Center.
  • • The Tar Heels have won nine in a row, their longest win streak since winning nine in a row in 2011-12 (twice that year). The last time UNC won 10 in a row was in 2008-09.
  • • The Tar Heels have won 20 games for the 10th consecutive season, the 41st time in the last 44 years and the 55th time in 104 years.
  • • Carolina has won 10 ACC games for the ninth time in the last 10 years and the 38th time in school history.
  • • Carolina scored a season-high 105 points. This is the first time this year UNC topped the century and the 48th time UNC has scored 100 or more points under head coach Roy Williams.
  • • The Tar Heels are 46-2 when scoring 100 points under Roy Williams and 188-19 overall when hitting triple digits.
  • • Carolina's previous scoring high this year was 97 in overtime against Davidson. Its previous ACC high was 84 in a win over NC State.
  • • Carolina scored 53 points in the second half, its most points in an ACC half this year. The previous high was 52 in the second half at Georgia Tech and 52 in the first half today vs. Wake Forest.
  • • The Tar Heels averaged 56.3 points in their first three ACC games this year (losses to Wake Forest, Miami and Syracuse) and have averaged 78.9 points in the last 11 ACC games (10 wins, one loss).
  • • Carolina is now 156-66 against Wake Forest with wins in nine of the last 12 games against the Demon Deacons. UNC is now 74-18 against the Deacons in Chapel Hill and 20-5 in the Smith Center.
  • • Carolina set a single-game school record for highest three-point percentage in a game with at least 10 made threes. UNC was 11 for 15 from three-point range, a percentage of .733. The previous record for a game with at least 10 threes was on Nov. 18, 2010, against Hofstra in Puerto Rico when the Tar Heels made 12 of 17 threes for a percentage of .706.
  • • The three-point percentage is also the second-highest in school history for a game with at least 10 attempts. The record is 80.0 percent against Duke on March 5, 1983, when UNC made 12 of 15 threes. The three-point line that year was just 17 feet, nine inches. Today's percentage of .733 is the highest in any game with 10 or more attempts since the start of the 1986-87 season when the line moved to 19 feet, nine inches (and to its current distance of 20 feet, nine inches at the start of the 2008-09 season).
  • • Carolina shot 53.3 percent from the floor in the first half, its highest percentage in the first half of any game since the first half of the opening game against Oakland when UNC shot 74.2 percent.
  • • Carolina shot 61.3 percent from the floor in the second half. Since losing to Syracuse, Carolina has shot 50 percent or better from the floor in the second half in eight of the last 11 games (.536 vs. Boston College, .615 vs. Clemson, .667 vs. Georgia Tech, .550 vs. Maryland, .536 vs. Notre Dame, .679 vs. Florida State, .500 vs. Duke and .613 against Wake Forest.).
  • • The Tar Heels shot an astounding 59.6 percent from the floor in the second half this week in three wins over Florida State (19 of 28), Duke (15 of 30) and Wake Forest (19 of 31).
  • • Today was the fifth time this year and the fourth time in ACC play that the Tar Heels shot 60 percent or better from the floor in the second half (.629 vs. UNCW, .615 vs. Clemson, .667 at Georgia Tech, .679 at Florida State and .613 vs. Wake Forest).
  • • Carolina shot 57.4 percent from the floor for the game, its highest in ACC play this year and its second-highest in any game this year (best since shooting 60.0 percent against Oakland in the season opener). Carolina is now 7-0 this year when shooting at least 50 percent from the floor.
  • • Carolina shot a season-high 82.8 percent from the free throw line today, making 24 of 29 from the stripe. Its previous high was .765 vs. UNC Wilmington. The Tar Heels' previous best in an ACC game this year was 76.2 percent at Notre Dame.
  • • Carolina shot 94.1 percent from the free throw line in the first half, converting 16 of 17 attempts. That is the best percentage in any half this year. The previous high was .882 on 15 of 17 shooting in the second half against NC State.
  • • The Tar Heels had a stretch in which they made 21 consecutive free throws, including their last 10 in Thursday's win over Duke and the first 11 today against Wake Forest.
  • • Carolina made a season-high 11 three-pointers. Its previous high this year was nine against Texas.
  • • Carolina made a season-high 35 field goals. Its previous high was 34 against UNCW.
  • • All five starters scored in double figures for the first time this year. That included 19 by Leslie McDonald, 15 by Kennedy Meeks, 13 by Marcus Paige, 11 by J.P. Tokoto and 11 by James Michael McAdoo. A sixth Tar Heel - Brice Johnson - also scored in double figures with 11.
  • • The 105 points are the most by the Tar Heels against a Division I opponent since a 106-74 win over Boston College on Feb. 1, 2011.
  • • The 33-point margin of victory is Carolina's largest since beating UNCW, 84-51, on New Year's Eve. It is UNC's largest margin of victory in an ACC game since a 92-53 win over Virginia Tech on Feb. 16, 2008.
  • • Leslie McDonald led UNC in scoring with 19 points. He made a season-high five three-pointers and has 40 points in the last two games (21 vs. Duke). The 40 points are the most McDonald has scored in consecutive games in his career (previous was 38 vs. UAB and East Tennessee State last year).
  • • McDonald scored 11 points in the first half today. That was the third consecutive half in which he scored in double figures (11 in first half and 10 in second vs. Duke). Those followed a four-game stretch in which he did not score in double figures in any of those games and totaled 28 points.
  • • Kennedy Meeks scored 15 points, his 10thgame this year in double figures and second in the last three games. He made six of seven field goal attempts.
  • • J.P. Tokoto had 11 points, five assists and no turnovers and tied his career high with five free throws made. It was the first time since the Louisville game that he did not have a turnover and the sixth game with at least five assists.
  • • Marcus Paige had 13 points and four assists with no turnovers. He was three for five from three-point range and has made 18 of 35 threes in the last six games.
  • • Nate Britt scored nine points, his high in an ACC game this year (had six four times).
  • • Senior walk-on Wade Moody scored six points on two three-pointers. Prior to today, he had not scored this year and had five points in 22 previous games as a Tar Heel.
    • The win was the 720th in Roy Williams' career. He moves into 20th place all-time in wins by a head coach, passing UTEP's Don Haskins. DePaul's Ray Meyer is 19th with 724.

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