Historic Finals Duke vs. UNC Four drives NCAA basketball media crazy

North Carolina Tar Heels finished the run of Saint Peter’s Cinderella, and is now set to face rival Duke Blue Devils in the Final Quarterfinals.

North Carolina Tar Heels, the Eastern region’s eighth seed, hasn’t made it to the Quarterfinals since 2017, when they last won the national championship. In Hubert Davis’ first season as head coach Tar Heels, they’ll be heading to New Orleans.

On Sunday, North Carolina beat Saint Peter’s Peacocks No. 15 69-49 to advance to Final Four. Now, Tar Heels will face Duke Blue Devils in a huge rivalry for a spot in the National Finals on the ropes.

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Early in the game, the Tar God is in control, while the Peacock is not. Writing appeared on the wall at the end of the first half, as North Carolina drew 38-19.

Young forward Armando Barcot had an unrealistic performance against Saint Peter’s, as he scored 20 points (8 for 15 from the field) and racked up 22 rebounds. Senior striker Brady Manek scored 19 points for himself, taking 4/6 shots from behind the 3-point line.

This game between Duke and North Carolina has historical significance. Before the season, Mike Krzyzewski announced that he would retire as head coach Duke at the end of the year. North Carolina has the opportunity to be the team that ends the career of Coach K.

Whoever wins between the Tar Heels and the Blue Devils on April 2 will play against the Villanova Wildcats or the Kansas Jayhawks in the National Finals on April 4.

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John Verrall

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