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)
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
Indiana at a glance
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Colors: Cream & Crimson
Conference: Big Ten
Venue: Assembly Hall (17,472)
2011-2012 Record: 27-9 (11-7)
2012-2013 Record: 6-0 (0-0)
Indiana: The Hoosiers enter Tuesday's game with a 6-0 record, having held down the No. 1 ranking in both national polls throughout all the early weeks of the 2012-13 season. Indiana beat Ball State 101-
53 in Bloomington on Sunday. [Recap]
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 leads the all-time series with UNC, 7-5. Carolina has a losing record against four opponents it has faced at least 10 times. The other three on that list are Navy (6-14), George Washington (4-6) and NYU (7-10). The Hoosiers have won four of the last six games in the series, a stretch that began with an IU win in the 1981 NCAA championship game in Philadelphia. The UNC wins in that stretch were a 106-92 win on Nov. 25, 1988, in the Preseason NIT third-place game in Madison Square Garden in New York City and a 70-63 win in Bloomington in the ACC/
Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 1, 2004. Carolina is 2-2 in games played in Bloomington. Most recently, UNC beat the Hoosiers in
Assembly Hall during its national championship season of 2004-05 in a homecoming game for then UNC junior and eventual National Player of the Year Sean May. Prior to that victory, the Tar Heels' last appearance at Indiana had been a 61-57 win on Dec. 22, 1979. The Hoosiers defeated UNC in Bloomington during the 1962-63 and 1964-65 seasons early in
the coaching tenure of Hall of Fame Tar Heel coach Dean Smith. Roy Williams is 6-1 as a head coach against Indiana, including a 5-1 mark at Kansas and a 1-0 record at Carolina.
Indiana-North Carolina Notes
IU: The Hoosiers are 29-20 all-time against the ACC. Last year, Indiana won at NC State, 86-75. The Hoosiers have
been on the road in this event in three of the last four years.
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