When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

13 January 2009

Feet of clay in expensive sneakers?

If you don't follow NCAA Division I college basketball, skip to the next post.

The University of North Carolina men's basketball team is usually a good one--historically, it's one of the strongest b-ball programs in the nation--but this year it looked like it was going to be exceptional. Unanimous pre-season Number 1 in the coaches' poll and held the top spot in the actual polls from the beginning of the season...

They went undefeated until the opening of ACC league play.

They're now 0-2 in the ACC, having lost to Boston College and Wake Forest. They are currently in last place in the ACC.

What happened?
What has happened to the former No. 1 team in the nation?


Last night's game against the Demon Deacons wasn't a surprise to me, as North Carolina was on the road, and Wake Forest was hungry to show they were as good as advertised. The game against Boston College was a shock, as I felt that the Tar Heels would play tougher and play smarter than in the previous three games, as this was their home and ACC opener.

Did Wayne Ellington and Ty Lawson really buy into the team concept Williams was preaching, or are they trying to prove to the scouts that they are NBA lottery picks? Where is the perimeter defense they both displayed early on in the season, and the good decision making?
UNC Basketball: What Is Going On In Chapel Hill? (Bleacher Report)

Hat tip: deVille

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