Nov. 30, 2013
North Carolina (4-1) vs. UAB (5-2)
Details: Sunday, December 1, 2013 • 5 p.m. CST • Bartow Arena • Birmingham, Ala.
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The Last Meeting
December 1, 2012
Chapel Hill, N.C.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- Head coach Jerod Haase and the UAB men’s basketball team will host No. 16 North Carolina on Sunday at Bartow Arena. Opening tip for the contest is slated for 5 p.m. CST.
Tickets still remain for the much anticipated matchup and can be purchased by clicking here.
Sunday’s game will be broadcast locally on 107.7 FM in Birmingham and will air nationally on FOX Sports 1 with Adam Alexander (play-by-play) and Dan Bonner (analyst) on the call.
Five Things To Know
- UAB and North Carolina meet for the fourth time. The Tar Heels lead the all-time series, 3-0, with the last meeting coming in 2012.
- Blazer guard Chad Frazier was named the Conference USA Player of the Week after being named to the 2013 Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team.
UAB head coach Jerod Haase
spent 13 seasons as an assistant with UNC head coach Roy Williams at Kansas (1999-03) and North Carolina (2004-12). Haase also played for Williams at KU (1994-97).
- The Blazers are ranked No. 4 in the country in total rebounds with 340 on the year.
- UAB picked up its 700th win in school history with the win against Nebraska on Nov. 22.
Frazier Named C-USA Player of the Week
» Blazer junior point guard Chad Frazier, who was named to the 2013 Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team, was tabbed the Conference USA Player of the Week.
Frazier started off the 2013 Charleston Classic with two-straight 30-plus point performances with 34 against New Mexico and 32 vs. Nebraska on his way to being named to the 2013 Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team.
It marked the first time since Robert Vaden in 2008 that a UAB player has scored over 30 points in back-to-back games. The Charlotte, N.C. native, who has scored in double figures in every game this year, was 19-of-32 (59%) from the field, 7-of-12 (58%) from 3-point range and 21-of-24 (88%) from the free throw line in the first two games of the Charleston Classic – a 97-94 double-overtime loss to then No. 19 New Mexico and an 87-74 win against Nebraska.
Frazier scored 10 points in Sunday’s game against Temple to finish with 76 total points in the tournament -- the second-most in Charleston Classic history.
Blazers Own The Boards
» UAB recorded 54 rebounds against Rutgers, 53 vs. Troy and 62 vs. New Mexico in three-straight games. The 62 against New Mexico represents the fifth time in school history that UAB has had 60-plus rebounds. The school record is 69, which came against South Alabama on Dec. 20, 1994.
» The Blazers have doubled up two opponents this season on the boards. UAB doubled Rutgers’ rebound total of 27 as the Blazers had just as many offensive boards (22) as the Scarlet Knights had defensively. Against Troy, UAB outrebounded the Trojans, 53-24, including a 39-16 advantage on the defensive glass.
» UAB is currently ranked No. 4 nationally in total rebounds (341) and tops in C-USA in rebounding margin (+12.7).
Washington, Frazier Making Early Impact
» UAB newcomers Chad Frazier and C.J. Washington have made an immediate impact for the Blazers this season. The two, who have won back-to-back Conference USA Player of the Week honors (Washington, Nov. 18 and Frazier, Nov. 25) are UAB’s leading scorers and account for 44 percent (35 points per game) of UAB’s per game scoring average. Either Frazier or Washington has led UAB in scoring in each of the first seven games.
Blazers’ Hot Second-Half Shooting
» UAB was 19-of-23 (82.6%) from the field as a team in the second half against Nebraska last Thursday, outscoring the Cornhuskers, 56-40, in the final 20 minutes. Rod Rucker and Jordan Swing each scored nine points in the second half, while Fahro Alihodzic added eight second-half points and Chad Frazier scored 21 in the second period.
UAB Gets 700 In 36 Years
» With UAB’s 87-74 win against Nebraska on Friday, the Blazers picked up their 700th win in program history -- a remarkable stat considering UAB is in just its 36th season of playing collegiate men’s basketball. Overall, the Blazers are averaging 20 wins per season dating back to the inaugural 1978-79 season.
» It is also ironic that the 700th win came against Nebraska -- the same team that UAB played in its first-ever game as a program in 1978.
UAB Sets Free Throw Record
» In its game against Troy on Nov. 14, UAB set a Blazer single-game free throw percentage (min. 10 attempts) record by going 16-of-17 (94.1 percent) from the free-throw line. UAB has gone over 90 percent on a minimum of 10 attempts now seven times in school history. UAB broke the previous single-game record of 93.8 percent vs. USF on Dec. 27, 2006.
Scouting North Carolina
» North Carolina, which enters Sunday’s game with a 4-1 overall record, will be playing its first true road game of the season when the Tar Heels tip off against UAB. The 16th-ranked Tar Heels are coming off an impressive 93-84 victory against No. 2/3 Louisville on Nov. 24.
» North Carolina is led in scoring by Marcus Paige, who scores 22.4 points per game. Paige is coming off an impressive game against Louisville, scoring a career-high 32 points vs. the Cardinals.
» UNC’s only loss this season came at home in an 82-72 defeat to Richmond on Nov. 23.