Hubert Davis brings the heat in interview as Tar Heels go on massive run to end half vs Michigan State

UNC basketball coach Hubert Davis was visibly fired up as he did a quick interview in the first half of the Tar Heels the Round 2 game against Michigan State.

Michigan State v North Carolina
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No one has ever doubted Hubert Davis's passion, and as the Tar Heels found themselves down by 12 points early to the Michigan State Spartans in the Round of 32, his passion ignited with his team and then it carried over to his sideline interview with CBS Reporter Allie LaForce.

When questioned about the Spartans' wiling themselves into the paint, Davis demonstratively stated what his team needed to do.

"They were catching the ball right under the basket," Davis exlaimed. "Until we meet the fight, then that's when things will turn around"

Well, meet the fight they did and turn things around they did. The Tar Heels went on a 23-3 run in the final eight minutes of the half to take a 40-31 lead going into the second half.

These are two very evenly-matched, determined teams and things could still swing, but the Heels look like a different team than they did to open the game. Certainly, Davis' fire helped get that going.