Roy Williams takes blame for UNC loss

Duke and North Carolina might be one of the greatest rivalries in sports history.

In their lastest meeting on Wednesday night, the Blue Devils were able to hang on to a win in a game that came down to the final possession. The final score was 74-73.

Williams surprised fans and critics by not calling a timeout on the final possession of the game. Instead, he allowed Joel Berry to take a shot that ended up being blocked by Derryck Thorton.

After the game, Williams took the blame for the loss.

“It’s my call, and I think you should always attack before the defense gets set,” Williams said, via USA TODAY Sports. “It was what I was taught. It’s the way I’ve always played. I told the kids I should have called a timeout. We didn’t get as good of a shot as I thought we would get, but that’s just what I’ve always believed in.”

Of course, a player would have been the one that needed to call the timeout thanks to a new NCAA rule.

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