Much of the talk heading into North Carolina's Elite Eight showdown with fellow basketball blue-blood Kansas was about whether the Tar Heels would miss injured point guard Kendall Marshall. So far, James Michael McAdoo has made up for that injury and another one, and kept North Carolina tied with Kansas, 31-31, in a fast-paced game.
McAdoo has come off the bench to score 10 points and record two steals, leading North Carolina in both categories. That's made up for the absence of John Henson, who has been on the bench and having his ankle looked at for much of the first half.
Similarly, Thomas Robinson's carrying the Jayhawks: he's got 11 points and four rebounds, and just stepped into a rare three. Jeff Withey's contributed seven points for Kansas, but Robinson's eight shots are as many as Kansas's next three most-used shooters combined.
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