North Carolina's path to another Final Four runs right through Roy Williams' old neighborhood.
Williams and his current team, the top-seeded Tar Heels, will face his old team Kansas in the Midwest Regional finals Sunday. It's been almost nine years since Williams left the Jayhawks to return ''home,'' and whatever bad feelings there might have been about his departure have long since subsided.
But it sure does make for another juicy storyline in a tournament that seems to be filled with them.
''The programs are certainly tied together for a lot of different reasons,'' Kansas coach Bill Self said. ''It will be two really good teams hooking up.''
On paper, that is. On Friday, both Kansas and North Carolina showed plenty of flaws.
North Carolina (32-5) needed overtime to escape with a 73-65 victory over 13th-seeded Ohio to advance to its 25th regional final, and sixth under Williams. If Walter Offutt had made the go-ahead ...