2012–13 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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2012–13 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
University of North Carolina Tarheels Interlocking NC logo.svg
NCAA Tournament South Region 8 seed, Third Round
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
2012–13 record 25–11 (12–6 ACC)
Head coach Roy Williams (10th year)
Assistant coach Steve Robinson (10th year)
Assistant coach C.B. McGrath (10th year)
Assistant coach Hubert Davis (1st year)
Home arena Dean E. Smith Center
Seasons
« 2011–12 2013–14 »
2012–13 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Miami (FL) 15 3   .833     29 7   .806
#6 Duke 14 4   .778     30 6   .833
North Carolina 12 6   .667     25 11   .694
Virginia 11 7   .611     23 12   .657
NC State 11 7   .611     24 11   .686
Florida State 9 9   .500     18 16   .529
Maryland 8 10   .444     25 13   .658
Boston College 7 11   .389     16 17   .485
Georgia Tech 6 12   .333     16 15   .516
Wake Forest 6 12   .333     13 18   .419
Clemson 5 13   .278     13 18   .419
Virginia Tech 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
2013 ACC Tournament winner
As of April 2, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team's head coach was Roy Williams, who is in his 10th season as UNC's head men's basketball coach. They played their home games at the Dean E. Smith Center and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 25–11, 12–6 in ACC play to finish in third place. They advanced to the championship game of the ACC Tournament where they lost to Miami (FL). They received an at-large bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament where they defeated Villanova in the second round before losing in the third round to Kansas.

Pre-season[edit]

Previous season's depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Tyler Zeller
PF John Henson James Michael McAdoo
SF Harrison Barnes Reggie Bullock
SG Dexter Strickland P.J. Hairston
PG Kendall Marshall

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Harrison Barnes 40 F 6'8 210 Sophomore Ames, Iowa NBA Draft
Kendall Marshall 5 G 6'3 186 Sophomore Dumfries, Virginia NBA Draft
John Henson 31 F 6'10 210 Junior Tampa, Florida NBA Draft
Tyler Zeller 44 F 7'0 250 Senior Washington, Indiana NBA Draft/ Graduated
Justin Watts 24 G 6'4 210 Senior Durham, North Carolina Graduated
David Dupont 22 F 6'5 195 Senior Greensboro, North Carolina Graduated
Patrick Crouch 30 G 5'11 175 Senior Asheville, North Carolina Graduated
Stewart Cooper 34 F 6'5 205 Senior Winston-Salem, North Carolina Graduated
Stilman White 11 G 6'0 170 Freshman Wilmington, North Carolina LDS mission

Recruits[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Marcus Paige
PG
Marion, Iowa Linn-Mar High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Jan 8, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 96
Brice Johnson
PF
Cordova, South Carolina Edisto High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Oct 26, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 96
Joel James
C
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Dwyer High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (120 kg) Oct 2, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 94
J.P. Tokoto
SF
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin Menomonee Falls High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Mar 3, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 93
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 8   Rivals: 9  ESPN: 8
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Current depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C James Michael McAdoo Desmond Hubert Joel James
PF Reggie Bullock Brice Johnson
SF J.P Tokoto Jackson Simmons
SG Dexter Strickland Leslie McDonald
PG Marcus Paige

Roster[edit]

