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COL BKB: Kansas 70, North Carolina 58

March 24, 2013 at 8:09 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 24 (UPI) -- Travis Releford netted 22 points and Jeff Withey added a double-double Sunday, boosting Kansas over North Carolina 70-58 in third-round NCAA Tournament play.

Withey provided 16 points and 16 rebounds for the Jayhawks (31-5), who broke open a close game with a second-half surge and advanced to their third straight Sweet 16 appearance.

Kevin Young helped out with 10 points and nine boards for top-seeded Kansas, which will next face fourth-seeded Michigan Friday in the South Regional semifinals.

The Tar Heels (25-11) got 15 points and nine rebounds from P.J. Hairston, and James Michael McAdoo added 11 points and six rebounds.

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