Disappointment in Durham

March 7, 2022 Disappointment in Durham

By: Carlos Alvarez

North Carolina Spoils Coach K’s Duke Sendoff, But What A Sight It Was

The weekend’s top story had a sad ending, but it was a sight to behold Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski made his final appearance at home accompanied by 96 Duke legends that he coached and mentored in his 42 seasons. The Blue Devils paid tribute to the winningest coach in Division I history, and Coach K’s heartfelt moment was full of tears, but the game was a different story. North Carolina solidified their NCAA Tournament dreams with an upset over the No. 4 team in the nation. The Tar Heels put up 55 in the second-half to spoil Coach K’s farewell. But what a ride it’s been. There’s still plenty of March left for K’s Duke team to give him a proper sendoff.

 

Watch: UNC def. #4 Duke (94-81)

 

NCAA Men’s Basketball Highlights

#2 Arizona def. California (89-61)

#3 Baylor def. Iowa State (75-68)

#5 Auburn def. South Carolina (82-71)

#6 Kansas def. #21 Texas (70-63, OT)

#7 Kentucky def. Florida (71-63)

#8 Purdue def. Indiana (69-67)

Nebraska def. Wisconsin (74-73)

 

Schedule (Conference Tournaments)

Tonight: West Coast Conference Tournament Begins

Tuesday: ACC Tournament Begins

Wednesday: SEC, Big East, Pac-12, Big Ten & Big 12

 

Additional Storylines

Yahoo! Sports: UNC Spoils Mike Krzyzewski’s Cameron Indoor Farewell

CBS Sports: Bracketology Bubble Watch: North Carolina Moves Into Field After Upset

 

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