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UNC's Williams consoles Duke's Dawkins

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DURHAM - North Carolina coach Roy Williams has taken a lot of grief for confronting a Presbyterian fan who was ejected from Saturday night’s game in Chapel Hill after hollering for the Tar Heels’ Deon Thompson to miss a free throw.

But Williams showed his class last week, too, after Duke freshman guard Andre Dawkins’ sister died in a car wreck on Dec. 5.

"He sent some flowers,” Dawkins said.

Dawkins returned to the court Tuesday night, scoring 16 points in a 113-68 rout of Gardner-Webb. He said he appreciated the support of Williams and many other people who called or wrote letters of sympathy.

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Bluecat69...

You have no clue. Some things are bigger than sports. Dawkins has suffered a tremendous tragedy. I don't think sentiments of condolence have partison allegience.

I'm sure you noticed....

the clueless idiot had nothing to say (not condolensces, not nothing) when the original report of the accident was posted.

Nothing wrong with that, except when you then call out someone else who showed some sympathy, like any normal adult would do.

ol roy

what a phoney jerk! go duke!!!!!!!!

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Ken Tysiac has covered the ACC for The Charlotte Observer since 2003, and spent the previous eight years covering Clemson for the Anderson Independent-Mail and then The State in South Carolina. He grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
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