NCAA Tournament Men’s Final Four: A rarity that North Carolina and Duke meet in the Big Dance; Game time 8:49 PM

April 1, 2022

• Carolina, East Regional champions, plays West Regional champion Duke in the second national semifinal, Saturday, April 2, in New Orleans in the Caesars Superdome.
• Tip time is approximately 8:49 p.m. Eastern (7:49 p.m. local time). TBS will televise the game.
• The 2022 Final Four is Carolina’s 21st, most in NCAA history. The Tar Heels’ win over Saint Peter’s in the East final was UNC’s 130th in NCAA Tournament history, the most all-time.
• Only four schools have played in more NCAA Tournament games than Carolina has won (Kentucky, Kansas, Duke and UCLA).
• Carolina and Duke are playing for the 258th time but the first time in the NCAA Tournament. The teams have combined for 11 NCAA Tournament titles and are the top two teams by winning percentage in NCAA Tournament history.
• The only other postseason game the teams played other than conference tournaments was in 1971, when the Tar Heels defeated the Blue Devils in the NIT semifinals in Madison Square Garden in New York City.
• The teams split the regular-season games this season with each winning on the other team’s home court. Duke beat Carolina, 87-67, in the Smith Center on February 5, while the Tar Heels defeated Duke, 94-81, a month later in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
• The Carolina-Duke semifinal winner advances to Monday’s national championship game against Kansas (Midwest champion) and Villanova (South champion).
• Carolina (six), Duke (five), Kansas (three) and Villanova (three) have combined to win 17 NCAA Tournament championships.

• Carolina was the No. 8 seed in the East Regional. The Tar Heels defeated No. 9 Marquette, 95-63, and No. 1 Baylor, 93-86, in overtime in Fort Worth, Texas; and beat No. 4 UCLA, 73-66, and No. 15 Saint Peter’s, 69-49, in the regional in Philadelphia. Saint Peter’s had beaten second-seed Kentucky and No. 3 seed Purdue in the earlier rounds.
• Junior forward/center Armando Bacot (Richmond, Va.) was the Most Outstanding Player of the East Regional. He scored 20 points and tied his career high with 22 rebounds in the Elite 8 vs. Saint Peter’s and averaged 16.5 points and 15.8 boards in UNC’s four NCAA wins.
• Carolina has the highest scoring margin (16.5 points), second-largest rebound margin (+12.2), third-most assists per game (19.2) and third-most three-pointers (10.0 per game) in the 2022 NCAA Tournament.
• Caleb Love scored 20 of UNC’s final 29 points, and 27 of his career-high 30 in the second half, to lead the Tar Heels over UCLA. The win was Carolina’s fourth in 13 games this season when trailing at the half.
• Carolina’s win over 11th-ranked UCLA was the Tar Heels’ fourth as an unranked team over a ranked opponent this season (also beat No. 24 Michigan, No. 4 Duke and No. 4 Baylor). It’s the most wins by an unranked UNC team over ranked opponents since winning four times in 2002-03.
• RJ Davis scored 30 and Brady Manek had 26 in the second-round win over Baylor. The Tar Heels had a 67-42 lead midway through the second period, but the Bears forced overtime with a 38-13 run. Davis’s three-point play in overtime proved to be the key play in Carolina’s victory.
• The win over Baylor was Carolina’s ninth all-time over a No. 1 seed, tying Duke for the most in NCAA Tournament history.
• The win over Baylor was also the first time UNC eliminated the defending champion in the NCAA Tournament.
• The win over Baylor, which was ranked No. 4 in the final Associated Press poll, was UNC’s second win over the fourth-ranked team in two weeks. UNC beat No. 4 Duke in Durham on March 5. Those are the 11th and 12th times an unranked Tar Heel team beat a top-five ranked opponent. It is the fourth time an unranked Carolina team beat a pair of top-5 ranked opponents in the same season (also over No. 3 Vanderbilt and No. 5 Duke in 1964-65, over No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 5 Duke in 1989-90 and No. 1 Michigan State and No. 5 Duke in 2013-14).
• Love scored 30 (21 in the first half) and Manek had 28 in the 32-point win over Marquette, which was the largest margin in NCAA Tournament history in a game between 8 and 9 seeds. 

• Carolina head coach Hubert Davis became the 10th individual to lead a team to the Final Four in his first season as a college head coach, the first since his college assistant coach Bill Guthridge led the Tar Heels to the 1998 Final Four in San Antonio.
• Davis joins Bruce Drake, Oklahoma, 1939; Bully Gilstrap, Texas, 1943; Ray Meyer, DePaul, 1943; Gary Thompson, Wichita State, 1965; Denny Crum, Louisville, 1972; Bill Hodges, Indiana State, 1979; Larry Brown, UCLA, 1980; Steve Fisher, Michigan, 1989; and Guthridge.
• Davis will also become just the second individual to play in a Final Four game and be the head coach in a Final Four at the same school. Davis will join Dick Harp, who played for Kansas in the 1940 Final Four and was head coach of the Jayhawks in 1957 (in the championship game vs. UNC). In yet another UNC-Kansas connection, Harp was an administrative assistant to Dean Smith at UNC from 1986-89, including the 1988-89 season when Jeff Lebo was a senior and Hubert Davis a freshman.
• Davis scored 25 points against Kansas in the 1991 national semifinals in Indianapolis.
• Davis is the sixth Tar Heel head coach to lead the program to the Final Four, joining Ben Carnevale (1946), Frank McGuire (1957), Dean Smith (11 times), Bill Guthridge (1998 and 2000) and Roy Williams (five times).

• Armando Bacot was the Most Outstanding Player in the East Regional. 
• Caleb Love and Brady Manek also were named to the All-East Regional team.
• Bacot is one of two players (with Arkansas’ Jaylin Williams) with four double-doubles in the 2022 NCAA Tournament. His 15.8 rebounds per game are the most of any player in the Tournament who played multiple games.
• Manek’s 86 points are the most in the Tournament and his 4.0 three-pointers per game are the third most. His 16 three-pointers are the most by any player in the 2022 Tournament and his 30 total field goals rank third.
• RJ Davis leads the 2022 NCAA Tournament with 24 assists in the four games.
• Caleb Love (72 points) and Bacot (66 points) are fifth and ninth, respectively, in scoring.

