Tar Heels coach rags ticket sellers


North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams lectured the school's fans a second day in a row for selling the tickets behind the Tar Heels bench to UNLV fans.

Apparently still miffed that No. 1-ranked North Carolina got schooled, 90-80, by unranked UNLV, Williams brought up the tickets issue on his Monday radio show and had harsh words again on Tuesday.

It was "disappointing," he told reporters, that UNC fans sold tickets they received from the school's booster club.

"Do you think ESPN likes Fox to be successful? You think Nike likes Under Armour to be successful?

"I mean, I'm competing out there. I don't like our fans to help the other team by either giving or selling their tickets. That's disappointing. And to do it right beside our families, you know, that's the biggest thing.

"And then to have somebody that's just negative, negative, negative right in 5 feet of an assistant coach's wife for two nights.

"You know you get tired of that. But it's something that's always bothered me. It will always bother me."

During his radio show, he got riled up because UNLV boosters were "sitting right behind our families, I don't like that. And if the shoe fits, wear it. I don't care who it is, I'll tell the sucker face-to-face, I do not like that, will not like that and don't ever forget it."

STAR TREATMENT

Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito couldn't have been more accommodating during their 8 a.m. breakfast Tuesday at the Hash House A Go Go restaurant in the Plaza hotel-casino.

They got comped, naturally, after graciously signing breakfast menus, posing for photos and chatting up the staff.

The signed menus were in the process of being delivered to Gold and Silver Pawn, home of the "Pawn Stars," to have Rick Harrison authenticate the signatures.

About that time, a photo of the famous duo ended up on Facebook, and it was apparent someone didn't know Jack.

Or Danny.

They were look-alikes.

No problem, Hash House owner Jim Rees said. He said he would "always rather have my team comp a look-alike than risk offending the real thing being too cautious."

He added that he is hoping the real Danny and Jack show up too for some of their super-sized platters.

THE SCENE AND HEARD

UFC fighter Chael Sonnen and Versus' Molly Qerim are co-hosts of the "Fighters Only" World Mixed Martial Arts Awards tonight at the Palms' Pearl concert venue. The red carpet begins about 4:30 p.m., with the Versus broadcast starting at 7:30 p.m.

SIGHTINGS

Actor Donald Sutherland, shopping at Shoooz inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace on Tuesday. He has been shooting a French film titled "Jappeloup" after the long-shot show jumping horse that won a gold medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. ... Las Vegas Locomotives coach and president Jim Fassel, ordering a Wellness Shake and Bison Cheese Steak at Greens and Proteins health food restaurant Tuesday at 215 and Eastern. ... Shawn Davis, general manager of the National Finals Rodeo since 1986, presented with the Legend of Pro Rodeo Award on Tuesday by Sammi Snow, director of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, on Monday during the Gold Buckle Gala at the South Point. Davis, a former bronc riding champ, was influential in moving the NFR from Oklahoma City to Las Vegas. ... Eva Longoria, having a hot chocolate with friends at Max Brenner sweet shop (Forum Shops at Caesars) during a Black Friday shopping outing.

THE PUNCH LINE

" I just heard about a woman in Germany who just gave birth to a baby boy named 'Jihad.' Or as the TSA put it, 'Hope you like Amtrak!' " -- Jimmy Fallon

Norm Clarke can be reached at 702-383-0244 or norm@reviewjournal.com. Find additional sightings and more online at www.normclarke.com. Follow Norm on Twitter @Norm_Clarke.

 

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