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Video: Roy Williams Told Players He "Should Have" Called Timeout Before Last Possession

Roy Willaims talks postgame after loss to Duke.

Roy Williams post game after Duke loss

As a college basketball coach, you're often damned if you do, damned if you don't. UNC head coach Roy Williams knows that better than most.

After a missed jumper by Duke star Grayson Allen, North Carolina, trailing 74-73, had the game's final possession. Williams decided not to call timeout, opting instead to let his players try to make a play with the contest on the line. The ball eventually wound up in the hands of Joel Berry, whose shot was partially blocked by Blue Devils guard Derryck Thornton just before time expired. It won't surprise you to hear that a number of UNC fans wished Williams had called for time to draw up a play for his team.

Williams addressed the criticism after the game, and gave a somewhat confusing response. He said that he told his players that he "should have" taken timeout before the possession. But he also said that he was taught by former head coach Dean Smith to "attack" before the defense gets set, and that he wouldn't do anything differently tomorrow. 

Williams still has UNC in good standing for a high seed in the NCAA Tournament next month. But after four straight losses to the Blue Devils, the Tar Heels and their fans are getting a bit restless.