Carolina’s NCAA Regional MVPs
2022 East Armando Bacot
2017 South Luke Maye
2016 East Brice Johnson
2009 South Ty Lawson
2008 East Tyler Hansbrough
2005 East Sean May
2000 South Joseph Forte
1998 East Antawn Jamison
1997 East Shammond Williams
1995 Southeast Jerry Stackhouse
1993 East George Lynch
1991 East Rick Fox
1982 East James Worthy
1981 West Sam Perkins
1977 East John Kuester
1972 East Dennis Wuycik
1969 East Charlie Scott
1968 East Rusty Clark
1967 East Bobby Lewis
1957 East Lennie Rosenbluth

• Carolina is 28-9 overall. This is Carolina’s 62nd season with 20 or more wins and its NCAA-record 39th with at least 25.
• The Tar Heels tied Notre Dame for second in the ACC at 15-5, one game behind Duke. 
• UNC was the No. 3 seed in Brooklyn in the ACC Tournament, defeated Virginia in the quarterfinal and lost to eventual ACC champion Virginia Tech in the semifinal.
• Carolina went 15-2 at home and 8-3 in road games this season and is 5-4 in neutral-site games. 
• Carolina’s neutral-site losses were to the ACC champion (Virginia Tech), a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament (Kentucky) and two No. 3 seeds (Purdue and Tennessee).
• Carolina is 8-7 this season against the rest of the NCAA Tournament field.
• The Tar Heels have won 10 of their last 11 and 16 of their last 19 games. The 72-59 loss to Virginia Tech in the ACC semifinals ended UNC’s season-long six-game win streak.  
• Over the last 11 games (since the home loss to Pittsburgh on February 16) the Tar Heels have held the opponents to 40.2% shooting from the floor.
 • The 15 regular-season ACC wins were Carolina’s second most all-time. The Tar Heels went 16-2 in 2018-19.
• With the 94-81 win at Duke on March 5 the Tar Heels won their last five road games and went 7-3 (.700) on the road in ACC play this season and 8-3 (.727) in all road games. The national average road winning percentage this college basketball season through the regular season was 42.5%.
• This was Carolina’s 43rd winning record on the road in 69 seasons of ACC basketball.
• Carolina enters the Final Four No. 16 in KenPom’s overall rankings. Here is a look at where Carolina has been ranked in KenPom throughout the season:

KenPom Overall Ranking (courtesy Ken Pomeroy)
through 10 games prior to Kentucky game 31
through December (12 games) 35
through Jan. 15 win over Georgia Tech 24
after Jan. 18 loss to Miami 37
after Jan. 22 loss to Wake Forest 43
through Feb. 1 win at Louisville 37
after Feb. 5 loss to Duke 46
prior to Feb. 16 Pittsburgh game 38
after loss to Pittsburgh 48
through Feb. 28 win over Syracuse 38
through March win at Duke 32
through ACC Tournament win over Virginia 25
prior to NCAA Tournament 29
after defeating Marquette in NCAA first round 24
after defeating Baylor 20
after defeating UCLA 18
entering the Final Four vs. Duke (current ranking) 16

• This is Carolina’s 52nd appearance in the NCAA Tournament, which is the second most all-time (Kentucky 59).
• The Tar Heels are 130-48 in the NCAA Tournament. The 130 wins are the most all-time.
• Carolina’s six NCAA Tournament championships are the third most all-time.
• The Tar Heels won NCAA titles in 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009 and 2017.
• Carolina’s 21 Final Fours are the most in NCAA Tournament history.
• The Tar Heels are the only team to play in the Final Four in each of the last nine decades: 1946, 1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017 and 2022.
• Carolina has played in the second-most NCAA Tournament games (178) and has the second-highest winning percentage (.730).
• Carolina’s Final Four Most Outstanding Players include: James Worthy (1982), Donald Williams (1993), Sean May (2005), Wayne Ellington (2009) and Joel Berry II (2017).
• Roy Williams led Carolina to three national title (2005, 2009 and 2017), Dean Smith’s teams won two, both in New Orleans (1982, 1993) and Frank McGuire led UNC to an undefeated season in 1957.

Kentucky 8
North Carolina 6
Indiana 5
Duke 5

North Carolina 21
Kentucky 17
Duke 17
Kansas 16

Team No.
Kentucky 59
North Carolina 52
Kansas 50
Duke 44
Team No.
Kentucky 182
North Carolina 178
Kansas 161
Duke 156
UCLA 150

Team No.
North Carolina 130
Kentucky 129
Duke 118
Kansas 113
UCLA 108

Team No.
Duke (118-38) .756
North Carolina (130-48) .730
UCLA (108-42) .720
Kentucky (129-53) .709 
Florida (45-19) .703

• Hubert Davis is 4-0 as head coach in NCAA Tournament games.
• Carolina is 11-4 as a No. 8 seed.
• Carolina has advanced from the East Regional to the Final Four 16 times, including from Philadelphia in 1957, 2016 and 2022.

• Carolina is a No. 8 seed for the second year in a row and the fifth time overall (1990, 2000, 2013, 2021, 2022). Eight is the lowest Carolina has ever been seeded in the NCAA Tournament.
• This is the second time UNC has reached the Final Four as an eight seed (also 2000). 
• The Tar Heels are 11-4 as an eight seed, including 4-1 in the first round, 3-1 in the second round, 2-1 in the Sweet 16, 2-0 in the Elite 8 and 0-1 in the national semifinals.
• In 1990, Carolina beat No. 9 SW Missouri State and No. 1 Oklahoma in Austin before losing to No. 4 Arkansas in Dallas.
• In 2000, Carolina advanced to the Final Four, the lowest seed in its NCAA-record 20 trips to the Final Four (seeding began in 1979; UNC has reached the Final Four 13 times since the field was seeded). The Tar Heels beat Missouri, top-seed and third-ranked Stanford, Tennessee and Tulsa to advance to the Final Four, where they lost to Florida.

