Heading into its season opener against Notre Dame Wednesday night, the North Carolina men’s basketball team has a number of question marks, including an injury bug and a lack of experience in its starting lineup.
Head coach Roy Williams and junior big man Garrison Brooks addressed these concerns in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
“It’s been the most difficult preseason for trying to get your team ready that I’ve ever had,” Williams said.
And with the first game of the season being a battle against a conference rival, this inexperience could be a significant issue for the Tar Heels. Williams is unsure how the Tar Heels will fare against an ACC opponent in the opening game of the season – not exactly ideal for Williams and his young team.
“I think there’s more of a sense of urgency than there would be if it was somebody else,” Williams said. “And that’s uncomfortable. I don’t like it, but it’s the schedule. Every year, we have to play what they put in front of us.”