Williams, now the coach at North Carolina, built a 94-18 record as KU's coach from 1988-2003 and reached the Sweet 16 nine times and the Elite Eight five times.
This year, Williams' UNC team has a chance to meet up with Kansas in the second round. Kansas would have to beat Western Kentucky and UNC would need to defeat Villanova to make it happen.
Self was asked if the possibility of playing KU's former coach will be a distraction.
“It is a potential distraction, but we won't allow it to be,” Self said. “None of them were around 10 years ago. Some of them were just in fourth or fifth grade. That doesn't mean anything to the guys. It will not even be brought up.
“It will not be a distraction for me or my preparation. If we're fortunate enough to advance and they're fortunate to advance, we're going to have two good teams with unbelievable history and tradition going against each other. That will be the focus instead of the ex-coach at KU. I don't see that being a factor.”
Texas coach Rick Barnes on if sophomore guard Myck Kabongo, who served a 23-game suspension this season for accepting impermissible benefits but added a boost to his team in his return, will leave for the NBA: “I have no idea what Myck wants to do or anything. I'll say what I always say, 'Every kid has to do what's best for him.'”