Center Sean May still has the legs to dunk. Point guard Raymond Felton still has the energy to speed into another gear. And sixth man Marvin Williams said he still has yet to hit the "freshman wall."
Heels are well-rested
Raleigh News & Observer
Earlier this season, the North Carolina basketball players called coach Roy Williams and his staff into the locker room, where they serenaded the coaches.
It was a take-off on a popular song among the players with David Noel leading the way, singing, "Roy, Roy, Roy, Roy."
Williams evolves in 2 seasons with Tar Heels
"Fans are so concerned with what's going to happen next, that they don't ever think about today," he said, referring to the constant public guessing game over which underclassman is going pro.
Fans worry about early departures, coach says enjoy the moment
"Monday we had a real tough practice," May said. "Tuesday we had a real tough practice. You can see from my black eye on my left side that we got after it."
Hungry Tar Heels ready for NCAA Tournament
So to contain the Tar Heels' offense, Oakland will likely run the shot clock down on many of its possessions. However, to do so the Golden Grizzlies will have to take care of the ball in the face of UNC's pressure defense, something they didn't do Tuesday when they had 17 turnovers.
Opener looks like mismatch for North Carolina