Back to the 'Cuse they get a huge boost from Malachi Richardson midway through the 2nd half as the Orange was down 54-39 with just under ten minutes to go. The 'Cuse then went to that elite guard play from Michael Gbinije and Trevor Cooney. The Wahoos methodical slow down "Pace" plays into the opposing teams hand when they need "Buckets" as they struggle when playing from behind and that was the case late Sunday evening in the Madhouse.
The 'Heels were in a street fight vs the Irish of Notre Dame as it cane down to the 'Heel superior depth and talent. UNC All-American Brice Johnson was clicking in the 1st half but then it was Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks in the 2nd half along with former CP3 All-Star Star Theo Pinson coming alive.
It was Pinson who Coach Roy Williams calls the "Ring Leader" as he crashed the glass for offensive boards and made plays off the bounce as UNC pulled away late foe 88-74 "W". Now they will get the 'Cuse it what should be a game of contrasting styles and something has to give.