Sometimes, the postgame interviews tell you everything you need to know about a game. And when the two biggest topics of conversation coming out of Saturday's game were a) the players that didn't play and b) that Roy Williams got an opposing fan tossed from the place, well, you know you didn't miss much of a game.
The big news was the sitting of Marcus Ginyard and Dexter Strickland for minor injuries, which bumped Justin Watts into a starting role and Marc Campbell to the first point guard off the bench. Presbyterian, of course, had already gone the Heels one better, by red shirting all three of their returning starters for the season, to stockpile talent for next year when they join the Big South. And that's all you need to know, really.
For the record, Watts was on the court for 23 minutes and Campbell 14; both had three assists apiece. The game was mostly put away by the Heels' big men, as you'd expect against a team that played two players taller than 6'6". The Heels managed 48 rebounds, only Travis Wear had more than one foul (he had two), and everyone got a nice little post-exam workout. If you want to worry about anything, you can fret over the fact that a Blue Hose player tied his school's single-scorer record against Carolina. Of course that was only 29 points, and you figure someone has to get the team to 64, so why not Chase Holmes?
The Heels get to spend the week preparing for Texas and worrying about the health of their guards. The Blue Hose will return home to the largest bronze statue of a Scotsman in the world before playing Ohio State.