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UNC-Oklahoma State Notes
Release: 11/23/2016



NOVEMBER 22, 2016


UNC Scoring Leaders: Joel Berry II (24), Justin Jackson (22)

UNC Rebound Leaders: Isaiah Hicks (8), Justin Jackson (8) and Kennedy Meeks (8)

UNC Assist Leader: Justin Jackson (6)


Carolina Notes

• The Tar Heels are 6-0 this season, 2-0 at neutral sites. 

• UNC is 6-0 for the first time since going 13-0 to start the 2008-09 season.

• The Tar Heels are 17-3 in Maui in their seventh Maui Invitational.

• The Tar Heels have won 17 games in the Lahaina Civic Center. UNC has won more games in its history in just 16 other buildings.  The win tied the number of wins by Carolina (17) in the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C., and the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C.

• The 32-point victory is Carolina’s largest in the semifinal round of the Maui Invitational. Previous high by UNC in a Maui semifinal was a 29-point win over Oregon in 2008-09.

• This is the first time UNC has scored 100 points in consecutive games in Maui in the same year.

• It’s the first time any team has scored 100 points in consecutive games in the Maui Invitational since Oklahoma in 1992 (105 vs. Chaminade and 108 vs. DePaul). Loyola Marymount also accomplished that feat in 1990 although it lost one of the two games.

• UNC made 37 of 64 shots from the floor for the second consecutive game and again shot a season-high 57.8 percent from the floor.

• Carolina shot 56.3 percent from the floor in the first half and 59.4 percent in the second half.

• Carolina has shot better than 50 percent from the floor in five consecutive halves (second half at Hawai’i, both halves vs. Chaminade and Oklahoma State).

• Carolina also shot season-high percentages from three-point range (8 of 17, .471) and the free throw line (25 of 29, .862).

• Carolina made a season-high 25 free throws.

• Carolina scored a season-high 107 points. It’s the most points since UNC scored 108 vs. East Carolina on 12/7/14.

• Carolina has scored 80 or more points in all six games, the first time it has done that to start a season since 1993-94.

• It’s the first time UNC scored 100-plus in consecutive games since 100 vs. Elon on 12/29/11 and 102 vs. Monmouth on 1/1/12.

• Six Tar Heels scored in double figures (second time this year, also Chattanooga) and one other player had nine points.

• Carolina is 52-1 under head coach Roy Williams when it scores 100 points.

• Carolina has won 51 consecutive times when scoring 100 or more points.

• Carolina is 33-5 in the state of Hawai’i.

• Carolina held Oklahoma State to 75 points, 29.8 under the Cowboys’ season average coming into the game.

• Carolina held the Cowboys to six three-pointers in 22 attempts. OSU averaged 12 made threes a game coming into the game.


Tar Heel Player Notes

• Two Tar Heels scored 20 points for the second straight game and it was two different players than yesterday. Joel Berry II had 24 and Justin Jackson had 22 vs. Oklahoma State. Isaiah Hicks (22) and Kennedy Meeks (20) accomplished that vs. Chaminade.

• Berry set his career high with 24 points. It was the third time in six games he set or tied his career scoring high.

• Berry went 6 for 6 from the free throw line (his first free throw attempts in three games). He also had five rebounds, four assists and three steals and went 4 for 6 from three-point range.

• Berry went 6 for 6 from the FT line, increasing his career numbers from the stripe to 145 for 170, a percentage of .853 that is the highest in Carolina history. He moved ahead of Shammond Williams (.849).

• Jackson had one of his most complete games as a Tar Heel with 22 points, eight rebounds, six assists and no turnovers. Jackson was 7 for 12 from the floor, made a three and went 7 for 7 from the free throw line. 

• Jackson made a career-high seven free throws (previous six at Miami and vs. Indiana).

• Jackson tied his best assist/error ratio of his career. He also had six assists and no turnovers at Pitt as a freshman.

• Sophomore Kenny Williams made a career-high three three-point field goals. Last year, Willams was 1 for 13 on 3FGs. This year, he is 8 for 17 and has two games with multiple three-pointers.

• Senior guard Nate Britt had 12 points on 5 of 10 shooting from the floor. He has scored 33 points (11.0 ppg) on the road trip. He is 16 for 30 from the floor since the first game of the season. 

• Freshman Tony Bradley had 13 points on 5 for 5 shooting from the floor. He is shooting a team-high 72.2 percent from the floor.


Roy Williams Notes

• Tonight’s game was his 998th as a college head coach. Williams is 789-209 overall and 371-108 at Carolina.
• Williams is two games shy of 1,000 games as a college head coach and 11 wins from 800 wins.

• Williams is 15-2 in six Maui Invitational appearances, including 10-1 as UNC’s head coach.

• Williams is now 21-8 vs. Oklahoma State.


Series Notes

• Carolina is 1-1 vs. Oklahoma State.


Next Game: Maui Jim Maui Invitational championship game vs. Wisconsin, Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 4:30 p.m. Hawaiian Time (9:30 p.m. Eastern) ESPN2

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