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About Those Two Timeouts UNC Took On The Inbounds

Interesting point from Roy's radio program Monday night:

"I’ll give you an example. I’ve been a head coach for 21 years. For 21 years, our point guard has taken the ball out underneath the basket. And [Sunday] was the first time in 21 years as a head coach that we really had the problems that we had on Sunday. We used two timeouts. The one in the first half didn’t bother me because if you’re going to take one in the first half, if you don’t use it, you lose it. But I would have liked to have had a timeout at the end of the game.

"I used mine, but if we had one more timeout, wouldn’t it have been a lot of fun to have gotten that rebound with three seconds left to see if we could have come up with some magical thing that might have upset those people up there a little bit? And it’s just something little like that. And the timeout that was called was because a guy just went out and lined up in the wrong place. It’s something as simple as that."

Wake Forest did a great job defending against UNC inbounding the ball on the end line so much so that Ty Lawson had to burn two timeouts to avoid a five second count. The first one was not an issue since you lose one timeout at halftime anyway. The second was more important since it would have been nice to be able to call a timeout when the Heels got the rebound off the Jeff Teague miss with three seconds left. Yes, it still would have been a long shot but at least they could have set up a better look and not a half court heave by Will Graves. This also assumes Roy does not burn said timeout at some other point in the game.

Also from the radio program. Roy was pissed all day Monday so it was good there was no practice and I am sure it took all the restraint he could muster not to lay into one of those 72 year old women who call talking about how nice the Heels are. The practice on Tuesday will involve a review of the whole game tape highlighting the various mistakes that were made.

That should be fun!