• Hubert Davis is the fourth UNC head coach to lead his team to an NCAA Tournament berth in his first season at the helm, joining Bill Guthridge in 1998, Matt Doherty in 2001 and Roy Williams in 2004.
• Davis and Guthridge are the only coaches to win at least four games in their first NCAA Tournaments as head coach. The Tar Heels won their first four games in the 1998 NCAA Tournament, defeating Michigan State and UConn in the East Regional in Greensboro to advance to the Final Four.
• Davis was an assistant coach at his alma mater from 2012-21. He was on the bench for two national championship games, the 2017 NCAA title and an 18-7 record in NCAA Tournament games.
• As a player at UNC from 1988-92, Davis played in 12 NCAA Tournament games, including the 1991 Final Four. The Tar Heels were 10-4 in the Tournament in his four seasons, including 9-3 in the dozen games in which he played.
• Davis scored in double figures in each of his last nine NCAA Tournament games, averaging 17.7 points in those games. In 1991, he helped lead the Tar Heels to the Final Four, scoring 16 vs. Northeastern, 18 vs. Villanova and Eastern Michigan, 19 vs. Temple in the East Region final in the Meadowlands and 25 vs. Roy Williams and Kansas in the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis in the national semifinal.

• Carolina is 14-1 in New Orleans, including 5-1 in the NCAA Tournament and 4-0 in the Final Four.
• This is Carolina’s first game in the Superdome since the 2001 NCAA Tournament. It is the Tar Heels’ first game in New Orleans since beating Ohio State in the Smoothie King Center in the CBS Sports Classic on 12/23/2017. 
• Carolina is 8-1 in the Superdome, including winning the 1982 and 1993 NCAA championships.
• In 1982, James Worthy, Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins led the Tar Heels past Houston and Georgetown to claim Dean Smith’s first NCAA title.
• Worthy scored 28 points in the title game, which UNC won, 63-62, on a jump shot by Jordan, a freshman, with 17 seconds to play.
• Eleven years later, sharp-shooting Donald Williams, George Lynch and Eric Montross gave Smith his second title by defeating Kansas and Michigan in the Final Four.
• Williams scored 25 points in both games. No other player has scored 25 or more in both the national semifinal and championship game since Williams accomplished that 29 years ago.
• In 2001, the Tar Heels came to the Superdome as a No. 2 seed and defeated Princeton before losing in the second round to Penn State.
• In addition to an 8-1 record in the Superdome, which includes three regular-season games, the Tar Heels are 6-0 in three other venues in New Orleans (2-0 in Municipal Auditorium, 2-0 in Tulane Gym and 2-0 in the Smoothie King Center in 2017).

• Carolina is 142-115 against the Blue Devils.
• The Tar Heels are 27-22 vs. Duke at neutral sites, including 3-3 outside the state of North Carolina (2-1 in New York City and 1-2 in Atlanta).
• This is the first time the teams are playing each other in an NCAA Tournament game. It is their second postseason matchup other than a conference tournament game. On 3/25/1971, the Tar Heels beat Duke, 73-67, in Madison Square Garden in the NIT semifinals. Two days later Carolina beat Georgia Tech for the NIT championship.
• George Karl scored a game-high 21 points for the Tar Heels in the ’71 NIT game in New York.
• It is the first time the teams have played in a game other than a regular-season ACC contest or an ACC Tournament game since 12/5/1980, when Carolina beat Duke, 78-76, in Greensboro, N.C., in the Big Four Tournament. The Big Four was an early-season, two-day event held nine times from 1970-80 that featured UNC, Duke, NC State and Wake Forest.
• The Tar Heels are 49-50 against Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke teams, including a 94-81 win in Durham on March 5 in the most recent game.
• Carolina and Duke are No. 1 and 2 all-time in the ACC in wins, ACC regular-season wins, ACC Tournament wins and NCAA Tournament wins.
• Carolina has won the ACC regular-season title 32 times. The Blue Devils are second with 20. 
• Either Carolina or Duke have played in the NCAA Final Four 27 times in the last 42 seasons.
• The Tar Heels and Blue Devils have combined to win 10 national championships in the previous 41 seasons – five by Carolina and five by Duke.
• Carolina is playing in its NCAA-record 21 Final Fours. Duke is playing in its 17th.
• Hubert Davis was 6-5 as a player against the Blue Devils, including 2-1 in the postseason (the 1989, 1991 and 1992 ACC Tournament finals).

• Hubert Davis is a finalist for four Coach of the Year awards.
• Davis is a finalist for the Jim Phelan Award for National Coach of the Year, the Skip Prosser Award for Man of the Year, the Ben Jobe Award for Division I Minority Coach of the Year and the Joe B. Hall Award for the top first-year head coach.

• Junior forward/center Armando Bacot was the leading vote-getter on the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team and senior forward Leaky Black was selected to the league’s All-Defensive team. 
• USA Today named Bacot a third-team All-America, one of two ACC players on the paper’s first three teams.
• Bacot is a finalist for the Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award.
• Bacot is the 52nd Tar Heel to win first-team All-ACC honors a total of 79 times, both of which are the most in ACC history.
• Black is the eighth Tar Heel to make the ACC’s All-Defensive team and the first since Brice Johnson in 2016.  
• Bacot was second in the voting for ACC Player of the Year. Black received the third-highest vote total for the All-Defensive team and third-most votes for Defensive Player of the Year.
• Caleb Love and Brady Manek were honorable mention All-ACC.
• Bacot was named to the All-ACC Tournament second team for his play against Virginia and Virginia Tech. He had 10 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks and three steals against the Cavaliers in the quarterfinal and 19 points and 14 rebounds vs. the Hokies in the semifinal.

