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Tale of the Tape: UNC vs UNC Greensboro

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Tar Heels vs Spartans

North Carolina UNC Greensboro
Conference ACC Southern
Record 6-3 4-6
KenPom Rank 17th 279th
Points per game 80.1 72.0
Adj. Off. Efficiency(Rank) 108.7(27th) 98.6(197th)
Ad. Def. Efficiency(Rank) 90.3(15th) 107.1(325th)
Tempo(Rank) 72.0(11th) 65.7(203rd)
Offensive eFG% 48.4% 52.6%
Defensive eFG% 40.4% 53.0%
Field Goal % 44.9% 45.2%
3P FG% 29.7% 37.3%
Offensive Reb Rate 44.3% 29.5%
Defensive Reb Rate 63.2% 67.7%
TO Rate 18.1% 19.9%
FT Rate 39.2% 28.8%

It shouldn't be at all shocking that UNC enjoys a significant statistical advantage in this match-up. The one number that really stands to make this a long night for the Spartans is UNCG's defensive efficiency. The Spartans are 325th on defense with opponents shooting 45% on all field goals and 40% from three. UNC's offense has struggled at times but it is unlikely to be the case against this team given the numbers.

UNCG is a decent shooting team from three hitting 37% of shots from beyond the arc. Nicholas Paulos(27-56) and Clay Byrd(23-63) are carrying the bulk of the perimeter scoring load. The Spartans are slightly below the national average offensively with an OE of 98.6 and prefer a slower tempo. UNCG does not shoot free throws well and teams are at nearly 80% from the line against them. That is not a product of anything UNCG does, just an oddity.

UNC did see some modest statistical improvements from the game with Kentucky. The defensive rebounding numbers edged slightly in the right direct and the offensive efficiency moved over 108. The Tar Heel defensive deficiency took a hit and is over 90 for the first time this season.