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.
Updated 11:20 p.m.
ST. LOUIS — From his seat on the North Carolina bench, Kendall Marshall watched the Tar Heels struggle without him during their 73-65 victory overtime victory against Ohio on Friday night, and he watched UNC’s offense falter against the Bobcats’ difficult, intrusive defense.
UNC coach Roy Williams didn’t think it’d be easy without Marshall, who six days ago suffered a broken bone in his right wrist. And it wasn’t easy for the top-seeded Heels, who with the victory against No. 13 Ohio advanced to the NCAA tournament Midwest regional finals on Sunday.
Still, after what was perhaps UNC’s most grinding, hard-fought victory of the season, Marshall wore a wide smile along with a crisp suit in his team’s locker room in the bowels of the Edward Jones Dome.