This isn't going to be pretty for UAB.
|Points per game||80.2||66.8|
|Adj. Off. Efficiency(Rank)||110.0(20th)||96.8(242nd)|
|Ad. Def. Efficiency(Rank)||90.2(19th)||101.9(210th)|
|Field Goal %||45.2%||40.9%|
|Offensive Reb Rate||44.9%||31.5%|
|Defensive Reb Rate||65.4%||62.8%|
There isn't much commentary necessary for these numbers. UAB is 4-8 and posting some downright putrid numbers on both ends of the court. The Blazers' defensive rebounding going against UNC's third ranked 44.9% offensive rebounding rate is going to be a no contest situation. Even if the Tar Heels shoot poorly, Kennedy Meeks and Brice Johnson should be able to clean up the misses.
One area UNC needs to improve on(besides three point shooting) is its own defensive rebounding. After the loss to Iowa, UNC's DRB% bottomed out at 62.3. For reference the worst DRB% of the Roy Williams era for any season was 66.4 in 2004. The next worst was 67.9 in 2010. Historically speaking UNC teams under Roy Williams hover around 70 for DRB% meaning UNC being at 62.3 well off the norm. In the games since then, UNC's DRB% has slowly improved and is up to 65.4 going into this game. If UNC can get that DRB% closer to the historic norm it will bolster an already stellar defense.