2003–04 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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2003–04 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
North Carolina Tar Heels logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 22
APNo. 18
2003–04 record19–11 (8–8 ACC)
Head coachRoy Williams (1st season)
Assistant coachJoe Holladay (1st season)
Assistant coach Steve Robinson (1st season)
Assistant coachJerod Haase (1st season)
Assistant coachC. B. McGrath (1st season)
Home arenaDean Smith Center
Seasons
2003–04 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Duke 13 3   .813     31 6   .838
#15 NC State 11 5   .688     21 10   .677
#17 Wake Forest 9 7   .563     21 10   .677
#14 Georgia Tech 9 7   .563     28 10   .737
#18 North Carolina 8 8   .500     19 11   .633
#19 Maryland 7 9   .438     20 12   .625
Florida State 6 10   .375     19 14   .576
Virginia 6 10   .375     18 13   .581
Clemson 3 13   .188     10 18   .357
2004 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003–04 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2003–04 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Roy Williams. No team captains were selected for this season, the first, and so far, only time this has happened in program history.[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]

2003–04 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) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Southern Baltimore, Maryland
G 2 Raymond Felton 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 194 lb (88 kg) So Latta Latta, South Carolina
F 3 Reyshawn Terry 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Fr R.J. Reynolds Winston-Salem, North Carolina
G 5 Jackie Manuel 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Jr Cardinal Newman West Palm Beach, Florida
G 11 Wes Miller (I) 5 ft 11.75 in (1.82 m) 186 lb (84 kg) So New Hampton Prep Greensboro, North Carolina
G 15 Damien Price (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Sr Dudley Charlotte, North Carolina
F 21 Jawad Williams 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 223 lb (101 kg) Jr St. Edward Cleveland, Ohio
F 22 Justin Bohlander (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr R.J. Reynolds Winston-Salem, North Carolina
G 24 Jesse Holley 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Abraham Clark Roselle Park, New Jersey
C 25 Damion Grant 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 262 lb (119 kg) So Brewster Academy Portland, Jamaica
F 30 Phillip McLamb (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Sr Charlotte Country Day Charlotte, North Carolina
G 31 Jonathan Miller (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Sr Williams Burlington, North Carolina
G/F 32 Rashad McCants 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 207 lb (94 kg) So New Hampton Prep Asheville, North Carolina
G/F 34 David Noel 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 223 lb (101 kg) So Southern Durham Durham, North Carolina
G 35 C.J. Hooker 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Palmer Palmer, Alaska
F 41 Byron Sanders 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 228 lb (103 kg) So Harrison Central Gulfport, Mississippi
F/C 42 Sean May 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 260 lb (118 kg) So Bloomington North Bloomington, Indiana
Head coach

Roy Williams

Assistant coach(es)

Joe Holladay, Steve Robinson, Jerod Haase, C. B. McGrath


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

Roster
Last update: April 14, 2017

Wes Miller was not eligible to play this season because he transferred from James Madison.

After playing as a walk-on in the previous season, David Noel received a basketball scholarship to play beginning with this season.[2]

Schedule and results[edit]

After Matt Doherty resigned from the men's basketball coaching position at the end of the previous season, Dean Smith once again persuaded Roy Williams to once again take the vacant position.[3] This time Williams accepted, becoming the head coach of the Tar Heels on April 14, 2003.[4]

After the annual Blue-White Scrimmage and two exhibition games against North Carolina Central (then playing in NCAA Division II conference CIAA) and Team Nike, Williams' first game with the Tar Heels was against Old Dominion on November 22, 2003. Williams received a standing ovation as he stepped onto the court of the sold out Smith Center.[5] With Smith and Bill Guthridge in attendance, the Tar Heels beat Old Dominion 90-64.[6] The win was Williams' 419th career win.[7]

The 115 points scored against George Mason were the most points Tar Heel team had scored against an opponent since 1994.[8]

The triple-overtime loss to Wake Forest at home set several program records. The 114 points scored in this game are the most points scored in a Tar Heel loss. The Wake Forest loss was only the fifth time a game went into triple overtime in program history. The last time a game went into triple overtime prior to this season was in the 1982-83 season against Tulane (also the team, albeit in 1976, that the Tar Heels played against to set the program and ACC record of four overtimes). The 119 points that Wake Forest scored are the most points an opponent has scored over the Tar Heels, breaking the 112 points Maryland scored at Cole Field House in the previous season. Those points are also the most an opponent has scored against the Tar Heels in the Smith Center.

