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March 14, 2012

NCAA 2nd Round Capsule

2012 NCAA Tournament - Midwest Region
No. 16 Vermont vs. No. 1 North Carolina

Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Venue: Greensboro Coliseum (23,500)
Tip-off: Friday, March 16 at 4:10 PM
TV: TBS [Watch Online]
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play) and Clark Kellogg (analyst)
Radio: Tar Heel Sports Network | SiriusXM

Current Records (Last Game):
Vermont: 24-11 (Beat Lamar 71-59)
North Carolina: 29-5 (Lost to No. 17 Florida State 85-82)

Vermont-UNC Series: North Carolina and Vermont have met three times in Chapel Hill with the Tar Heels winning all three meetings. Friday will be the first meeting between the two schools since UNC beat the Catamounts 93-65 in Chapel Hill on Dec. 21, 2004 (during Roy Williams' second season in Chapel Hill). That win is the only time Williams has faced Vermont as a head coach in his career.

Coaches:
John Becker: 24-11 at Vermont; 24-11 Overall
Roy Williams: 254-67 at UNC; 672-168 Overall

Vermont Web Site: Official Site

Statistical Leaders:
Vermont:
Scoring: Four McGlynn 12.1 ppg, Matt Glass 11.9 ppg
Rebounding: Brian Voelkel 8.6rpg, Luke Apfeld 3.9 rpg
Assists: Brian Voelkel 5.2 apg, Sandro Carissimo 2.5 apg

North Carolina:
Scoring: Harrison Barnes 17.4 ppg, Tyler Zeller 16.5 ppg
Rebounding: John Henson 10.1 rpg, Tyler Zeller 9.3 rpg
Assists: Kendall Marshall 9.7 apg

Vermont's NCAA Tournament History
All-Time Record: 2-4
In the First Round: 2-3
In the Second Round: 0-1
As #16 Seed: 1-2
In Overtime: 1-0

Carolina's NCAA Tournament History
All-Time Record: 105-40
Record as a No. 1 seed: 47-9
NCAA record in state of N.C.: 29-1 (won 25 in a row)
NCAA record in Greensboro: 5-0
Roy Williams in NCAA Tournament: 58-19 (24-5 at UNC)

* The winner of Friday's game will advance to a third round game against either No. 8 seed Creighton or No. 9 seed Alabama on Sunday in Greensboro.

* The Tar Heels are seeking their third NCAA championship in the last eight years under head coach Roy Williams, having won the 2005 national title in St. Louis and the 2009 championship in Detroit.

* UNC is a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for a tournament record 14th time and the fifth time under Williams.

* Carolina has won 16 of its last 19 NCAA Tournament games (since 2007).

* Vermont has won 15 of its last 16 games overall.

* UVM features a young squad this season that has only two seniors on the roster, starts three sophomores and has a freshman as one of its top scorers.

* Of Vermont's 24 wins this season, 16 have been by double figures.

* UVM averages 71.6 points per game in its 24 wins and only 57.6 in its 11 losses.

* Vermont's senior class has 96 career wins, which are the most for any class in school history.

Team notes courtesy of UVM & UNC Athletic Communications




 

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