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, in the third round, having their season ended for the second consecutive year by Kansas.

Pre-season[edit]

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 Home town 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:


Coach Williams adjusted his line-up starting with the game against Duke on 13 February 2013. He went with a smaller line-up with four guards and moved P.J. Hairston into the starting five.

Roster[edit]

2012–13 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High school/previous 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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
October 26, 2012*
6:30 pm
#11 Shaw W 81–54 
 16 - McAdoo   8 - McAdoo   5 - Bullock  Dean E. Smith Center (–)
Chapel Hill, NC
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 9, 2012*
7:00 pm, RSN
#11 Gardner–Webb W 76–59  1–0
 26 - McAdoo   14 - McAdoo   3 - Bullock, Hairston  Dean E. Smith Center (16,430)
Chapel Hill, NC
November 11, 2012*
2:30 pm, ESPNU
#11 Florida Atlantic
2012 Maui Invitational Tournament
W 80–56  2–0
 19 - McAdoo   11 - McAdoo   6 - Paige  Dean E. Smith Center (15,403)
Chapel Hill, NC
November 16, 2012*
11:00 pm, ESPNU
#11 at Long Beach State W 78–63  3–0
 18 - McAdoo   9 - McAdoo, James   6 - Strickland  Walter Pyramid (6,912)
Long Beach, CA
November 19, 2012*
6:00 pm, ESPN2
#9 vs. Mississippi State
2012 Maui Invitational Tournament
W 95–49  4–0
 21 - McDonald   8 - Johnson   5 - Strickland  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
November 20, 2012*
8 p.m., ESPN
#9 vs. Butler
2012 Maui Invitational Tournament
L 71–82  4–1
 15 - Hairston   7 - Hairston   5 - Paige  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
November 21, 2012*
7:30 p.m., ESPN2
#9 vs. Chaminade
2012 Maui Invitational Tournament
W 112–70  5–1
 18 - McAdoo   10 - McAdoo   7 - Davis  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
November 27, 2012*
9:30 pm, ESPN
#14 at #1 Indiana
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 59–83  5–2
 14 - Strickland   9 - McAdoo, Bullock   3 - Strickland, Paige  Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
December 1, 2012*
6:00 pm, ESPNU
#14 UAB W 102–84  6–2
 24 - McDonald   12 - McAdoo   9 - Strickland  Dean E. Smith Center (15,906)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 8, 2012*
7:30 pm, ESPN3
#20 East Tennessee State W 78–55  7–2
 14 - McDonald   8 - Johnson   7 - Paige  Dean E. Smith Center (17,307)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 15, 2012*
12:00 pm, ESPNU
#21 East Carolina W 93–87  8–2
 19 - McAdoo   7 - Bullock, McAdoo   10 - Strickland  Dean E. Smith Center (19,147)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 19, 2012*
9:00 pm, ESPN2
#23 at Texas L 67–85  8–3
 18 - Bullock   13 - Bullock   5 - Paige  Frank Erwin Center (13,134)
Austin, TX
December 22, 2012*
12:00 pm, ESPNU
#23 McNeese State W 97–63  9–3
 20 - Hairston   8 - Hairston   9 - Paige  Dean E. Smith Center (18,258)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 29, 2012*
2:00 pm, ESPN2
#20 UNLV W 79–73  10–3
 16 - Strickland   9 - McAdoo   4 - Hairston  Dean E. Smith Center (20,888)
Chapel Hill, NC
ACC Regular Season
January 6, 2013
8:00 pm, ESPNU
at Virginia L 52–61  10–4 (0–1)
 22 - Bullock   7 - McAdoo   3 - Strickland  John Paul Jones Arena (12,117)
Charlottesville, VA
January 10, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN
Miami (FL) L 59–68  10–5 (0–2)
 14 - McAdoo   6 - Bullock, McAdoo   5 - Bullock, Paige  Dean E. Smith Center (20,516)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 12, 2013
2:00 pm, ESPN
at Florida State W 77–72  11–5 (1–2)
 23 - Hairston   8 - McAdoo, Bullock   4 - Bullock, Paige  Donald L. Tucker Center (12,060)
