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February 20, 2012

UNC-NCSU Capsule

Game Previews
North Carolina vs. N.C. State
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

8:00 pm, ACC Network
Steve Martin (Play-by-Play) & Mike Gminski (Analyst)
Raleigh, NC
RBC Center (21,800)
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NCSU-UNC SERIES: This is the 221st meeting between NC State and North Carolina with UNC owning a 145-75 advantage in the series, including a 74-55 victory in the Jan. 26th contest in Chapel Hill. NC State is 44-59 all time at home versus UNC, including 3-8 at the RBC Center. The series dates back to the 1912-13 season. UNC's longest winning streak is 11 games. Current streak (2006-07) and 1934-38.

LAST MEETING: UNC 74, Clemson 56 (January 26, 2012 - Chapel Hill, NC)
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N.C. State
18-9 (7-5)

Ranking: Not Ranked
Mark Gottfried
18-9 at NCSU; 296-167 Overall
North Carolina
23-4 (10-2)

Ranking: #7 AP, #7 ESPN
Roy Williams
248-66 at UNC; 666-167 Overall
C.J. Leslie
13.3 ppg
Scott Wood
13.0 ppg
Harrison Barnes
18.0 ppg
Tyler Zeller
15.6 ppg
Richard Howell
9.2 rpg
C.J. Leslie
6.6 rpg
John Henson
10.3 rpg
Tyler Zeller
9.5 rpg
Lorenzo Brown
6.5 apg
Alex Johnson
3.1 apg
Kendall Marshall
9.7 apg
Dexter Strickland
2.1 apg
N.C. State-North Carolina Notes

*Tuesday's game is a matchup of two of the top scoring teams in the ACC. State is averaging 73.8 points per game (3 rd - ACC) and UNC is scoring 82.8 per game (1st - ACC).

*The game is also a matchup of the league's top two assist-toturnover teams. The Wolfpack owns a 1.3 ratio, while UNC has a 1.5 ratio.

*NC State's 16.5 assists per game trails only UNC (17.9) among ACC schools for all games.

*State is looking snap a 11-game skid versus the Tar Heels.

*NC State is averaging 76.4 points per game at home, while holding the opposition to 68.5 points per contest.

*State ranks second in the ACC in three-point field goal percentage (.363) and fourth in field goal percentage (.460).

*The Pack is only ACC program with five players listed among league's scoring leaders. Each player is averaging 11.0 points or better per game.

*North Carolina sophomore Kendall Marshall has 11 games with 10-or-more assists and leads the ACC in assists per game (9.7).

*NC State's Scott Wood has made at least one 3-point field goal in an ACC-best 24 straight games.

*John Henson leads all active ACC players in career blocked shots (263), double-doubles (32) and 10-rebound games (42).

*Harrison Barnes led all scorers with 24 points in Saturday's win over visiting Clemson. Barnes has reached double-figure scoring in 24 of the 27 games he has played this season, including 11 with at least 20 points

*Kendall Marshall had 13 assists vs. the Tigers, the 11th time this season and 17th time in his career he has handed out double-fi gure assists.

*UNC (10-2 in the ACC) is assured of a conference-leading 36th season with 10 or more regular-season ACC wins.

Team Notes by ACC, NCSU & UNC Athletic Communications

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