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UNC coach Roy Williams disappointed in NCAA tournament selection committee

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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.


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North Carolina lost to a

North Carolina lost to a team of seniors whose name never appeared on UNCs recruiting radar.
The Tar Heel recruits from that class have been in the NBA a couple years.

2009 recruits

You mean one year, or playing for UCLA ....

Can't really tell what your end game is here?

What are you trying to say? Also, Durand Scott probably got a healthy look from Coach Williams.


These guys have been getting a lot of over the years yet have one or two national titles in like thirty years. It's time they start showing up (not really) and proving their worth. Meanwhile, the ACC puts less teams in and typically all of them are at minimum hanging around till the 32's and mostly moving through.


And Miami got the worst of it.

Totally agree. I hope the

Totally agree. I hope the ACC teams pound the field.

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Andrew Carter is the University of North Carolina beat writer for the News & Observer.