CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) -- These are hard times for North Carolina basketball.
Sunday was supposed to be a celebration of the heritage of Tar Heel basketball, instead was just the latest humbling for a team that currently looks lost at sea.
Falling 68-64 to Wofford, their second home defeat to the Terriers in 3 years, dropped UNC out of the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since February of 2014. It ended a streak of 106 straight weeks in the poll.
That of course is the least of Roy Williams' concerns. He's got a team that is not only hobbled by injury, but hampered by an acute inability to score.
Since coming back to Carolina, Roy's team's have averaged 80+ points per game in 11 out of 16 seasons, with a high of 90 ppg during the 2008-09 championship season and a low of 75 ppg for the 2009-10 NIT season.
This year's group has yet to score 80 in a single game and is averaging 68. As a team, they shoot under 40 percent from the field (29 percent from 3 and 63 percent from the line). It's unfathomable.
With Cole Anthony now shelved with a mystery knee condition and next best PG Leaky Black game to game with a sore ankle, it's hard to see things improving any time soon.
Especially with Gonzaga looming Wednesday in Spokane. The Zags are up to #2 in the latest poll. The schedule has been unforgiving, but this roster has also been under-performing.
Roy Williams is going to need some serious therapy sessions at the craps table these next few days when UNC plays UCLA in Vegas.
UNC falls out of Top 25 for first time since 2014