Tuesday, November 13, 2007

From Davidson website

'Cats to Battle Top-Ranked Tar Heels Wednesday on ESPN at Bobcats Arena
Joey Beeler -- Assistant SID

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Coming off a 120-56 triumph over Emory, Davidson will host the top-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels Wednesday evening at Bobcats Arena in Charlotte, N.C. Game time is set for 7 p.m. and will be televised nationally on ESPN.

In their season opener, Stephen Curry led five Wildcats in double figures with 27 points including five buckets from long range and a career-high seven assists. Davidson’s 64-point win was also highlighted by senior captains Jason Richards (14 pts, 10 asts) and Boris Meno (12 pts, 13 reb.), who recorded their fourth and 11th career double-doubles, respectively.

Tonight’s affair is the first of the 2007-08 campaign for the Tar Heels as they recorded a successful preseason slate with wins over Shaw (114-62) and Lenoir-Rhyne (107-52).

North Carolina returns three starters from last year’s club that went 31-7 overall and was a 2007 NCAA Tournament Regional Finalist.

Among those returning include preseason All-American selection Tyler Hansbrough, who holds career averages of 18.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.

These two in-state foes have met 71 times on the hardwood with UNC claiming 60 of the previous meetings. Davidson’s last win over the four-time National Champions came Nov. 20, 2002 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Coaches: Davidson Bob McKillop, the all-time winningest coach in Davidson and SoCon history has compiled a record of 312-218. The six-time SoCon Coach of the Year is in his 19 season at the helm of the Wildcats. North Carolina Roy Williams is in his 20th year as a collegiate head coach. He is 524-131 all-time and 106-30 on the bench of the Tar Heels.

Series: North Carolina leads 60-11

Last Meeting: The Tar Heels defeated Davidson 82-58, Jan. 3, 2006 in Chapel Hill.

Radio: John Kilgo will handle Play-By-Play, while former Wildcat standout Logan Kosmalski provides color commentary on the Davidson Radio Network.

TV: ESPN (Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas and Bill Raftery)

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