A sea of Orange did the Tar Heels in again last night. Unfortunately, this is not helping our Orange.
Suddenly mediocre North Carolinagot shelled in Clemson, 83-64 – the worst loss in Roy Williams’ tenure at Chapel Hill. The Heels are sure to fall from their #12 ranking soon. It’s UNC’s fifth loss already and another of the embarrassing variety.
“UNC (12-5, 1-1 ACC) saw its 10-game winning streak over the Tigers crushed because it couldn’t hold onto the ball (tying a season-high with 26 turnovers); couldn’t keep up with Clemson’s lightning, pressing, pace; couldn’t slow Tigers point guard Demontez Stitt and couldn’t get much output from big men Deon Thompson and Ed Davis.”
Syracuse made short work of Rutgers, but with all due respect to Pauly D and J-Woww, the hopes of a high-seeding come March is not dependent on what happens in New Jersey.
The ‘Cuse is a Top-5 team and rated fourth in the country by the KenPom.com rankings (a much more accurate depiction of where SU could be seeded).
But with Carolina now 0-3 in true road games this season, having also lost at Kentucky and College of Charleston, and to Texas in Dallas – one of SU’s signature wins is looking worse by the night.
From the Charlotte News-Observer: “If the Tar Heels don’t improve from here, they will be a .500 ACC team that will likely exit by the first weekend of the NCAA tournament.”
‘You’re just not very good!’ a delighted Clemson fan yelled at the Tar Heels in the second half.”
And that’s not very good for Syracuse.