2012–13 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
F 0 James, JoelJoel James 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Fr Dwyer H.S. West Palm Beach, FL
G 1 Strickland, DexterDexter Strickland (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr St. Patrick H.S. Rahway, NJ
G 2 McDonald, LeslieLeslie McDonald 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Jr Briarcrest Christian School Memphis, TN
G 3 Moody, WadeWade Moody (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Mount Airy H.S. Mount Airy, NC
G 4 Davis, LukeLuke Davis 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 172 lb (78 kg) RS So Ravenscroft School Raleigh, NC
G 5 Paige, MarcusMarcus Paige 6 ft 0.5 in (1.84 m) 157 lb (71 kg) Fr Linn-Mar H.S. Marion, IA
F 11 Johnson, BriceBrice Johnson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Fr Edisto H.S. Orangeburg, SC
F 14 Hubert, DesmondDesmond Hubert 6 ft 9.5 in (2.07 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So New Egypt H.S. Cream Ridge, NJ
G 15 Hairston, P. J.P. J. Hairston 6 ft 5.5 in (1.97 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Hargrave Military Academy Greensboro, NC
F 21 Simmons, JacksonJackson Simmons 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Smoky Mountain H.S. Webster, NC
F 22 Tanner, FrankFrank Tanner (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Hickory Ridge H.S. Charlotte, NC
F 25 Tokoto, J. P.J. P. Tokoto 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Menomonee Falls H.S. Menomonee Falls, WI
F 30 Manor, JamesJames Manor (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Chapel Hill H.S. Carrboro, NC
F 34 Robinson, DenzelDenzel Robinson (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Chapel Hill H.S. Chapel Hill, NC
G 35 Bullock, ReggieReggie Bullock 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Kinston H.S. Kinston, NC
F 43 McAdoo, James MichaelJames Michael McAdoo 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Norfolk Christian H.S. Norfolk, VA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2012-11-09

