UNC basketball star Theo Pinson was doing his part to keep his Tar Heels loose heading into the tip-off of tonight’s National Championship game.
Prior to the game beginning, the boys from Chapel Hill were doing their best to shake off any big-game jitters.
The Tar Heels face one of their toughest opponents of the year and the first half of the game was tightly contested.
Pinson and his Tar Heel teammates have had to rally several times already in the first half. With Gonzaga up 35-32 with 20 minutes left to play, the Tar Heels can consider themselves lucky to be down only three.
In front of a sold-out crowd of 77,000 in Arizona, the low-scoring affair has featured two teams hesitant to take control of the game. Gonzaga has the feel of a team that has been dominating throughout, but the scoreboard indicates otherwise.
Neither team is shooting well to start the game, and both will be looking to share the ball and drive more effectively.
If this game were decided by pre-game dancing, Pinson would be cutting down the nets already.
Unfortunately, almost everyone in the stands insisted that they play basketball.