GAME 21: AT SYRACUSE
• Carolina plays in the JWA Wireless Dome (formerly the Carrier Dome) for the 15th time when the Tar Heels travel to Syracuse to play the Orange on Tuesday, January 24, at 9 p.m.
• UNC is 14-6, 6-3 in the ACC. The Tar Heels have won three in a row and nine of their last 11.
• Syracuse is 13-7 overall and 6-3 in league play. The Orange are coming off a 17-point win at Georgia Tech and have won 10 of their last 13 games since a 3-4 start through November.
• The Tar Heels are 11-3 all-time in the Dome, including 4-2 against the Orange. UNC has played eight NCAA Tournament games in the Dome, splitting a pair of games in 1983 and winning two in 1991, 1997 and 2005.
• The Tar Heels are 1-4 on the road this season, 1-3 in ACC play. UNC won at Louisville and also defeated Portland in Portland, Ore., a game the NCAA deems a neutral-site game since it was played at the Moda Center, which is not the Pilots’ home court.
• Carolina defeated NC State, 80-69, in Chapel Hill on Saturday. RJ Davis (26) and Armando Bacot (23) combined for 49 points and the Tar Heels set a school record converting 36 of 39 from the line in beating the Pack for the 36th time in 41 starts.
• Bacot, the ACC Player of the Week for his efforts, scored 23 points and had 18 rebounds and set all-time Carolina records for rebounds (1,221) and double-doubles (61).
• Bacot has 51 points and 36 rebounds in his last two games vs. NC State.
• Carolina has played the Wolfpack 243 times. The Tar Heel single-game record for rebounds vs. the Pack is 18 on three occasions – in 1965 by Billy Cunningham and in each of the last two games by Bacot.
• Davis not only led UNC in scoring for the eighth time this season, which leads the team, but he moved into first in career free throw percentage by a Tar Heel and became the first Tar Heel ever to score 24 or more points on fewer than nine field goal attempts (5 for 8 from the floor). Davis went 14 for 14 from the line, which upped his FT percentage this season to an ACC-best 89.8% and his career mark to a UNC-best 85.1%.
• Davis’s 14 for 14 from the line against NC State is the third best in a game this season in the NCAA. Temple’s Damian Dunn went 18 for 18 vs. Wagner and SIU-Edwardsville’s Damarco Minor made 15 for 15 against Southern Indiana. No other Power 5 player has made better…
GAME 21: AT SYRACUSE