North Carolina vs. Florida State: Full Game Preview

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North Carolina vs. Florida State: Full Game Preview
North Carolina
(10-5, 2-3 away)
Florida State
(10-5, 6-4 home)
Venue: Donald L. Tucker Center
2:10PM ET / 11:10AM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
North Carolina J Michael McAdoo 14.4 J Michael McAdoo 8.1 M Paige 4.2
Florida State M Snaer 15.1 T Shannon 6.5 M Snaer 2.6

In their last match-up, Okaro White finished with 20 points and 9 rebounds in the Seminoles 65-62 victory over Maryland on January 9th. He is averaging 13.4 points per game and leads the team in blocks with 1.4 per game. For the Tar Heels, James Michael McAdoo finished with 14 points and 6 rebounds in the 68-59 loss to Miami (FL) on January 10th. With 14.4 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. North Carolina will hope to exploit their strength in offensive rebounding percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 39.0 in this area ranks 2nd in the conference and 17th in the country.

North Carolina StatSmack

  • Florida State has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than North Carolina ($29,953 vs $35,614).
  • The Florida State blocks leader (Okaro White) has more blocks than the North Carolina blocks leader (Desmond Hubert).
  • Florida State is a better free-throw-shooting team (73.1% vs 64.3%) than North Carolina this season.
  • Okaro White is ranked 9th in the ACC in blocks.
  • Florida State allows fewer rebounds (33.4 allowed per game vs 38.5 allowed per game) than North Carolina this season.
  • Michael Snaer is ranked 9th in the ACC in points and 8th in the ACC in three-pointers.
  • You get an A for effort, but Florida State has emerged victorious against North Carolina the last 2 times they've played.
  • Terrance Shannon is ranked 9th in the ACC in steals.
  • At least you keep showing up. Florida State has an average margin of victory of 10 over North Carolina in 11 wins since 1984.
  • Florida State beat North Carolina by 3 points the last time they played (Mar 11, 2012).
UNC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Reggie Bullock 28 13 6 3 1 0 1
B J. McAdoo 29 14 8 1 1 0 3
B P.J. Hairston 20 12 4 1 1 1 1
C+ D. Strickland 26 8 3 4 1 0 1
C+ Marcus Paige 26 7 2 4 1 0 3
C Brice Johnson 14 8 4 0 1 1 1
C Leslie McDonald 18 8 2 2 1 0 1
C- J.P. Tokoto 11 4 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Joel James 12 3 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Jackson Simmons 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Desmond Hubert 11 1 2 0 0 1 1
D James Manor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Denzel Robinson 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Frank Tanner 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Luke Davis 6 1 0 2 0 0 0
D Wade Moody 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
FSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Okaro White 28 13 6 1 1 1 2
B- Michael Snaer 31 15 5 3 1 0 3
C T. Shannon 22 9 6 1 1 1 2
C Aaron Thomas 16 7 3 1 1 0 1
C T. Whisnant II 21 7 2 1 1 0 0
C- Devon Bookert 19 5 2 2 1 0 2
C- Ian Miller 21 6 2 2 1 0 1
C- Montay Brandon 21 6 2 2 0 0 2
D+ Kiel Turpin 13 4 2 1 1 1 1
D B. Bojanovsky 11 2 2 0 0 1 1
D Joey Moreau 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
D R. Gilchrist 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D R. Portuondo 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
D Michael Ojo 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
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