North Carolina outlasted Duke 81-77 in Saturday night’s Final Four

after shooting 50% and making 7 of 13 3-pointers

 after halftime in an iron-willed performance

It not only sent UNC on to Monday night’s title game to face Kansas

but it also ended the Hall of Fame career of retiring Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Consider it another validation of first-year coach Hubert Davis’ belief in his players all season

The thing that I love about our shooters, not only can they shoot, they shoot good shots.”

“Just one game away from a national championship,” Love said,

This Duke-Carolina game was never played before in the NCAA Tournament.

This is the biggest game in college basketball history right now,

said Cameron Johnson, who played for North Carolina from 2017-2019

"To be able to witness it, watch it … nothing like it."

Game No. 258 in the rivalry now belongs to the ages