Last year you win the entire March Madness. Last year you prove that you are the best team in the country.
Within weeks you lose ALL of the top seven scorers on the championship team.
Everyone recognizes that the 2006 season, with only one returning scorer, will be a rebuilding year.
Last week you play the team that you beat for the championship. Unlike you, they only lost a few of their starting players from the year before.
You are not ranked, they are barely ranked out of the top ten.
You stay in the game for both halves. You don't look like a freshman team, you don't even play like a freshman team. You lose the game but it is not the blowout it should of been.
The next Saturday you have to travel and play your first road game. You must go to Kentucky and play the tenth-best team in the country on their court. Everyone knows it will not be pretty. They have the talent, the coaching, the crowd and the experience.
You take the lead half-way through the first half and surprise the world by ending the first half with the lead.
You play the second half and never lose the lead...
You play like you are representing the greatest college basketball school in the history of NCAA basketball.
You play like defending champions and you win the game...
Yes, you win the game.
Who are you?
You are the University of Mutha-effing North Carolina.
You are the Tarheels.
University of North Carolina - 83
Kentucky - 79