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Izzo, Williams sense magnitude of moment

Updated: April 6, 2009, 8:39 PM ET
By Andy Katz

DETROIT -- North Carolina was projected to be here, to win a national title.

It seems the Tar Heels face that pressure to perform at the highest level every season.

Roy Williams has dealt with that weight since he began coaching. Kansas and North Carolina are two of the top five programs in the country. The only other active coach who has coached at two programs with similar pedigree and comparable demands is Rick Pitino, who had a stint at Kentucky and now Louisville.

"It's ...

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