2006–07 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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2006–07 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
University of North Carolina Tarheels Interlocking NC logo.svg
ACC Regular Season and
Tournament Champions
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 5
AP No. 4
2006–07 record 31–7 (11–5 ACC)
Head coach Roy Williams
Assistant coach Joe Holladay
Assistant coach Steve Robinson
Assistant coach C. B. McGrath
Home arena Dean Smith Center
Seasons
2006–07 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 North Carolina 11 5   .688     31 7   .816
Virginia 11 5   .688     21 11   .656
#18 Maryland 10 6   .625     25 9   .735
Virginia Tech 10 6   .625     22 12   .647
Boston College 10 6   .625     21 12   .636
Duke 8 8   .500     22 11   .667
Georgia Tech 8 8   .500     20 12   .625
Clemson 7 9   .438     25 11   .694
Florida State 7 9   .438     22 13   .629
North Carolina State 5 11   .313     20 16   .556
Wake Forest 5 11   .313     15 16   .484
Miami (FL) 4 12   .250     12 20   .375
† ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006–07 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2006–07 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Roy Williams. The team played its home games in the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Wayne Ellington
SG
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania The Episcopal Academy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) May 23, 2005 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Will Graves
SF
Greensboro, North Carolina Dudley HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 260 lb (120 kg) Jan 17, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Ty Lawson
PG
Clinton, Maryland Oak Hill Academy (VA) 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 195 lb (88 kg) May 12, 2005 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Alex Stepheson
PF
Los Angeles, California Harvard-Westlake HS 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Oct 11, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Deon Thompson
C
Torrance, California Torrance HS 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Oct 4, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Brandan Wright
PF
Nashville, Tennessee Brentwood Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Oct 16, 2005 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 1   Rivals: 1  ESPN: N/A
  • 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:

Roster[edit]

2006–07 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 15 Burke, DeweyDewey Burke 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Conestoga Philadelphia
G 25 Campbell, MarcMarc Campbell 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) So Ravenscroft Raleigh, North Carolina
F 40 Copeland, MikeMike Copeland 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So R. J. Reynolds Winston-Salem, North Carolina
G 2 Ellington, WayneWayne Ellington 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Episcopal Academy Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
G 4 Frasor, BobbyBobby Frasor 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 208 lb (94 kg) So Brother Rice Blue Island, Illinois
G/F 1 Ginyard, MarcusMarcus Ginyard 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 218 lb (99 kg) So Bishop O'Connell Alexandria, Virginia
F 13 Graves, WillWill Graves 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Fr Dudley Greensboro, North Carolina
G/F 14 Green, DannyDanny Green 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So St. Mary's North Babylon, New York
C 50 Hansbrough, TylerTyler Hansbrough 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So Poplar Bluff Poplar Bluff, Missouri
G 5 Lawson, TyTy Lawson 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Fr Oak Hill Academy Clinton, Maryland
G 22 Miller, WesWes Miller 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr New Hampton School Charlotte, North Carolina
F 32 Stepheson, AlexAlex Stepheson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Harvard-Westlake Los Angeles, California
F 3 Terry, ReyshawnReyshawn Terry 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 232 lb (105 kg) Sr R. J. Reynolds Winston-Salem, North Carolina
G 11 Thomas, QuentinQuentin Thomas 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Oakland Technical Senior Oakland, California
F 21 Thompson, DeonDeon Thompson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Torrance Torrance, California
F 24 Wood, SurrySurry Wood 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Cary Academy Raleigh, North Carolina
F 34 Wright, BrandanBrandan Wright 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Brentwood Academy Nashville, Tennessee
Head coach

Roy Williams

Assistant coach(es)

