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Sam Richmond | NCAA.com | March 30, 2016

March Madness: Everything you need to know about North Carolina

Road to the Final Four: North Carolina Tar Heels

The No. 1-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels will take on Syracuse in the Final Four on Saturday night at 8:49 p.m. at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Here's what you need to know about UNC:

Coach:

Roy Williams, who has complied a 364-107 record during his 13 seasons with the school.

Conference:

ACC (joined in 1953)

Team Record:

32-6 (14-4 in conference)

Starters:

Name Position Class PPG APG RPG
Marcus Paige G SR 12.3 3.7 2.5
Joel Berry G SO 12.8 3.6 3.3
Justin Jackson F SO 12.2 2.9 3.9
Kennedy Meeks F JR 9.1 1.1 5.8
Brice Johnson F SR 17.1 1.5 10.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notable stats: North Carolina ranks 1st and 22nd in adjusted offensive efficiency and adjusted defensive efficiency, respectively.

The Tar Heels also rank No. 1 in the nation in the following categories: field goals made, field goals attempted, two-point field goals made, two-point field goals attempted, total rebounds and total points.

Biggest wins this season: The Tar Heels dominated Miami, 96-71, in a Feb. 20 matchup and edged out Virginia, 61-57, in the ACC Championship game on March 12.

Tournament path: Beat (16) Florida Gulf Coast, 83-67; beat (9) Providence, 85-66; beat (5) Indiana, 101-86; beat (6) Notre Dame, 88-74.

History vs. Syracuse: UNC has a 7-4 lifetime record against Syracuse. The teams met twice this year, with North Carolina winning 75-70 on Feb. 29 and 84-73 on Jan. 9.

Final Four history: The Tar Heels are making their NCAA record 19th trip to the Final Four this season. UNC's most recent trip was 2009 when they won the school's fifth championship.

School facts:

Year founded: 1789

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Total enrollment: 29,084

Mascot name: Rameses

Notable alumni: 11th President of the United States James Polk, actor Andy Griffith and NBA star Michael Jordan.

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