Kanler Coker scored a career-high four points on Friday.
Kanler Coker scored a career-high four points on Friday.
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UNC-TSU Postgame Notes
Release: 03/17/2017


UNC Scoring Leader: Justin Jackson 21

UNC Rebound Leader: Luke Maye 9

UNC Assist Leader: Nate Britt 5


Carolina Notes

• Carolina is 28-7 overall, 5-2 in neutral-site games this year

• Carolina advances to play Arkansas in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

• Carolina is 3-2 vs. Arkansas in NCAA Tournament play; the last time they met in the NCAA Tournament No. 4 seed UNC beat No. 5 Arkansas, 87-78, in Jacksonville, Fla., in the 2015 NCAA second round.

• Carolina scored a season-high 29 second-chance points (previous was 28 at Hawai’i and at Pitt).

• Carolina is 16-0 this year when scoring 20 or more second-chance points.

• Carolina grabbed 54 rebounds, the ninth time this year the Tar Heels have pulled down 50 or more rebounds.

• Carolina had 20 offensive rebounds, the second straight game (22 vs. Duke) and the eighth time this year with at least 20 offensive rebounds.

• Carolina shot 50.7 percent from floor. UNC is 12-2 this year and 188-5 under Roy Williams when shooting 50 percent from the floor in a game.

• Carolina entered the game third in the nation in points in the paint per game (39.9) and scored 52 paint points today. It was the second straight game (50 vs Duke) and fifth time this year the Tar Heels scored 50 or more paint points.

• Carolina scored 103 points. This was the sixth time this year that UNC scored 100 points, the most times in a season since 2009 when the national champions did it nine times.

• This was the 16th time in 35 games UNC scored 90 or more points, most times since the 2009 team also did it 16 times.


Tar Heel Player Notes

Justin Jackson scored a game-high 21 points, making 8 of 13 from the floor and 5 of 8 from three-point range.

• Jackson made all five of his three-pointers in the first half. This was the sixth time this year he made at least five 3FGs in a game.

• Jackson’s five three-pointers tie the third-most in any NCAA Tournament game by a Tar Heel (it’s the 15th time a Tar Heel has made at least five 3FGs in an NCAA Tourney game).

• Jackson scored 19 points in the first half, his highest scoring half since he had 20 in the first half vs. Kentucky on 12/17.

• Jackson’s 19 first-half points were more than he scored in any of his previous nine NCAA Tournament games (previous highs were 16 vs. Arkansas in 2015 and 16 vs. Syracuse in the 2016 Final Four).

• Jackson has 95 three-pointers this year, which ties the UNC single-season record previously set by Shammond Williams in 1997.

• This was Jackson’s 17th 20-point game this year (22nd career) and the 18th time he led the Tar Heels in scoring (first time since he had 23 at Pitt on 2/25).

Isaiah Hicks scored 17, which is his NCAA Tournament career high. Previous was 13 vs. Providence in the 2016 second round.

• Hicks has 76 points (19.0) in the last four games, the most points he has scored in any four-game stretch in his career. This is the first time he has scored 17 or more points in four consecutive games.

Nate Britt tied his NCAA Tournament career with 10 points (also had 10 vs. Arkansas in 2015) and set his career best in NCAA play with five assists (and no turnovers).

Stilman White tied his career scoring high with six points; Kanler Coker set his career scoring high with four.

Luke Maye scored in double figures (10) for the fourth time this year. Maye also led UNC in rebounding with a game-high nine, the third time this year he led UNC in rebounds.

Tony Bradley (12 points, six rebounds) scored in double figures for the 13th time this year.


Roy Williams Notes

• 811-216 overall, 393-115 in 14 years at Carolina

• 71-24 in the NCAA Tournament (second-most wins all-time)

• Is 27-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (an NCAA record)


NCAA Tournament Notes

• Carolina is 118-45 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.

• Carolina has won more NCAA Tournament games (118) than all but three other schools have ever played (Kentucky, Kansas and Duke). Louisville has played 118 including its first-round game this year.

• Carolina is 56-11 as a No. 1 seed.

• Carolina has won at least one game in each of its last 14 NCAA Tournament appearances (from 2000 on).

• The 103 points were the most by the Tar Heels in an NCAA Tournament game since 2008 when UNC beat Arkansas, 108-77, in the  second round in Raleigh.

• Carolina’s 39-point margin of victory ties the third-largest in an NCAA Tournament game in school history and is the largest since 2009.

• Carolina’s 25-point lead at the half also tied UNC’s third-largest in an NCAA Tournament game and was its largest since 2011.

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