UNC-Portland Postgame Notes – University of North Carolina Athletics

POSTGAME NOTES
NORTH CAROLINA 89, PORTLAND 81
PHIL KNIGHT INVITATIONAL FIRST ROUND
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2022
FASHION CENTER, PORTLAND, ORE.

UNC Scoring Leader: Pete Nance 28 (equals career high)
UNC Rebound Leader: Armando Bacot 13
UNC Assist Leader: RJ Davis 5
Team Records: UNC 5-0, Portland 4-3

• Tar Heels are 5-0 overall, 1-0 on the road.
Pete Nance tied his career high with a season-best 28 points. He previously scored 28 playing for Northwestern vs. Maryland on 1/12/22.
• This was the ninth time Nance scored 20 or more points and second time with 25 or more.
• Nance made a career-high five three-pointers. He made four vs. Nebraska on 2/22/22.
• Nance also had a season-high seven rebounds.
Caleb Love scored 16 first-half points and 23 for the game. It was his third 20-point game of the season and 18th as a Tar Heel. UNC is 18-0 when Love scores 20 or more points.
• Love has 1,020 points, becoming the 80th Tar Heel to score 1,000 career points. That is more 1,000-point scorers than any school in college basketball history (Louisville is second with 69).
• Love made 10 of 15 field goals. This was the highest field goal percentage (.667) of his college career. Previous best was 7 for 11 (.636) at Boston College last season. His previous best in a game in which he made 10 or more field goals was 55.0% on 11 of 20 vs. Duke in the 2022 NCAA Semifinals.
Armando Bacot had 11 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. It was his second double-double of the season and 51st of his career, which equals Antawn Jamison for the second most double-doubles by a Tar Heel (Billy Cunningham had 60).
• This was the 58th game in which Bacot has 10 or more rebounds, second most in UNC history (Cunningham had 61).
• Bacot had six offensive rebounds (14 over the last two games). It was the 22nd time he had six or more offensive rebounds in his UNC career.
• Bacot passed Kennedy Meeks for fifth in UNC history with 1,061 rebounds. Cunningham is fourth with one more than Bacot.

REBOUNDS-UNC, CAREER

1. 1219 Tyler Hansbrough, 2005-09
2. 1168 Sam Perkins, 1980-84
3. 1097 George Lynch, 1989-93
4. 1062 Billy Cunningham, 1962-65
5. 1061 Armando Bacot2019-

6. 1052 Kennedy Meeks, 2013-17
7. 1035 Brice Johnson, 2012-16
8. 1027 Antawn Jamison, 1995-98
9. 1006 Mitch Kupchak, 1972-76
10. 1003 Brad Daugherty, 1982-86

DOUBLE-DOUBLES (POINTS & REBOUNDS) – UNC, CAREER

60 Billy Cunningham, 1962-65
51 Armando Bacot2019-

51 Antawn Jamison, 1995-98

RJ Davis led UNC with five assists and hit a key shot with 24 seconds to play to make it a two-possession game.
• Davis has five or more assists in three of the first five games and leads UNC with 19.
• Carolina shot 53.4% ​​from the floor. It was the second time this season UNC shot at least 50% for the game (.603 vs. Charleston) and was the first time UNC shot better than 50% in both halves.
• Carolina is 9-1 all-time in the state of Oregon (2-1 in the Moda Center).
• Carolina is 193-31 as the No. 1 team in the AP poll.
• Carolina was a season-best plus-16 (39-23) on the glass for the second game in a row.
• The Tar Heels made only 16 of 26 free throws for a season-low percentage of .615.
• The Tar Heels connected on a season-high 11 three-pointers and made a season-best 50% from three (11 of 22).
•˜Nance’s five threes are the most by a Tar Heel this season.
• Portland made 12 threes, most by an opponent this season (previous was eight by Charleston).
• The game had 15 lead changes (most in a UNC game this season) and six ties.
• Portland had 22 assists on 28 baskets, the most assists by an opponent since Tennessee’s 28 last November in Connecticut.

Series vs. Portland

• UNC is 2-0 vs. the Pilots, with both in Portland in the 2017 PK80 and 2022 PKI.

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