Both teams scored 16 points in the first overtime. The Tar Heels' 16 points are the Tar Heels' third most points in an overtime period, and Wake Forest's 16 points are the second most points a Tar Heel opponent has scored in halftime. In the second overtime, both teams only scored two points, respectfully the fewest points the Tar Heels and one of their opponents have scored in a halftime. The 13 points Wake Forest scored in the third overtime are the third most points a Tar Heel opponent has scored in an overtime.[1]

The win against Miami was the 200th win in the Smith Center.[9]

The Tar Heels beat Connecticut for the second consecutive year. The win was also the Tar Heels' tenth win over a number one ranked team (according to the AP Poll). At the time, the Tar Heels tied UCLA for most wins over a number one ranked team. (The Tar Heels now own this record outright, with 13 wins over number one ranked teams to UCLA's 12.)[1][10][11]

The Tar Heels finished with their first winning record in two seasons, 17-10, but only finished fifth in ACC play with a conference record of 8-8. They were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 2004 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament by Georgia Tech. However, their overall record by the time of their loss in the ACC Tournament allowed them to play in the 2004 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The Tar Heels' NCAA tournament run ended with a defeat against Texas in the tournament's Second Round.

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 2, 2003*
2:00 pm
Blue-White Game
Scrimmage
 BL 77-NC 70  0-0
 26  J. Williams   10  May   9  Felton [12]  Dean Smith Center (8,178)
Chapel Hill, NC
November 8, 2003*
4:45 pm[a][13]
North Carolina Central
Exhibition
W 97-59  0-0
 26  McCants   10  May   12  Felton[14]  Dean Smith Center (16,658)
Chapel Hill, NC
November 13, 2003*
7:30 pm
Team Nike
Exhibition
W 104-72  0-0
 22  Tied   16  May   12  Felton[15]  Dean Smith Center 
Chapel Hill, NC
Regular Season
November 22, 2003*
8:00 pm,  RJ
No. 9 Old Dominion W 90–64  1-0
 18  McCants   7  May   8  McCants  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
November 24,2003*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 9 vs.  Davidson W 91–68  2-0
 28  J. Williams   4  Tied   12  Felton  Charlotte Coliseum (16,356)
Charlotte, NC
November 29, 2003*
4:00 pm, RJ
No. 9 at  Cleveland State W 82–76  3-0
 24  J. Williams   13  Tied   7  Felton  CSU Convocation Center (11,534)
Cleveland, OH
December 2, 2003*
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 10 vs. No. 11  Illinois
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 88–81  4-0
 23  May   14  May   5  Tied  Greensboro Coliseum (16,211)
Greensboro, NC
December 7, 2003*
1:00 pm,  RSN
No. 10 George Mason W 115–81  5-0
 26  May   6  Tied   18  Felton  Dean Smith Center (19,891)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 14, 2003*
1:00 pm,  RSN
No. 7 Akron W 64–53  6-0
 14  McCants   21  May   3  Scott  Dean Smith Center (17,051)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 20, 2003
4:00 pm,  RSN
No. 4 No. 14  Wake Forest L 114–119 3OT 6-1
(0-1)
 25  McCants   12  J. Williams   11  Felton  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 28, 2003*
1:00 pm, RJ
No. 9 vs.  UNC Wilmington W 71–54  7-1
 19  Scott   8  Tied   6  Felton  Myrtle Beach Center (6,750)
Myrtle Beach, SC
December 30, 2003*
8:00 pm
No. 9 Coastal Carolina W 105–72  8-1
 28  McCants   7  Tied   10  Felton  Dean Smith Center (18,793)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 3, 2004*
12:00 pm,  CBS
No. 9 at No. 8  Kentucky
Rivalry
L 56–61  8-2
 16  Scott   6  May   5  Felton  Rupp Arena (23,014)
Lexington, KY
January 7, 2004*
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 12 Miami (FL) W 89–64  9-2
 23  May   16  May   8  Felton  Dean Smith Center (21,073)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 11, 2004
8:00 pm,  Fox Sports
No. 12 No. 8  Georgia Tech W 103–88  10-2
(1-1)
 28  May   8  Tied   9  Felton  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 14, 2004
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 9 at  Maryland L 84–90  10-3
(1-2)
 18  May   10  Noel   7  Felton  Comcast Center (17,950)
College Park, MD
January 17, 2004*
3:30 pm, CBS
No. 9 No. 1 Connecticut W 86–83  11-3
 27  McCants   11  May   7  Tied  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 22, 2004
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 7 at  Florida State L 81–90 OT 11-4
