UNC Basketball: The 9 lowest lows of the Roy Williams era

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GLENDALE, AZ – APRIL 03: TV personality Jim Nantz speaks to head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels and his team after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Tar Heels defeated the Bulldogs 71-65. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The UNC basketball program has seen tremendous success over the past 17 seasons, but are the Tar Heels approaching an all-time low? We’ve compiled the nine lowest low points of the Roy Williams era.

The North Carolina Tar Heels are limping through their worst season in a long time, but don’t expect anyone to feel sorry for the struggling blue blood.

With better than 2,200 victories, 20 Final Four appearance and six NCAA Tournament titles, North Carolina has been one of the most successful programs in college basketball history. The Tar Heels have had two of the greatest coaches in the history of the sport — Dean Smith and Roy Williams — who currently sit in a tie for fourth-place on college basketball’s all-time wins list with 879 a piece.

North Carolina has long been a staple of the sport, and despite their current downturn, they’re unlikely to end up like Indiana or UCLA — former titans of the game that have been reduced to mere mortals. Yes, they sit at 8-10 on the season, and haven’t looked worse at any point in the Roy Williams era, but it won’t last for long. Their 2020 recruiting class should see to that, and Williams didn’t become a Hall-of-Fame coach with three national titles under his belt by mistake.

But is this the worst it’s ever been for Williams and the Tar Heels? We dive into that today, as we take a look back at the nine lowest low points of the Roy Williams era in Chapel Hill.

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