2000–01 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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2000-01 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
North Carolina Tar Heels logo.svg
ACC regular season co-champions
NABC Classic champions
Tournament of Champions champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 6
2000-01 record26-7 (13-3 ACC )
Head coachMatt Doherty (1st season)
Assistant coachDoug Wojcik (1st season)
Assistant coachFred Quartlebaum (1st season)
Assistant coachBob MacKinnon (1st season)
CaptainBrendan Haywood
Home arenaDean Smith Center
Seasons

The 2000–01 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2000–01 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Matt Doherty. The team captain for this season was Brendan Haywood.[1] The team played its home games in the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Roster[edit]

2000–01 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
C 00 Brendan Haywood (C) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 268 lb (122 kg) Sr Dudley Greensboro, North Carolina
G 3 Brian Morrison 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Fr Lake Washington Redmond, Washington
G/F 11 Michael Brooker 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Sr Brentwood Academy Sandersville, Georgia
C 13 Neil Fingleton Injured 7 ft 5 in (2.26 m) 280 lb (127 kg) Fr Holy Name Durham, England
G 14 Jonathan Holmes 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Bloomington South Bloomington, Indiana
G 22 Ronald Curry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Hampton Hampton, Virginia
G/F 24 Max Owens 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Sr Mt. Zion Academy Macon, Georgia
G/F 25 Jason Capel 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr St. John's Prospect Hall Fayetteville, North Carolina
G 31 Adam Boone 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Fr Minnetonka Minneapolis, Minnesota
F 32 Orlando Meléndez 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr McDowell Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico
F 35 Jim Everett (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Providence Charlotte, North Carolina
G 40 Joseph Forte 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 192 lb (87 kg) So DeMatha Greenbelt, Maryland
F/C 42 Kris Lang 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 256 lb (116 kg) Jr Hunter Huss Gastonia, North Carolina
F 44 Will Johnson (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 216 lb (98 kg) So Hickory Hickory, North Carolina
F 45 Julius Peppers 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 290 lb (132 kg) Jr Southern Nash Bailey, North Carolina
F/C 50 Brian Bersticker 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 241 lb (109 kg) Jr Kempsville Virginia Beach, Virginia
Head coach

Matt Doherty

Assistant coach(es)

Doug Wojcik, Fred Quartlebaum, Bob MacKinnon


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

Roster

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Fingleton had back surgery in August 2000, but was unable to practice with the team until midway into the season.[3]

Schedule and results[edit]

This season was Doherty's first year as head coach, after the retirement of Bill Guthridge. He was formerly announced as head coach on July 11, 2000.[4]

The Tar Heels started the season ranked sixth in the AP Poll. After suffering back to back losses from Michigan State and an upset loss against an unranked Kentucky, the Tar Heels went on an 18-0 undefeated run, including an undefeated 11-0 run in conference play. During this run, the Tar Heels were ranked number one in the AP Poll; this Tar Heel team was the first team Doherty coached that reached that achievement.[5] Despite losses to Clemson, Virginia, and eventual national champions Duke in return fixtures, the Tar Heels won a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title.

The Tar Heels were the number one seed in the 2001 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament, held that year in Atlanta, Georgia. They defeated Clemson and Georgia Tech in the semifinals and finals, respectfully, before falling to Duke in the final.

Seeded second in the South Region for the NCAA Tournament, the Tar Heels defeated fifteenth-seeded Princeton in New Orleans, Louisiana before falling to seventh-seeded Penn State in a surprise upset.

The Tar Heels would end the season ranked sixth in the AP Poll and fifth in the Coaches Poll.[6]

