• Tar Heels open the 2021-2022 season on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Smith Center against Loyola. The ACC network will broadcast the game live.
• This is the first game of the regular season hosted Hubert Davis, Appointed Carolina’s 20th head coach, and first black coach, on April 5, 2021.
• Davis is the fourth head coach of the Tar Tar who also played at UNC, joining Reynolds Cathbertson, Monk McDonald and Matt Doherty.
• Davis played for Dean Smith from 1988-92, was selected by the New York Knicks in the first round of the NBA Draft and played a dozen seasons in the NBA. He was a college basketball analyst at ESPN for seven years and an assistant coach on Roy Williams’ top tar staff from 2012-2021.
VS series. LOYOLA
• Carolina defeated Loyola, 64-47, at the Colosseum in Baltimore on New Year’s Eve 1947 in the only previous game between the schools. Bob Paxton (17) and Nemo Nirman (16) together for 33 of UNC’s 64 points.
• Carolina is 99-12 at the start of the season, including a 79-60 victory last year over Charleston College. Freshman Coordinator Caleb Love Led four Tar heels in double-digit scoring with 17 points.
• UNC won the last season opener by 16 (the last loss was the 2004-05 opener against Santa Clara in Auckland).
• The Heels have won their last 19 home openings since losing to Hampton on November 16, 2001.
• Forward / Junior Center Armando Bakot And second-year guards Rj Davis and Caleb Love Elected as team captains for 2021-2022.
• Davis and Love are the first captains in second grade since Marcus Page in 2013-14.
• The players were selected as captains by a vote of their teammates.
Returns the State of Elizabeth City
• Five Tar Heels scored in double digits in Carolina’s 83-55 victory over Elizabeth City State at Smith Center on November 5th.
• Dawson Garcia (17), Armando Bakot (16), Brady Maneck (16), Rj Davis (12) f Caleb Love (11) Scored 72 of UNC’s 83 points.
Garcia, Love and Maneck each scored a pair of threes. Carolina scored 9 of 23 from a three-point range. Tar heels fired 43.1 percent from the floor and made 24 of 30 free throws.
• Davis and Father each had five assists as UNC assisted in 18 of 25 field goals.
• Tar heels brought ECSU back, 49-28.
Garcia was 5 for 5 from the free throw line (he was also 5 for 5 from the line when he played for Marquette against UNC last February).
• Tar Heels welcomes seven new players to the roster, including three transfers, two freshmen and two former junior players.
• University graduate Brady Maneck Made 235 threes and scored 1,459 points in four seasons in Oklahoma. second grade’ Dawson Garcia Averaged 13.0 points and 6.6 rebounds last season at Marquette. junior Justin McCoyA rally native who attended Panther Creek High School in Curry, returns to his home state after two seasons in Virginia.
Maneck’s 235 threes for the earliest are more than any other than two tar heels – Marcus Page (299) and Joel Berry II (266).
Maneck received his OU degree in seven semesters. He became the tallest player in the history of the Big 12 who made 200 threes and the first with 200 threes and 100 blocks. A native of Harrah, Okla., He is the only early pick to collect 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 threes and 100 blocks.
Garcia scored 24 points for the market against the Tar heels in February when the Golden Eagles gave the UNC an 83-70 loss at Chapel Hill.
Garcia played AAU ball with a Minnesota native and a teammate of Tar Heel Carwin Walton.
Praise before the season
• Carolina was selected to finish in third place at the ACC by the media on pre-season news day in Charlotte on October 12th.
• Armando Bakot, Who won the All-ACC title in the third team in 2021, was selected as the first team of the pre-season. Guard B Caleb Love Selected for the second team. Love was a member of ACC’s All-Freshman team last season.
• Boycott, love and Dawson Garcia Are on the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Pre-Season Watchlists for Player of the Year Awards respectively.
• Love is nominated for the Bob Cozy Point Guard of the Year Award, Garcia for the Carl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award and the Cote for the Karim Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award.
• Carolina is the only school to win three Bob Cossi Awards (Raymond Pelton in 2005, Ty Lawson in 2009 and Kendall Marshall in 2012). Platon and Lawson won as juniors, while Marshall won the award as a sophomore.
• Carolina ranks 19th in the AP pre-season poll and 20th in the coaches poll.
• The pre-season ranking was the 929th time that the Tar Heels were selected for an AP poll, most of them in the history of college basketball.
• Carolina has been ranked at least once in 65 of the survey’s 74 seasons.
Tar the whole team
• Head coach Hubert Davis He is a graduate of Tar Heel, as are each of his assistant coaches and basketball team members.
• Assistant coaches Brad Frederick (1996-99), Jeff Levo (1985-89) f Sean May (2002-05), Director of Recruitment Division Pat Sullivan (1990-93, 1994-95) and Director of Team Development and Players Jackie Manuel (2001-05) Everyone played for the Tar Heels. Director of Operations Eric Hots Was a manager and has been on the roster for 18 seasons.
• Frederick played in the Final Four teams that won the ACC Championships in 1997 and 1998.
• Levo is a 20-year veteran head coach who has set 10 UNC records in his playing career.
• May was the most outstanding player in the 2005 NCAA Final Four, scoring 26 points in the national championship game against Illinois.
• Manuel has twice been named Carolina’s Defensive Player of the Year and would begin the 2005 NCAA Championship.
• Sullivan was a major contributor to the 1993 National Championships and is one of seven Tar Heels to have played in the Seven Final Four.
• Davis, Levo, Mae and Frederick together scored 4,441 points as Tar Heels. Syracuse is the only school whose coaches have scored more points in their Alma Mater than UNC (Jerry McNamara, Adrian Ottery, Alan Griffin and Jim Boeheim scored 5,189 for the Oranges).
Cole Anthony, Orlando
Harrison Barnes, Sacramento
Tony Bradley, Chicago
Reggie Bullock, Dallas
Ed Davis, Cleveland
Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers
Danny Green, Philadelphia
Cameron Johnson, Phoenix
Nasser Little, Portland
Kobe White, Chicago
Justin Jackson, Austin (Dallas)
Theo Pinson, Maine (Boston)
Dyeron Sharp, Long Island (New Jersey)
Nate Britt, Yoast United, The Netherlands
Isaiah Hicks, Seoul Samsung Thunders, South Korea
Desmond Hubert, Al Arabi, Kuwait
Bryce Johnson, Toyama Gross, Japan
Christian Killing, Rustby, Georgia
Justin Knox, Neo-Phoenix, Japan
Ty Lawson, United States Munster, Tunisia
Luke May, BAXI Manresa, Spain
James Michael Macado, Hitachi Sun Rockers, Japan
Candy Mix, Chocolate Basket, France
Marcus Page, Orleans Loire, France
Justin Pierce, VfL Kirchheim Knights, Germany
Fresh Raison, Platros de Peranillo, Mexico
Dion Thompson, Leones de Ponce, Puerto Rico
JP Tokoto, Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel
Jawad Williams, Yamagata Wyverns, Japan
Kenny Williams, Colossus Rhodes, Greece