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WASHINGTON (27 - 8) vs. N CAROLINA (28 - 6)
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Sunday, 3/24/2019 2:40 PM
NCAA Tournament - Second Round - Nationwide Arena - Columbus, OH
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868N CAROLINA-11.5-11.5
WASHINGTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games27-8+8.418-1612-2370.132.645.4%31.564.331.241.3%34.2
Road Games12-7-0.59-107-1269.433.445.5%29.768.433.243.2%35.2
Last 5 Games3-2+0.22-32-363.430.841.0%27.664.030.841.0%37.6
WASHINGTON Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)70.132.625-5445.4%8-2135.2%13-1970.0%32812189136
vs opponents surrendering70.332.525-5843.2%8-2233.8%13-1969.6%34813186133
Team Stats (Road Games)69.433.424-5445.5%8-2236.7%13-1868.6%30813198145
Stats Against (All Games)64.331.222-5441.3%6-1933.1%13-1970.8%341013186163
vs opponents averaging73.734.226-5745.3%8-2234.8%14-2071.5%36914186134
Stats Against (Road Games)68.433.223-5443.2%7-2034.5%15-2072.9%351114186163

N CAROLINA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games28-6+4.220-1214-1986.141.946.4%43.872.934.741.3%33.6
Road Games14-4+4.812-56-1184.441.646.4%44.572.234.641.2%34.3
Last 5 Games4-1+24-11-480.441.643.0%49.670.636.439.2%36.6
N CAROLINA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)86.141.931-6746.4%9-2436.4%15-2074.1%441219177133
vs opponents surrendering6932.325-5942.1%7-2233.0%12-1770.5%35913186133
Team Stats (Road Games)84.441.632-6846.4%9-2436.6%12-1870.3%441219187133
Stats Against (All Games)72.934.726-6241.3%9-2733.1%12-1869.0%34814187145
vs opponents averaging74.435.326-5844.9%8-2334.3%14-1971.7%37914176124
Stats Against (Road Games)72.234.626-6241.2%8-2730.9%12-1868.0%34813176135
Average power rating of opponents played: WASHINGTON 78.5,  N CAROLINA 83.4
WASHINGTON - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
2/7/2019@ ARIZONA67-60W2W134.5U25-4951.0%291920-5337.7%3220
2/9/2019@ ARIZONA ST63-75L2L139.5U21-5736.8%231729-4761.7%4024
2/16/2019@ WASHINGTON ST72-70W-7.5L144U29-6147.5%271024-4949.0%3319
2/28/2019@ CALIFORNIA73-76L-11.5L134.5O27-5549.1%261130-5455.6%2911
3/3/2019@ STANFORD62-61W-2L137.5U23-5740.4%301420-5040.0%3819
3/6/2019OREGON ST81-76W-6.5L132O27-5054.0%281226-5646.4%3115
3/22/2019*UTAH ST78-61W3.5W136O25-5149.0%291519-5435.2%3521
3/24/2019*N CAROLINA              

