• Coming off an 86-70 season-opening win over Radford, the Tar Heels return to the Dean E. Smith Center for game two of a three-game homestand to play Lehigh on Sunday, November 12.
• Lehigh is 0-2 with an 84-78 home loss to Cornell on November 6 and a 74-65 loss at Penn State on Friday.
• Tip time is 2:01 p.m.
• The game will be televised by the ACC Network (Anish Shroff and Malcolm Huckaby will call the action).
• Jones Angell, Marcus Ginyard, Adam Lucas and Dave Nathan provide the call on the Tar Heel Sports Network.
• Carolina improved to 102-12 in first games of the season. It was UNC’s 19th straight win in a opener.
• This is the 39th season the Tar Heels are playing in the Dean E. Smith Center. Carolina is 464-86 all-time in the Smith Center, including 224-18 against non-ACC opponents.
• Carolina is No. 19 in the preseason Associated Press poll and was picked to finish third in the ACC at the league’s preseason media day.
• This is the 67th time in 76 seasons of the AP poll the Tar Heels are ranked at least once during a season.
• Carolina’s starting five against Radford has combined to make 421 college starts. That includes 132 by Armando Bacot and at least 56 by each of the other four starters.
• Armando Bacot, playing in his fifth season as a graduate student, continued to edit the Carolina record book in the win over Radford. Bacot extended his school records in double-doubles (69), rebounds (1,348) and games with 10 or more rebounds (76). He led both teams with 25 points and 13 rebounds. It was the 100th time he scored in double figures, the 100th time he led UNC in rebounding and he passed Joel Berry II for 13th in career scoring at UNC with 1,834 points.
• Bacot grabbed five offensive rebounds pushing his career total to 481, one shy of Tyler Hansbrough’s UNC record. Bacot has 481 offensive rebounds in 133 games; Hansbrough grabbed 482 in 142 games.
• Bacot shares the UNC record for offensive rebounds per game with Antawn Jamison at 3.62 per game.
SERIES VS. LEHIGH
• Carolina is 1-0 all-time vs. the Mountain Hawks.
• The only previous game was a 62-58 Tar Heel victory in Woollen Gym on 1/2/1941.
• Carolina’s George Glamack set the school record with 33 points to lead all scorers. Glamack would go on to win National Player-of-the-Year honors for the second straight season.
• This is Carolina’s first game against a current Patriot League opponent since UNC defeated Loyola Maryland on 11/9/2021 in Hubert Davis‘s first game as head coach.
• Carolina was active in the transfer portal with five players joining the program from Brown (grad student Paxson Wojcik), Louisville (grad student Jay’Lyn Withers, Notre Dame (grad student Cormac Ryan), Stanford (junior Harrison Ingram) and West Virginia (junior James Okonkwo).
• The five incoming transfers and two freshmen (Elliot Cadeau and Zayden High) join four holdover players on scholarship (grad student Armando Bacot, senior RJ Davis, sophomore Seth Trimble and sophomore Jalen Washington).
• Seven players on last year’s team moved on to other schools and two (Leaky Black and Pete Nance were fifth-year players who exhausted their eligibility).
• The five incoming transfers – Ingram, Okonkwo, Ryan, Withers and Wojcik – combined last season to start 120 of the 155 games in which they played. They combined to score 1,501 points, grab 783 rebounds, have 317 assists and make 196 three-pointers.
• Wojcik (14.9), Ryan (12.3) and Ingram (10.5) averaged in double-figure scoring.
• Wojcik (1.8), Ingram (1.6) and Ryan (1.6) had assist-turnover ratios of better than 1.5 to 1.
• Carolina’s seven outgoing transfers totaled 828 points with 257 rebounds and 121 assists and 109 three-pointers last season. Caleb Love accounted for 550 of the 828 points, 80 of the 121 assists and 73 of the 109 threes.
• In their careers, Carolina’s five incoming transfers have scored in figures 163 times (57 by Ryan), grabbed 10 or more rebounds 21 times and had 15 double-doubles.
• Carolina has six players who have started 50 or more college games (132 by Bacot, 88 by Ryan, 82 by Davis, 64 by Withers, 63 by Ingram and 56 by Wojcik).
• Wojcik is the son of Doug Wojcik, who was an assistant coach for the Tar Heels from 2000-03 and was part of the staff that recruited all five starters on Carolina’s 2005 NCAA championship team.
• Ingram played the last two seasons at Stanford, where he was coached by former Tar Heel assistant coach Jerod Haase.
• Carolina returns two starters from last season, forward/center Armando Bacot and guard RJ Davis. They shared the 2022-23 Dean Smith Most Valuable Player Award (Bacot’s third and Davis’s first).
• Only Lennie Rosenbluth, Billy Cunningham and Hansbrough also won MVP honors three times.
• Bacot earned first-team All-ACC honors for the second straight season, the first Tar Heel to repeat as All-ACC since Tyler Hansbrough accomplished that from 2006-09.
• Bacot is Carolina’s all-time leader in rebounds (1,348), double-doubles (69) and games with 10 or more rebounds (76).
• The Richmond, Va., native is tied for the lead in offensive rebounds per game (3.62), second in UNC history in offensive rebounds (481), sixth in rebounds per game (10.1), sixth in free throw attempts (682), eighth in free throws made (453), eighth in blocks (162) and 13th in scoring (1,834).
• He is one of eight Tar Heels to average a career double-double (13.8/10.1).
