2011-12 North Carolina Men's Basketball Yearbook

2011-12 North Carolina Basketball Yearbook

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Carolina Basketball 2011-12 CAROLINA IN THE ACC TOURNAMENT 3 North Carolina has won 17 Atlantic Coast Conference Tourna- ment championships and played in the championship game a record- tying 30 times. 3 The Tar Heels have an 86-40 record and are second in most wins and titles in ACC Tournament his- tory. 3 Dean Smith won 13 Tourna- ment titles, more than any other coach in history. Smith's teams were 58-23 and played in the cham- pionship game 21 times. 3 The Tar Heels have been the No. 1 seed 23 times. 3 Carolina is one of only two schools that have won three con- secutive ACC regular-season titles and ACC Tournament champion- ships. UNC accomplished that feat in 1967-68-69. 3 Roy Williams is one of eight coaches to win back-to-back ACC Tournament titles (with Everett Case, Bones McKinney, Vic Bubas, Dean Smith, Norm Sloan, Dave Odom and Mike Krzyzewski). 3 A Tar Heel has won the Most CAROLINA'S ACC TOURNAMENT LEDGER Record in: First Round: Quarterfinals: Semifinals: Championship: Record as a: #1 seed: #2 seed: #3 seed: #4 seed: #5 seed: #7 seed: #10 seed: Record vs: #1 seeds: #2 seeds: #3 seeds: #4 seeds: #5 seeds: #6 seeds: #7 seeds: #8 seeds: #9 seeds: #10 seeds: Record at: Atlanta: Charlotte: Valuable Player award 18 times. The MVPs include: Lennie Rosen- bluth (1957), Larry Miller (1967, 1968), Charles Scott (1969), Lee Dedmon (1971), Robert McAdoo (1972), Phil Ford (1975), John Kuester (1977), Dudley Bradley (1979), Sam Perkins (1981), James Worthy (1982), J.R. Reid (1989), Rick Fox (1991), Jerry Stackhouse (1994), Sham- mond Williams (1997), Antawn Jamison (1998), Brandan Wright (2007) and Tyler Hansbrough (2008). 3 Tyler Hansbrough earned first-team All- Tournament honors in 2009, making him the first Tar Heel and 13th player overall to earn first-team All-Tournament accolades in three seasons. 1957 140 Frank McGuire's eventual national champi- ons ran the table in the regular season, winning all 14 games. That year marked the first time UNC reached the conference tournament final since the 1947 Southern Conference Tourna- ment. The Tar Heels held off Wake Forest, 61- 59, in the semifinal and defeated South Carolina by 20 to earn their first ACC championship. In the semifinal, Wake Forest took a one-point lead with less than a minute to play, but National Player of the Year Lennie Rosenbluth hit a hook shot from the circle and a free throw for a three- point play and the win. Rosenbluth made 8 of 11 shots from the floor Greensboro: Landover: Raleigh: Tampa: Washington, D.C. Overall Record: 9-4 21-7 34-15 6-2 12-11 3-0 1-1 86-40 2-7 10-6 10-4 14-8 9-6 8-5 11-4 16-0 5-0 1-0 Carolina won the 1982 ACC title over Ralph Sampson and Virginia. in the championship, scored 38 points and was named MVP. 1967 The Tournament moved to the Greensboro Coliseum for the first time and was the site of Dean Smith's first title. Fittingly, Carolina won the title by sweeping its in-state rivals, beating NC State by three points, Wake Forest by 10 and Duke by nine in the title match. Larry Miller was selected MVP after scoring 25.7 points and grabbing 8.3 re- bounds per game. Bob Lewis (18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds) joined Miller on the first-team all- tournament squad. 1968 The Tournament moved again in 1968 for the first year of a three-year stay in Charlotte. UNC's semifinal game against South Carolina was a fierce battle. The Gamecocks sent the Year 1957 1967 1968 1969 1972 1975 1977 1979 1981 1982 1989 1991 1994 1997 1998 2007 2008 game into overtime with an 18-4 run to tie the score at 74. The Tar Heels came from behind in overtime and won on baskets by Grubar and Gerald Tuttle. In the championship, Carolina led NC State by only five at the half, but the final tally was a lopsided 87-50 victory. Miller (25.3 points, 8.7 rebounds) became the second player ever (Len Chappell of Wake Forest) to repeat as MVP. Grubar (13.3 points, 4.7 rebounds) was also a first-team selection. The 37-point margin of victory is the largest in championship game history. 1969 Carolina entered as the No. 1 seed for the third year in a row. Carolina's Charles Scott battled Wake's Charlie Davis in the semifinals. Davis won the first half, as the Deacons led 37-29 at intermission. Scott took over in the second stanza, enabling UNC to win, 80-72. Scott and Grubar led the Tar Heels with 23 points apiece. Carolina and Duke squared off in the cham- pionship game. The Blue Devils led by nine at halftime and the Tar Heels lost Grubar to a first- CAROLINA'S 17 ACC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS Tournament Site Raleigh, N.C. Championship Game Result Greensboro, N.C. Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte, N.C. Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro, N.C. Landover, Md. Greensboro, N.C. Atlanta, Ga. Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte, N.C. Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro, N.C. Tampa, Fla. Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina 95, South Carolina 75 North Carolina 82, Duke 73 North Carolina 87, N.C. State 50 North Carolina 85, Duke 74 North Carolina 73, Maryland 64 North Carolina 70, N.C. State 66 North Carolina 75, Virginia 69 North Carolina 71, Duke 63 North Carolina 61, Maryland 60 North Carolina 47, Virginia 45 North Carolina 77, Duke 74 North Carolina 96, Duke 74 North Carolina 73, Virginia 66 North Carolina 64, N.C. State 54 North Carolina 83, Duke 68 North Carolina 89, NC State 80 North Carolina 86, Clemson 81 45-13 24-8 11-7 4-5 1-4 1-2 0-1 0-1 39-12 30-14 17-13 Sally Sather

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