Roy Williams reflects on his past career at Kansas as his No. 1-seed UNC Tar Heels prepare to face off with the No. 2-seed Kansas Jayhawks for a shot at the Final Four, and Jayhawks' coach Bill Self discusses the Heels.
ST. LOUIS — Bill Self has won an average of 29 games a year in eight seasons at Kansas with the 2008 national title and five Big 12 titles to his credit. Still, N.C. State assistant coach Bobby Lutz, who spent last season in the Big 12, considers this season to be Self's best work.
"When you consider what they lost and how they've progressed, I think it's his best coaching job ever," Lutz said.
The Jayhawks (29-6) had to replace three NBA draft picks from last season's team, which won 35 games before bowing out to Virginia Commonwealth in the Final Eight.