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UNC looks to bounce back at ACC Tourney

Posted March 11, 2013

— The week has turned over, but North Carolina head coach Roy Williams is still not pleased with his Tar Heels following a 16-point loss to Duke on Saturday.

“Their offense beat our defense, their defense beat our offense. They outplayed us, they were better than we were,” Williams said. “The good news is we get to play some more.”

A key for the Tar Heels will be not letting the loss over the weekend affect them in Greensboro at the ACC Tournament. UNC experienced multiple losses in seven-day spans three times during the regular season, twice in conference play.

“We were reverting back to the ways that got us blown out of a couple games earlier in the season,” said Marcus Paige of the Duke defeat. “When we have been successful, that’s not how we played.”

The Tar Heels expect that they are better equipped to bounce back now than they were earlier in the season. Their smaller lineup has been intact for a month and they had rattled off six wins in a row before Saturday.

“We have to come out ready to play and realize the smaller lineup isn’t invincible,” Paige said.

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“We understand the mistakes that we made Saturday night,” Williams said. “I think now we have more experience and more knowledge to change those things quickly.”

The Tar Heels will have one extra day to ensure those changes are implemented as they earned a No. 3 seed and a first-round bye. They are also on a collision course to meet Duke in the semifinals Saturday with a chance to exact a little revenge in a game with more meaning.

UNC likely has an NCAA tournament bid wrapped up, but that doesn’t mean they will take the ACC Tournament lightly.

“I do still want to win the dadgum thing,” Williams said. “I think you can help yourself for the next tournament and I’ve always been interested in that.”

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  • thill3601 Mar 12, 2013

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    the only player dook has is curry, and he no good, just like you dook punks

  • thill3601 Mar 12, 2013

    [quote=12211154]Post by kornfan2448 are you krazy ook dook and anybody who says there friends with a dook player please transfer, we dont need that junk

  • thill3601 Mar 12, 2013

    well i agree about fans getting upset when carolina dont play like they should,but come on carolina pj talking about we like family, im telling you i hate everything about dook, and if say your buddies with them big mouth punks you should not even be on this carolina team, get a grip!!!!

  • CAROLINA43 Mar 12, 2013

    Totally agree!!! These players have known each other all throughout their time on the AAU circuit. Go to Southpoint Mall and you'll see UNC, Duke, and State players hanging-out. Now, when they step on the court...it's time to put in work!!!

    GO HEELS!!

  • kornfan2448 Mar 12, 2013

    "Fans take this rivalry too serious."

    Never have truer words been spoken!

  • vile garbage Mar 12, 2013

    Roy, I'll be in the building if you need me to come give a motivational speech to the guys. I'll be like the guy in the 49ers locker room in that commercial. It will be great.

  • vile garbage Mar 12, 2013

    My boy PJ catching a hard time on Twitter because he went bowling with Quinn Cook last night and put a picture up. Fans take this rivaly too serious.

  • kornfan2448 Mar 12, 2013

    I've been saying it all year and I'll say it again: Carolina will be fine. The loss against Duke, although disappointing, should not take away from the way the Heels have been playing late in the season. Chalk it up to a bad game, that was bound to happen eventually after such a hot streak. Not trying to take away from Duke, they did play great, but Carolina also played pretty bad and the combination produced the results of the last game. A good team, which the Heels are, typically bounce back from a bad game with a pretty good performance and I expect nothing different this weekend from UNC. Roy will have them ready and I suspect they'll come out with a little extra spring in their step. Always love this weekend.

    GO HEELS!

  • StunGunn Mar 12, 2013

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    Hairston and Bullock say, "hello".

    That loss, especially since it was at the Dean Dome, was probably demoralizing, but I believe Roy will have them coached up for the ACCT.

  • PanthersFan45 Mar 12, 2013

    "They are also on a collision course to meet Duke in the semifinals Saturday with a chance to exact a little revenge in a game with more meaning."

    I noticed that when I looked at the bracket. Duke and Carolina could face some pretty stiff compettion in their 1st games, but I think they should meet up for a 3rd time. There will be no pressure at all on Carolina in a rematch. Duke is the team everyone is expecting win the tournament ...... Duke has a lot to lose and UNC has a lot to gain IF they meet again. I think the bracket that Duke & UNC are in is the tougher path to the ACC title ....... I hate to say it but I don't think State will get past a rested Virginia team. I think the play-in game will cost State big.

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