Roy Williams Tie Tracker, ACC/Big Ten Challenge Edition: Illinois


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.

Oh, the night looked so promising when Roy trotted out the paisley number in Assembly Hall. If you remember, paisley played a large role in the NIT run last year and just looks go gosh-darn good.

Only problem is this is how everybody felt last night. The black and silver tie with such a nice suit and shirt combo was wasted in a losing effort. Shoot.

Here’s this years stats:

Exhibition: Barton, W 108-67 – Plain Carolina blue tie with white pocket square, white shirt and pinstriped suit, no Tar Heel lapel pin

Game 1: Lipscomb, W 80-66 – Beige tie with light blue diamonds and brown accents with white pocket square (for part of game), white shirt and pinstriped suit, no lapel pin

Game 2: Hofstra, W 107-63 – No tie, Carolina blue polo with interlocking NC logo on chest,  Power Balance bracelet

Game 3: Minnesota, L 67-72 – No tie, striped blue and white polo with interlocking NC logo on chest, Power Balance bracelet

Game 4: Vanderbilt, L 65-72 – No tie, white polo with several blue stripes with interlocking NC logo on chest, no Power Balance bracelet

Game 5: UNC-Asheville, W 80-69 – Purple gradient tie with pink square accents with Carolina blue pocket square, Carolina blue shirt and no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet

Game 6: College of Charleston, W 74-69 – Carolina blue with zig-zagging right angles with slim, white pocket square, white shirt, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 7: Illinois, L 67-79 – Black and silver paisley tie with white pocket square, white gridded shirt, sublimated plaid blazer, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

[Photos by  N&O]

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