Poise, not Panic, Pays Off for Tar Heels
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams did not call for a timeout after Kentucky tied the game with seven seconds remaining and it was the right move, because it’s what they always do. It’s what they practice. Other coaches might have called a time out and ran a side-out play, and that might have worked too. But with 6 seconds or more on the clock, Williams chooses to not call a timeout. If Kentucky did a better job in transition defense they might have won, but give Carolina credit for knowing time and score and sticking to the game plan. Williams has a group of players, as we all know, who have been here before. It's a veteran team with a veteran coach, neither of which panicked in a big moment, and both of which is ready to exact revenge for last year's painful, buzzer-beating loss in the National Championship game.