But once Ellington passed the hecklers and they no longer could see his face, his ice grill melted. He slapped hands with UNC assistant coach Joe Holladay, licked his lips and mouthed the words "I love this."
Tar Heels depart Arizona smiling
It all translates into one simple conclusion: Carolina is a near lock for the Final Four and has all the requisite pieces to win it all.
Only Williams can find a weakness in UNC
Many freshmen, even those highly recruited out of high school, lack confidence. When called to action on short notice, they struggle in the limelight. North Carolina's underclassmen, however, didn't flinch.
UNC for real, Arizona just reeling
"It's not that big of a business," said Hagen, who coached with Pagano at UNLV and then with Cleveland under Davis. "It seems big because it's national, but it's not."
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