UNC-Ohio: Postgame Notes

CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina Tar Heels fell short in their comeback attempt against the Ohio Bobcats of the Mid-American Conference, falling 86-78, before a crowd of 13,252 at the Dean E. Smith Center.

Here are some notes of UNC's 17th loss in 24 games.

*UNC is now 1-1 all-time against the Bobcats. UNC won its only previous meeting with Ohio, 99-57, in the third to last game ever played in Carmichael Auditorium on Dec. 14, 1985.

*The Tar Heels are now 2-12 in 2002 and 5-8 at home overall.

*Prior to this season, only five non-ACC schools had beaten the Tar Heels in the Dean Dome: UCLA, Temple, Iowa, Michigan State and Kentucky. Four non-ACC teams have beaten UNC in the Dean Dome THIS YEAR: Hampton, Davidson, Indiana and Ohio.

*With eight points, Jason Capel is 27th on UNC's career scoring list with 1,367 points. Capel also has 774 career rebounds, which is 17th on UNC's career list.

*Kris Lang's 16 points gives him 1,347 for his career, which puts him at 28th on the school's all-time scoring list. Lang now has 657 career rebounds.

*UNC has used 10 different starting lineups this year. The lineup of Capel, Will Johnson, Lang, Melvin Scott and Boone is 1-3. The lineup of Scott, Jackie Manuel, Capel, Johnson and Lang is 2-4. The lineup of Scott, Manuel, Capel, Johnson and Brian Bersticker is 3-0. The lineup of Scott, Boone, Capel, Williams and Lang is 1-1. The other six lineups are a combined 0-9.

*Entering the game Carolina had shot 50.8 percent in victories this season and were at 39.4 percent in losses. UNC also came in averaging 88.3 points per game in wins and 64.9 in defeat.

*Entering Sunday's game, UNC had a 4.0 rebounding margin per game edge in wins and a 5.8 per game deficit in losses.

*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 (5-3); 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 is 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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