The North Carolina Tar Heels are rolling, looking like the No. 1 ranked team after the first two weeks of the year.
After beating James Madison 80-64, UNC is now 4-0 and will have their first road test of the season against the Portland Pilots. Despite the unblemished record, the play has yet to live up to expectations, with North Carolina struggling in the first half of three out of four games played.
The second half has shown a different story for UNC, dominating and showcasing the lopsided talent in teams faced. The Pilots are no different from opponents faced so far, a weaker opponent, but any letup can give the Pilots a chance to fly off with the win.
As North Carolina prepares for their first game away from the Dean Smith Center, Hubert Davis met with the media to give insight into how the team has done so far. He talked about his team’s performance, Portland Pilots, and what is to come, among other things.
Let us read what Davis had to say as UNC prepares for its first road game.
I do. Cause we have tremendous depth and it’s really gonna be important. You know, it’s just not sustainable to play the starting five huge minutes. We need Don, we need DeMarco, we need Tyler, we need Seth, we need Justin. We need those guys and it’s only been early in the season, but every time that those guys have been on the floor, they’ve delivered in some form or fashion on either or both ends of the floor.
I’ve never been a comparison person and I tried not to do that with other teams or other players. I haven’t really looked at Puff and measured him on and off the court against his brother Cam. But they’re two different players. They’re two different people. They’re both unbelievable to coach, to be around, to be a part of this program. I know that Cam and Puff at times have dealt with injuries, but other than that, I don’t think there’s any similarities at all. I think on the basketball court they have different skill sets and what they bring to the table. It’s so beneficial to our team.
I’m just really happy for Puff. It was great to have him on the floor against James Madison. You could see the crowd, they were really excited when he stepped on the floor and in the second half he made two or three unbelievable plays. Hit that three, then he took the charge. In that 12 minutes that he was out there on the floor, just showed how important he is. To the success of…