UNC-WF Postgame Notes

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The North Carolina Tar Heels' losing ways continued Wednesday night as rival Wake Forest thumped UNC for the second time this season in a 90-66 breather before a sellout crowd of 13, 523 at Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

*With the loss Carolina is now 146-59 against the Demon Deacons. UNC is 7-6 against Wake in Joel Coliseum and 51-27 overall in Winston-Salem. UNC is 11-6 overall in Joel as the Heels are 4-0 in NCAA Tournament play. Joel is also where former UNC coach Dean Smith tied and broke Former Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp's all-time record for wins for Division 1 coaches.

*This is the first time Wake has swept the season series from the Tar Heels since 1970 when the Demon Deacons won 91-90 in Chapel Hill and 88-85 in Winston-Salem.

*This was Wake's largest margin of victory over UNC since 24-point drubbings in 1997 and 1996.

*The 90 points is Wake's highest total against the Tar Heels since a 97-96 victory in the old Big Four Tournament in the 1976-77 season.

*Carolina is now 1-6 on the road this season.

*The defeat marks the first time Carolina has lost as many as eight ACC games since the 1963-64 season when UNC went 6-8 in Dean Smith's third season. In fact, UNC has never lost more ACC games in a single season than eight.

*Carolina's 14th loss of the season marks just the third time the Tar Heels have fallen victim at least this many times in a season. The only other times Carolina lost a minimum of 14 games in a year was in 1951-52 (15), 1950-51 (15).

*With 10 points, Jason Capel is now tied for 29th on UNC's all-time career scoring list with 1,322 points. Capel is also 18th in rebounding with 751 career boards and is tied for 20th with 310 career assists.

*Kris Lang's 14 points places him at 34th on Carolina's career scoring list with 1,268 points. Lang also has 643 career rebounds.

*Because of the nature of Jackie Manuel's stress fracture on the third metatarsal bone in his left foot he may not be able to practice the rest of the season, although his availability will be determined on a game-by-game basis. The 6-foot-5 freshman from West Palm Beach, Fla., has played in Carolina's last three games.

*Prior to Wednesday's game, UNC has shot 50.1 percent in its six victories and 39.2% in its 13 losses. UNC is shooting 43.9% from 3-point range when victorious and 30.8% in defeat.

*Carolina's rebounds margin in wins is at 5.2 but UNC has a deficit on the glass of 5.5 in defeat.

*The Tar Heels are averaging 87.2 points per game in victories but just 64 when they lose. On the other hand, UNC is giving up an average of 80.2 points per game when it loses but just 68.3 when in the win column.

*The ACC's record against the other power conferences: A-10 (6-1); Big East (9-4); Big Ten (6-4); Big 12 (1-3); C-USA (4-2); MWC (1-0); Pac-10 (0-1); SEC (4-4).


Andrew Jones is in his sixth year covering football and basketball for Inside Carolina. He also in his fourth year as a copy editor and staff writer for the Wilmington Star-News and hosts a nightly radio show on WAAV-AM980 in Wilmington. He has also written for ACCNews and once published The College Game and the former Total Sports. He can be reached via e-mail at: AJWAAV@aol.com.


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