Byline: Ron Green Jr.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. _ Midnight came early to the Smith Center on Friday.
Ninety minutes before college basketball practice could officially begin, new North Carolina coach Roy Williams _ wearing a dark suit, a light blue sweater and the weight of great expectations _ walked into the arena and the embrace of more than 20,000 fans who were stuffed into the Smith Center to celebrate his return.
With ESPN announcer and North Carolina graduate Stuart Scott intoning, "Somebody's come home" over the public address system, Williams appeared almost embarrassed as he acknowledged the thunderous standing ovation.
Even after …