NORTH CAROLINA POSTGAME NOTES
MARCH 14, 2014
PITTSBURGH 80, NORTH CAROLINA 75
- • Carolina is 23-9 overall after today's 80-75 loss.
- • The Tar Heels are now 90-43 all-time in the ACC Tournament, including 4-6 as the #4 seed, 36-17 in Greensboro, 41-13 in the quarterfinals and 15-9 under head coach Roy Williams.
- • Carolina is now 8-2 all-time against Pitt. The only other loss to the Panthers came in 1941 in the NCAA Tournament in Madison, Wis.
- • Carolina lost in the ACC quarterfinals for the first time since 2004 when Georgia Tech beat UNC 83-82 in Greensboro in Roy Williams' first game as a head coach in the event. UNC had won eight in a row in the quarterfinal round since that defeat.
- • Sophomore guard Marcus Paige led all scorers with 27 points, 20 of which came in the second half. It marked the 12thtime this year Paige led UNC in scoring and the 11thtime he scored 20 or more points. It was the fifth time this year he has scored at least 25.
- • Paige has scored 20 or more points in the second half three times this season (21 vs. Kentucky, 21 at NC State and 20 today vs. Pittsburgh).
- • Pittsburgh out-scored the Tar Heels, 21-6, on second chance points. The 21 points match the second-most against UNC this year. The scoring margin on second chance points of minus 15 is the largest in any game this year (the previous high was 10 in the last game of the regular season when Duke out-scored UNC, 20-10, on second chance points).
- • The 32 personal fouls by North Carolina are the most by UNC in the ACC Tournament game since 1958 when Carolina committed 33 vs. Maryland in the championship game.
- • The 32 personal fouls are the most by UNC in Roy Williams' 11 years as head coach. The previous high was 28 at Wake Forest in both 2005 and 2009.
- • The 32 personal fouls equal the fifth-most by UNC in any game and are the most since UNC committed 32 at Hawaii on Nov. 28, 1986.
- • Pittsburgh forward Talib Zanna had 19 points and 21 rebounds. The 21 rebounds are the most against a Roy Williams-coached UNC team. The previous high was 20 by Oakland's Jared Homan in the 2005 NCAA Tournament first round in Charlotte.
- • Freshman guard Nate Britt had nine points, five assists and three steals, all of which either tied or set season highs against ACC opponents.