  • Note that the roster is subject to change.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Pts Ldr Reb Ldr Ast Ldr Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
October 26, 2012* 6:30 pm Shaw #11 Dean E. Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC  16 - McAdoo   8 - McAdoo   5 - Bullock  W 81–54 
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 9, 2012* 7:00 pm Gardner–Webb #11 Dean E. Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC RSN  26 - McAdoo   14 - McAdoo   3 - Bullock, Hairston  W 76–59  16,430 1–0
November 11, 2012* 2:30 pm Florida Atlantic #11 Dean E. Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC
(2012 Maui Invitational Tournament)
ESPNU  19 - McAdoo   11 - McAdoo   6 - Paige  W 80–56  15,403 2–0
November 16, 2012* 11:00 pm at Long Beach State #11 Walter PyramidLong Beach, CA ESPNU  18 - McAdoo   9 - McAdoo, James   6 - Strickland  W 78–63  6,912 3–0
November 19, 2012* 6:00 pm vs. Mississippi State #9 Lahaina Civic CenterMaui, HI
(2012 Maui Invitational Tournament)
ESPN2  21 - McDonald   8 - Johnson   5 - Strickland  W 95–49  2,400 4–0
November 20, 2012* 8 p.m. vs. Butler #9 Lahaina Civic Center • Maui, HI
(2012 Maui Invitational Tournament)
ESPN  15 - Hairston   7 - Hairston   5 - Paige  L 71–82  2,400 4–1
November 21, 2012* 7:30 p.m. vs. Chaminade #9 Lahaina Civic Center • Maui, HI
(2012 Maui Invitational Tournament)
ESPN2  18 - McAdoo   10 - McAdoo   7 - Davis  W 112–70  2,400 5–1
November 27, 2012* 9:30 pm at #1 Indiana #14 Assembly HallBloomington, IN
(ACC–Big Ten Challenge)
ESPN  14 - Strickland   9 - McAdoo, Bullock   3 - Strickland, Paige  L 59–83  17,472 5–2
December 1, 2012* 6:00 pm UAB #14 Dean E. Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC ESPNU  24 - McDonald   12 - McAdoo   9 - Strickland  W 102–84  15,906 6–2
December 8, 2012* 7:30 pm East Tennessee State #20 Dean E. Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC ESPN3  14 - McDonald   8 - Johnson   7 - Paige  W 78–55  17,307 7–2
December 15, 2012* 12:00 pm East Carolina #21 Dean E. Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC ESPNU  19 - McAdoo   7 - Bullock, McAdoo   10 - Strickland  W 93–87  19,147 8–2
December 19, 2012* 9:00 pm at Texas #23 Frank Erwin CenterAustin, TX ESPN2  18 - Bullock   13 - Bullock   5 - Paige  L 67–85  13,134 8–3
December 22, 2012* 12:00 pm McNeese State #23 Dean E. Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC ESPNU  20 - Hairston   8 - Hairston   9 - Paige  W 97–63  18,258 9–3
December 29, 2012* 2:00 pm #20 UNLV Dean E. Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC ESPN2  16 - Strickland   9 - McAdoo   4 - Hairston  W 79–73  20,888 10–3
ACC Regular Season
January 6, 2013 8:00 pm at Virginia John Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VA ESPNU  22 - Bullock   7 - McAdoo   3 - Strickland  L 52–61  12,117 10–4 (0–1)
January 10, 2013 7:00 pm Miami (FL) Dean E. Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC ESPN  14 - McAdoo   6 - Bullock, McAdoo   5 - Bullock, Paige  L 59–68  20,516 10–5 (0–2)
January 12, 2013 2:00 pm at Florida State Donald L. Tucker CenterTallahassee, FL ESPN  23 - Hairston   8 - McAdoo, Bullock   4 - Bullock, Paige  W 77–72  12,060 11–5 (1–2)
January 19, 2013 12:00 pm Maryland Dean E. Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC ESPN  24 - Bullock   11 - McAdoo   6 - Paige  W 62–52  20,865 12–5 (2–2)
January 23, 2013 9:00 pm Georgia Tech Dean E. Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC ESPN  17 - Bullock   9 - McAdoo   6 - Strickland, Paige  W 79–63  19,124 13–5 (3–2)
January 26, 2013 7:00 pm at #18 NC State PNC ArenaRaleigh, NC ESPN  19 - Hairston   11 - McAdoo   6 - Strickland  L 83–91  19,577 13–6 (3–3)
January 29, 2013 9:00 pm at Boston College Conte ForumChestnut Hill, MA ESPNU  17 - McAdoo   10 - McAdoo   6 - Paige  W 82–70  7,062 14–6 (4–3)
February 2, 2013 12:00 pm Virginia Tech Dean E. Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC ACCN/ESPN3  22 - McAdoo   10 - McAdoo   5 - Bullock, Paige  W 72–60 OT 20,762 15–6 (5–3)
February 5, 2013 7:00 pm Wake Forest Dean E. Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC ESPNU  23 - Bullock   6 - Paige   5 - Strickland  W 87–62  19,653 16–6 (6–3)
February 9, 2013 2:00 pm at #8 Miami (FL) BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL ESPN  14 - Bullock   7 - Bullock   4 - Paige  L 61–87  7,972 16–7 (6–4)
February 13, 2013 9:00 pm at #2 Duke Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC
(Carolina–Duke rivalry)
ESPN/ACCN  23 - Hairston   8 - McAdoo, Bullock, Hairston   3 - Hairston  L 68–73  9,314 16–8 (6–5)
February 16, 2013 12:00 pm Virginia Dean E. Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC ACCN/ESPN3  29 - Hairston   10 - McAdoo   6 - Strickland  W 93–81  20,616 17–8 (7–5)
February 19, 2013 9:00 pm at Georgia Tech McCamish PavilionAtlanta, GA ACCN/ESPN3  22 - McAdoo   11 - McAdoo   7 - Strickland  W 70–58  8,600 18–8 (8–5)
February 23, 2013 4:00 pm NC State Dean E. Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC ESPN  22 - Bullock   13 - Bullock   8 - Paige  W 76–65  21,750 19–8 (9–5)
February 28, 2013 7:00 pm at Clemson Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC ESPN  16 - Strickland   9 - Bullock   6 - Bullock  W 68–59  9,778 20–8 (10–5)
March 3, 2013 2:00 pm Florida State Dean E. Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC CBS  21 - McAdoo   10 - Bullock   9 - Paige  W 79–58  21,228 21–8 (11–5)
March 6, 2013 7:00 pm at Maryland Comcast CenterCollege Park, MD ESPN  22 - Hairston   12 - Bullock   6 - Strickland  W 79–68  17,950 22–8 (12–5)
March 9, 2013 9:00 pm #3 Duke Dean E. Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC
(College GameDay)
ESPN  15 - McAdoo   6 - Bullock, Hairston   6 - Paige  L 53–69  21,750 22–9 (12–6)
2013 ACC Tournament
March 15, 2013 9:42 pm vs. Florida State Greensboro ColiseumGreensboro, NC
(Quarterfinals)
ACCN/ESPN2  21 - Hairston   9 - Bullock   10 - Paige  W 83–62  N/A 23–9
March 16, 2013 3:45 pm vs. Maryland Greensboro Coliseum • Greensboro, NC
(Semifinals)
ACCN/ESPN  15 - Bullock, Strickland   9 - Bullock   4 - Bullock, Strickland  W 79–76  22,169 24–9
March 17, 2013 1:00 pm vs. #9 Miami (FL) Greensboro Coliseum • Greensboro, NC
(Championship Game)
ACCN/ESPN  28 - Hairston   7 - Bullock   8 - Strickland  L 77–87  22,169 24–10
2013 NCAA Tournament
March 22, 2013* 7:20 pm vs. (9 S) Villanova #(8 S) Sprint CenterKansas City, MO
(Second Round)
TNT  23 - Hairston   5 - Hairston   4 - Bullock, Paige  W 78–71  18,488 25–10
March 24, 2013* 5:25 pm vs. #3 (1 S) Kansas #(8 S) Sprint Center • Kansas City, MO
(Third Round)
CBS  15 - Hairston   9 - Hairston   4 - Strickland  L 58–70  18,498 25–11
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region S=South.