• Armando Bacot leads Carolina in scoring (16.5), rebounding (12.8), field goal percentage (.586) and blocks (63). He also led UNC in those categories last season. No Tar Heel has ever led in those four categories in consecutive seasons and no other Tar Heel has ever reached all four of those numbers in one season.
• Bacot has set UNC single-season records for double-doubles (29) and games with 10 or more rebounds (30).
• His 20-point/22-rebound performance in the regional final vs. Saint Peter’s was his 29th double-double, which ties Tim Duncan’s single-season ACC record set in 1996-97.
• Bacot has set the UNC single-season rebound record with 475, 59 more than the previous record.
• Bacot has scored 20 or more points 11 times this season. He has also blocked five or more shots four times and shot 60 percent or better from the floor 20 times. 
• Duncan is the only ACC player ever to have higher scoring and rebounding averages and a higher field goal percentage in the same season (1996-97) than Bacot’s current numbers.
• Bacot leads the country in double-doubles, is second in offensive rebounding, third in rebounding and 19th in field goal percentage.
• Bacot is the only player in the top five in the country in double-doubles, offensive rebounds and rebounding remaining in the NCAA Tournament field.

29 Armando Bacot
28 Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky
27 Fardaws Aimaq, Utah State
23 Johni Broome, Morehead State
21 Chuba Ohams, Fordham

5.3 Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky
4.03 Armando Bacot
4.00 Chuba Ohams, Fordham
3.9 Ryan Kalkbrenner, Creighton
3.8 Sukhmail Mathon, Boston University

15.1 Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky
13.6 Fardaws Aimaq, Utah State
12.8 Armando Bacot
12.2 Norcahd Omier, Arkansas State
11.6 Chuba Ohams, Fordham

• Armando Bacot has set the Tar Heel single-season school record for most rebounds with 475. He has shattered the mark set by Brice Johnson with 416 in 2015-16.
• Bacot enters the Final Four with 59 more rebounds than any other Tar Heel had in a season. By comparison, the difference between Johnson, who is now second, and Tyler Zeller and George Lynch, who are tied for the 11th-most in a season, is 51 rebounds.

475 Armando Bacot, 2021-22
416 Brice Johnson, 2015-16 (1st-team All-America)
399 Tyler Hansbrough, 2007-08 (NPOY)
397 Sean May, 2004-05 (NPOY)
389 Antawn Jamison, 1997-98 (NPOY)

• Bacot has the fourth-most rebounds in a season in ACC history and most by an ACC player since 1956.

581 Ronnie Shavlik, NC State, 1954-55
545 Ronnie Shavlik, NC State, 1955-56
515 Dickie Hemric, Wake Forest, 1954-55
475 Armando Bacot, 2021-22

• Bacot has 10 or more rebounds 30 times this season, a UNC single-season record. Johnson set the previous record with 23 double-figure games in 2015-16, a season in which he earned first-team All-America honors and led UNC to the national championship game.

Most games double-figure REBOUNDS — UNC season
30 Armando Bacot, 2021-22 (in 37 games)
23 Brice Johnson, 2015-16 (in 40 games)
22 Billy Cunningham, 1963-64
21 John Henson, 2011-12
21 John Henson, 2010-11
21 Antawn Jamison, 1997-98
21 Billy Cunningham, 1962-63

• Bacot’s 12.8 rebounds per game are on pace for the fifth-highest average by a Tar Heel and the highest since Billy Cunningham averaged 14.3 in 1964-65. They are the most by an ACC player since Tim Duncan averaged 14.7 in all games in 1996-97.

Highest rebounding average – UNC season
16.1 Billy Cunningham, 1962-63
15.8 Billy Cunningham, 1963-64 
14.3 Billy Cunningham, 1964-65
14.0 Doug Moe, 1960-61
12.8Armando Bacot, 2021-22

• Bacot averaged 14.1 rebounds in the 20 regular-season ACC games. That was the highest average in league play since Duncan averaged 14.9 in 16 games in 1996-97. 
• Bacot’s 14.1 rebounds in ACC games were the fourth highest average ever by a Tar Heel. Billy Cunningham averaged 16.6 in 1962-63, 16.0 in 1963-64 and 14.4 in 1964-65.
• Bacot has 965 career rebounds, 10th most in UNC history. He passed Rusty Clark, Eric Montross and Luke Maye with his 15 rebounds in the Sweet 16 game vs. UCLA.

  6. 1035 Brice Johnson, 2012-16
  7. 1027 Antawn Jamison, 1995-98
  8. 1006 Mitch Kupchak, 1972-76
  9. 1003 Brad Daugherty, 1982-86
10965 Armando Bacot, 2019-
11. 942 Luke Maye, 2015-19
12. 941 Eric Montross, 1990-94

• Bacot has the ninth-highest career rebounding average by a Tar Heel at 9.8 per game. He has the highest career average since Sean May, who averaged 10.0 from 2002-05.

Highest rebounding average  — UNC career
15.4 Billy Cunningham, 1962-65  
10.6 Doug Moe, 1958-61
10.5 Pete Brennan, 1955-58
10.4 Lennie Rosenbluth, 1954-57
10.3 Rusty Clark, 1966-69
10.0 Sean May, 2002-05
10.0 Bud Maddie, 1953-54
  9.9 Antawn Jamison, 1995-98
  9.8 Armando Bacot, 2019-
  9.2 Larry Miller, 1965-68

• Bacot had a streak of 13 straight games with double-digit rebounds from December 14 through February 1. That was the third-longest streak of games with 10 or more rebounds in UNC history.
• He currently has a streak of 10 or more rebounds in each of the last six games, all in the postseason.

Consecutive games/10 OR MORE REBOUNDS
41 Billy Cunningham, 1962-64 
15 John Henson, 2010-11
13 Armando Bacot, 2021-22 (12/13/21-2/1/22)
11 Doug Moe, 1959-61 
11 Doug Moe, 1960-61

• Bacot has 20 or more rebounds four times this season – 22 against Virginia on January 8, 20 against Virginia Tech on January 24, 22 at Louisville on February 1 and 22 vs. Saint Peter’s.
• Bacot is the second Tar Heel to have four 20-rebound games in a season. Billy Cunningham had five in 1963-64 and four in 1962-63.
• Bacot has the fourth-highest career offensive rebounding average by a Tar Heel since offensive rebounds were recorded beginning in 1986-87.