Tallahassee, FL
January 19, 2013
12:00 pm, ESPN
Maryland W 62–52  12–5 (2–2)
 24 - Bullock   11 - McAdoo   6 - Paige  Dean E. Smith Center (20,865)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 23, 2013
9:00 pm, ESPN
Georgia Tech W 79–63  13–5 (3–2)
 17 - Bullock   9 - McAdoo   6 - Strickland, Paige  Dean E. Smith Center (19,124)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 26, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN
at #18 NC State L 83–91  13–6 (3–3)
 19 - Hairston   11 - McAdoo   6 - Strickland  PNC Arena (19,577)
Raleigh, NC
January 29, 2013
9:00 pm, ESPNU
at Boston College W 82–70  14–6 (4–3)
 17 - McAdoo   10 - McAdoo   6 - Paige  Conte Forum (7,062)
Chestnut Hill, MA
February 2, 2013
12:00 pm, ACCN/ESPN3
Virginia Tech W 72–60 OT 15–6 (5–3)
 22 - McAdoo   10 - McAdoo   5 - Bullock, Paige  Dean E. Smith Center (20,762)
Chapel Hill, NC
February 5, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPNU
Wake Forest W 87–62  16–6 (6–3)
 23 - Bullock   6 - Paige   5 - Strickland  Dean E. Smith Center (19,653)
Chapel Hill, NC
February 9, 2013
2:00 pm, ESPN
at #8 Miami (FL) L 61–87  16–7 (6–4)
 14 - Bullock   7 - Bullock   4 - Paige  BankUnited Center (7,972)
Coral Gables, FL
February 13, 2013
9:00 pm, ESPN/ACCN
at #2 Duke
'Carolina–Duke rivalry'
L 68–73  16–8 (6–5)
 23 - Hairston   8 - McAdoo, Bullock, Hairston   3 - Hairston  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
February 16, 2013
12:00 pm, ACCN/ESPN3
Virginia W 93–81  17–8 (7–5)
 29 - Hairston   10 - McAdoo   6 - Strickland  Dean E. Smith Center (20,616)
Chapel Hill, NC
February 19, 2013
9:00 pm, ACCN/ESPN3
at Georgia Tech W 70–58  18–8 (8–5)
 22 - McAdoo   11 - McAdoo   7 - Strickland  McCamish Pavilion (8,600)
Atlanta, GA
February 23, 2013
4:00 pm, ESPN
NC State W 76–65  19–8 (9–5)
 22 - Bullock   13 - Bullock   8 - Paige  Dean E. Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
February 28, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN
at Clemson W 68–59  20–8 (10–5)
 16 - Strickland   9 - Bullock   6 - Bullock  Littlejohn Coliseum (9,778)
Clemson, SC
March 3, 2013
2:00 pm, CBS
Florida State W 79–58  21–8 (11–5)
 21 - McAdoo   10 - Bullock   9 - Paige  Dean E. Smith Center (21,228)
Chapel Hill, NC
March 6, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN
at Maryland W 79–68  22–8 (12–5)
 22 - Hairston   12 - Bullock   6 - Strickland  Comcast Center (17,950)
College Park, MD
March 9, 2013
9:00 pm, ESPN
#3 Duke
'College GameDay'
L 53–69  22–9 (12–6)
 15 - McAdoo   6 - Bullock, Hairston   6 - Paige  Dean E. Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
2013 ACC Tournament
March 15, 2013
9:42 pm, ACCN/ESPN2
vs. Florida State
Quarterfinals
W 83–62  23–9
 21 - Hairston   9 - Bullock   10 - Paige  Greensboro Coliseum (N/A)
Greensboro, NC
March 16, 2013
3:45 pm, ACCN/ESPN
vs. Maryland
Semifinals
W 79–76  24–9
 15 - Bullock, Strickland   9 - Bullock   4 - Bullock, Strickland  Greensboro Coliseum (22,169)
Greensboro, NC
March 17, 2013
1:00 pm, ACCN/ESPN
vs. #9 Miami (FL)
Championship Game
L 77–87  24–10
 28 - Hairston   7 - Bullock   8 - Strickland  Greensboro Coliseum (22,169)
Greensboro, NC
2013 NCAA Tournament
March 22, 2013*
7:20 pm, TNT
#(8 S) vs. (9 S) Villanova
Second Round
W 78–71  25–10
 23 - Hairston   5 - Hairston   4 - Bullock, Paige  Sprint Center (18,488)
Kansas City, MO
March 24, 2013*
5:25 pm, CBS
#(8 S) vs. #3 (1 S) Kansas
Third Round
L 58–70  25–11
 15 - Hairston   9 - Hairston   4 - Strickland  Sprint Center (18,498)
Kansas City, MO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
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 Home town 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 Home town 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]