Dookie Buzzer-Beaters Remind Tar Heels Their Season Sucks
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Everyone knows it sucks to suck, but twice in one game?
That's a major tribute to suckage.
And right now, that's defining North Carolina's season.
The Tar Heels out-sucked themselves against heated rival Duke in this one, first allowing a last-tick putback to complete a collapse in regulation and then getting caught flat-footed to lose in overtime, 98-96.
Nothing a last-second blockout couldn't have fixed.
Or doing better than going an underwhelming 21-38 (55.3%) from the line.
Dudes spent the game's first 35 minutes taking firm control of the proceedings, ultimately building a 13-point lead with just over what shoulda been four minutes left in the game. It looked like this was indeed a further example of tossing out the record books when these two get together.
Instead, the Blue Devils figured they'd humored Roy Williams' crew long enough.
Duke was still 5-down with 20.9 seconds to play in regulation. After that, it just got crazy.
Suffice to say Mike Krzyzewski kept his charges on-point and attentive to detail.
Whatever Williams had from seasons past is nowhere to be found this time around. Apparently last year's five top scorers -- all gone -- took it with them.
That no-call in the final seconds summed up the Heels' campaign to date, namely that bad breaks happen but it's not like they should even have been a factor. UNC surrendering 14 offensive rebounds to Duke was much more of one.
It just is, and on so many levels.
None of which have a hint of Carolina blue in them.