(100 or more since 1986-87)
3.61 Antawn Jamison, 1995-98
3.47 Sean May, 2002-05
3.39 Tyler Hansbrough, 2005-09
3.35 Armando Bacot (328 in 98 games)
3.06 George Lynch, 1989-93

• Bacot’s 29 double-doubles are the UNC single-season record, breaking Brice Johnson’s mark of 23 set in 2015-16, and are tied with Tim Duncan for the most in ACC single-season history.

29 Armando Bacot, 2021-22
29 Tim Duncan, Wake Forest, 1996-97
26 Tom Burleson, NC State, 1973-74
26 Len Chappell, Wake Forest, 1961-62
25 John Mooney, Notre Dame, 2019-20
25 Jordan Williams, Maryland, 2010-11
25 Ronnie Shavlik, NC State, 1955-56

29 Armando Bacot, 2021-22 (in 37 games)
23 Brice Johnson, 2015-16 (in 40 games)
22 Billy Cunningham, 1963-64
21 Antawn Jamison, 1997-98
20 Mitch Kupchak, 1974-75
20 Billy Cunningham, 1962-63
20 Doug Moe, 1960-61

• Bacot has 11 more double-doubles this season than he had in his first two seasons (18).
• Bacot had 10-straight double-doubles from Furman through Virginia Tech on January 22. That was the longest streak by a Tar Heel since Cunningham in 1964-65. Bacot’s 10-game streak equaled the fourth-longest by a Tar Heel.  
• Bacot has double-doubles in 78.4% of Carolina’s games this season, the fourth-highest percentage in UNC history and highest since 1964.

Career 2X-2X Games Pct.
Billy Cunningham, 1962-63 20 21 .952
Billy Cunningham, 1963-64 22 24 .917
Doug Moe, 1960-61 20 23 .870
Armando Bacot, 2021-22 29 37 .784
Billy Cunningham, 1964-65 18 24 .750

• Bacot has 47 career double-doubles, which ties Tyler Hansbrough and Sam Perkins for the third most all-time by a Tar Heel.

60 Billy Cunningham, 1962-65
51 Antawn Jamison, 1995-98
47 Armando Bacot, 2019-
47 Tyler Hansbrough, 2005-09
47 Sam Perkins, 1980-84

• Bacot has 47 career double-doubles in 98 games. His double-double rate (48.0%) is the fifth highest by a Tar Heel and second highest behind only Antawn Jamison since 1965.

Career 2X-2X Games Pct.
Billy Cunningham, 1962-65 60 69 .870
Lennie Rosenbluth, 1954-57 39 76 .513
Antawn Jamison, 1995-98 51 104 .490
Doug Moe, 1958-61 29 60 .483
Armando Bacot, 2019-active 47 98 .480
Rusty Clark, 1966-69 43 91 .473
Larry Miller, 1965-68 42 91 .462
Robert McAdoo, 1971-72 14 31 .452
Pete Brennan, 1955-58 35 81 .432
Sean May, 2002-05 33 77 .429

• Bacot has double-doubles in each of Carolina’s four NCAA Tournament games this season. He is the fifth Tar Heel with at least four double-doubles in an NCAA Tournament, joining Antawn Jamison (five in 1998), Sean May (four in 2005), George Lynch (four in 1993) and Pete Brennan (four in 1957).
• Bacot tied UNC’s record for rebounds in an NCAA Tournament game with 22 against Saint Peter’s and had a game-high 20 points to post the second 20/20 game by a Tar Heel in NCAA Tournament history. Tyler Zeller had also had 20 points and 22 rebounds vs. Ohio in the Sweet 16 in 2012.
• Bacot has 63 rebounds in four NCAA Tournament games this season. Only Kennedy Meeks (69 in six games in 2017), Pete Brennan (67 in five games in1957) and Sean May (64 in six games in 2005) ever had more in one tournament. Antawn Jamison also had 63 in five games in 1998.
• Bacot became the 79th player to score 1,000 points as a Tar Heel. UNC has more 1,000-point scorers than any other school in NCAA history (Louisville is second with 69). 
• Bacot became the first Tar Heel to score 1,000 points in three seasons since Joel Berry II and Justin Jackson, who both hit the 1,000-point mark as juniors in 2017.
• Bacot has 1,274 points. He passed Raymond Felton, Ed Cota, Bobby Jones and Vince Carter with his 20 points against Saint Peter’s for 51st place in UNC history.

Scoring – UNC CAREER
48. 1,290 Joseph Forte, 1999-2001
49. 1,287 York Larese, 1958-61
50. 1,276 Garrison Brooks, 2017-21
51. 1,274 Armando Bacot
52. 1,267 Vince Carter, 1995-98

• Brady Manek, a 6-9 power forward with exceptional range, has scored 20 or more points in five of the last eight games, including his two highest scoring games as a Tar Heel with 28 against Marquette in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and 26 in round two against Baylor.
• Manek’s 86 points are the most in the Tournament and his 4.0 three-pointers per game are the third most. His 16 three-pointers are the most by any player in the 2022 Tournament and his 30 total field goals rank third.
• Manek has scored 20 or more 10 times as a Tar Heel and has scored in double figures 104 times in five seasons of college basketball.
• Manek leads UNC with 92 threes and in three-point percentage at a career-best 39.8% (previous was 38.3% as a freshman at OU).
• In fact, Manek has established career highs in his one season as a Tar Heel in games (37), scoring average (15.2), points (562), field goals (211), three-pointers (92), three-point percentage (.398), offensive rebounds (52), rebounds (220) and assists (70).
• He scored his 2,000th career point on a key three-pointer late in the game vs. UCLA and has made 327 threes in his career.
• Manek’s 92 threes are the sixth most in a season by a Tar Heel.
• The Harrah, Okla., native made five 3FGs against Marquette in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, his 15th career game with five or more. He leads all players in the 2022 NCAA Tournament with 16 threes, 4.0 per game.
• On March 10, he out-scored Virginia, 19-13, in the first half of Carolina’s 63-43 win in the ACC quarterfinals.
• He earned ACC Player of the Week honors in the final week of the regular season, scoring 22 points in an overtime win against Syracuse and 20 in the win at Duke.
• Manek has made at least one three-pointer in 130 of 159 games and multiple threes 86 times (at least one in 34 of 37 games as a Tar Heel with two or more 23 times).
• Manek is averaging 2.49 threes per game this season, the second-most by a Tar Heel who measured 6-9 or taller behind only current Phoenix Sun Cameron Johnson, who averaged 2.67 threes in earning first-team All-ACC honors in 2018-19.

