But North Carolina is struggling and perhaps this is Clemson's window.
The Tar Heels have lost two of their last three, including an overtime battle with N. State at home, and only escaped past Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum by three points this time a year ago in overtime.
"(Defense) has been a point of emphasis since the first day of practice, but I have not been doing a very good job getting them to understand it as much," Williams said.
"One of the analytics guys had us like, 12th or 14 in the country in defensive efficiency and we've been sorry.
His 76 NCAA Tournament victories are second-most all-time to Krzyzewski; 11 more than his mentor Dean Smith and 29 more than Wooden.
His sister, LHS and UNC grad Kimberly, owns a dance studio in the same city. The only difference between that one and the rest he’s had is it happened on national TV,” Scott said. It would be great to see Roy Williams win another title.
By beating ’Nova, Roy would join John Wooden (10), Mike Krzyzewski (5), Adolph Rupp (4), Bob Knight (3) and Jim Calhoun (3) as three-time champion mentors. “I want him to coach third base for some school completely off the grid.