Roy Williams Tie Tracker: Maui Invitational

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 accessory in college hoops, if not the entire sporting world, and document every tie Roy Williams wears this season.

Mississippi State



Or maybe we call this edition, the “Lack of Tie” post.

As much as we love when Roy is sporting the paisley neck tie, a floral-motif on a shirt does not bring good omens. Two wins for UNC saw Roy in a solid shirt with the loss to Butler corresponding with a truly Hawaiian outfit.

At least we’re done with this phase of the season.

The Tie Breakdown:

Gardner-Webb, W 76-59 – Red tie with Carolina blue and white diagonal stripes, white pocket square with blue stitching and pinstriped suit.

FAU, W 80-56 – Carolina blue UNC Panama Jack shirt.

Long Beach State, W 78-63 – Purple gradient tie with pink square accents, grey jacket and no pocket square.

Mississippi State, W 95-49 – Orange Panama Jack shirt.

Butler, L 71-82 – Floral Panama Jack shirt.

Chaminade, W 112-70 – Yellow polo shirt.