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Tale of the Tape: UNC vs UAB

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

This isn't going to be pretty for UAB.

North Carolina UAB
Conference ACC CUSA
Record 8-3 4-8
KenPom Rank 10th 237th
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)
Tempo(Rank) 71.5(12th) 67.0(121st)
Offensive eFG% 48.6% 45.3%
Defensive eFG% 40.5% 48.8%
Field Goal % 45.2% 40.9%
3P FG% 28.5% 30.8%
FT% 69.4% 68.6%
Offensive Reb Rate 44.9% 31.5%
Defensive Reb Rate 65.4% 62.8%
TO Rate 18.8% 21.1%
FT Rate 40.1% 36.5%

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.