Roy Williams Tie Tracker: Marquette and Kentucky


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.

Sweet Sixteen: Marquette

Sorry so solemn, but we’re keeping it short today. Still got a lot on the mind grapes from yesterday. Roy trotted out the paisley he rocked against Long Island for Marquette.

Elite Eight: Kentucky

Roy bucked the paisley bug and brought out a tie we hadn’t seen since Miami the first time around. Looked good. Unfortunately it was in a losing effort.

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.

Game 8: Kentucky, W 75-73 – Very light Carolina blue tie with white pocket square, white and Carolina blue vertically striped shirt, pinstriped suit, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 9: Evansville, W 76-49 – Solid tie with white pocket square, white shirt, pinstriped suit, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 10: Long Beach State, W 96-91 – Carolina blue and navy squares with white pocket square, white shirt, pinstriped suit, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 11: Texas, L 76-78 – Carolina blue tie with diagonal striped with blue pocket square, white shirt, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 12: William and Mary, W 85-60 – Purple gradient tie with pink square accents with Carolina blue pocket square, Carolina blue shirt and no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 13: Rutgers, W 78-55 – ?

Game 14: St. Francis, W 103-54 – Purple tie with blue, olive and violet accents, white shirt with white pocket square, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 15: Virginia, W 62-56 – Blue crosshatched tie, white shirt with white pocket square, pinstriped suit, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 16: Virginia Tech, W 64-61 – Carolina blue with zig-zagging right angles with white pocket square, white shirt, pinstriped suit, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 17: Georgia Tech, L 58-78 – Solid tie with white pocket square, white shirt, pinstriped suit, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 18: Clemson, W 75-65 – Very light Carolina blue tie with white pocket square, white and Carolina blue vertically striped shirt, pinstriped suit, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 19: Miami, W 74-71 – Carolina blue and white plaid with white pocket square, white shirt, pinstriped suit, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 20: NC State, W 84-64 – Carolina blue and brown diamond designed with white pocket square, white shirt and Carolina blue jacket, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 21: Boston College, W 106-74 – Purple gradient tie with pink square accents with white pocket square, white shirt and no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 22: Florida State, W 89-69 – Blue textured tie and two pocket squares (blue and white) alternating in the pin-stripe suit. Blue shirt with white stripes and a white collar.

Game 23: Dook, L 73-79 – Carolina blue and navy squares with white pocket square, white shirt, pinstriped suit, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 24: Clemson, W 64-62 – Blue crosshatched tie, white shirt with white pocket square, pinstriped suit, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 25: Wake Forest, W 78-64 – Purple and Teal square pattern tie, white shirt with white pocket square, pinstriped suit, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 26: Boston College, W 48-46 – Purple gradient tie with pink square accents with white pocket square, white shirt and no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet

Game 27: NC State, W 75-63 – Carolina blue and brown diamond designed with white pocket square, white shirt and Carolina blue jacket, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 28: Maryland, W 87-76 – Carolina blue and navy squares sans pocket square, white shirt, pinstriped suit, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 29: Florida State, W 72-70 – Carolina blue and navy paisley tie with white pocket square, white shirt, pinstriped suit, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 30: Dook, W 81-67 – Very light Carolina blue tie with white pocket square, white and Carolina blue vertically striped shirt, pinstriped suit, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 31: Miami, W 61-59 – Purple gradient tie with pink square accents with white pocket square, white shirt and no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet

Game 32: Clemson, W 92-87 – Carolina blue with zig-zagging right angles with blue pocket square, white shirt, pinstriped suit, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 33: Dook, L 75-58 – Very light Carolina blue tie with white pocket square, white and Carolina blue vertically striped shirt, pinstriped suit, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

Game 34: Long Island, W 102-87 – Carolina blue and white paisley with white pocket square, blazer, NCAA lapel pin and no power balance bracelet.

Game 35: Washington, W 86-83 – White and navy paisley tie with white pocket square, Carolina blue blazer, lapel pin and no Power Balance bracelet.

Game 36: Marquette, W 81-63 – Carolina blue and white paisley with white pocket square, blazer, NCAA lapel pin and no power balance bracelet.

Game 37: Kentucky, L 76-69 – Carolina blue and white plaid with white pocket square, white shirt, pinstriped suit, no lapel pin or Power Balance bracelet.

[Photos by  N&O]

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