F- 03 Reyshawn Terry
F- 34 Brandon Wright
C- 50 Tyler Hansbrough
G- 02 Wayne Ellington
G- 05 Ty Lawson
Tyler Hansbrough - When playing North Carolina, all teams focus on trying to stop the sophomore big man. Few have success, as he remains one of the nation's top players.
TAR HEELS VISIT WOLFPACK
The North Carolina men's basketball team will begin February and close out the first half of its Atlantic Coast Conference schedule with a road date at NC State on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the RBC Center in Raleigh. The game will be televised by ABC.
The Tar Heels (20-2, 6-1 ACC) went 8-1 in January and have won five games in a row since losing at Virginia Tech on Jan. 13. UNC is coming off a 105-64 home victory overMiami onWednesday night. Last week, the Tar Heels won on the road atWake Forest and at No. 17/19 Arizona. With the win over Miami, UNC moved into first place in the ACC standings by a half-game over Virginia Tech and Boston College (both 6-2).
Carolina will play the first of back-to-back road games on Saturday afternoon at NC State, followed by a contest next Wednesday at Duke. The game at Duke will complete a stretch that has included six road dates in eight games. After two weeks at No. 4 in both polls, the Tar Heels moved up to No. 3 in the Associated Press and No. 3 in the ESPN/USAToday coaches poll this week after their road wins over Wake Forest and Arizona.
The Wolfpack (12-8, 2-5 ACC) is coming off a 70-59 win on Wednesday night at Virginia Tech.
1957 AND 1982 NCAA CHAMPION REUNION
Members of Carolina's 1957 and 1982 NCAA championship teams will gather for a reunion in Chapel Hill on the weekend of Feb. 9 and 10. The reunion will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ‘57 national title and the 25th anniversary of the ‘82 title.
Team members will be introduced at halftime of the game with Wake Forest on Saturday Feb. 10 and will attend a private dinner that evening hosted by head coach Roy Williams.
HANSBROUGH, WRIGHT ON WOODEN TOP 30 LIST
Tar Heel big men Tyler Hansbrough and Brandan Wright are both on the 30-man Wooden Award Midseason All-American Team, the Wooden Award Committee announced on Jan. 30. While Hansbrough was a preseason selection, Wright was one of 10 newcomers chosen who were not selected to the preseason list.
Senior Reyshawn Terry was on the preseason top 50 list.
In total, twelve seniors, ten juniors, five sophomores and three freshmen make up the midseason list. Composed of the top 30 players who will compete for this season's player of the year award, the midseason list is based on individual player performance and team records during the first half of the season.
FRESHMEN SCORING AT RECORD CLIP
Midway through the ACC season, Carolina's freshman class of Wayne Ellington, Ty Lawson, Alex Stepheson, Deon Thompson and Brandan Wright is scoring at a record rate. The highest-scoring freshman class in Carolina history is the 2002-03 group that averaged 42.1 points per game. This year's five freshmen are currently averaging a combined 44.6 points per game. That would be the third-highest scoring freshman class in ACC history.