UNC basketball fans react to playing Duke in Final Four

UNC Tar Heels fans reacted to the team’s advance to Round 4 of the Finals to take on rival Duke Blue Devils in New Orleans.

UNC Tar Heels, in its first season without Roy Williams as head coach, will return to Round 4 of the Finals. After beating No. 9 Marquette, No. 1 Baylor and No. 4 UCLA, Tar Heels had to compete with No. 15 of Saint Peter’s, who had an incredible run all the way to the Elite Eight.

On Sunday, North Carolina beat Saint Peter’s, 69-49, to advance to the Finals for the first time since 2017. While their run in March Madness was impressive, they have a big game. awaits them at the Caesars Superdome, and it’s up against Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke Blue Devils.

Tar Heels fans reacted when they realized their favorite team was going up against hated opponents for the first time in the NCAA Tournament and had a chance to bring Coach K to retirement.

UNC fans react to facing Duke in Final Four

The North Carolina and Duke men’s basketball programs have faced each other a total of 256 times, with Tar Heels equaling a 141-game winning streak against Blue Devil’s 115.

These teams met in what was supposed to be the last game of Coach K’s career near the end of the regular season. They last met on March 5, where Tar Heels beat Krzyzewski’s final home game against North Carolina with a 94-81 victory.

The Blues have been on fire since entering the tournament, as the team’s momentum helped Krzyzewski prepare to retire with his sixth national championship. Given the head-to-head history of the two North Carolina schools, imagine the bragging rights that Tar Heels would be the ones to end the career of Coach K.

That game will be watched on television on Saturday, April 2 at 8:49 p.m. ET. The winner will face off against either the Kansas Jayhawks or the Villanova Wildcats in the National Finals on Monday, April 4.

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John Verrall

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