Duke-Carolina, Kansas-Nova Set For Epic Final Four Showdowns

Mar 28, 2022, 2:40 PM
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 05: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils looks on with...
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 05: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils looks on with his wife, Mickie Krzyzewski, after coaching his final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 05, 2022 in Durham, North Carolina. The Duke Blue Devils lost to the North Carolina Tar Heels 94-81.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Duke and North Carolina will meet for the 258th time but first in the NCAA Tournament when they tip off Saturday night in the Final Four in New Orleans.

It will be the final trip to college basketball’s biggest stage for Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski, who is chasing his sixth national championship.

The winner of their showdown at the Superdome will get Kansas or Villanova in the title game.

North Carolina will be making its records 21st appearance in the Final Four, and the four teams headed to the Big Easy combined to make it 61 times with 17 national titles between them.

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