by Bill DiFilippo / @bflip33
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams made history last night, as he became the fastest coach in the ACC to win 300 games.
The win didn’t come without drama, as Williams’ Tar Heels battled back from a 15-point deficit to defeat Florida State, 81-75, in Tallahassee. With the win, Williams is now 300-86 during his time in Chapel Hill, and 718-187 overall as a coach.
Via Inside Carolina:
You’re the fastest coach in the ACC to get to 300 wins. What does that mark mean to you?
“Well, I had forgotten about it. I’m trying to win one more game. I don’t know if I’m going to be alive and croaking tomorrow. I’ve had great kids who really buy in to what we’re trying to do. I’ve always taken a great deal of pride trying to get kids to buy in and be driven toward a common goal and that’s what coaching is. I’d like to say thanks to Raymond Felton, Jackie Manuel, Tyler Hansbrough, Sean May, Ty Lawson and all of those guys and all of those guys in the locker room right now. I’ve lived a blessed life on that basketball court and it’s been a lot of fun. Hopefully I’ll have another win sometime.”
The Tar Heels have won their last seven games and eight of their last nine. The team hosts arch rival Duke on Thursday night in a game that was postponed due to inclement conditions last week.