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Tale of the Tape: UNC-UNCW

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Here is how the Tar Heels match up with Buzz Peterson's UNCW Seahawks.

North Carolina UNCW
Conference ACC CAA
Record 9-3 6-8
KenPom Rank 19th 255th
Points per game 79.8 67.3
Points per possession 1.08 0.98
Offensive Efficiency(Rank) 111.8(43rd) 100.1(242nd)
Defensive Efficiency(Rank) 93.8(20th) 106.8(244th)
Tempo(Rank) 72.3(24th) 67.1(228th)
Offensive eFG% 49.9% 44.2%
Defensive eFG% 44.4% 51.6%
Field Goal % 46.9% 41.1%
3P FG% 34.7% 25.6%
Offensive Reb Rate 35.9% 33.0%
Defensive Reb Rate 69.0% 64.0%
TO Rate 16.8% 18.5%
FT Rate 55.3% 67.7%
KenPom win probability UNC 97%


Stats sources: KenPom and Statsheet

UNCW is one of the worst three point shooting teams in the country. That being said let's take a moment to choose which Seahawk player with at least 20 attempts will inexplicably go 5-9 from three versus UNC.

Tanner Milson 38.7%

Freddie Jackson 26.1%

Addison Spruill 25%

Chris Dixon 16.7%

Actually the even money is probably on Craig Ponder who is 1-15 so far this season.

UNCW is a decent offensive rebounding team with an OR% of 33.0 but allowing opposing teams to pull 36.0% of available offensive boards. UNC's rebounding has been suspect, especially with Joel James out making this an area worth watching. UNCW has four players in the 6-8 or 6-9 range giving them some size to contend with.