Tar Heels Miss Out On Dance, Settle For NIT

The Tar Heels (16-16) earned a No. 4 seed in the NIT on Sunday night despite losing five of their last seven games. They will host No. 5 seed William & Mary on Tuesday in Chapel Hill, which will mark the program's first NIT appearance since Matt Doherty's final season in 2003. North Carolina made it to the third round before losing to Georgetown that season.

Coach Roy Williams had said he would be happy to play in the NIT if the selection committee deemed the Tar Heels worthy despite their struggles this year. The players also said they wanted to keep playing after losing to Georgia Tech in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

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  • by Earl Location: Pitt County on Mar 16, 2010 at 04:36 PM
    Dixie Rect -- Could you post your basketball resume so we can see the deep well of coaching experience from which you draw your apparently, extensive coaching and basketball knowledge?
  • by Dixie Rect on Mar 16, 2010 at 11:13 AM
    Roy Williams is known to be an egotistical know nothing. He is truly out of touch with reality. He believes the world revolves around him and he will continue to believe that with the sheep that follow and cheer him on.
  • by ZD Location: Office on Mar 16, 2010 at 06:28 AM
    "Settle", more like a gift from the NIT. UNC has the worst record in the NIT and they receive a 4-seed. UNC is the only team in the NIT with a .500 record. UNC didn't deserve to make the NIT. However, if UNC & NCSU win enough games in the NIT they will face each other, which should be a good game for the NIT.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2010 at 04:57 AM
    The Tarheels lost four starting players to the pros. The two or three experienced players left from last year were never the "go to" guys that all teams need. The ones you can count on to make a big shot, make a big defensive stop. Then count all the injuries....it adds up. Coach did what he could do with what he had. The tide will turn. The Heels will be back. And yes, Coach Williams can coach. His record speaks for itself.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2010 at 03:53 AM
    Roy can't coach period. Always had talent,this year had to be able to coach. Roy wants the five who started this year to be his ball barers at his funeral, so they can let him down one more time.
  • by Goheels Location: Ner Bern on Mar 15, 2010 at 10:26 PM
    I have to agree with tarheel, fans have alot to be pround of with this program and when things don't go go so well we are still heel fans and will support them all them all the way thru the NCAA or NIT. But, I do believe that if next season is like this one Roy may be announcing his retirement.
  • by TarHeel Location: Ayden on Mar 15, 2010 at 01:21 PM
    LMAO @ Dixie. What are you smoking?? Roy's biggest problem this year was his loyality to his seniors. Ginyard and Thompson should have been on the bench next to him. Ginyard because he cant score, Thompson because he has no heart. Win or lose I am a UNC fan. I admit it's a lot more fun when we are winning than when we lose.
  • by Dixie Rect on Mar 15, 2010 at 11:38 AM
    Tell that to Roy Williams, he seems to think it is life or death. Talk about a person that is out of touch with reality. He defines narcissism.
  • by sharky Location: snow hill on Mar 15, 2010 at 11:12 AM
    we as tarheel fans are spoiled with all the sucess in the past take it like a man win with them lose with them its not life or death its basketball
  • by got the blues Location: gville on Mar 15, 2010 at 09:03 AM
    plain and simple.....embarrassing!

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