• Brady Manek made five threes, scored a season-high 28 points and had 11 rebounds vs. Marquette. It was the second time Manek had double-figure rebounds and five threes in a game this season (also at Duke). He is one of four Tar Heels ever to accomplish that with Cole Anthony, Reggie Bullock (twice) and Joseph Forte.
• The Marquette game was the sixth time this season Manek made at least five threes in a game. Coby White (2018-19), Justin Jackson (2016-17) and Donald Williams (1992-93) also made five or more six times. No Tar Heel has made five or more seven times in a season.

• Brady Manek scored 28 points against Marquette and 26 vs. Baylor in Carolina’s first- and second-round wins in Fort Worth.
• He became the fifth Tar Heel to score at least 26 points in consecutive NCAA Tournament games.
• Rosenbluth, Ford and Jordan each won National Player-of-the-Year honors and Reid was a three-time All-NCAA Tournament selection and consensus All-America.

Brady Manek, 2022 
(28 vs. Marquette, 26 vs. Baylor)
J.R. Reid, 1987
(27 vs. Michigan, 31 vs. Notre Dame)
Michael Jordan, 1983-84
(26 vs. Syracuse, 1983; 27 vs. Temple, 1984)
Phil Ford, 1977
(27 vs. Purdue, 29 vs. Notre Dame)
Lennie Rosenbluth, 1957
(29 vs. Yale, 39 vs. Canisius)

• Carolina has three players with 50 or more threes this season for the just the fourth time in history.
• Brady Manek leads with 92, Caleb Love has 89 and RJ Davis 64.
• Carolina also had three players make 50 or more threes in 2017-18 (Joel Berry II, Kenny Williams and Luke Maye), 2008-09 (Wayne Ellington, Danny Green and Ty Lawson) and 2002-03 (Rashad McCants, Raymond Felton and Melvin Scott).
• This is the fourth time two Tar Heels made 80 or more threes in a season (89 by P.J. Hairston and 88 by Reggie Bullock in 2012-13, 105 by Justin Jackson and 88 by Joel Berry II in 2016-17 and 96 by Cameron Johnson and 82 by Coby White in 2018-19).
• Manek and Love have combined for 181 threes, the second-most threes by a pair of Tar Heels in a season.

105 Justin Jackson, 2016-17
96 Cameron Johnson, 2018-19
95 Shammond Williams, 1996-97
94 Marcus Paige, 2014-15
93 Joel Berry II, 2017-18
92 Brady Manek, 2021-22
89 Caleb Love, 2021-22
89 P.J. Hairston, 2012-13
88 Joel Berry II, 2016-17
88 Reggie Bullock, 2012-13

193 Justin Jackson (105), Joel Berry II (88), 2016-17
181 Manek (92) and Love (89)
178 Cameron Johnson (96), Coby White (82), 2018-19
177 P.J. Hairston (89), Reggie Bullock (88), 2012-13
165 Joel Berry II (93), Kenny Williams (72), 2017-18

• Sophomores RJ Davis and Caleb Love have started every game together in the backcourt this season except Senior Night, and are both averaging more than 33 minutes per game.
• Davis and Love have combined for 29.1 points and 7.4 assists per game. A year ago as freshmen, they combined for 18.9 points and 5.5 assists.
• They have combined for 153 three-pointers and 272 assists.
• Love made a career-high six three-pointers against Florida State, Marquette and UCLA.
• Davis hit a career-high six three-pointers in November in a 26-point outing against Brown, hit five vs. Syracuse ands made five (four in the first half) vs. top-seed Baylor.
• They became the first pair of Tar Heels ever to score 30 points (both career bests) in consecutive NCAA Tournament games – Davis had 30 against Baylor and Love scored 30 vs. UCLA.
• Love scored 27 points in the second half in the Sweet 16 win over the Bruins.

• Sophomore guard RJ Davis became the first Tar Heel ever to have double-digit assists in one NCAA Tournament game followed by a 30-point performance in the next.
• The White Plains, N.Y., native, who has handled more of the point guard duties as the season has developed, dished out a career-best 12 assists vs. Marquette and scored a career-high 30 in eliminating Baylor in the second round.
• Two other Tar Heels (Joel Berry II in the 2016 and Kenny Smith twice in 1987) had consecutive NCAA games with 10 or more assists followed by at least 20 points, but no one had ever done 10 assists/30 points back-to-back.
• Davis became the 13th Tar Heel to score 30 points in an NCAA Tournament game and the first since Tyler Zeller had 32 against Long Island in 2011.
• His 12 assists vs. Marquette equal the second most by a Tar Heel in NCAA play.