On March 30, 2001, Doherty was named the AP Coach of the Year. He was the first coach to win this honor in his first season coaching a team since Kelvin Sampson in 1995.[7]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
October 21, 2000*
2:00 pm
Blue Team/White Team
Scrimmage
 WTE 77-BL 66[8]  0-0
 28  Forte   7  Haywood   8  Forte  Dean Smith Center (10,225)
Chapel Hill, NC
November 6, 2000*
7:00 pm
Yakima Sun Kings
Exhibition game
W 96-87  0-0
 22  Tied   13  Haywood   9  Forte[9]  Dean Smith Center 
Chapel Hill, NC
November 10, 2000*
7:30 pm
No. 6 Winthrop
NABC Classic
W 66-61  1-0
 14  Tied   8  Lang   4  Forte  Dean Smith Center (16,850)
Chapel Hill, NC
November 11, 2000*
8:30 pm
No. 6 Tulsa
NABC Classic
W 91-81  2-0
 38  Forte   10  Forte   6  Forte  Dean Smith Center (19,875)
Chapel Hill, NC
November 17, 2000*
7:30 pm, Fox Sports South
No. 7 at Appalachian State W 99-69  3-0
 20  Forte   6  Tied   6  Capel  Holmes Center (8,325)
Boone, NC
November 21, 2000*
7:00 pm
No. 7 EA California All-Stars
Exhibition game
W 88-65  3-0
 19  Forte   17  Haywood        Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
November 29, 2000*
7:30 pm, ESPN2
No. 6 at No. 3 Michigan State
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 77-64  3-1
 22  Lang   5  Tied   5  Capel[10]  Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
December 2, 2000*
3:50 pm[11], CBS
No. 6 Kentucky
Rivalry
L 93-76  3-2
 19  Forte   11  Haywood   5  Morrison  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 4, 2000*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 14 Miami (FL) W 67-45  4-2
 18  Haywood   14  Haywood   7  Forte  Dean Smith Center (19,859)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 9, 2000*
9:00 pm, Fox Sports
No. 14 at Texas A&M W 82-60  5-2
 23  Forte   7  Capel   7  Capel  Reed Arena (9,123)
College Station, TX
December 17, 2000*
1:30 pm, RJ
No. 15 Buffalo W 95-74  6-2
 23  Forte   11  Capel   10  Capel  Dean Smith Center (18,134)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 23, 2000*
4:00 PM, CBS
No. 15 at UCLA W 80-70  7-2
 29  Forte   13  Haywood   3  Tied  Pauley Pavilion (10,593)
Los Angeles, CA
December 29, 2000*
9:15 pm, RJ
No. 14 vs. UMass
Tournament of Champions
W 91-60  8-2
 16  Forte   7  Tied   4  Curry  Charlotte Coliseum (13,224)
Charlotte, NC
December 30, 2000*
9:15 pm, RJ
No. 14 vs. Charleston
Tournament of Champions
W 64-60  9-2
 29  Forte   8  Tied   3  Capel  Charlotte Coliseum (13,378)
Charlotte, NC
January 2, 2001
8:00 PM, RJ
No. 13 at Georgia Tech W 84-70  10-2
(1-0)
 20  Forte   12  Lang   4  Curry  Alexander Coliseum (9,510)
Atlanta, GA
January 6, 2001
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 13 No. 4 Wake Forest W 70-69  11-2
(2-0)
 24  Haywood   10  Haywood   7  Curry  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 10, 2001
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 9 at No. 14 Maryland W 86-83  12-2
(3-0)
 26  Forte   10  Capel   7  Curry  Cole Field House (14,500)
College Park, MD
January 13, 2001*
1:00 PM, ABC
No. 9 Marquette W 84-54  13-2
 17  Haywood   9  Tied   3  Haywood  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 17, 2001
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 6 Clemson W 92-65  14-2
(4-0)
 14  Forte   9  Capel   5  Capel  Dean Smith Center (21,335)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 20, 2001
4:00 PM, RJ
No. 6 at Florida State W 80-70  15-2
(5-0)
 28  Forte   6  Capel   4  Curry  Tallahassee Civic Center (7,452)
Tallahassee, FL
January 24, 2001
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 5 No. 13 Virginia W 88-81  16-2
(6-0)
 33  Forte   10  Haywood   4  Tied  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 28, 2001
1:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 5 at NC State
Carolina–State Game
W 60-52  17-2
(7-0)
 21  Forte   8  Tied   5  Tied  Raleigh ESA (19,722)
Raleigh, NC
February 1, 2001
9:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 4 at No. 2 Duke
Carolina–Duke rivalry
W 85-83  18-2
(8-0)
 24  Forte   16  Forte   6  Forte  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
February 3, 2001
4:00 PM, RJ
No. 4 Georgia Tech W 82-69  19-2
(9-0)
 23  Forte   11  Capel   5  Capel  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
February 6, 2001
9:00 PM, RJ
No. 1 at No. 19 Wake Forest W 80-74  20-2
(10-0)
 24  Forte   10  Capel   6  Haywood  LJVM Coliseum (14,407)
Winston-Salem, NC
February 10, 2001
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 1 No. 13 Maryland W 96-82  21-2
(11-0)
 27  Capel   8  Capel   8  Curry  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
February 18, 2001
4:00 pm, RJ
No. 1 at Clemson L 75-65  21-3
(11-1)
 16  Tied   12  Capel   4  Tied  Littlejohn Coliseum (11,200)
Clemson, SC
February 22, 2001
8:00 PM, RJ
No. 2 Florida State W 95-67  22-3
(12-1)
 36  Forte   9  Lang   4  Forte  Dean Smith Center (21,652)
Chapel Hill, NC
February 24, 2001
1:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 2 at No. 9 Virginia L 86-66  22-4
(12-2)
 28  Forte   9  Capel   5  Tied  University Hall (8,392)
Charlottesville, VA
February 28, 2001
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 4 NC State
Carolina–State Game
W 76-63  23-4
(13-2)
 27  Forte   8  Haywood   4  Capel  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
March 4, 2001
3:30 pm, ESPN
No. 4 No. 2 Duke
Carolina–Duke rivalry
L 95-81  23-5
(13-3)
 21  Forte   11  Capel   5  Curry  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
ACC Tournament
March 9, 2001
12:00 PM, ESPN
(1) No. 6 vs. (9) Clemson
Quarterfinal
W 99-81  24-5
(14-3)
 23  Capel   3  Capel   10  Curry  Georgia Dome 
Atlanta, GA
March 10, 2001
1:30 PM, ESPN
(1) No. 6 vs. (5) Georgia Tech
Semifinal
W 70-63  25-5
(15-3)
 27  Forte   12  Forte   4  Capel  Georgia Dome 
Atlanta, GA
March 11, 2001
1:00PM, ESPN
(1) No. 6 vs. (2) No. 3 Duke
Rivalry/Final
L 79-53  25-6
(15-4)
 14  Forte   13  Haywood   4  Tied  Georgia Dome (40,083)
Atlanta, GA
NCAA Tournament
March 16, 2001
 CBS
(2 S) No. 6 vs. (15 S) Princeton W 70-48  26-6
 15  Haywood   12  Forte   8  Capel  Louisiana Superdome (12,107)
New Orleans, LA
March 18, 2001
 CBS
(2 S) No. 6 vs. (7 S) Penn State L 70-48  27-6
 21  Peppers   13  Haywood   7  Curry[12]  Louisiana Superdome 
New Orleans, LA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. S=South.

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Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
2001 1 20 Brendan Haywood Cleveland Cavaliers
2001 1 21 Joseph Forte Boston Celtics

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References[edit]

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