(1-3)
 26  McCants   10  May   9  Felton  Tallahassee Civic Center (11,562)
Tallahassee, FL
January 24, 2004
12:00 pm, ESPN
No. 7 Virginia W 96–77  12-4
(2-3)
 26  McCants   7  Manuel   8  Felton  Dean Smith Center (20,874)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 28, 2004
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 12 NC State
Carolina–State Game
W 68–66  13-4
(3-3)
 14  Felton   10  May   5  Felton  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 31, 2004
12:00 pm, RJ
No. 12 at  Clemson L 72–81  13-5
(3-4)
 26  McCants   6  J. Williams   7  Felton  Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
Clemson, SC
February 5, 2004
9:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 17 No. 1  Duke
Carolina–Duke rivalry
L 81–83 OT 13-6
(3-5)
 27  McCants   21  May   8  Felton  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
February 7, 2004
1:00 pm, CBS
No. 17 at No. 16 Wake Forest W 79–73  14-6
(4-5)
 28  Scott   10  May   4  Felton  LJVM Coliseum (14,665)
Winston-Salem, NC
February 10, 2004
9:00 pm, RJ
No. 14 at No. 15 Georgia Tech L 77–88  14-7
(4-6)
 31  McCants   8  May   6  Felton  Alexander Coliseum (9,191)
Atlanta, GA
February 15, 2004
3:30 pm, ABC
No. 14 Maryland W 97–86  15-7
(5-6)
 25  McCants   12  May   6  Felton  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
February 21, 2004
1:00 pm, ABC
No. 16 Florida State W 78–71  16-7
(6-6)
 21  McCants   10  Tied   7  Felton  Dean Smith Center (20,473)
Chapel Hill, NC
February 24, 2004
8:00 pm, RJ
No. 12 at Virginia L 72–74  16-8
(6-7)
 20  May   9  Tied   6  Felton  University Hall (7,429)
Charlottesville, VA
February 29, 2004
5:30 pm, Fox Sports
No. 12 at No. 14 NC State
Carolina–State Game
W 71–64  17-8
(7-7)
 22  McCants   8  May   4  Felton  RBC Arena (19,722)
Raleigh, NC
March 2, 2004
9:00 pm, RJ
No. 14 Clemson W 69–53  18-8
(8-7)
 30  McCants   7  May   9  Felton  Dean Smith Center (20,818)
Chapel Hill, NC
March 6, 2004
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 14 at No. 3 Duke
Carolina–Duke rivalry
L 64–70  18-9
(8-8)
 20  McCants   15  May   4  Noel  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
ACC Tournament
March 12, 2004
2:30 pm, ESPN
(5) No. 16 vs. (4) No. 14 Georgia Tech
Quarterfinals
L 82–83  18-10
 27  May   8  May   6  Felton  Greensboro Coliseum (23,745)
Greensboro, NC
NCAA Tournament
March 18, 2004
10:40 pm[16], CBS
(6 S) No. 18 vs. (11 S)  Air Force
First Round
W 63–52  19-10
 14  May   9  J. Williams   5  Felton  Pepsi Center (19,405)
Denver, CO
March 20, 2004
9:10 pm[17], CBS
(6 S) No. 18 vs. (3 S) No. 12  Texas
Second Round
L 75–78  19-11
 27  McCants   9  May   6  Tied  Pepsi Center (19,405)
Denver, CO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. S=South.
All times are in EST.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The game was held between 4:45 and 5:15 pm, after a home football game against Wake Forest.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b U.N.C. basketball blue book. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2003. p. 5.
  3. ^ Droschak, David (November 22, 2003). "Williams begins second career with Tar Heels". The St. Augustine Record. St. Augustine, FL. Associated Press. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Droschak, David (April 14, 2003). "Williams Returns to Chapel Hill". GoHeels.com. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Associated Press. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Droschak, David (November 22, 2003). "No. 9 Tar Heels Crush Old Dominion, 90-64, In Williams' Debut". GoHeels.com. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Associated Press. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "North Carolina shoots 61 percent". ESPN. Chapel Hill, NC. Associated Press. November 22, 2003. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
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  8. ^ Droschak, David. "No. 10 Tar Heels Handle George Mason, 115-81". GoHeels.com. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Associated Press. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  9. ^ Beard, Aaron. "No. 12 Tar Heels Handle Hurricanes, 89-64". GoHeels.com. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Associated Press. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
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  17. ^ http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/game?gameId=244000025
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