During his opening remarks of his postgame news conference, North Carolina coach Roy Williams was not happy.
He shared his frustration about his team’s play, which struggled at times throughout Wednesday night’s game against Davidson.
UNC held a 16-point lead near the midpoint of the second half. But the Tar Heels nearly squandered it and allowed Davidson (5-3) to cut it to three points, 76-73, with less than two minutes remaining. Davidson hit 41 percent from the floor, while UNC shot 38 percent.
The Tar Heels (9-1) still beat the Wildcats 83-74, but Williams did not mince his words. He said Davidson just executed better on both sides of the floor.
Friday begins exam week for UNC students, and Williams correlated that with his team’s play.
“Gave them some time off, made practices shorter, so we could get a lot of studying done and some work down here for exams,” Williams said. “But that’s no excuse because now we’re going to make all A’s.
“Because we certainly didn’t do much preparation for the game. I’m excited about what our grade point average is going to be.”