by Mike Potter
UNC puts its new No. 12 ranking and unbeaten record on the line Wednesday night at Carmichael Arena, and after the Tar Heels’ impressive win over Iowa they’ll once again be heavy favorites against East Tennessee State.
ETSU finished 23-9 last season and won the Atlantic Sun title, but lost its top two scorers to graduation.
UNC senior point guard Cetera DeGraffenreid is No. 2 nationally in assist/turnover ratio (+7.43).
Following Wednesday’s contest the Tar Heels will finish their three-game homestand with a 2 p.m. Sunday contest against Nevada-Las Vegas.
No. 12 UNC vs. East Tennessee State
[Wednesday, 7 p.m., Carmichael Arena]
Records: UNC 8-0; ETSU 2-4.
Coaches’ records — UNC: Sylvia Hatchell 839-294, 566-214 at UNC; ETSU: Karen Kemp 237-225 at ETSU.
Leading scorers — UNC: Italee Lucas 20.4; ETSU: Tara Davis 14.8.
Leading rebounders — UNC: Jessica Breland 8.2; ETSU: Destiny Mitchell 9.5.
Assist leaders — UNC: Cetera DeGraffenreid 6.5; ETSU: Tara Davis 4.2.