The Quick Hitters of North Carolina’s 78-70 home win over Florida State on Saturday afternoon.
Kudos to Hall of Famer Roy Williams for becoming the fastest coach in history at his 900th victory (and what game be the record holder!). It is the fastest both in number of games (1161) and seasons (33). The former record holder for the number of games was Mike Krzyzewski, who reached 900 in 1183 gamesCoach Williams becomes fourth Division I coach to win 900 or more games, joining Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim and Bob Knight. Williams only needs two more wins to tie Bob Knight for third all-time. Carolina had lost to its last 10 AP ranked opponents since last season. It is the second longest series of games for the UNC program in the AP Poll era. But that streak is no moreThe Seminoles are the first ranked team Carolina have beaten this season. According to ESPN researcher Bryan Ives, the victory continues on an impressive streak: The Tar Heels have now defeated an AP-ranked opponent in 55 straight seasons. Other notable schools aren’t even close: Duke – 38 straight seasons, Indiana – 38, Kentucky – 32, UCLA – 27, Kansas – 22. game and the playoffs). Carolina lost to Marquette midweek (the first Quad 3 loss of the season). Now the Tar Heels are 12 in the ACC first team. If you lose that game, you basically have to beat Syracuse and …Read more
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