Chapel Hill, N.C.--North Carolina reversed course from its early struggles only after coach Roy Williams made a midseason strategic shift.
Whether the Hall of Fame coach stays with it will depend largely on who returns for the Tar Heels next season.
North Carolina (25-11) closed Williams' 10th season at his alma mater with Sunday's loss to Kansas in the third round of the NCAA tournament.
The Tar Heels only made it that far after Williams switched from his post-centric offense to a four-guard lineup that spread the floor and shot lots of 3-pointers.
The Tar Heels must wait to find out whether sophomore forward James Michael McAdoo or any other players plan to enter the NBA draft.
If that doesn't happen, UNC could return four starters led by top scorer P.J. Hairston.