Justin Jackson never lost confidence, even if he maybe started pressing a bit, when his shot suddenly stopped falling late in North Carolina's season.
Trust the work you put in, he told himself.
Friday offered a reminder of why, and maybe a bit of reassurance, too.
The Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year broke out of a shooting slump with 21 points to help the top-seeded Tar Heels roll past Texas Southern 103-64 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament's South Region.
"It was a good feeling," Jackson said. "I haven't shot the ball the way I've wanted to the past four games, so I got back in the gym as much as I possibly could, trying to...