Writer: Andy Staples
Game: Louisville-North Carolina
Post time: Saturday, 9:48 p.m.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One of the lovelier aspects of a Louisville-North Carolina matchup is the hoops savvy of just about everyone in the building. As someone who has covered the SEC -- where the non-Kentucky fans typically can't come up with anything more creative than "You suck!" -- for the past four years, it's awfully refreshing.
For example, when Louisville guard Terrence Williams tattooed a Wayne Ellington floater with a "Don't bring that weak mess up in here" swat, the North Carolina cheerleader sitting on the far left in the front row on the baseline raised her left index and middle fingers and quickly thrust her hand down. That's right, at Louisville-North Carolina, even the cheerleaders know the sign for goaltending.