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Roy Williams is the most frustrated he’s ever been after Michigan beat North Carolina

Roy wasn’t happy after his team had a bad showing against Michigan

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North Carolina head coach Roy Williams has won three National Championships, has a career record of 848-229.

Out of all his highs and lows, the Tarheels 84-67 loss to Michigan was a monumental game for Williams.

“The most frustrated I’ve ever been,” Williams described his teams performance.

“The job that the head coach is doing right now, we stink. We work screens on ball every day in practice. Three plays in a row they set a screen in the middle of the court for a dunk or a layup. I have no positive things, if you want to find some positive things you better go out and find somebody on the streets.”

North Carolina shot just 39% from the floor and were out of sync nearly the entire night, Michigan had their way with them on both sides of the court time and time again.

“His (John Beilein) team, they have five guys that can handle the ball,” Williams said, giving credit to Michigan’s offense. Williams also said they have “a sense of urgency on the defensive end, too. They’re hard to screen, because they fight through the screens. If they switch, they communicate and get back up.”

While Michigan beating the Tarheels isn’t a surprise, Williams being so hard on himself isn’t something I expected to hear following the defeat. He has coached in over 1,000 games as the head man, and this is the most frustrated he’s ever been? That’s surprising. A John Beilein coached team can do that to a peer, it appears. You can bet the bank Williams will be chewing his players out all week until they fix some of the issues that bit them in the rear against Michigan.

Michigan now stands at 7-0 on the season while North Carolina dropped to 6-2