Sunday, January 16, 2011

Heels suffer embarrassing loss at Georgia Tech

North Carolina's 78-58 loss at Georgia Tech is truly embarrassing. The Yellow Jackets have struggled all year, losing by 25 to Carolina's next opponent Clemson just a few days ago and starting the season with a 17-point loss to Kennesaw State, a Division II team.

In addition, the Tar Heels had about 40-45 percent of the fans in the stands at Alexander Memorial Coliseum in Atlanta yet played uninspired, careless basketball.

UNC had been living on the edge with close victories after falling behind. But the team showed no heart and just kinda faded away in this one.

The starters were particularly inept as UNC coach Roy Williams removed them on several occasions. At one point of the first half, the Carolina starters had been outscored 22-4.

Larry Drew II, playing before his father and other friends and relatives, had no points and two assists in 21 minutes of play.

"We stunk," UNC coach Roy Williams said bluntly. "The coaching stunk and we stunk."

The loss was historic in some ways. Carolina shot its poorest field goal percentage since 1955 at less than 28 percent and scored its fewest points during the Roy Williams era.

For more on the Georgia Tech game, please click here.

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