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.