LAHAINA, Hawaii — North Carolina coach Roy Williams praised guard Bobby Frasor's defense after the Tar Heels blew out Chaminade on Monday night.
But one of the loudest roars of the first-round Maui Invitational came because of the his offense.
With 6:28 left, Frasor — who was 2-for-18 shooting this season at that point — finally swished a three-pointer.
"It was good to finally have one go in,'' said the senior reserve, who has missed everything from three-pointers to layups this season.
Particularly because it seemed like it was such a long time coming. Frasor said that his long layoff after ACL surgery last year didn't have an affect on his shooting (and after all, he did make a show of making three pointers from the bench during the NCAA Tournament last season). He said that this season, "a lot of the shots looked good, they didn't go in."
Now he and the Tar Heels hope they keep going in, beginning tonight, when top-ranked UNC faces Oregon in the second round of the Maui Invitational.
"Kept Bobby in a little bit longer because he's been struggling so much with his shot and just needed one to go in," Williams said after the game, "but he was sensational defensively."
Frasor is now 16-for-57 over the last two seasons.