2001–02 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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2001–02 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
North Carolina Tar Heels logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2001–02 record8–20 (4–12 ACC)
Head coachMatt Doherty (2nd season)
Assistant coachBob MacKinnon Jr. (2nd season)
Assistant coachFred Quartlebaum (2nd season)
Assistant coachDoug Wojcik (2nd season)
CaptainJason Capel
CaptainKris Lang
Home arenaDean Smith Center
Seasons
2001–02 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Maryland 15 1   .938     32 4   .889
#1 Duke 13 3   .813     31 4   .886
Wake Forest 9 7   .563     21 13   .618
NC State 9 7   .563     23 11   .676
Virginia 7 9   .438     17 12   .586
Georgia Tech 7 9   .438     15 16   .484
North Carolina 4 12   .250     8 20   .286
Florida State 4 12   .250     12 17   .414
Clemson 4 12   .250     13 17   .433
2002 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001–02 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2001–02 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Matt Doherty. The team captains for this season were Jason Capel and Kris Lang.[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]

2001–02 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Melvin Scott 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 179 lb (81 kg) Fr Southern Baltimore, Maryland
G 3 Brian Morrison 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 184 lb (83 kg) So Lake Washington Redmond, Washington
G 5 Jackie Manuel 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Fr Cardinal Newman West Palm Beach, Florida
C 13 Neil Fingleton 7 ft 5 in (2.26 m) 285 lb (129 kg) RS Fr Holy Name Durham, England
G 14 Jonathan Holmes 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 181 lb (82 kg) Jr Bloomington South Bloomington, Indiana
F 21 Jawad Williams 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr St. Edward Cleveland, Ohio
G/F 25 Jason Capel (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 237 lb (108 kg) Sr St. John's Prospect Hall Fayetteville, North Carolina
F 30 Phillip McLamb 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 216 lb (98 kg) So Charlotte Country Day Charlotte, North Carolina
G 31 Adam Boone 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 202 lb (92 kg) So Minnetonka Minneapolis, Minnesota
F 32 Orlando Meléndez 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Sr McDowell Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico
F/C 42 Kris Lang (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 247 lb (112 kg) Sr Hunter Huss Gastonia, North Carolina
F 43 Joe Everett (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Sr Providence Charlotte, North Carolina
F 44 Will Johnson (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Jr Hickory Hickory, North Carolina
F/C 50 Brian Bersticker 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 238 lb (108 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
Last update: March 25, 2017

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Fingleton only played one game, against Davidson, before announcing he would transfer at the end of 2001.[4] He later transferred to Holy Cross.[5]

Schedule and results[edit]

The Tar Heels started their regular season with three losses, the first time that feat had been achieved in 73 years. Their first regular season and conference win over Georgia Tech avoided the program's first 0-4 start in its history.[6]

The Tar Heels were ranked number 19 in that season's preseason AP Poll. They fell out of the AP Poll after losing to Hampton. It would be the Tar Heels' only AP Poll ranking that season.

The 2001-02 season was also the first season the Tar Heels did not make it to the championship game of the Tournament of Champions presented by Hardee's in ten years, falling to Charleston in the second game.[7] The Tar Heels did manage to upset Saint Joseph's, then ranked number 15 in the AP Poll, in the consolation game.[8]

Prior to 2002, the largest margin of defeat against the Tar Heels in the Dean Smith Center was set in a 20-point loss against Duke in 1999. Kentucky, with 17 points, and NC State, with 18 points, nearly broke Duke's old record. Wake Forest, with 22 points, and Duke, with 29 points, managed to break the 1999 record set by Duke.[1]

At the time, the away game at Cole Field House was the worst defeat in 79 years against Maryland, and the most points an opponent scored over the Tar Heels. The defeat also nearly matched the Tar Heels' worst defeat in their history with the Atlantic Coast Conference.[9] [1]

The home loss against NC State was also the worst home defeat to the Wolfpack since Dean Smith's first year as coach in 1962.[10]

The Tar Heels matched their record for most losses in a season (15 losses in the 1950-51 and 1951-52 seasons) after their loss to Maryland at home. They would end the season with 20 losses, the most losses in the history of the program.[11][1]

The Tar Heels ended their regular season at home with a 6-9 record, the worst home record in the history of the program.[1]

In the 2002 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament, the seventh-seeded Tar Heels were defeated by second-seeded Duke, who would go on to win that year's tournament.