• Sean May and Bacot are the only Tar Heels to average career double-doubles in the last 50 years.
• Bacot joined Sam Perkins as the only Tar Heels with 1,800 career points, 1,000 rebounds and 150 blocks.
• Bacot has 69 double-doubles in 133 games (double-doubles in 51.9% of his games). Only Billy Cunningham (87.0%) recorded double-doubles in a higher percentage of games by a Tar Heel.
• Bacot set UNC single-season records in 2021-22 with 511 rebounds, 31 double-doubles, five 20-rebound games (tied), 32 games with 10 or more rebounds, rebounds in an NCAA Tournament and rebounds by a Tar Heel in the Elite 8, national semifinal and championship games.
• Bacot became the first player in NCAA Tournament history with six double-doubles in one year and tied the NCAA single-season record for double-doubles with 31 (Navy’s David Robinson also had 31 in 1985-86).
• Bacot had five offensive rebounds against Radford (which equaled Radford’s total). He grabbed 134 offensive rebounds in 32 games last season, which broke his own single-season UNC record for offensive rebounds per game (4.19). As a junior in 2021-22, Bacot averaged 4.18 offensive boards per game.
• Bacot is third in ACC history with 69 career double-doubles. Hall of Famers Tim Duncan and Ralph Sampson are the only players in ACC history with more double-doubles than Bacot.
DOUBLE-DOUBLES – ACC, CAREER
87 Tim Duncan, Wake Forest, 1994-97
84 Ralph Sampson, Virginia, 1980-84
69 Armando Bacot, 2019-
68 Ronnie Shavlik, NC State, 1954-56
67 Tom Burleson, NC State, 1972-74
• RJ Davis led the ACC and was 23rd in the nation in free throw percentage last year. Davis shot the third-highest percentage in a season by a Tar Heel (.881) behind Shammond Williams (.911 in 1997-98) and Joel Berry II (.893 in 2017-18).
• Davis was the 12th Tar Heel to lead the ACC in free throw shooting, joining an illustrious list that includes York Larese, Dennis Wuycik, Phil Ford, Sam Perkins, Steve Hale, Jeff Lebo, Hubert Davis, Donald Williams, Shammond Williams, Marcus Paige and Joel Berry II.
• Davis is Carolina’s all-time leader in free throw percentage (.850).
highest FT percentage — UNC, CAREER
(min. 100 MADE)
Name (Years Played) Made Att. Pct.
RJ Davis (2020-) 271 319 .850
Shammond Williams (1994-98) 291 343 .848
Marvin Williams (2004-05) 138 163 .847
Danny Green (2005-09) 202 239 .845
Marcus Paige (2012-16) 347 411 .844
• Davis scored a career-high 16.1 points per game last season and led UNC is assists, three-point percentage and plus/minus.
• Davis is the only Tar Heel to have 10 or more assists in one NCAA Tournament game (12 vs. Marquette) and score 30-plus in the next (30 vs. Baylor) in the 2022 first and second rounds.
• Davis scored in double figures 29 times last year and the Tar Heels won 13 of the 18 games in which he made multiple three-pointers.
Naismith Player of the Year watch list
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award watch list
First-team All-ACC (ACC media, Lindy’s and Blue Ribbon Yearbook)
First-team All-America (AP, CBS, Fox Sports, Dick Vitale, The Almanac, 247 Sports)
Second-team All-America (Lindy’s and Blue Ribbon Yearbook)
No. 2 player in the country (CBS and Lindy’s)
No. 4 player in the country (Field of 68)
Naismith Player of the Year watch list
Bob Cousy Award watch list
No. 19 player in the country (CBS), No. 26 (Lindy’s), No. 27 (Field of 68)
Julius Erving Watch List
No. 98 player in the country (CBS), No. 114 (Lindy’s)
ACC Rookie of the Year (media, Lindy’s and Blue Ribbon Yearbook)
No. 5 on Andy Katz’s Top Freshmen
No. 92 player in the country (Lindy’s)
NBA TAR HEELS
Cole Anthony, 4th year Orlando
Harrison Barnes, 12th year Sacramento
Leaky Black, rookie Charlotte
Reggie Bullock, 11th year Houston
Danny Green, 15th year free agent
Cameron Johnson, 5th year Brooklyn
Nassir Little, 5th year Portland
Day’Ron Sharpe, 3rd year Brooklyn
Coby White, 5th year Chicago
The following players are playing professional basketball overseas or the G League:
Tony Bradley (G-League, Texas Legends)
Garrison Brooks (South Korea)
Ed Davis (China)
John Henson (Puerto Rico)
Isaiah Hicks (South Korea)
Justin Jackson (G-League, Texas Legends)
Joel James (Mexico)
Brice Johnson (Japan)
Christian Keeling (North Macedonia)
Justin Knox (South Korea)
Ty Lawson (Venezuela)
Brady Manek (Lithuania)
Sterling Manley (Dominican Republic)
Luke Maye (Turkey)
James Michael McAdoo (Japan)
Kennedy Meeks (Dominican Republic)
Walker Miller (The Netherlands)
Pete Nance (G-League, Cleveland Charge)
Justin Pierce (Japan)
Theo Pinson (G-League, Texas Legends)
Andrew Platek (Azerbaijan)
Reyshawn Terry (Mexico)
Deon Thompson (Japan)
J.P. Tokoto (Israel)
Kenny Williams (Greece)