Roy Williams Tie Tracker: NC State


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 Roy Williams tie this season.

At least Roy dresses better than the Gottfather. Tie and suit combo was fine. Game was not. But we got that game where the coaches wear sneakers for Coaches vs. Cancer or whatever cancer awareness program they are promoting. The team also wore pink kicks for the game.

The coaches were wearing the Jordan Flight 23 RST Low. Nice touch not wearing pink but using the purple and black colorway to match the suits and not look like total n00bs.

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.

Indiana, L 59-83 – Carolina blue tie with red and white diagonal stripes and white pocket square.

UAB, W 102-84 – Yellow tie with some pattern on there and white pocket square.

ETSU, W 78-55 – Yellow tie with large paisley pattern and white pocket square.

ECU, W 93-87 – Light blue tie with star pattern and white pocket square.

Texas, L 67-85 – Pink tie with yellow and blue flower pattern, pinstriped suit and pocket square.

McNeese State, W 97-63 – Carolina blue patterned tie with sports jacket and no pocket square.

UNLV, W 79-73 – Carolina blue tie with diagonal stripe pattern, pinstriped light blue shirt, pinstriped suit with pocket square.

Virginia, L 52-61 – Carolina blue tie with red and white diagonal stripes and white pocket square.

Miami, L 59-68 – Carolina blue, navy and silver horizontal striped tie, blue checkered shirt, grey wide pinstriped suit with light blue pocket square.

Florida State, W 77-72 – Carolina blue tie with pinstriped suit and no pocket square.

Maryland, W 62-52 – Yellow tie with some pattern on there and white pocket square.

Georgia Tech, W 79-63 – Blue textured tie with white shirt, grey and blue jacket and white pocket square with blue accents.

NC State, L 83-91 – Dark blue tie with paisley-ish pattern, pinstriped suit, pocket square and J’s on.