ACC Tournament: North Carolina and Syracuse Tangle

2018 ACC Tournament

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The fans at Barclays Center see the Syracuse Orange and the 12th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels play in the late game of the 2018 ACC Tournament. This second round matchup is scheduled to tip-off around 9:30 pm EST. ESPN2 will have the coverage.

Oddsmakers have the Tar Heels favored by 7.5 points. The total is sitting at 141.

Syracuse won its first game of the ACC Tournament since joining in 2013-14. The Orange knocked off Wake Forest 73-64 on Tuesday in the opening round. The Orange lost to Miami, North Carolina State and Pittsburgh in their other first round matchups.

Marek Dolezaj had a outstanding game. He posted a career-high 20 points for his fifth double-digit scoring game this season. Tyus Battle entered the night as one of three ACC players averaging 20-or-more points-per-game. He got off to a fast start. Battle had 12 points in the first 11 minutes.

He connected on four of his first five shots from the floor. Battle only had one 3-pointer in the flurry.  He finished with 18 points to join Dolezaj in double figures. Five Orange players scored in double figures.

UNC Has History in ACC Tournament

The Tar Heels are 97-45 in the tournament in the program’s storied history. They played 17 postseason games across the last two years. The totals were nine games in 2016 and eight more last year on their way to a national championship.

Carolina has won 18 ACC Tournament championships. The Tar Heels have played in the championship game a record 34 times.

UNC’s postseason record the past two years is 15-2. This is the first time UNC has ever been the No. 6 seed in the tourney. This is the 56th time in 65 seasons the Tar Heels have finished in the top three in the ACC regular-season standings.

Carolina is 10-4 against Syracuse. They are 6-1 since the Orange joined the ACC. The Tar Heels have won the last six games. This will be the first meeting between the two schools in the ACC Tournament.

Joel Berry II is averaging 17.8 points per game. Luke Maye chips in 17.7 ppg as they lead Carolina in scoring. The last time two Tar Heels averaged 17 points or more in the same season was 1983-84. Michael Jordan averaged 19.6 ppg and Sam Perkins scored 17.6ppg.

Berry and Maye rank fourth and fifth in scoring in the ACC. The Tar Heels have two of the top five scorers in the ACC for the first time since 2012. Harrison Barnes threw down 17.1 ppg and was third in the league. ACC Player of the Year Tyler Zeller averaged 16.3 ppg and was fifth.

Maye is on pace to become the sixth Tar Heel to average a double-double in the last 40 years. The others were Brice Johnson in 2016, John Henson in 2011, Tyler Hansbrough in2008, Sean May in 2005, and Antawn Jamison in1998.

 

Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Syracuse 20-12 14-16 67.81 64.12 3.69 8-9 4-6 14-16 6-11 6-4
North Carolina 22-9 16-13-1 82.97 74.03 8.94 10-4 4-6-1 17-12-1 10-3-1 5-6
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
SYRA 11.12 12.56 0.89
UNC 18.06 12.26 1.47
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
SYRA 11.97 25.47 37.44
UNC 14.00 28.68 42.68
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
SYRA 42.18 39.45 2.73
UNC 46.58 42.82 3.76
Team Records

Syracuse Orange

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 20-12 16-5 4-7 14-16 10-9 4-7 67.81 64.13 3.68
Last 10 5-5 3-3 2-2 6-4 4-2 2-2 64.80 67.00 -2.20
vs Conf 9-10 6-4 3-6 9-10 6-4 3-6 64.95 65.11 -0.16

North Carolina Tar Heels

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 22-9 14-3 8-6 16-13-1 11-5 5-8-1 82.97 74.03 8.94
Last 10 6-4 3-2 3-2 5-5 3-2 2-3 84.90 79.00 5.90
vs Conf 11-7 7-2 4-5 8-9-1 6-3 2-6-1 80.67 75.56 5.11

ACC Tournament Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 67.81 232 74.03 176
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 82.97 20 64.13 12
Head To Head Summary
Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Syracuse 2-6 4-3-1 5-3 72.25 33.50 43.17 32.88 60/187 8.25
North Carolina 6-2 3-4-1 5-3 76.75 36.13 47.08 39.63 43/148 7.13

Head To Head Detail

Date
Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Feb 21, 2018 UNC 78 SYRA 74 4.5 SYRA 145.5 O UNC UNC Push 41 32 44.6 43.1 38 34 8/22 8/23 9 4
Jan 16, 2017 SYRA 68 UNC 85 -14.5 UNC 152 O UNC UNC SYRA 30 42 44.1 51.5 24 44 10/24 7/24 8 6
Apr 2, 2016 SYRA 66 UNC 83 -10 UNC 142.5 O UNC UNC SYRA 28 39 40.9 53.8 31 43 8/25 4/17 8 6
Feb 29, 2016 SYRA 70 UNC 75 -12.5 SYRA 146 U UNC UNC UNC 34 38 41.1 41.2 34 40 5/20 6/25 8 6
Jan 9, 2016 UNC 84 SYRA 73 7.5 UNC 152.5 O UNC SYRA SYRA 33 33 52.5 42.9 33 35 3/16 9/31 8 5
Jan 26, 2015 SYRA 83 UNC 93 -10 Push 138.5 O UNC UNC UNC 40 35 42.6 55.4 27 42 7/24 9/16 10 7
Jan 11, 2014 UNC 45 SYRA 57 -7.5 SYRA 137 U UNC SYRA SYRA 22 34 39.2 35 35 41 2/12 4/19 8 9
Nov 20, 2009 SYRA 87 UNC 71 -1 SYRA 159.5 U SYRA UNC SYRA 37 39 54.4 38.1 37 42 9/21 4/16 14 7

ACC Tournament Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Syracuse Orange

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 6, 2018 WAKE 73-64 W -3.5 135 W/O 54.76 79.31 4 H
Mar 3, 2018 CLEMS 55-52 W 0 124.5 W/U 30.19 85.00 6 H
Feb 28, 2018 BC 70-85 L 2 136 L/O 38.00 88.00 10 A
Feb 24, 2018 DUKE 44-60 L 13.5 142.5 L/U 31.48 66.67 6 A
Feb 21, 2018 UNC 74-78 L 4.5 145.5 W/O 43.10 94.12 8 H

North Carolina Tar Heels

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 3, 2018 DUKE 64-74 L 7.5 159 L/U 37.14 80.00 8 A
Feb 27, 2018 MIAMI 88-91 L -10 151.5 L/O 54.39 65.00 13 H
Feb 21, 2018 SYRA 78-74 W -4.5 145.5 L/O 44.62 80.00 8 A
Feb 17, 2018 LOUIS 93-76 W -1 153.5 W/O 48.65 90.00 12 A
Feb 12, 2018 ND 83-66 W -10 151.5 W/U 53.33 65.00 6 H

 

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