Assists in NCAA Tournament game – UNC
14 Kendall Marshall vs. Washington, 2011 East 2nd
12 RJ Davis vs. Marquette, 2022 East 1st
12 Kenny Smith vs. Notre Dame, 1987 East Semifinal

• Leaky Black is one of four Tar Heels to amass 600 career points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists, 100 steals and 50 blocks.
• The only other Tar Heels to hit each mark are George Lynch, David Noel and Danny Green.
• Black was third in voting for ACC Defensive Player of the Year and earned his first award for the league’s All-Defensive team.
• He is a finalist for the Lefty Driesell Award as the top defender in the country.
• Black has turned in outstanding defensive gems against some of the top perimeter scorers, including ACC Tournament MVP Hunter Cattoor of Virginia Tech (who scored 31 against Duke in the ACC final) and held Cattoor to an average of 7.0 points on 5 of 15 threes; Duke’s Paolo Banchero, who scored 13 points in Chapel Hill; Duke’s AJ Griffin, who scored five points in Cameron after scoring 27 in the first game vs. Carolina; Georgia Tech’s Michael Devoe, who came in as one of the nation’s leading scorers and scored two points; NC State’s Dereon Seabron, who scored two points on 1 of 6 shooting; Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim, who scored 14, five below his ACC-leading average; Marquette leading scorer Justin Lewis, whom he held to 2 of 15 FG and six points, 11 below his average; and Saint Peter’s Doug Edert, who went 0 for 5 from the floor.
• The Concord, N.C., native is shooting career-best percentages from the floor (.474) and the free throw line (.868).
• Black has 19 assists in the four NCAA Tournament games (4.8 per game). He dished out a season-high eight assists against Marquette, six vs. Baylor and five in the regional final vs. Saint Peter’s. 
• Carolina is 17-1 this season when the senior has three or more assists and 15-2 in his career when he has five or more.

• The Tar Heels lead the ACC in free throw shooting at 76.5%, their second-best percentage ever (78.3% in 1983-84). 
• Last season, UNC shot 66.8%.
• Carolina is 25th in the country at the line.
• Carolina has led the ACC in free throw percentage eight times but not since 1987-88. Current assistant coach Jeff Lebo shot 87.8% as a junior and senior Ranzino Smith shot 89.7% that season. 
• Carolina has made 80% or better from the free throw line 17 times this season, including seven of the last 11 games. UNC shot 80% or better in the final five regular-season ACC games, the first time ever the Tar Heels shot 80% in five consecutive games.
• Carolina has made 29 more free throws than the opponents have attempted.

.783 in 1983-84 (551 of 704)
.765 in 2021-22 (523 of 684)
.761 in 1984-85 (569 of 748)
.758 in 1959-60 (542 of 715)
.757 in 2007-08 (738 of 975)

• Senior forward Leaky Black (.868) and sophomore guards Caleb Love (.864) and RJ Davis (.821) lead UNC at the stripe this season.  
• Love went 12 for 12 from the free throw line at Duke (which tied the third-best performance at the line by a Duke opponent in Cameron Indoor Stadium history). 
• Love is tied with Marcus Paige for the fourth-highest career free throw percentage by a Tar Heel at 84.4%. 

.848 Shammond Williams, 1994-98
.847 Marvin Williams, 2004-05
.845 Danny Green, 2005-09
.844 Caleb Love, 2020- (190 of 225)
.844 Marcus Paige, 2012-16

• Love is shooting 86.4% from the line this season, the 10th-best percentage in a season by a Tar Heel.

Highest FT percentage  — UNC SEASON (min. 75 made)
.911 Shammond Williams, 1997-98 
.893 Joel Berry II, 2017-18
.878 Jeff Lebo, 1987-88
.877 Marcus Paige, 2013-14
.876 Steve Hale, 1984-85
.871 Darrell Elston, 1973-74
.868 York Larese, 1959-60
.867 Joel Berry II, 2015-16
.865 Marcus Paige, 2014-15
.864 Caleb Love, 2021-22 (127 of 147)

• Caleb Love made 40 consecutive free throws, the second-longest streak in UNC history, until missing his fifth and final attempt of the game vs. Virginia in the ACC quarterfinal.
• His streak ended one shy of tying Jeff Lebo‘s record, which Lebo set as a senior in 1989.
• Love’s streak began against Pitt on February 16, when he made his final three of that game.
• Love made his first four against UVA to pass Bobby Lewis (39 in a row in 1966) for the second-longest streak in UNC history.
• Marcus Paige had made 31 straight in 2013-14, the most recent instance when a Tar Heel made at least 30 in a row.

66 Scott Wood, NC State 2011-12
54 J.J. Redick, Duke 2003-04
48 John Gillon, Syracuse 2016-17
48 Jeff Lamp, Virginia 1979-80
45 Roger Mason, Virginia 2000-01
43 J.J. Redick, Duke 2002-03
43 Skip Brown, Wake Forest 1976-77
41 Jeff Lebo, North Carolina 1998-89
41 Jim Brennan, Clemson 1963-64
40 Caleb Love
40 Jon Scheyer, Duke 2006-07
40 Juan Dixon, Maryland 2000-01

• RJ Davis has scored 494 points this season. If Davis scores six more points, it would mark the first time UNC ever had four players score 500 or more in a season.
• Armando Bacot (609), Caleb Love (580) and Brady Manek (562) already have surpassed 500 points. 
• The last time two players scored 600 in a season was 2017-18 (Luke Maye scored 625 and Joel Berry II had 617).
• Five Tar Heels have scored 20 or more points in a game this season. Caleb Love leads with 12 20-point games, Armando Bacot has 11, Brady Manek 10, RJ Davis five and Dawson Garcia three.
• Tar Heels have scored 20 or more points 41 times in 37 games, including eight games in which two players scored 20 or more (Loyola, Brown, Charleston, Elon, home vs. Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Marquette, Baylor) and the March 5 win at Duke, when the Tar Heels set a school record when four players scored 20 or more. 
• Last season, UNC had only seven 20-point performances in 29 games. UNC did not have any games last season when two players scored 20 or more points.
• Carolina is 14-0 over two seasons when Love scores 20 or more (12-0 this season).
• Carolina is 21-0 this season when leading at the half.
• Carolina is 14-1 when scoring 80 or more points.
• Carolina’s 55 second-half points and 94 total points at Duke on March 5 were the most scored against the Blue Devils this season.
• Carolina’s 93 points were the most scored against Baylor this season.

