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Sooner men pay price for sorry shooting

By John Rohde Modified: March 30, 2009 at 12:10 am •  Published: March 30, 2009

/> "He’s got to get extra attention,” Williams said of Griffin. "So that’s what we tried to do is give him extra attention.”

Griffin was the focus of the UNC’s man-to-man pressure.

"We basically decided we were going to double-team him on the first pass, once he (Griffin) gets the ball,” Tar Heels point guard Ty Lawson said. "Every time they passed it to him, I just went down and doubled and tried to get the ball out of his hands and make another one of his teammates create something or score.

"When we watched tape, normally they don’t really have a lot of players on that team who create or anything like that. So we got it out of his hands, and once we did that, I looked to see who was the open person, because we worked on rotating.”

Earlier this year, Williams literally cursed his team’s defense. Not so on Sunday against OU.

"First half, I thought we were good defensively,” Williams said of limiting the Sooners to a season-low 23 points in a half. "For us, in the second half, let’s be honest. They missed some open shots.”