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3/5/2020 9:12pm

Head Coach Roy Williams speaks to the press after the game against N.C. State in the Smith Center on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. UNC beat N.C. State 85-79.3

'They made plays': Ahead of rematch, UNC isn't caught up on overtime loss to Duke

“After the game, the next day I said, ‘Guys, they made plays,’” Williams said. “We had some opportunities to make those plays not be as big as they were, but we didn’t do it.” Despite a devastating overtime loss to the Blue Devils in February, the North Carolina men's basketball team isn't feeling sorry for itself ahead of its rematch with Duke on Saturday.


3/5/2020 9:12pm

UNC men's basketball head athletic trainer Doug Halverson works before a game against N.C. State in the Smith Center on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.

The 2019-20 UNC basketball season, through the eyes of trainer Doug Halverson

Just as one leak gets patched up for these Tar Heels, two more pop up. Doug Halverson’s job is keeping the proverbial ship airtight; suffice it to say that this year, it hasn’t been easy. “It’s absolutely been a trying season, as anyone from the outside would expect,” he said. “It’s tough when you have to come into the office every day and deliver some bad news.” “It’s stressful because I want us to be successful,” Halverson continued. “My priority is the health and safety of our players, but after that, it’s to try to help our team be successful.”