The No. 2 seeded Kansas Jayhawks are taking on the No. 1 seed North Carolina Tar Heels in the Midwest Regional final with the winner advancing to the Final Four next week. The key issues in this game is the health of North Carolina guard Kendall Marshall who is a game-time decision after needing surgery on his wrist just last week.
Marshall did practice with the team on Saturday, but he did very little and did not take part in live contact drills with the team. Without Marshall North Carolina struggled against the Ohio Bobcats and needed over time to get the win.
Over at SB Nation's North Carolina blog, Carolina March they interviewed fellow Kansas blog Rock Chalk Talk and the final question was how do you defeat Kansas:
Limit Thomas Robinson, limit Kansas on the inside and force them to shoot jump shots. When that happens the Kansas offense can struggle. UNC has the horses down low to accomplish that so we'll see how the Jayhawks manage that. Offensively I don't expect Carolina to change anything that they've done all year, that's Roy, but Kansas will commit to help defense all over the court so knocking down the outside shot can be a pretty big step in the right direction offensively.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, March 25, 5:05 p.m. ET
Location: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Mo.
Radio: Dial Global Sports
Streaming: NCAA March Madness Live
Line: Kansas (-2)
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