The first ever Final Four meeting between the Tobacco Road rivals lived up to the hype in UNC coach Hubert Davis’ first Final Four as a coach and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s last.
After scoring just six points in the first half, Caleb Love picked up the pace in the second and led the game in scoring with 28 points. Armando Bacot was also a big contributor for UNC with 21 boards. He became the first player with a 20-rebound game in the Final Four since Kanas’ Nick Collison.
UNC will meet the Kansas Jayhawks for the national championship.
Those on both sides of the Duke-UNC rivalry weighed in on social media after the final buzzer:
Major luv n respect for Coach K. Phenomenal career, truly one of a kind.
— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) April 3, 2022
Mannnnnn stop playing with that perfect shade of BLUE!!!!🐑 pic.twitter.com/mWf8fPqGLB
— Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) April 3, 2022
A basketball legend 🐐
— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) April 3, 2022
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) April 3, 2022
— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) April 3, 2022
— Nike (@Nike) April 3, 2022
What they talking bout @tpinsonn 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥BEST UNIVERSITY IN WORLD
— Reggie Bullock (@ReggieBullock35) April 3, 2022
— Harrison Barnes (@hbarnes) April 3, 2022
Get em outta here!!!!!!
— Danny Green (@DGreen_14) April 3, 2022