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University of North Carolina Athletics
By Adam Lucas

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1. For the tenth straight 12 months, Carolina has acquired a recreation inside the ACC Occasion, as a result of the Heels thumped Florida State, 92-67. Carolina is now 22-0 inside the ACC Occasion quarterfinals as the best seed. 

2. That’s among the many finest doable offensive variations of this 12 months’s Carolina group. The Tar Heels shot properly, hitting larger than 50 % from the sector, hit merely adequate from the perimeter (8-for-19 from three), dominated the rebounding class, acquired a double-double from Armando Bacot, and pushed the tempo all by means of the game. RJ Davis as soon as extra led the way in which by which alongside along with his 18 elements, nevertheless 11 completely completely different players scored, 14 carried out and all contributed one factor offensively.

3. What a gratifying sequence midway by the use of the second half, as Carolina merely blitzed the Seminoles with tempo. A number of that was created by Seth Trimble, who then punctuated it with a thunderous tomahawk dunk in guests. The Tar Heels had a 26-6 edge in fast break elements and ran indiscriminately, getting some easy baskets every off ineffective balls and reside balls. Trimble tied his occupation extreme with 12 elements and when he is participating in confidently on offense, Carolina might be very onerous to guard.

4. Dominating rebounding effectivity by the Tar Heels. Three-fourths of the way in which by which by the use of the game, Harrison Ingram had as many rebounds (9) as your total Florida State group. At that juncture, the Tar Heels moreover had additional offensive boards than the ‘Noles had complete rebounds. There are a selection of strategies for instance the effort with which Carolina carried out on Thursday–that’s among the many finest. The final word rebounding numbers: UNC 48, FSU 22.

5. Elliot Cadeau’s first half numbers weren’t sensational, as he accomplished with 4 elements and three assists in 14 minutes. Nonetheless he was instrumental inside the game-changing sequence midway by the use of the half, as he went by the use of a stretch of scoring or serving to on 4 straight Tar Heel baskets, and paired the statistical manufacturing with onerous drives into the lane and good passes that created easy buckets–even after they didn’t go in–for the offense. Cadeau moreover dove on the bottom defensively. He was utterly dynamic all through that part of the game. Cadeau accomplished with eight elements and 6 assists.

6. That was part of an especially atmosphere pleasant sequence of offense for the Tar Heels. Carolina scored on 18 of its closing 21 possessions of the half on the way in which by which to setting up a 46-30 lead. Carolina merely carried out more durable than the Seminoles all through most of those minutes. 

7. The Heels merely did all of the items correct in that sequence–they ran properly (holding a 13-2 edge in fast break elements) and pounded it close to the rim always, as a result of the elements inside the paint bulge was 22-10. And the rebounds have been astronomical, as a result of the Heels held a 22-6 edge on the boards inside the first 20 minutes. Carolina took 31 self-discipline intention makes an try inside the first half. Solely 5 of them did not end with a made basket or an offensive rebound. 5 out of 31! That’s possibly the most effective testament to the vitality the Heels displayed inside the first half.

8. And they also saved that vitality for lots of the game. Jalen Washington exemplified it when, alongside along with his group principal by 24 with six minutes left, fought to get an offensive rebound off a missed Tar Heel free throw. It’s very easy to take a break in that recreation state of affairs. Washington–who accomplished with 5 boards–wasn’t ready to do that.

9. A few statistical milestones: Davis moved earlier Antawn Jamison on Carolina’s all-time scoring guidelines, and Bacot now has 83 occupation double-doubles, which ties him with Derrick Coleman and Lionel Simmons for fifth all-time inside the NCAA in that division. Bacot now has six double-doubles in 10 occupation ACC Occasion video video games.

10. For all the communicate in regards to the profit the North Carolina schools have the benefit of when the ACC Occasion is inside the Tar Heel state, Carolina’s numbers are actually larger out of state. Coming into the afternoon, the Heels had acquired 72.5% of their ACC Occasion video video games exterior North Carolina and 65.8% in Greensboro, Charlotte and Raleigh.

11. The win makes Carolina 22-0 all-time as a number-one seed inside the ACC Occasion quarterfinals. 

12. It’s confusing–and just a bit weird–for ten people to embellish up in colonial outfits when the game is at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Nonetheless full credit score rating to the 4 Tar Heel followers who dressed up as George Washington, James Madison (or maybe it was Alexander Hamilton, it’s sturdy to tell them apart), Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt on Thursday inside the nation’s capital. How am I optimistic it was Teddy Roosevelt? The fourth gentleman appeared to be dressed as a Powerful Rider. After which, after they held up indicators that study, “Roy Williams is the Man,” the Roosevelt man’s sign added “Throughout the enviornment.” That’s solely a superb costume/sign/basketball mix. Even Freddie Kiger would approve of the historic relevance.

13. The Tar Heels now await the winner of this afternoon’s Pitt-Wake Forest recreation. That recreation could be carried out tomorrow night time time at 7 p.m., and no matter who the opponent, that squad will actually really feel it should win to solidify its NCAA Occasion credentials.