Roy Williams Tie Tracker, NIT Edition: Mississippi 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 accesory in college hoops, if not the entire sporting world, and document every tie Roy Williams wears this season.

Damn. For the first game any UNC team has ever played in the state of Mississippi, Roy pulled out the stops. I think I’ve used that term before on here. But this was actually the correct usage of the phrase.

Carolina blue jacket. Large paisley in a dark blue with a white background. Starkville had no answer, for Roy’s outfit or Larry Drew’s crushing layup, high off the backboard in the waning seconds of the game.

Unfortunately there weren’t a lot of great photos from the game.

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, Old Well emblem on pocket, arm sling with Carolina blue patterned cover

Game 11: Texas, L 103-90 – No tie, white shirt with no jacket or pocket square, arm sling with Carolina blue patterned cover

Game 12: Marshall, W 98-61 – No tie, Carolina blue plaid shirt with no jacket or pocket square, arm sling with Carolina blue patterned cover

Game 13: Rutgers, W 81-67 – No tie, white shirt with no jacket or pocket square, Old Well logo on pocket, arm sling with Carolina blue patterned cover

Game 14: Albany, W 87-70 – No tie, black longsleeve shirt with no jacket or pocket square, arm sling with Carolina blue patterned cover

Game 15: College of Charleston, L 82-79 – No tie, white longsleeve shirt with no jacket or pocket square, NC logo on sleeve, blue sweater with white diamond pattern, arm sling with Carolina blue patterned cover

Game 16: Virginia Tech, W 78-64 – Carolina blue tie with pocket square, Carolina blue striped shirt with pinstriped suit

Game 17: Clemson, L 83-64 – FedExKinkos tie with unmatching pocket square, white shirt with pinstriped suit

Game 18: Georgia Tech, L 73-71 – Carolina blue tie with white diagonal stripes [’09 Championship Tie] with blue pocket square, white shirt and pinstriped suit

Game 19: Wake Forest, L 82-69 – Carolina blue and white diagonal stripes with white pocket square, white shirt and gray jacket

Game 20: NC State, W 77-63 – Carolina blue and brown diamond designed with white pocket square, white shirt and Carolina blue jacket

Game 21: Virginia, L 75-60 – Beige tie with dark spotted pattern and Carolina blue pocket square, Carolina blue shirt and brown jacket with plaid pattern, Jordans in first half, changed at halftime

Game 22: Virginia Tech, L 74-70 – Large pattern paisley in Carolina blue and navy with white pocket square, white shirt and pinstriped suit

Game 23: Maryland, L 92-71 – Cream color tie with white pocket square, white shirt and plain suit

Game 24: Dook, L 64-54 – Carolina blue tie with white diagonal striped and pocket square, vertical striped shirt with white collar and pinstriped suit

Game 25: NC State. W 74-61 – Carolina blue and brown diamond designed with white pocket square, white shirt and Carolina blue jacket

Game 26: Georgia Tech, L 68-51 – Black tie featuring blue and white dots with white pocket square, white shirt, gray jacket and Tar Heel lapel pin

Game 27: Boston College, L 71-67 – Pastel tie with lily pad pattern in Carolina blue, yellow and purple, with no pocket square, white shirt, Tar Heel lapel pin

Game 28: Florida State, L 77-67 – Vertically striped tie in blue, brown and tan with no pocket square, Carolina blue shirt, no Tar Heel lapel pin

Game 29: Wake Forest, W 77-68 – Plain Carolina blue tie with white pocket square, white shirt and pinstriped suit, no Tar Heel lapel pin

Game 30: Miami, W 69-62 – Large paisley in white on a Carolina blue tie with blue pocket square, white shirt and tan jacket, no Tar Heel lapel pin

Game 31: Dook, L 82-50 – Carolina blue and white diagonal stripes with white pocket square, white shirt and gray jacket

Game 32: Georgia Tech, L 62-58 – Carolina blue tie with white diagonal striped and pocket square, vertical striped shirt with white collar and pinstriped suit

Game 33: William & Mary, W 80-72 – Large paisley-ish pattern in gold, navy, brown and Carolina with matching pocket square, Carolina blue shirt with white vertical stripes and tan suit

Game 34: Mississippi State, W 76-74 – Large paisley print in navy blue and white with pocket square, white shirt and Carolina blue jacket

[Photos by AP, InsideCarolina & TarHeelBlue]

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