News & Observer
Seven hours before his team's game against Texas on Wednesday night, North Carolina's Harrison Barnes already was at the Smith Center, waiting for the Longhorns shootaround to end. Roy Williams, the Tar Heels coach, had told his players to arrive at 1:45 for a shootaround.
But Barnes was there by noon. Williams recounted the story after North Carolina's 82-63 victory against the Longhorns - after Barnes scored a season-high 26 points and broke out of a slump, by his standards, during which he'd scored just nine points in each of North Carolina's past two games.
"He's going to pay the price and give you the effort," Williams said of Barnes, who also had a season-high 10 rebounds.