Joe Holladay
Steve Robinson
C. B. McGrath


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

Roster
Last update: October 29, 2012

Schedule and Results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
November 1*
7:30 PM
No. 2 St Augustine's College W 110–79 
Dean Smith Center (12,230)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
November 11*
5:00 PM
No. 2 Pfeiffer W 140–101 
Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Regular Season
November 14*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 2 vs. Sacred Heart
NIT Season Tip-Off Regional Semifinals
W 103–81  1–0
Charlotte Bobcats Arena (7,060)
Charlotte, North Carolina
November 15*
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 2 vs. Winthrop
NIT Season Tip-Off Regional Final
W 73–66  2–0
Charlotte Bobcats Arena (7,362)
Charlotte, North Carolina
November 19*
1:00 PM, FSN
No. 2 Gardner-Webb W 103–50  3–0
Dean Smith Center (19,045)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
November 22*
9:15 PM, ESPN2
No. 2 vs. Gonzaga
NIT Season Tip-Off Semifinals
L 74–82  3–1
Madison Square Garden (9,123)
New York City
November 24*
4:30 PM, ESPN
No. 2 vs. No. 22 Tennessee
NIT Season Tip-Off Consolation Game
W 101–87  4–1
Madison Square Garden (9,498)
New York
November 29*
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 7 No. 3 Ohio State
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 98–89  5–1
Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
December 2*
12:00 PM, CBS
No. 7 Kentucky W 75–63  6–1
Dean Smith Center (21,147)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
December 9*
7:00 PM
No. 3 High Point W 94–69  7–1
Dean Smith Center (19,955)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
December 16*
2:00 PM, FSN
No. 3 UNC Asheville W 93–62  8–1
Dean Smith Center (18,923)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
December 19*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 2 Florida Atlantic W 105–52  9–1
Dean Smith Center (18,162)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
December 22*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 2 at Saint Louis W 69–48  10–1
Scottrade Center (22,539)
St. Louis, Missouri
December 28*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 2 Rutgers W 87–48  11–1
Dean Smith Center (20,997)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
December 31*
3:00 PM, FSN
No. 2 Dayton W 81–51  12–1
Dean Smith Center (19,967)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
January 3*
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 2 Penn W 102–64  13–1
Dean Smith Center (19,378)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
January 7
7:00 PM, FSN
No. 2 Florida State W 84–58  14–1
(1–0)
Dean Smith Center (21,010)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
January 10
9:00 PM, Raycom
No. 1 Virginia W 79–69  15–1
(2–0)
Dean Smith Center (21,569)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
January 13
3:30 PM, ABC
No. 1 at Virginia Tech L 88–94  15–2
(2–1)
Cassell Coliseum (9,847)
Blacksburg, Virginia
January 17
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 4 at No. 19 Clemson W 77–55  16–2
(3–1)
Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
Clemson, South Carolina
January 20
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 4 Georgia Tech W 77–61  17–2
(4–1)
Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
January 24
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 4 at Wake Forest W 88–60  18–2
(5–1)
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum (14,351)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
January 27*
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 4 at No. 17 Arizona W 92–64  19–2
(5–1)
McKale Center (14,596)
Tucson, Arizona
January 31
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 3 Miami (FL) W 105–64  20–2
(6–1)
Dean Smith Center (21,132)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
February 3
3:30 PM, ABC
No. 3 at North Carolina State L 79–83  21–3
(6–2)
RBC Center (19,700)
Raleigh, North Carolina
February 7
9:00 PM, Raycom/ESPN
No. 5 at No. 16 Duke W 79–73  22–3
(7–2)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, North Carolina
February 10
1:30 PM, Raycom
No. 5 Wake Forest W 104–67  23–3
(8–2)
Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
February 13
8:00 PM, Raycom
No. 4 Virginia Tech L 80–81 OT 23–4
(8–3)
Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
February 17
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 4 at No. 21 Boston College W 77–72  23–4
(9–3)
Conte Forum (8,606)
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
February 21
9:00 PM, Raycom
No. 5 North Carolina State W 83–64  24–4
(10–3)
Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
February 25
5:30 PM, FSN
No. 5 at Maryland L 87–89  24–5
(10–4)
Comcast Center (17,950)
College Park, Maryland
March 1
9:00 PM, Raycom/ESPN2
No. 8 at Georgia Tech L 77–84  24–6
(10–5)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (9,191)
Atlanta
March 4
4:00 PM, CBS
No. 8 No. 14 Duke W 86–72  25–6
(11–5)
Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
ACC Tournament
March 9
12:00 PM
No. 8 vs. Florida State
Quarterfinals
W 73–58  26–6
St. Pete Times Forum (22,269)
Tampa, Florida
March 10
1:30 PM, Raycom/ESPN
No. 8 vs. Boston College
Semifinals
W 71–56  27–6
St. Pete Times Forum (22,269)
Tampa, Florida
March 11
1:00 PM, Raycom/ESPN
No. 8 vs. North Carolina State
Championship Game
W 89–80  28–6
St. Pete Times Forum (22,269)
Tampa, Florida
NCAA Tournament
March 15*
9:50 PM, CBS
No. 4 (1) vs. Eastern Kentucky
First Round
W 86–65  29–6
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum (14,148)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
March 17*
8:20 PM, CBS
No. 4 (1) vs. No. (9) Michigan State
Second Round
W 81–67  30–6
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum (14,148)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
March 23*
9:57 PM, CBS
No. 4 (1) vs. No. 23 (5) USC
Sweet Sixteen
W 74–64  31–6
Continental Airlines Arena (19,557)
East Rutherford, New Jersey
March 25*
5:05 PM, CBS
No. 4 (1) vs. No. 8 (2) Georgetown
Elite Eight
L 84–96 OT 31–7
Continental Airlines Arena (19,557)
East Rutherford, New Jersey
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.[1]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
2007 1 8 Brandan Wright Golden State Warriors
2007 2 44 Reyshawn Terry Orlando Magic
2009 1 13 Tyler Hansbrough Indiana Pacers
2009 1 18 Ty Lawson Denver Nuggets
2009 1 28 Wayne Ellington Minnesota Timberwolves
2009 2 46 Danny Green Cleveland Cavaliers

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