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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina Coach Roy Williams went on SiriusXM's College Sports Nation on Wednesday morning, and he was asked about Wallace Loh's recent "death penalty" comment.

Loh is the University of Maryland president who recently said that he "would think" that the NCAA would levy the so-called "death penalty" against UNC.

North Carolina in December received a third notice of allegations from the NCAA in its protracted investigation into widespread academic fraud at the university, centered on problems in the formerly named African and Afro-American Studies department.

Williams did not take kindly to Loh's comments. Here's what he said in response during his appearance on SiriusXM:

"And then we have a president that says we should get the death penalty. A president of another university. I mean to me that's just so silly. A guy told me one time, 'You can get a little knowledge and it turns you into an idiot, but no knowledge, you're a double idiot.'

"And that's about the way I look at that thing."

And so there you have it: a "double idiot" out of Williams. Some of Williams' expressions have long become a part of his Ol' Roy persona: "dadgum" and "blankety-blank" and "tough little nut" and "little rascal" and on and on.

And now "double idiot." A new addition to the lexicon.

Williams went on to say during the interview that UNC's recent national championship victory was "especially satisfying, in a lot of different ways" - one of them being that it came amid the turmoil that has surrounded his program in recent years.

Oregon: Junior forward Dillon Brooks says he is entering the NBA draft.

Brooks announced his decision, which was widely anticipated, in a video posted on

The Pac-12's Player of the Year has hired an agent, which ends his eligibility with the Ducks.

Brooks averaged 16.1 points per game this season for Oregon, which went to the Final Four.

Kansas: Guard Svi Mykhailiuk is entering the NBA draft, but is not hiring an agent and could decide by May 24 to withdraw his name and return for his senior season.

The 6-foot-8 Mykhailiuk started 25 games last season, averaging 9.8 points and shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc.

The native of Ukraine made at least three 3-pointers in 11 games.

WISCONSIN: Jordan Hill is leaving Wisconsin after his junior season and plans to consider his options as a graduate transfer, leaving the team short another experienced player in the backcourt.

Credit: News service report

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