UNC out early again, and ‘it’s tough’
North Carolina junior wing Brandon Robinson felt this team was special. He told everyone he knew, even when they laughed at him. So when it all came to an end Friday night against Auburn in the Sweet 16, he was at a loss for words.
“It’s not much to remember man. I’m going to remember a loss,” he said. “It’s tough.”
The Tar Heels’ flaws a year ago were noticeable. They were inexperienced in the post and struggled at times from behind the 3-point line on their way to a second-round loss to Texas A&M last year.
This North Carolina team, though, was good enough to win it all. The Tar Heels won 16 of their last 18 games before the NCAA tournament. The two losses were against Duke and Virginia, both No. 1 seeds. The Tar Heels were one of the hottest teams in college basketball and were among the favorites to win the title.
Until they ran into Auburn. After hitting 13 3-pointers to knock off Kansas in the second
North Carolina's Kenny Williams leaves the court after Auburn rolled to a 97-80 victory Friday. The senior completed his college career with the Tar Heels.