The Wisconsin Badgers managed to end an impressive streak held by North Carolina head coach Roy Williams.
The 2021 NCAA Tournament is not messing around when it comes to storylines. On the very first day of the tourney on Friday, Ohio State suffered a huge upset loss to Oral Roberts. Hours later, a historic streak ended.
In the first round, the No. 9 Wisconsin Badgers destroyed the No. 8 North Carolina Tar Heels 85-62 to advance to the Round of 32. As if the loss did not sting enough for Tar Heels fans, they have to process that Roy Williams’ undefeated streak in the Round of 64 has reached its end after 29 victories.
Roy Williams’ undefeated streak in the Round of 64 snapped by Wisconsin
This is equivalent of seeing The Undertaker’s WrestleMania undefeated streak snapped at 21 wins by the hands of Brock Lesnar. You never thought it would happen, but once it did, you were left in stunned silence.
The game felt like it was over at halftime, as Wisconsin entered the locker room area with a 40-21 lead. The Tar Heels imply could not convert on their field goal opportunities. Out of their 65 total shot attempts, North Carolina converted on 25 of them (38.5 field-goal percentage). Meanwhile, Wisconsin managed to make 31 of their 61 shot attempts (50.8 field-goal percentage).
Sophomore forward Armando Bacot managed to tally the most points for the Tar Heels with 15 (six-for-nine from field, three-for-three on free throws), while also recording four rebounds and two steals. Meanwhile, Wisconsin had two 20-points scorers in senior guards Brad Davison (29) and D’Mitrik Trice (21).
Now, the Badgers will now face the No. 1 seeded Baylor Bears in the second round.
Tar Heels fans, don’t cry that Williams’ undefeated streak is over. Be happy that it happened.
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