ATLANTA — When North Carolina returned to Chapel Hill following its 90-57 at Florida State on Jan. 14, Tar Heels coach Roy Williams wrote the number 33 on a board inside the team’s locker room.
The number, of course, was a reference to UNC’s margin of defeat against Florida State, which was the most lopsided of Williams’ nine seasons as UNC’s head coach.
The “33” still hasn’t been erased. It offers a constant reminder to the Tar Heels, who today will play Florida State in the tournament championship game.
“We’ve had 33 written on our board for so long,” UNC sophomore forward Harrison Barnes said on Saturday. “Still up there to this day. So it’d be great to erase that and kind of just get that away from us.”