North Carolina coach Roy Williams was excited about the atmosphere in the Smith Center on Saturday, less than a day after he was a fan himself. Williams said he was part of the shivering crowd at Fetzer Field on Friday night as North Carolina's men's soccer team advanced to the College Cup by outlasting SMU on penalty kicks.
"I'm 60 years old and playing Kentucky the next day, and my [butt] is up there cheering," Williams said.
North Carolina and Kentucky made two field goals in the last 6:46 of the game, both by the Wildcats. Twenty-two of the final 26 points were scored on free throws, while North Carolina's 26 free throws and 37 attempts were season highs.
A group of North Carolina fans chanted "cheater" at Kentucky coach John Calipari as he entered the court after halftime, never mind those ongoing NCAA investigations of the UNC football program.
Pot, kettle, blue.