The AP story has been revised and corrected. The lede now reads:
ATLANTA ó Iman Shumpert, Glen Rice and Georgia Tech finally played a complete game ó just in time for North Carolina's worst shooting performance in 56 years.
The TV announcers - I really like G-man as a color guy - were saying that Carolina only made 1 (one!!) bucket from the field in the last NINE minutes. OMG! They started to get down at about the 10-12 minute mark and just threw in the towel.
Roy is now somehow 0 for his last 4 against Hewitt and came through with this bit of hilarity after the game:
ďWe didnít come frickiní ready to play. Iím mad at the world. We stunk. Iím so mad Iíd fight somebody with a chainsaw right now.Ē
Handling adversity with steadfastness and grace is not Roy's thing.
I think you can count UNC out for 2nd or even 3rd place in the league. I'm not sure that they're gonna be able to get it together for a spot in the Dance. Losing by 20 to arguably the worst team in the league doesn't help on any count. I'm really hoping they lose to Clemson next!!!
Once again, Marshall outplayed Drew II. When, oh when, will Ol' Roy learn to use the better players correctly. Again, KM should never ever be substituted with LD II, perhaps LDII can play alongside KM, but should never be used to replace him: KM after 40minutes is better than a fresh LDII.
UNC SUXX!!! Go DUke!!!
Don't get me wrong. I'd love for UNC to have another rough ACC season and I have hopes, but UNC was playing better before last night. Obviously, the point guard troubles continue and that will hurt them badly against teams that can pressure the ball.
Only if UNC had quality guards, like Irving or Smith, they would be a much better team.
And if Harrison Barnes played at Duke, he would probably had much better stats playing with guards who can actually dish him the ball.
"Either we're going down, or they are....... Kirk out!"
Just looking at the box score for the game and I noticed that 10 players for UNC got at least 15 minutes of action in that game. I'm certainly no coach, but I don't know that I see 10 players on that team that deserve that sort of playing time.
"Just be you. You is Enough."
I think Jay, one of the best basketball analysts, needs to stick to law and policy and avoid statistics.
-- Crash Davis
Eat Mor Jonny.
I find it amusing that when I go to ESPN.com and click on SCORES to read about the game (and possibly see highlights), the UNC score doesn't show up.
This puzzles me...until I realize that my default set-up shows only the Top 25 scores!
Might as well have fun with this as long as I can!
Anyone have a link to video highlights? I couldn't get the game last night.
For K this would be like the aftermath of the Virginia Tech loss five years ago in Blacksburg. Duke lost, and K said he felt nothing inside on the ride home. At JD's suggestion, Duke started the guys who were hustling most in practice. This was the Patrick Davidson game, and the starting lineup was Davidson, Patrick Johnson, and Reggie Love, plus JJ and Shelden. Duke beat the highly ranked Deacons by ten, and Chris Paul and Skip Prosser were convinced that K was trying to get Patrick to pick a fight with the hot-tempered Deacon.