Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
I think this season's UNC squad is going to eventually be looked at as one of those that lost its title because of injuries or fate-- but that their talent level is among the best CBB has seen.
I hate to keep talking about UNC on a UK thread, but this simply isn't so. This was the third worst offensive team of the Williams era at 1.15 points/possession. The two that were worse? 2011 and 2010. This was not a talented offensive group compared to what Roy usually has to offer. But they were really good defensively with Henson, right? They come in as just the fourth best defensive team giving up .886 points/possession. As I said and most UNC fans who watch 20-30 Carolina games a year will agree, this year's group was at best Roy's fourth best team. Heck, when I went back and checked kempom, I had forgotten how good that '07 team really was. Using analytics, I could argue that they were Roy's fifth best team at UNC. They did not shoot the ball well at all, for all of their size they did not get to the line all that well (and when they got there they didn't shoot FT very well) and despite playing the passing lanes defensively they did not turn the other team over very well.
The 2012 Tar Heels were just not that good.