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November 26, 2012Game Day
Line: Indiana by 9
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Time: 9:30 PM EST
Location: Bloomington, Indiana - Assembly Hall (17,472)
TV: ESPN (Watch Online)
Announcers: Dan Shulman (play-by-play), Dick Vitale (color analyst) & Andy Katz (sideline)
Radio: Tar Heel Sports Network; SiriusXM (Sirius 91, XM 91)
Announcers: Jones Angell (play-by-play), Eric Montross (color analyst) & Dave Nathan (host)
Rankings: Indiana: AP - 1, USA Today - 1; North Carolina: AP - 14 USA Today - 13
Coaches: Tom Crean (61-75 at IU; 251-171 Overall); Roy Williams (262-69 at UNC; 680-170 Overall)
Indiana at a glance
North Carolina: North Carolina rebounded from its first loss of the season by putting on an offensive clinic. James Michael McAdoo scored 18 points to lead five North Carolina players in double figures, and the ninth-ranked Tar Heels routed Division II Chaminade 112-70 on Wednesday night. [Recap]
Indiana-North Carolina Series
Indiana-North Carolina Notes
IU: The Hoosiers lead the nation in free throws attempted per game (32.0), are second in free throws made per game (23.7) and fourth nationally in scoring (88.7 ppg).
IU: Indiana is the top rebounding defense team in the league (27.0), and lead in rebound margin (+14.2) and scoring margin (+32.3).
IU: The Hoosiers are second in the Big Ten in free throw percentage (74.0), field goal percentage (52.5), field goal percentage defense (35.5) and 3-point field goal percentage defense (27.5).
IU: Senior Jordan Hulls is leading the Big Ten in 3-point field goals made per game (3.2) and is third in assist/turnover ratio (23/5). Sophomore Remy Abell has made 7-of-8 3-pointers, junior Victor Oladipo is second in the league in steals (2.5) and field goal percentage (65.8) and senior Christian Watford is second in the league in rebounding (8.0).
IU:Sophomore All-American Cody Zeller has made 32-of-50 field goal attempts and for his career has made 62.5 percent of his shots, the highest mark ever by an IU player. After six games, Zeller is averaging a team-best 15.2 points and 7.7 rebounds. His older brother Tyler, was the ACC Player of the Year for North Carolina last season and is currently a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. His oldest brother, Luke, a Notre Dame graduate, is playing for the Phoenix Suns.
UNC: The Tar Heels are looking to improve to 6-1 this season and are 7-2 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in nine previous appearances under head coach Roy Williams. UNC and IU have split two previous matchups in the event, with Indiana winning in 2001 and Carolina winning in 2004.
UNC: Carolina has 12 wins over No.-1 ranked teams in the Associated Press poll, more than any other school in NCAA history. Those wins have come against Duke (seven times), Connecticut (once), Illinois (once), NC State (once), Oklahoma (once), Syracuse (once). Carolina is 12-16 against top-ranked teams in the AP poll. Last season, the fifth-ranked Tar Heels dropped a 73-72 decision at top-ranked Kentucky. Prior to the loss at Kentucky, UNC had won both of its previous two matchups against AP No. 1 teams, beating Illinois in the 2005 NCAA championship game in St. Louis and Duke on March 4, 2006, in Durham, N.C. Roy Williams is 3-2 vs. No. 1 teams as head coach at Carolina, with wins over Connecticut (Jan. 17, 2004), Illinois (Apr. 4, 2005) and Duke (March 4, 2006) and losses to Duke (Feb. 5, 2004) and Kentucky (Dec. 3, 2012). Seventeen of UNC's previous 28 games against No. 1 teams have come against Duke and just five have come against non-conference opponents during the regular season.
UNC: Carolina's next game after Tuesday's matchup in Bloomington will come on Saturday vs. UAB and will be its first home contest after five in a row away from Chapel Hill. On Saturday evening at 6 p.m., the Tar Heels will host UAB in the Smith Center. The Blazers are coached by former UNC assistant Jerod Haase, in his first season in Birmingham after nine years in Chapel Hill on the staff of Roy Williams. Haase's staff includes director of operations Bobby Frasor, a former Tar Heel guard who won an NCAA title at UNC as a senior in 2009 and served as Carolina's assistant video coordinator last season. Five of Carolina's six games in December will be played in the Smith Center, with the exception coming Dec. 19 at Texas.
Team notes courtesy of the ACC, Indiana and UNC Athletic Communications