One thing all UNC fans have come to know, love and expect of Roy Williams is his fashionable selection of ties, most often courtesy of Chapel Hill outfitter Alexander Julian. The same man who put the argyle on the side of the basketball uniform is still turning heads with what he’s putting around Ol’ Roy’s neck. So, here at The Rafters we decided to pay homage to the best accesory in college hoops, if not the entire sporting world, and document every tie Roy Williams wears this season.
I don’t know where to start. There is so much to love about what Roy decided to do on Saturday night against Presbyterian.
I don’t know who put the birdie in Roy’s head about snazzying up that sling, but man did it look good. It is not quite an argyle pattern but there is definitely some dark diamond designs on this cover. Not that I would ever question Roy’s choice of wardrobe but last game really had me wishing for more.
Ol’ Roy sure delivered last night. I’m going to go as far as to credit the big win without Ginyard and Strickland on the newfound accessory. You better believe the sling cover will be on all recovering Tar Heels’ Christmas lists this year.
Speaking of Marcus and Dexter, did you notice the two on the bench last night?
Must be taking notes from coach.
One last thing before signing off, big congratulations to Presbyterian freshman Jay Reynolds on getting the start last night. Jay is a family friend and finished the game with 4 rebounds, 1 block and 2 steals. Way to go, Jay.
Here’s this years stats:
Game 1: Florida International, W 88-72 – Small paisley in aqua and dark blue with pocket square
Game 2: North Carolina Central, W 89-42 – Large paisley in Carolina and navy blue and gold with pocket square
Game 3: Valparaiso, W 88-77 – Large paisley-ish in gold, navy, brown and Carolina with pocket square
Game 4: Ohio State, W 77-73 – Diagonal white stripes over light blue back with pocket square
Game 5: Syracuse, L 87-71 – Large paisley in Carolina and navy blue with pocket square
Game 6: Gardner-Webb, W 93-72 – Blue and white dotted with pocket square
Game 7: Nevada, W 80-73 – Carolina blue and white diagonal stripes with no jacket or pocket square, removed tie in first half, black arm sling
Game 8: Michigan State, W 89-82 – No tie, Carolina blue plaid shirt with no jacket or pocket square, black arm sling, AIDs ribbon
Game 9: Kentucky, L 68-66 – No tie, white shirt with no jacket, pre-game pinstriped jacket with pocket square, black arm sling
Game 10: Presbyterian. W 103-64 – No tie, white shirt with no jacket or pocket square, arm sling with Carolina blue patterned cover
[Some photos by N&O's Robert Willett and InsideCarolina's Jim Hawkins]