Roy Williams isn't ashamed of the Tar Heels' schedule. ROBERT WILLETT
CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina has played nine games but what do we really know about the Tar Heels? They lost against Butler and Indiana, the two best teams they’ve played. And in the other seven games, all victories, UNC has rarely been challenged.
The Heels’ 78-55 victory against East Tennessee State was never in doubt, and it came more easily than even the 23-point final margin suggests. UNC looked good at times against ETSU, and the same could be said of the Heels in victories against UAB, Chaminade, Mississippi State and on and on.
UNC’s losses against Butler and Indiana exposed weaknesses. We learned something about the Tar Heels during each of those games. But UNC’s victories have imparted fewer lessons. I asked Roy Williams yesterday about how difficult it is to evaluate victories against inferior competition. Here’s the story.