“We can score the ball, but it’s about stopping the other team”.
This was almost premature jubilation. Butler could never shave the lead under 10 points, though, as it simply couldn’t stop the high-powered Tar Heels or compete with them on the glass.
Sunday, he played 34 minutes but was 2-of-13 from the field, scoring 10 points in North Carolina’s victory over Arkansas. They won 82-71 at the 2012 Maui Invitational and 74-66 two years later at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
Neither is bad, but in college basketball, it’s certainly unusual to have a coach as flamboyantly behind the technological times, who sees the past as being as important as the future and who (perhaps most importantly) has the the record to backup his somewhat antiquated ideas. If the Heels play as well as they are capable of, as well as drop their shooting woes from last game, they will come out on top.
He’s in the Hall of Fame.
Both the players and coaches are ready for this possible Final Four berth. That’s one reason some Memphians can’t abide him. Up six with less than two minutes remaining, Dorsey (27 points) buried a dagger 3-pointer that all but sealed the win – and a spot in next week’s Final Four – for the Ducks. That’s Cal – often wronged but seldom wrong. “That’s pretty much always my role”.
PENCE CANCELS: Vice President Mike Pence, who once was expected to attend Friday’s game, cancelled Friday because of the action in Washington surrounding health care.
“That’s as good of an exhibition as I’ve ever had in 29 years as a head coach, and I’ve had some guys that lit us up quite a bit”, Roy Williams told reporters during his press conference at FedExForum on Saturday. If you’re able to out-jump and out-muscle your opponents, you’re nearly always going to get offensive boards. He’s asking his friends questions and trying to decode Whatley’s discussion with Elaine before eventually asking Kramer if he can just tag along with him.
Pinson: “We’re not going to sit here and act like that’s just out of our mind”. He led all Tar Heels in points, exhibited his usual strength from behind the arc, and motored this Carolina team into the Elite Eight. However, they can be suckered into playing a more perimeter-oriented game and rely on their big men to only get their offense from offensive rebounds instead off from the post.
“We’re going to be who we are”, Holtmann said of controlling the game’s pace.
It’s true that SEC basketball is more vibrant when Kentucky comes to town, though it’s no truer than when Joe B. Hall was coaching the Big Blue.
Another 103-100? “Different teams”, Jackson said. And because we’re not in the same league, we knew that if we played them again that it would have to be in the NCAA Tournament, so you would hope it is as far down the line as you possibly could. “It’s only going to get better”.
“I got the chance to compete with so many fantastic guys and coaches”, he said.
But maybe, for the ones coming back, also to vow to put in extra hours, so this season would end differently. “Just keeping the ball out of his hands as much as you can, but great scorers, they’re going to get the ball in their hands”. “You’ve got to be in the moment”. Like he showed up our team. “And when he called me about that, he also talked about a home-and-home, and obviously a lot of our talk as we started talking about that was what that meant for our fan bases”.
“I think they have a good shot”. But he didn’t say that.
Instead, the NCAA allowed three guys to rob the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville on national TV, so North Carolina – the lone survivor of the ACC – plays Butler tonight.