North Carolina soared above Notre Dame in the Elite Eight. The Tar Heels are the clear favorites heading into the Final Four. (AP/Chris Szagola)

North Carolina soared above Notre Dame in the Elite Eight. The Tar Heels are the clear favorites heading into the Final Four. (AP/Chris Szagola)

PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Roy Williams will take his post-game injuries as long as he and the North Carolina Tar Heels are headed to the Final Four.

The Hall of Fame coach bit his tongue and cut a finger during the net-cutting ceremonies after the Tar Heels beat Notre Dame 88-74 on Sunday night, leaving them as the only No. 1 seed in the Final Four.

“I was screaming. I started to take a step back and I felt like the ladder moved and I grabbed. When I grabbed I grabbed the end of the scissors and it started bleeding,” he said.

That’s OK since his team will head to Houston.

North Carolina (32-6) will face Syracuse, the 10th seed from the Midwest Regional, in another all-Atlantic Coast Conference matchup in the Final Four on Saturday. The Orange beat top-seeded Virginia 68-62.

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