UNC-Notre Dame Notes
Release: 03/04/2014

Postgame Notes

North Carolina 63, Notre Dame 61


  • • The Tar Heels are 23-7 overall and 13-4 in the ACC and have finished the year 15-3 at the Smith Center.
  • • Carolina began the year 7-3 at home, then won its final eight home games.
  • • Carolina has won 12 in a row, its longest win streak since winning 13 consecutive games in 2008-09.
  • • UNC has won 12 straight regular-season ACC games for the first time since going 14-0 in 1986-87.
  • • The 12-game streak is UNC's longest heading into a game against Duke since 2000-01 when the Tar Heels won 14 in a row, won at Duke and three more games after that to post an 18-game streak.
  • • UNC is 17-0 when leading at the half, although Notre Dame came from 14 points down at the half to take a 49-46 lead with 13:12 to play.
  • • After falling behind 49-46, the Tar Heel defense held Notre Dame without a field goal for seven minutes and 52 seconds.
  • • Carolina scored 22 points in the second half, which equals its first half output in the loss at Syracuse for the lowest points in a half this year.
  • • The Tar Heels scored nine points in the first 14 minutes and nine seconds of the second half and 13 points in the final 5:51.
  • • Carolina scored 60 points at Virginia Tech and 63 points tonight against Notre Dame. Those are the only games in the last 12 that UNC failed to score at least 70 points. UNC scored less than 70 points in each of their four ACC losses in January.
  • • J.P. Tokoto was 5 for 5 from the field and 1 for 1 from the line for 11 points. It was the first time in his career he made all of his shots from the floor with at least five attempts.
  • • Marcus Paige had seven points and six assists. He also had two steals and blocked a potential game-tying shot by Eric Atkins with less than a second to play in the game. It was his sixth blocked shot of the season and his first since the NC State game on February 1st. It is the first time since the Wake Forest and Miami games that he has not scored in double figures in consecutive games.
  • • James Michael McAdoo led UNC with 14 points and nine rebounds. His basket with 3:08 to play gave Carolina a 57-56 lead and overcame its final deficit of the evening.
  • • Joel James had four points and two offensive rebounds. It was his first two field goal game since Kentucky on Dec. 14th.
  • • Senior walk-on Wade Moody started tonight's game with fellow seniors Leslie McDonald, James Manor, Denzel Robinson and junior James Michael McAdoo. The trio of walk-ons played three minutes and built an 8-4 lead while in the game. Moody hit a three-pointer, Manor had an assist and blocked a shot and Robinson had a rebound and assist.
  • • Carolina shot 40.9 percent from the floor in the second half , its lowest second half percentage since shooting 38.9 percent against NC State on Feb. 1st.
  • • The Tar Heels made 10 of 22 free throws. That is the fifth time this season that Carolina shot less than 50 percent from the line, but the first time that UNC won the game (the other four included loss to Belmont, UAB, Syracuse and Virginia).
  • • Carolina is 13-4 in ACC play. This is the 12th time the Tar Heels have won at least 13 regular-season ACC games (the sixth time under head coach Roy Williams). The school record is 14 wins on seven occasions (latest in 2010-11).
  • • The Tar Heels are now 18-4 all-time against Notre Dame.

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