Williams said afterward that he also wished Henson had not dunked. "It's not a big deal - they're kids. I probably would have liked it better if John hadn't gone in and dunked it. The guy was trying to block his shot. If they were standing out at the center line I would have really been disappointed at John. That's because of my feelings for Turge that I didn't want it to end like that."
Another awkward moment: A fan yelled an expletive at the Tar Heels during the National Anthem. Many Maryland fans booed the guy who had yelled. Roy Williams said he learned later that the offending fan had been escorted from the building.
Turgeon devoted much of his postgame media availability to talking about rebounding. The Tar Heels had 19 offensive rebounds and 18 second-chance points compared to Maryland's 13 and 12.
Part of Maryland's problem was simply the size of Tyler Zeller and John Henson, who are big and athletic enough to leap over smaller defenders even when not perfectly positioned.
But Turgeon said the Terps didn't do enough to minimize Carolina's rebounding advantage by boxing out effectively.
"It's really simple. I've never had more trouble getting a team to be more physical on box-outs. Some of it is going to be their length, but a lot of it is going to be us not competing on the glass when we needed to compete.," Turgeon said.