Since Roy Williams inserted PJ Hairston in the starting lineup North Carolina has played its best basketball. They fought for forty minutes in Cameron Indoor Stadium against one of the best teams in the country, and then imposed their will at home against Virginia. Most importantly, there was never a lapse in effort. Assuming that type of aggressive play continues tonight at Georgia Tech, and moving forward, the Tar Heels are a certainty to make the NCAA Tournament.
If there’s a reason he didn’t start P.J. Hairston earlier in the season, I hope it’s a good one. Hairston averaged 13.7 points per game in only 16.8 minutes over the nine ACC games he didn’t start. In the two games since he earned the starting job, he’s averaged 26 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, helping Carolina play its best basketball of the season—against Duke and Virginia, no less.
If you’re looking for a what-to-watch sports guide for the weekend, check out my top 10 list you can’t miss, from the Dunk Contest to the The Blue Devils vs. The Terps.
Here we go again, Red Sox vs.Yankees; Celtics vs. Lakers; Rolls Royce vs. Bentley; BMW vs. Mercedes; Auburn vs. Alabama; Paris Hilton vs. intelligence; Brooke Hogan vs. talent; Rosie O’Donnell vs. Weight Watchers; Charlie Sheen vs. sanity and the rest of the world. You get the picture, right? To quote the Hall of Fame Ambassador of College Basketball Dick Vitale: “It’s DUKE vs. CAROLINA BABY! ARE YOU SERIOUS?”
“There’s no greater rivalry in college sports than Duke and North Carolina.” Dick Vitale said that many years ago and I totally agree with him.
Roy Williams likes to say “I’ve forgotten more basketball in my little pinky finger than you know in your entire body.” And he’s absoloutely right. Nobody plays armchair point guard more than Tar Heel fans […]
Now that conference play has started let us take a look at the biggest questions lingering in college basketball.
The Drive Wednesday 10-17-12-Roy Williams sits down with The Drive to discuss his recent scare with kidney cancer, how his players reacted to the news, and how he feels about this years team as the season draws closer.
The Drive Wednesday 9-19-12-The Drive talks with the A.D. at UNC Bubba Cunningham about Roy Williams’ recent health problems. They talk about when Bubba found out about the troubles, when Roy will be back on the sidelines, and if this is a result from his previous health problems.
The Drive Wednesday 8-15-12- Roy Williams sits down with Taylor Zarzour at the Wyndham Championship to talk about the allegations against UNC. We get his thoughts on if the NCAA will making an reappearance in Chapel Hill, and Marc asks the coach some tough questions about the Bobcats.