North Carolina coach Roy Williams isn't happy with the NCAA tournament selection committee. ROBERT WILLETT
North Carolina coach Roy Williams voiced his displeasure earlier today with the NCAA tournament selection committee, which awarded three ACC teams with at-large bids for the NCAA tournament.
Miami, which defeated North Carolina 87-77 in the ACC tournament championship game on Sunday, earned the ACC’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The Hurricanes became the first team in history not to receive a No. 1 seed after both winning the ACC regular season outright and winning the conference tournament.
Duke, which finished second to Miami in the regular season, received a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Tar Heels and N.C. State are both No. 8 seeds.
“I am somewhat surprised and disappointed that only four ACC teams are in the field and that the league only received two No. 2 and two No. 8 seeds,” Williams said in a statement UNC released on Sunday night. “I think the ACC deserved better than that.”
While Williams expressed frustration that only four ACC teams made the field, he kept private his thoughts about a potential matchup against Kansas in the round of 32. If UNC, seeded eighth in the South Region, beats Villanova on Friday, the Tar Heels would likely advance to play against Williams’ old team.
The possibility of that is likely to come up a time or two this week.