IU basketball: North Carolina at Indiana game day essentials

Game Day Essentials:

No. 18 North Carolina (5-2) at No. 10 Indiana (6-0)

  • Tip Time: 9:15 p.m. Eastern
  • Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (17,222), Bloomington, Indiana
  • Television: ESPN (Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Brooke Weisbrod)
  • Stream: Watch ESPN
  • IU Radio Network: IU Radio Network
  • Point Spread: Indiana is a 7-point favorite
  • KenPom Projected Score: No. 10 Indiana 74 No. 22 North Carolina 68
  • Series: Indiana leads 9-6. IU won last meeting 76-67 on Nov. 30, 2016.

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North Carolina’s Hubert Davis:

Hubert Davis is in his second season as head men’s basketball coach at North Carolina.

Davis led the Tar Heels to the 2022 NCAA East Region championship, a win over Duke in a historic Final Four matchup and a berth in the national championship game, all in his first season as a head coach. The 1992 graduate of the University of North Carolina received two National Coach-of-the-Year awards as UNC won 17 of its last 21 games and came within a few possessions of securing the program’s seventh NCAA Tournament title.

Davis was named the 20th head coach of the University of North Carolina men’s basketball program on April 5, 2021. He became the fourth former Tar Heel player to become UNC’s head coach and the first Black head coach in Carolina men’s basketball history. Davis played for Dean Smith at Carolina from 1988-92 and was an assistant coach on Roy Williams’ staff from 2012-21. He played a key role coaching, recruiting and scouting and was the head coach of the UNC junior varsity program for six seasons from 2013-19.

Prior to becoming head coach, he was an assistant at UNC from 2012-21. Davis also has experience playing basketball at the highest level, as he was in the NBA from 1992-2004.  IU coach Mike Woodson was an assistant with the Detroit Pistons in 2003-04 where Davis played during his last season.

North Carolina’s results and roster:

After being ranked number one at the beginning of the season, North Carolina had a target on their back. 4-0 heading into last week’s Phil Knight Invitational, the Tar Heels lost two of three, including two straight.

After defeating Portland 89-81, they lost 70-65 to Iowa State and 103-101 to Alabama in four overtimes.

UNC previously won games against UNC Wilmington, Charleston, Gardner Webb and James Madison.

North Carolina’s 2022-23 KenPom Highlights:

Tempo – No. 199 (Offense No. 76 / Defense No. 282)

Offensive Efficiency – No. 11

  • North Carolina’s effective FG percentage of 51.6 percent is No. 10 6nationally and consists of the No. 262 percentage from three (30.8) and No. 63 percentage from two (54.4).
  • The Tar Heels get to the foul line quite a bit, as free throw attempts are 43.2 percent of field goal attempts, No. 21.
  • UNC is assisting on just 43.4 percent of their makes, No. 314.
  • North Carolina takes care of the ball, however, with a turnover rate of just 16 percent (No. 45).

Defensive Efficiency – No. 46

  • UNC ranks No. 58 in opponent two-point percentage defense (44.7) but are allowing teams to make 35.6 percent of their three-point attempts, No. 241.
  • North Carolina does a solid job of not fouling often. Opposing free throw attempts are just 23.7 percent of field goal attempts, No. 52.
  • The Tar Heels are not forcing many turnovers.  Their 17 percent forced turnover rate is just No. 265.

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