Friday, March 13, 2009


You heard it here first.

Roy Williams isn’t likely to play ACC Player of the Year and, now Sporting News’ second team All American, Ty Lawson in today’s second round game against the Hokies (Noon, ESPN2/Raycom).

Should Carolina prevail, don’t look for him to play over the weekend either.

Ol’ Roy is not a big fan of the ACC tournament. He thinks it’s all about money and just a big “cocktail party.”

(Over at AOL Fanhouse, Ray Holloman takes umbrage with Williams’ take harkening back to his middle school days in Vaughn, NC where they rolled TVs into the class rooms so everybody could watch the games! T.A.H. Pop Culture Editor Young A.T. verfies this as absolute truth. It’s well worth the read.)

Williams’ sights are set on the NCAA tournament where this incredibly talented team has laid eggs against Georgetown and Kansas in recent tourneys. The Heels blew a big lead against the Hoyas, and got behind the eventual champion Jayhawks 42-10 in those painful NCAA losses.

Don’t look for Williams to risk further damage to Lawson’s all important piggy that went to market in pursuit of more ACC hardware.

Never mind Hansbrough or the supporting cast of future NBAers, the Heels are likely to go only as far as their talented point guard can take them.

We wager Roy Williams knows that better than anybody.

North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech - Noon
Florida State vs. Georgia Tech - 2:00 PM
Wake Forest vs. Maryland - 7:00 PM
Boston College @ Duke - 9:00 PM

(Reuters Pictures)

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