When the North Carolina men's basketball team dropped an early road game to Michigan on Nov. 28, Roy Williams was frustrated.
After a Brandon Robinson 3-pointer less than eight minutes into the first half, the Tar Heels led, 21-11, yet the Wolverines came roaring back to take a 39-35 halftime lead in the eventual 84-67 blowout win.
Almost four months later, UNC stands as one of four No. 1 seeds in the field of 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament.
Yet, after that low point in the season, one could have understood why Williams would be less confident in his team getting to this point. The Hall of Fame coach insisted on Sunday night in a statement through GoHeels that he was still confident in his team's ability to move on to the next game after that loss.
"I don’t look that far down the road, but I really thought we could be a lot better than we played that night," Williams said in the team statement. "I was really discouraged, because I didn’t think we competed, which always irritates me more than anything. We didn’t play well, we didn’t compete, we had no fire, no energy, no enthusiasm. That was a low point, there’s no question. But I didn’t think about way down the line. I just wanted to play a heck of a lot better in our next game and start to get better each and every day.”