Poor first half against Butler dooms UNC in Maui

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Poor first half against Butler dooms UNC in Maui
Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Before his team’s game Tuesday night against Butler in the Maui Invitational semifinals, North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams went over his talking points, as he usually does, and he specifically instructed the Tar Heels to play hard and play intelligently. Williams expected Butler to do both. What he didn’t expect was his team to do neither for long stretches during its 82-71 defeat – one that left Williams so agitated he briefly snapped at a tournament public relations staffer who attempted to fix his microphone during his postgame news conference. Williams apologized for that, but not for the anger and disappointment he directed toward his team, and his coaching...

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