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Jayhawk report (March 24)

  • Published Sunday, March 24, 2013, at 11:22 p.m.

Sunday’s box score

Kansas 70,

North Carolina 58

N. CAROLINAMinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
McAdoo325-191-24-60311
Strickland333-93-32-3429
Paige353-101-20-1329
Hairston326-170-04-91215
Bullock321-72-21-6145
James10-00-00-0000
McDonald171-31-10-2113
Davis10-00-00-0000
Johnson61-30-00-1022
Hubert20-00-00-0010
Simmons41-10-01-1012
Tokoto51-40-01-1012
Totals20022-738-1016-36101958

Percentages: FG .301, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 6-21, .286 (Hairston 3-9, Paige 2-6, Bullock 1-4, McDonald 0-1, Strickland 0-1). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots: 1 (McAdoo). Turnovers: 11 (Paige 4, Bullock 3, McAdoo 2, Strickland, Tokoto). Steals: 15 (Paige 5, McAdoo 4, Hairston 2, Tokoto, Strickland, McDonald, Bullock). Technical Fouls: None.

KANSASMinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Young344-72-34-91110
Withey366-114-44-162216
Johnson281-62-20-4425
McLemore240-92-21-5212
Releford389-133-53-80222
Tharpe273-63-40-32212
Adams10-00-00-0020
White III10-00-00-0000
Manning10-00-00-0000
Self00-00-00-0000
Roberts10-00-00-0000
Garrett00-00-00-0000
Traylor10-00-00-0000
Ellis81-31-12-2003
Totals20024-5517-2115-50111270

Percentages: FG .436, FT .810. 3-Point Goals: 5-14, .357 (Tharpe 3-4, Releford 1-1, Johnson 1-3, McLemore 0-6). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 5 (Withey 5). Turnovers: 22 (Withey 6, Young 5, Tharpe 3, Releford 2, Johnson 2, McLemore 2, Adams, Manning). Steals: 7 (Releford 3, Tharpe, Roberts, Withey, Johnson). Technical Fouls: None.

North Carolina

302858
Kansas214970

Att.–NA. Officials–Pat Adams, Mike Kitts, Michael Greenstein.

Self 3, Williams 0

Kansas coach Bill Self picked up his 300th victory at Kansas while continuing his personal dominance over North Carolina coach Roy Williams. He improved to 4-1 against Williams, with the only loss coming during the 2002 NCAA Tournament while Self was at Illinois and Williams was at KU.

“I don’t think it has anything to do with Coach Williams or me,” Self said. “I think it has something to do with on the three nights that we played, our team played well.”

Carolina’s 70-58 loss to KU Sunday was the third in three meetings against Kansas for Williams, the Jayhawks’ coach from 1989-2003 before moving to Chapel Hill, where he has won two national championships. Self’s Kansas teams beat the Tar Heels 84-66 in the 2008 Final Four en route to the national title and 80-67 in last year’s Elite Eight.

“It is not any more painful,” Williams said of losing to Kansas. “We lost to another basketball team. The fact I coached there 15 years is extremely important to me, but it doesn’t add anything.

“I hurt for myself. I hurt for the kids in the locker room. NCAA Tournament, the suddenness, the swiftness with which your season is over with is dramatic. It hurts everywhere.”

Williams said he still lives with every loss, including those when he was at Kansas, a school he took to four Final Fours without winning a title.

“In 1990, we lost to UCLA in the second round … I’m still (ticked) off about that because we were pretty doggone good. I thought we were good enough to perhaps sneak in and win the whole blessed thing.

“I remember UTEP in ’92 … Virginia in ’96. I can name every one of them, losing in the NCAA Tournament … Syracuse in the (2003) national championship game, my last as a coach at Kansas.

“Every one of them hurt.”

Worth noting

•  Kansas junior Justin Wesley suffered a sprained ankle at practice leading up to the North Carolina game and didn’t play Sunday. Self said he could be questionable for this week’s practices.

•  KU senior Jeff Withey moved into second place on the NCAA Tournament’s career blocked shots list with 43 in 11 games. He passed Joakim Noah (41) and Shane Battier (42) and trails Tim Duncan, who had 50 in 11 games.

— Rustin Dodd

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