UW vs. UNC: this won't settle the score 

November, 30, 2011
On paper, tonight's ACC/Big Ten Challenge game between No. 5 UNC and No. 9 Wisconsin is a game that the ACC needs to win in order to exit the challenge with a measure of pride.

However, it's not unreasonable to think coach Roy Williams and coach Bo Ryan had this matchup circled on their calendars a long time ago. In fact the recruiting rivalry between these two coaches dates back to 2002 when Williams, as a coach of Kansas, and Ryan went hard after Wisconsin native and McDonald's All-American Brian Butch, who ultimately ended up at Wisconsin. Since then, Williams and the Tar Heels are determined to dip into Wisconsin whenever possible.

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Greg Bartram/US PresswireBo Ryan has been trying to keep Roy Williams out of his backyard for years.
“It’s become a little rivalry; I think you can say that,” said Ritchie Davis, head coach of the Wisconsin Playground Warriors. “It’s become an interesting thing with North Carolina in our state.”

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