Rankings[edit]

Poll[1] 11/30/12 12/31/12 1/31/13 2/25/13 3/1/13 3/10/13 3/17/13
RPI 51 23 34 21 18 18 18
Basketball Power Index (BPI) 32
NCAA seed list[2] 29

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
2013 1 25 Reggie Bullock Los Angeles Clippers

[3]

2013–14 Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Nate Britt
PG
Washington, DC Oak Hill Academy 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Nov 29, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 86
Isaiah Hicks
Forward
Oxford, NC 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Aug 8, 2011 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 91
Kennedy Meeks
C
Charlotte, NC 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Nov 16, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 91
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

The top-rated recruit in the class scheduled to start college in Fall 2013 is Isaiah Hicks, the eighth ranked power forward and the 18th ranked player in the ESPN 100.[4] Shortly behind him in that ranking is Kennedy Meeks at #20. He is the top-ranked center in the 2013 high school class. Britt is the 52nd ranked player in the current high school class and 11th point guard. He tore his meniscus in December 2012.[5]

  • Isaiah Hicks: 18th ranked player in ESPN 100, eight-ranked power forward, named to the 2013 McDonald’s All-America game[6][7]
  • Kennedy Meeks: 20th ranked player in EPSN 100, top-ranked center, named to the 2013 McDonald’s All-America game
  • Nate Britt: 52nd ranked player, 11th-ranked point guard

2014–15 Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Joel Berry
PG
Orlando, FL 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jan 21, 2012 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 93
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Joel Berry is a junior in high school who season-to-date is averaging 27.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.7 steals. He is the first sophomore in state history to be named Florida Mr. Basketball.[8] The last college basketball player at North Carolina that won that award was Vince Carter.[9] Based on Berry's commit date and current year in high school, he will start school at North Carolina in Fall 2015, two years from now. He is the 12th ranked prospect for that class and the third-ranked point guard according to ESPN.[10] Coach Williams watched Berry play a high school game on 9 February 2013.[11]

References[edit]