Roy Williams’ Tar Heels played well in last night’s impressive win over number one ranked Michigan State. Understandably, the team which lost its top 25 ranking after a disappointing loss to UAB, was happy about the win.
Being proud of a hard fought victory against a Final Four caliber Michigan State is fine, especially after losses to Belmont and UAB that are totally uncharacteristic of such a storied program. But a celebratory locker room like one you’d find after winning a game that puts you into the Final Four, is a bit much.
What happened to the UNC team with so much confidence and swagger that winning was normal? Is this such a down year that a MSU victory evokes so much excitement? I don’t think so. The Tar Heels are a good, albeit inconsistent, team that has managed a 5-2 record AND defeated two top 5 teams without their #1 player.
Roy Williams dancing in the locker room after an early season win? That’s not the UNC I know. Act like you have the history you have. Act like you’ve been there before. Act like winning is what it should be for the Tar Heels…normal.