The legendary career of Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has come to an end at the hands of bitter rival North Carolina.
The eighth-ranked Tar Heels downed the Blue Devils 81-77 in an epic thriller on Saturday to book a trip to the national title game against Kansas. The back-and-forth affair featured 18 lead changes and 12 ties.
Caleb Love was sensational in the win, dropping a game-high 28 points, while teammate Armando Bacot put up a monster 11-point, 21-rebound double-double.
"I couldn't do it without my guys and my coaches, I give all my credit to them. They put me in position, it was a team effort," Love said in his postgame press conference.
Thanks to Love's shooting and Banchero's rebounding, North Carolina outpaced Duke from deep and on the glass, holding on to win despite being outscored 50-34 from inside the arc.