No. 1-seeded North Carolina pranks helpless freshmen before tourney practice

Published Mar. 16, 2016 5:29 p.m. ET

Oh, the humiliation!

Before a practice at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Wednesday, the East region's top seed North Carolina pulled the old let-'em-run-out-alone gag on unsuspecting freshmen Kenny Williams and Luke Maye (video above). At least Williams ran out stylishly, pumping high knees.  

On Thursday at 7:20 p.m. ET, Carolina will face the 2013 tournament's Cinderella, Florida Gulf Coast University, which lost to Florida in the Sweet Sixeeen round that year.