• Carolina has made a school-record 313 three-pointers this season, breaking the previous high of 312 in 2018-19.

313 2021-22
312 2018-19
305 2017-18
290 2002-03
283 2016-17

• Carolina made a season-high 15 three-pointers at home against NC State and is averaging 8.5 per game, on pace for the second-highest average in UNC history.
• The Tar Heel made 13 against Marquette, most by Carolina in an NCAA Tournament game. Carolina made 11 vs. Baylor and 10 vs. UCLA. Those were the first instances in which UNC ever made 10 or more threes in even two consecutive games in one NCAA Tournament.
• Carolina is making 0.7 more threes per game than its opponents. This is the first time the Tar Heels are on pace to make more three-pointers than their opponents since 2012-13 and just the sixth time ever (1982-83, 1986-87, 2002-03, 2005-06 and 2012-13).

Three-Pointers Per Game – UNC SEASON
2018-19 8.67
2021-22 8.46
2002-03 8.29
1982-83 (experimental distance) 8.25
2017-18 8.24

• The Tar Heels lead the ACC and are sixth in the country in rebound margin at plus 8.2 per game. UNC also leads the ACC and is sixth nationally in rebounds per game (40.6).
• Carolina is averaging 47.8 rebounds per game in the 2022 NCAA Tournament and has a rebound margin of 12.3 through the first four rounds.
• Carolina had a season-high 52 rebounds vs. Marquette and out-rebounded the Golden Eagles by 15.
• The Tar Heels have averaged 40 or more rebounds for the past seven seasons. 
• Carolina has led the ACC in rebound margin in each of the previous six seasons and in 13 of 18 seasons under Roy Williams.
• UNC has won the battle of the boards 34 times in 37 games this season. The Tar Heels are 28-6 when out-rebounding their opponents and 0-3 when getting out-rebounded (Tennessee, Kentucky and Duke in Chapel Hill).
• Carolina allows the second-lowest offensive rebounding percentage in the country by its opponents, who rebound only 21.2% of their missed shots. 

• The Tar Heels are 17-1 this season when scoring more points off turnovers and 10-8 when the opponents score more points off turnovers. 
• Carolina has turned the ball over 12.2 times per game in its nine losses, which led to 178 points, an average of 19.8 points per game.
• Carolina is 22-0 this season when the opponents shoot at or under 45% from the floor.
• The opponents shot 50% or better from the floor four times in the first 11 games this season and three times since (in UNC losses to Wake Forest, Duke and Pittsburgh).
• Over the last 11 games (since the home loss to Pittsburgh on February 16) the Tar Heels have held the opponents to 40.2% from the floor.
• Carolina has won eight times this season when it allowed fewer than 60 points (53 by UNC Asheville, 51 by Michigan, 50 by App State, 58 by Virginia, 47 by Boston College, 57 by Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, 43 by Virginia in Brooklyn and 49 by Saint Peter’s).
• The 49 points by Saint Peter’s were the fewest by a Tar Heel opponent in 28 NCAA regional finals.
• The Tar Heels have held the opponents to 65 or fewer points in 14 of their 28 wins. 
• Carolina is 10-0 this season when shooting at least 50% (under Roy Williams UNC was 220-9 when shooting 50% from the floor).
• Carolina is holding its opponents to 66.3 points in its 28 victories. The opponents are averaging 86.2 points in UNC’s nine losses.
• The Tar Heels are minus 7 in assist-turnovers (103 assists/110 turnovers) in their nine losses, while the opponents are plus 73 (157 A/84 TO).

• Hubert Davis is the fourth to win 25 or more games in his first season as Carolina’s head coach. Davis is a Tar Heel alum, and so are each of his assistant coaches and members of the basketball staff.
• Assistant coaches Brad Frederick (1996-99), Jeff Lebo (1985-89) and Sean May (2002-05), Director of Recruiting Pat Sullivan (1990-93, 1994-95) and Director of Team and Player Development Jackie Manuel (2001-05) all played for the Tar Heels. Director of Operations Eric Hoots has been on staff for 18 seasons.
• Frederick played on Final Four teams that won ACC championships in 1997 and 1998.
• Lebo is a 20-year head coaching veteran who set 10 UNC records in his playing career.
• May was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2005 NCAA Final Four, scoring 26 points in the national championship game vs. Illinois.
• Manuel was twice named Carolina’s defensive player of the year and was a starter on the 2005 NCAA champions.
• Sullivan was a key contributor on the 1993 national champions and is one of seven Tar Heels who have played in three Final Fours.
• Davis, Lebo, May and Frederick combined to score 4,441 points as Tar Heels. Syracuse is the only school whose coaches scored more points at their alma mater than UNC (Gerry McNamara, Adrian Autry, Allen Griffin and Jim Boeheim scored 5,189 for the Orange).

• Dawson Garcia announced on February 10 he will not return to the team this season to remain home in Minnesota to continue to help with family medical issues.
• Garcia played as a freshman at Marquette before transferring to UNC. He played in 16 games this season for the Tar Heels before returning home Jan. 24 due to illnesses in his family. 
• He averaged 9.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in 16 games, scoring in double figures five times with a season-high 26 vs. Purdue in November.
• Garcia said in a statement: “I cannot thank everyone enough for the unbelievable support that has automatically been given to me while I flew home to support my family. Not everyone will understand, but those who know our family are very aware of the circumstances and challenges we are facing. As much as I love this University and basketball, being in the middle of a health crisis is where our family is right now and it’s where I need to be. After the loss of several very special family members this past year, I came close to losing my dad in December and my grandma is currently in the ICU. With my dad recovering and my grandma fighting for her life, it’s not even a question to me where I need to be right now. 
My family is my world and I will always be there for them. The past few months have quickly changed my perspective on life and I have put this into God’s hands and trust His guidance.Times like this bring out the beauty in God’s people and I thank all of Tar Heel Nation, my coaches and my teammates for all the love and support. I thank you for lifting us up with your powerful prayers. The University, this team and fans are special. Go Tar Heels.”

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