UNC vs. Kansas: Tar Heels' Blueprint to Beat Jayhawks in Round of 32 Battle

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UNC vs. Kansas: Tar Heels' Blueprint to Beat Jayhawks in Round of 32 Battle
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The most highly-touted matchup of the 2013 NCAA tournament is finally set. The North Carolina Tar Heels will square off with the Kansas Jayhawks on Sunday at 5:15 p.m. EST.

What makes this game so intriguing is not just the fact that Roy Williams will be facing his former team, it's also being played in Kansas City, Mo. And Jayhawk Nation is still grumbling about Williams' departure for his alma mater.

There is no doubt these Tar Heels will want to win this one for the coach. But if the way they played last night for Roy's 700th win is any indication, we'll be in for a long 40 minutes.

After going up by 19 with five minutes to play in the first half, the Tar Heels fell back into their worst habits in an epic fashion. That is much of what we will be discussing with these five keys to the game.

After that performance, I really could have made about 20 keys. Or I could have just kept it simple with "don't play like you did on Friday."

But that wouldn't have been much of an article, so we're back to focusing on the five.

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