Texas coach Rick Barnes says his team will be well suited to face Kentucky's length because the Longhorns have practiced against themselves. The 17th-year coach also discusses how his team changes without guard Isaiah Taylor.
Marcus Paige scored 21 points and handed out five assists, Justin Jackson scored 12 points and No. 5 North Carolina had little trouble on the way to beating No. 22 UCLA 78-56 on Thursday night in the consolation round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Allisha Gray scored 19 points to help No. 13 North Carolina beat Howard 83-49 on Friday afternoon, giving Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell a successful return to the bench after missing last year while battling leukemia.