UNC Believes Past Stress Builds Future Confidence

Roy Williams and players discuss the impact of UNC's come-from-behind victory over Arkansas moving forward.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- A regular practice drill known as "86-80" to the North Carolina basketball players came into play on Sunday night. 

Roy Williams challenges the starting five in practice in hopes to prepare them for high stress, crunch time situations. 

With three minutes remaining in UNC's round of 32 matchup, Arkansas led by five. Theo Pinson said the team's execution over Arkansas will prepare them for high stakes and tough opponents as they advance through the NCAA Tournament. 

"Just to pull that one out on the stage like that just gives you more confidence," Pinson said. "Even though we're down, we're not out."


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