Saturday, November 26, 2011

Preview info for UNC v. UNLV game

unc logo          vs.            UNLV logo

Tonight's match-up is an exciting one for Runnin' Rebels fans, and here are links and information on tonight's nationally televised game:

From UNLV Athletics:
You’d be hard-pressed to find a team longer or more athletic than the No. 1 ranked Tar Heels. Entering play tonight, UNC ranks second in the country in assists-per-game (22.2), third in points-per-game (89.6), tenth in rebounds-per-game (43), and eleventh in field-goal percentage (52%). Led by Naismith College Basketball Hall of Fame member and two-time ACC Coach of the Year Roy Williams, the Tar Heels boast a wealth of talent across the board. Sophomore forward Harrison Barnes (17 ppg) leads a trio of players averaging at least 16 points per contest. A native of Ames, Iowa, the 6’8 Barnes was named North Carolina’s ninth ACC Rookie of the Year last season in addition to being tabbed a freshman All-American (USBWA and Barnes isn’t the only Tar Heel talent down low, however.John Henson, a 6’11 junior forward is pouring in 16.5 points-per-game in addition to snaring 11 rebounds. As a sophomore last year, Henson became just the third UNC player in the last 13 years to average a double-double for the season. Then there’s the Tar Heel’s man-in-the middle, 7’0 center Tyler Zeller. So far this season, Zeller is averaging 16 points-per-game to go with eight rebounds. Always one to look for a quality shot, the senior led the ACC in field-goal percentage a year ago by converting nearly 55% of his attempts. If UNLV is to have success tonight, it must be solid in the paint and allow its guards to have quality looks at the hoop.

Story about Chace Stanback's father, actually a UNC fan:

Las Vegas Sun's Preview:

A North Carolina perspective preview:

ESPN Blog preview - three things to watch:

Fox News preview - Battle of the unbeatens:

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