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
October 25, 2001*
7:30 pm
Blue-White Game
Scrimmage
 WHT 62-BL 61[12]  0-0
 18  Lang   11  Johnson   6  Tied  Dean Smith Center 
Chapel Hill, NC
November 4, 2001*
1:00 pm
EA Sports All-Stars
Exhibition game
L 76 - 107  0-0
 34  Lang   8  Tied   8  Morrison  Dean Smith Center (5,038)
Chapel Hill, NC
November 10, 2001*
4:30 pm
No. 19 Nike Elite
Exhibition game
W 81 - 70  0-0
 27  Lang   15  Johnson   5  Boone  Dean Smith Center (7,528)
Chapel Hill, NC
November 16, 2001*
7:30 pm
No. 19 Hampton L 69-77  0-1
 17  Capel   11  Capel   5  Tied  Dean Smith Center (17,320)
Chapel Hill, NC
November 20, 2001*
7:00 pm,  RSN
Davidson L 54-58  0-2
 15  Scott   11  Capel   5  Capel  Dean Smith Center (14,705)
Chapel Hill, NC
November 28, 2001*
9:00 pm, ESPN
Indiana
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 66-79  0-3
 27  Lang   9  Capel   5  Scott  Dean Smith Center (18,358)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 2, 2001
6:00, RSN
Georgia Tech W 83-77  1-3
(1-0)
 21  Morrison   13  Lang   5  Tied  Dean Smith Center (17,492)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 8, 2001*
4:00 pm,  CBS
at No. 11  Kentucky
Rivalry
L 59-79  1-4
 18  Lang   12  Capel   4  Morrison  Rupp Arena (23,153)
Lexington, KY
December 16, 2001*
1:00 pm,  RJ
Binghamton W 61-60  2-4
 12  Williams   10  Capel   6  Capel  Dean Smith Center (12,132)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 21, 2001*
9:15 pm, RJ
vs.  Charleston
Tournament of Champions
L 60-66  2-5
 14  Tied   10  Capel   4  Capel  Cricket Arena (9,713)
Charlotte, NC
December 22, 2001*
7:00 pm, RJ
vs. No. 15  Saint Joseph's
Tournament of Champions
W 92-76  3-5
 21  Capel   16  Capel   5  Morrison  Cricket Arena (5,115)
Charlotte, NC
December 27, 2001*
7:30 pm
North Carolina A&T W 104-66  4-5
 26  Capel   9  Bersticker   5  Tied  Dean Smith Center (15,150)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 30, 2001*
8:00 pm, RSN
Texas A&M W 96-62  5-5
 22  Capel   16  Capel   6  Tied  Dean Smith Center (15,676)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 5, 2002
4:00 pm, ESPN
No. 23  Wake Forest L 62-84  5-6
(1-1)
 13  Capel   9  Capel   4  Boone  Dean Smith Center (21,293)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 9, 2002
7:30 pm, ESPN2
at No. 4  Maryland L 79-112  5-7
(1-2)
 27  Capel   7  Lang   5  Tied  Cole Field House (14,500)
College Park, MD
January 12, 2002
12:00 pm, ESPN
No. 7  Virginia L 67-71  5-8
(1-3)
 18  Lang   7  Manuel   5  Capel  Dean Smith Center (20,079)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 16, 2002
7:00 pm, ESPN2
at  Florida State L 71-81  5-9
(1-4)
 23  Lang   8  Lang   4  Manuel  Tallahassee Civic Center (7,523)
Tallahassee, FL
January 19, 2002*
4:00 pm,  CBS
at  Connecticut L 54-86  5-10
 15  Lang   8  Williams   3  Boone  Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, CT
January 23, 2002
9:00 pm, RJ
NC State
Carolina–State Game
L 59-77  5-11
(1-5)
 27  Lang   7  Williams   6  Morrison  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 27, 2002
6:00 pm, RSN
at  Clemson W 87-69  6-11
(2-5)
 23  Boone   10  Boone   4  Tied  Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
Clemson, SC
January 31, 2002
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1  Duke
Carolina–Duke rivalry
L 58-87  6-12
(2-6)
 12  Morrison   5  Manuel   4  Morrison  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
February 2, 2002
1:00 pm, CBS
at Georgia Tech L 74-86  6-13
(2-7)
 21  Capel   13  Lang   7  Boone  Alexander Memorial Coliseum (6,550)
Atlanta, GA
February 6, 2002
9:00 pm, RJ
at No. 19 Wake Forest L 66-90  6-14
(2-8)
 13  Morrison   8  Lang   4  Capel  LJVM Coliseum (13,523)
Winston-Salem, NC
February 10, 2002
6:30 pm, RSN
No. 3 Maryland L 77-92  6-15
(2-9)
 23  Lang   11  Williams   5  Tied  Dean Smith Center (18,751)
Chapel Hill, NC
February 12, 2002
8:00 PM, RJ
at No. 15 Virginia L 63-73  6-16
(2-10)
 19  Lang   9  Capel   4  Boone  University Hall (7,331)
Charlottesville, VA
February 17, 2002
3:00 pm, RJ
Florida State W 95-85  7-16
(3-10)
 28  Boone   8  Capel   6  Boone  Dean Smith Center (17,055)
Chapel Hill, NC
February 20, 2002*
7:30 PM, ESPN2
Ohio L 78-86  7-17
 17  Scott   6  Manuel   7  Boone  Dean Smith Center (13,252)
Chapel Hill, NC
February 24, 2002
6:30 pm, RSN
at NC State
Carolina–State Game
L 76-98  7-18
(3-11)
 19  Lang   10  Williams   5  Boone  Raleigh ESA (19,722)
Raleigh, NC
February 27, 2002
9:00 pm, RJ
Clemson W 96-78  8-18
 28  Capel   5  Tied   8  Boone  Dean Smith Center (16,125)
Chapel Hill, NC
March 3, 2002
3:30 pm,  ABC
at No. 3 Duke
Carolina–Duke rivalry
L 68-93  8-19
(4-12)
 20  Capel   9  Capel   8  Boone  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
ACC Tournament
March 8, 2002
7:00 pm, ESPN
(7) vs. (2) No. 3 Duke
Quarterfinals/Rivalry
L 48-60  8-20
 14  Lang   12  Capel   4  Capel  Charlotte Coliseum (23,895)
Charlotte, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in EST.

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