The Cards gave North Carolina its worst loss under the Roy Williams era and its worst home loss in the Dean Dome since 2002. The Tar Heels will look to exact revenge in a WHITE OUT Muhammad Ali environment at the KFC Yum! Center.

The #9 ranked Tar Heels have won 4 in a row since the Cards beat UNC by 21 in January. The computer rankings continue to love UNC with KenPom ranking Roy Williams’ squad at #7 and the NCAA’s Net Rankings at #9.

Last time out, UofL deconstructed North Carolina with great defense, not allowing long misses to turn into fast breaks and simply just made shots. If UofL can beat North Carolina a 2nd time they will continue to share a 3-way tie in the ACC (assuming Duke and Virginia both win this weekend).

Team Stats

 

  Louisville North Carolina
Strength of Schedule (Ken Pom) 18th 10th
PPG 79.6 (36th) 87.5 (2nd)
Avg Scoring Margin 12.0 (23rd) 14.8 (11th)
Field Goal % 45.8% (98th) 47.3% (44th)
Effective FG% 53.4% (73rd) 53.9% (52nd)
2-pt FG % 53.2% (87th) 52.2% (115th)
3-pt FG % 35.7% (103rd) 37.9% (37th)
FT % 76.2% (19th) 74.1% (51st)
Team Fouls Per Game 17.6 (122nd) 17.9 (148th)
Opp Team Fouls Per Game 21.8 (8th) 18.3 (164th)
FT Attempted Per Game 24.4 (19th) 21.4 (81st)
Opp FT Attempted Per Game 18.4 (116th) 19.9 (212th)
Opp Shooting % 41.3% (60th) 41.3% (60th)
Opp Effective FG% 47.2% (40th) 48.1% (65th)
Opp 2-pt FG % 46.1% (35th) 47.4% (61st)
Opp 3-Pt FG % 32.6% (92nd) 32.7% (100th)
Rebound Rate 53.7% (33rd) 56.4% (6th)
Assists Per Game 14.1 (106th) 19.8 (2nd)
Turnovers Per Game 12.4 (92nd) 14.3 (255th)
Blocks Per Game 3.2 (164th) 3.5 (127th)
Steals Per Game 5.2 (289th) 7.8 (36th)
Opp Turnovers Per Game 12.9 (197th) 15.2 (52nd)
Opp Blocks Per Game 3.5 (217th) 4.5 (342nd)
Opp Steals Per Game 5.7 (92nd) 7.2 (296th)

Starters

Christen CunninghamCoby White
6-2, 190, Sr.6-5, 185, Fr.
Minutes29.125.4
Points10.215.2
FG %49.60%44.80%
3P %40.80%38.10%
FT%74.60%80.90%
Rebounds1.93.2
Assists4.44.2
Steals0.50.9
Blocks0.10.2
Turnovers1.82.8
Fouls1.21.8
Khwan ForeKenny Williams
6-0, 185, Sr.6-4, 185, Sr.
Minutes19.827.1
Points3.88.8
FG %40.30%40.80%
3P %36.00%29.60%
FT%59.10%80.00%
Rebounds1.43.2
Assists1.43.9
Steals0.70.9
Blocks0.00.3
Turnovers0.81.8
Fouls1.31.9
Dwayne SuttonCameron Johnson
6-5, 215, Jr.6-9, 210, Sr.
Minutes31.228.2
Points10.215.8
FG %45.70%51.40%
3P %36.50%47.60%
FT%75.80%79.30%
Rebounds6.95.5
Assists2.02.2
Steals1.11.4
Blocks0.20.2
Turnovers1.31.7
Fouls2.71.4
Jordan NworaGarrison Brooks
6-8, 215, Soph6-9, 230 Soph
Minutes31.021.0
Points18.28.2
FG %48.3%52.90%
3P %39.7%0.00%
FT%73.2%64.80%
Rebounds7.85.9
Assists1.61.3
Steals1.10.6
Blocks0.30.6
Turnovers2.31.1
Fouls1.62.9
Malik WilliamsLuke Maye
6-11, 215, Soph6-8, 240, Sr.
Minutes16.929.6
Points8.113.9
FG %43.80%42.60%
3P %34.0%33.80%
FT%65.10%77.00%
Rebounds5.39.7
Assists0.42.1
Steals0.30.6
Blocks0.80.5
Turnovers0.81.9
Fouls2.52.7

Bench

 

  Ryan McMahon Seventh Woods
  6-0, 180, Jr. 6-2, 185, Jr.
Minutes 19.0 13.6
Points 7.7 3.4
FG % 38.50% 40.70%
3P % 34.40% 42.90%
FT% 93.90% 68.20%
Rebounds 1.3 1.3
Assists 2.1 2.6
Steals 0.5 1.2
Blocks 0.1 0.2
Turnovers 1.2 1.7
Fouls 1.4 1.3
     
Darius Perry Brandon Robinson
6-2, 195, Soph 6-4, 170, Jr.
Minutes 18.1 11.4
Points 5.9 3.6
FG % 42.70% 51.00%
3P % 34.10% 48.00%
FT% 81.80% 70.00%
Rebounds 1.3 1.3
Assists 1.7 1.2
Steals 0.5 0.5
Blocks 0.0 0.2
Turnovers 1.5 0.5
Fouls 2.3 1.3
     
VJ King Leaky Black
6-6, 215, Jr. 6-7, 185, Fr.
Minutes 14.9 11.0
Points 4.6 2.9
FG % 38.80% 47.90%
3P % 13.00% 45.50%
FT% 81.60% 85.70%
Rebounds 3.1 2.1
Assists 0.6 1.3
Steals 0.3 0.7
Blocks 0.0 0.2
Turnovers 1.0 0.7
Fouls 1.5 1.2
     
Akoy Agau Nassir Little
6-8, 235, Sr. 6-6, 220, Fr.
Minutes 6.5 19.1
Points 2.1 10.5
FG % 33.3% 50.30%
3P % 0.0% 25.70%
FT% 71.4% 74.10%
Rebounds 2.4 4.5
Assists 0.2 0.9
Steals 0.1 0.7
Blocks 0.3 0.5
Turnovers 0.6 1.2
Fouls 1.1 2.0
     
Steven Enoch Sterling Manley
6-10, 260, Jr. 6-11, 235, Soph
Minutes 19.5 11.7
Points 9.7 4.4
FG % 56.60% 55.00%
3P % 36.8% 0.00%
FT% 82.70% 56.30%
Rebounds 5.3 4.3
Assists 0.1 0.3
Steals 0.2 0.3
Blocks 0.7 0.7
Turnovers 1.3 1.0
Fouls 2.4 1.8

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