NC State vs. North Carolina: Full Game Preview

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NC State vs. North Carolina: Full Game Preview
NC State
(19-7, 5-5 away)
North Carolina
(18-8, 13-2 home)
Venue: Dean E. Smith Center
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
NC State C Leslie 15.4 R Howell 11.1 L Brown 7.0
North Carolina J Michael McAdoo 14.7 J Michael McAdoo 8.3 M Paige 4.4

NC State visits Dean E. Smith Center on Saturday to take on North Carolina. It gets started at 4 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN. The Wolfpack defeated the Tar Heels 91-83 on Jan. 26 and are 1-9 against them over the past four years.

This game will separate North Carolina and NC State, who currently share third place in the ACC.

In an 84-66 dismantling of Florida State on Feb. 19, T.J. Warren put up 31 points and 13 rebounds for the Wolfpack. He is putting up 12.1 points per game while also averaging 4 rebounds per game. For the Tar Heels, James Michael McAdoo finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds in the 70-58 win over Georgia Tech on Feb. 19. He contributes a team-leading 14.7 points per game, 8.3 rebounds per game, and 1.6 steals per game.

North Carolina StatSmack

  • The NC State rebounding leader (Richard Howell, 283 rebounds) has more rebounds than the North Carolina rebounding leader (James Michael McAdoo, 217 rebounds).
  • NC State has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than North Carolina this season (three vs. one).
  • NC State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on NC State is 207 lbs compared to 201 lbs for North Carolina.
  • C.J. Leslie is ranked 5th in the ACC in points and 7th in the ACC in rebounds.
  • NC State has an average margin of victory of 9 over North Carolina in 19 wins since 1980.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? NC State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (974 to 963) than North Carolina, per the NCAA.
  • The NC State scoring leader (C.J. Leslie, 409 points) has more points than the North Carolina scoring leader (James Michael McAdoo, 382 points).
  • The NC State three-point leader (Scott Wood, 72 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the North Carolina three-point leader (Reggie Bullock, 62 three-pointers).
  • The NC State assist leader (Lorenzo Brown, 164 assists) has more assists than the North Carolina assist leader (Marcus Paige, 107 assists).
  • NC State has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than North Carolina ($28,218 vs. $35,614).
  • NC State is a better three-point shooting team (40.6 percent vs. 36.6 percent) than North Carolina this season.
NCSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Richard Howell 32 13 11 2 1 1 2
A- Lorenzo Brown 34 13 4 7 2 1 3
A- C.J. Leslie 33 15 8 1 1 1 3
B T.J. Warren 26 12 4 1 1 0 1
B Scott Wood 33 12 3 1 0 1 1
B- Rodney Purvis 28 9 2 2 1 0 1
C Tyler Lewis 13 4 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Thomas de Thaey 9 5 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Staats Battle 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Jay Lewis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Jevoni Robinson 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ J. Vandenberg 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Chase Cannon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
UNC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Reggie Bullock 30 14 6 3 1 0 1
B+ J. McAdoo 30 15 8 1 2 0 3
B P.J. Hairston 21 13 4 2 1 0 1
B- Marcus Paige 28 8 3 4 1 0 2
C+ D. Strickland 27 8 3 4 1 0 1
C Brice Johnson 12 7 4 0 0 1 1
C Leslie McDonald 18 8 2 2 1 0 1
C- J.P. Tokoto 10 3 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Joel James 11 3 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Jackson Simmons 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Desmond Hubert 11 1 2 0 0 1 0
D James Manor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Denzel Robinson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Frank Tanner 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Wade Moody 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Luke Davis 5 1 0 2 0 0 0
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