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“It’s a little bit of a rebuilding thing here, but Mark Turgeon is as competitive as you can possibly be,” Roy Williams said. “People don’t appreciate it around here quite yet, but he’s going to be like Gary. Starting out, people said some things about Gary. But Gary hung around and out-toughed everybody, and that’s what Mark Turgeon is going to do.”

For now, Turgeon’s only concern is this season.

“I wanted to be better (against North Carolina) and we weren’t,” he said. “I have to keep coaching them the best I can.”