Krzyzewski K-O’d: North Carolina Takes Down Duke 81-77
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s remarkable career came to a thrilling and sudden end Saturday night after Caleb Love made a key 3-pointer and three late free throws to lift archrival North Carolina to a thrill-a-minute 81-77 victory over the Blue Devils.
THE NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS ARE GOING TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/ti9bpdDRI0
— UNC Tar Heels (@GoHeels) April 3, 2022
This was the 258th, most consequential and maybe, just maybe, the very best meeting between these teams, whose arenas are separated by a scant 11 miles down in Tobacco Road.
The Tar Heels (29-9), of all teams, pinned the 368th and final loss on the 75-year-old Coach K, exactly four weeks after they ruined the going-away party in his final home game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
North Carolina will play Kansas for the title Monday.