N CAROLINA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
2/2/2019@ LOUISVILLE79-69W-2W158.5U29-6942.0%491026-6241.9%3211
2/5/2019NC STATE113-96W-10W165O37-6656.1%411737-7450.0%2711
2/16/2019@ WAKE FOREST95-57W-17W158U38-6162.3%391522-6732.8%3620
2/20/2019@ DUKE88-72W10W166U38-7550.7%461525-7234.7%4120
2/23/2019FLORIDA ST77-59W-7W161U26-6142.6%471018-5930.5%3210
3/2/2019@ CLEMSON81-79W-3.5L147.5O26-6341.3%391427-5747.4%3611
3/5/2019@ BOSTON COLLEGE79-66W-11.5W158.5U32-7642.1%601124-7034.3%358
WASHINGTON: Last season: 21-13, reached second round of NIT.
Nickname: Huskies.
Coach: Mike Hopkins.
Conference: Pac-12.
Who's gone: Carlos Johnson and Michael Carter III were reserves off the bench who transferred.
Who's back: Everyone else. The Huskies return five starters and the vast majority of their scoring from last season's surprising first campaign under Hopkins. Jaylen Nowell (16.0 ppg), Matisse Thybulle (11.2 ppg) and David Crisp (11.6 ppg) return in the backcourt, with Noah Dickerson (15.5 ppg) and Sam Timmins up front. It's a formidable starting five, but the difference for Washington this year will be the depth behind them. Senior Dominic Green and sophomores Hameir Wright and Nahziah Carter will likely be the first three off the bench, bu the Huskies expect significant contributions from freshmen 7-footer Bryan Penn-Johnson and 6-foot-10 Nate Roberts in the front court. There is good reason the Huskies were a preseason Top 25 team.
Who's new: Penn-Johnson and Roberts may be the most important additions, but the Huskies also have 7-4 freshman Riley Sorn and 6-6 guard Jamal Bey who could be contributors right away.
The Skinny: The Huskies haven't reached the NCAA Tournament since 2011. They were in the discussion last season into February before a late fade landed them in the NIT. The Huskies should be able to finally snap the tournament drought if they can survive a challenging nonconference schedule that includes Auburn, Minnesota, Gonzaga and Virginia Tech.
Expectations: Las Vegas oddsmakers have Washington as 175-1 longshots to win the national championship, sandwiched between Marquette (150-1), and Minnesota and Nebraska (200-1).
N CAROLINA: Last season: 26-11, reached second round of NCAA Tournament.
Nickname: Tar Heels.
Coach: Roy Williams.
Conference: Atlantic Coast.
Who's gone: The program has lost mainstays from its 2017 national championship winner in point guard Joel Berry II ' a former Final Four most outstanding player ' and swingman Theo Pinson.
Who's back: Forward Luke Maye followed his last-second shot to beat Kentucky in the 2017 NCAA Elite Eight with a star-turning junior season, averaging 16.9 points and 10.1 points to be an Associated Press third-team All-American. He's now a preseason AP All-American and picked as ACC player of the year. Starters Cameron Johnson (12.4 points) and Kenny Williams (11.4) are back on the perimeter, which also has junior point guard Seventh Woods competing to take Berry's job. There's also a rotation of serviceable big men, led by sophomores Garrison Brooks and Sterling Manley.
Who's new: The Tar Heels have their best recruiting class in years, perhaps not coincidentally as they emerge from years of uncertainty due to a now-resolved NCAA academic case. Wing Nassir Little is the kind of five-star McDonald's All-American and possible one-and-done talent that shunned the Tar Heels in recent years. There's another McDonald's All-American in Coby White, an top-25 national recruit who will compete to be the new point guard after setting a North Carolina state scoring record with more than 3,500 points in high school. And the 6-foot-7 Rechon "Leaky" Black brings size and versatility to the perimeter.
The Skinny: There's no questioning talent and scoring potential on a team with Maye, Johnson and Williams joined by the touted rookie class. There are two main questions here: the Tar Heels need White or Woods to play well at the point with Berry gone, and that revolving door of big men needs to provide some interior toughness that was lacking at times as UNC leaned heavily on a small-ball lineup last year. If the eighth-ranked Tar Heels resolve both issues, this is a Final Four contender.
Expectations: Las Vegas oddsmakers have UNC at 10-to-1 to win it all, tied with Villanova for the fifth-best odds nationally.
After sloppy NCAA start, No. 1 UNC takes on Washington

North Carolina had some strange feelings after winning a first-round game in the NCAA Tournament with an uneven performance.

Even so, the Tar Heels were happy to move on.

So was Washington, and the teams will meet in the second round Sunday afternoon at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

North Carolina (28-6) is the top seed in the Midwest Region, so early struggles against 16th-seeded Iona were somewhat surprising.

However, freshman Nassir Little poured in 19 points in his first NCAA Tournament game, and that was part of the reason the Tar Heels pulled away for an 88-73 victory.

"Once we picked it up defensively, we got easy buckets in transition," Little said. "Guys were being more aggressive taking it to the basket, putting pressure on their guys, getting people in foul trouble, and that's how we were able to get away."

North Carolina coach Roy Williams saw a difference in the way his team approached the second half.

"Probably the thing I despise more than anything in basketball or in life is somebody trying to be cool," Williams said. "And I thought in the first half we didn't have the passion. I don't think that they thought it was going to be easy. I just don't think we had the passion to play."

North Carolina has lost only two of 18 games since mid-January. This phase of the postseason has its own challenges, Williams said.

"Every tournament's different," he said. "You build your momentum once you get in the tournament."

One area that Williams wants to avoid is seeing his team play tight because it carries a No. 1 regional seed.

"It's part of the game," he said, "and I understand that and told them that. But if you're a tough competitor and you invest yourself into the game, you're not just worried about the score; you want to be concerned about how you're playing."

In that regard, ninth-seeded Washington (27-8) could be feeling loose after recovering from a loss to Oregon in the Pac-10 tournament final last weekend.

Washington defeated eighth-seeded Utah State 78-61 in the first round Friday night. That gave second-year coach Mike Hopkins his first NCAA Tournament victory.

"Just trying to give them everything I know and try to learn more to give them more," Hopkins said of his team. "And that's what it's all about. That's what makes college basketball coaching so special. All these moments, and then dreams do come true."

Hopkins is a former Syracuse player and assistant coach who has had plenty of postseason experiences.

"So this elevates where we want to be," Hopkins said of having some tournament success. "We didn't come here to get in the NCAA Tournament. The greatest thing that makes this great tournament is you have a chance to win a national championship. It doesn't matter if you're a 16. Doesn't matter if you're a 15. Doesn't matter if you're a 14. You have a chance to win a national championship."

The North Carolina-Washington winner will advance to the Sweet 16 in Kansas City, Mo., next Friday to meet the winner of the Saturday game between fifth-seeded Auburn and fourth-seeded Kansas.

--Field Level Media

Last Updated: 6/3/2020 9:20:56 PM EST

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