Oh, mercy. These guys are making me look bad on my shooting predictions.
Including the exhibition against Shaw, the Tar Heels are 4-of-28 beyond the arc. And it's not like they are getting bad looks, either.
I would tell them to pull the trigger on 90 percent of the threes they have taken. But they just aren't falling.
Is this an omen of what's to come, or are they just having an extremely poor start? I still think it's just a poor start, but I can't say I'm not a little worried it's the same song and dance.
One thing is for sure, they're going to have to do a lot better to reach the 38.3 percent mark I predicted.
Most notably, the P.J. Hairston trend from last season has continued as he went 0-of-5 against Gardner-Webb and is 2-of-10 overall. Reggie Bullock and Marcus Paige are right there, too, going 1-of-6 and 2-of-6, respectively.
The more they continue to miss threes—especially Hairston—the more their confidence will decline. I'm not seeing anything wrong with their mechanics. They are just missing every chance they get.
Assistant coach Hubert Davis has his work cut out for him.
Update: The Tar Heels also improved on their threes. They went 6-of-15, which is good for 40 percent.
That's more like it.
Reggie Bullock had a great game, and the three ball was no exception. He went 3-of-4 beyond the arc.
Aside from Paige, the other guys had a good shooting day, too. Even Luke Davis dropped one.
Paige was the only other player to attempt more than two threes against FAU. He finished the day 0-for-4. He isn't taking bad shots, but it just isn't falling.
I have to believe he's going to come out of it soon. When he gets more confident in the rest of his game, I'm sure his shooting will drastically improve.