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A year ago, North Carolina blew a double- figure lead in the NCAA regional final. Saturday, it couldn't overcome a double-figure deficit in the national semifinals. Now, the Tar Heels are hoping the two games will have something more in common than tears, embarrassment, shock and disappointment. Like last year's meltdown against Georgetown, they hope this year's 84-66 domination by Kansas will serve as a catalyst.
UNC can learn from KU loss
The News and Observer

Marcus Ginyard could tell almost immediately Saturday night that something was wrong with North Carolina. Something was so wrong that it ended UNC's season in the NCAA Final Four semifinals in a stunning 84-66 loss to Kansas.
Dazed and Confused: Heels say their minds weren't right against torrid Jayhawks
The Winston-Salem Journal

The end came in the form of an 84-66 blowout loss to Kansas at the Final Four after a lackluster effort that Tar Heels players referred to as "embarrassing" and "frustrating" and "extremely surprising." Those 36 wins, a school record, meant little to Hansbrough and his teammates in their postgame eulogies.
UNC tries to come to grips with loss
The Fayobserver Observer

After Saturday night's 84-66 loss to Kansas, North Carolina has no choice but to look to the future. Here's what you need to know.
What's next for UNC?
The Fayobserver Observer

In the somber North Carolina locker room moments after the Tar Heels' season had ended at the hands of Kansas, the Tar Heels' lone scholarship senior delivered a message to the team.
Tar Heels' season saw plenty of positives
The Greensboro News and Record

As North Carolina tries to recover from one of its most embarrassing Final Four flops ever, many questions swirl around the program.
Final Four flop still stunning to Heels
The Charlotte Observer

"I haven't thought about it at all," Hansbrough, a 6-9 center, said. "Yeah, there is a decision I have but I'll look at it later when I have kind of a more clear head."
Hansbrough says he needs more time to think about his future
The Winston-Salem Journal

There were certain moments in front of the North Carolina bench two nights ago when a hangdog look of bewilderment gripped coach Roy Williams. Arms folded at the Alamodome, withholding early timeouts in his typically conservative fashion, Williams seemed somewhat baffled by Kansas' first-half domination in the national semifinals.
Williams weighs in
The Burlington Times-News

Only a week ago, it felt like North Carolina's season was just beginning. "We felt like we've been trying to get to this point since last year, since we were sitting in the locker room after the Georgetown game," junior forward Marcus Ginyard said before the Tar Heels disposed of Louisville in the East Regional final last Saturday in Charlotte.
Questions abound after UNC loss
The Durham Herald Sun

Roy Williams said his North Carolina basketball team had bigger dreams, but dreams sometime turn to nightmares. Over the last two seasons under Williams, UNC has won 67 games -- but the landscape of major college basketball isn't always measured in total victories.
When one loss outweighs all those wins
The Durham Herald-Sun

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