North Carolina Wins the Battle of Tobacco Road, Retiring Krzyzewski

Written by sidhanta

Written by sidhanta

Saturday night's Final Four contest between Duke and North Carolina didn't just live up to the hype — it exceeded it.

The Tar Heels emerged victorious in an exciting battle that featured 18 lead changes, capturing an 81-77 win to advance to the national championship game. 

Caleb Love led the way for UNC, scoring 28 points on 11-of-20 shooting, including multiple clutch buckets down the stretch.

The Blue Devils' loss brought an end to coach Mike Krzyzewski's illustrious career. In the Coach K era, Duke compiled a 50-50 overall record against North Carolina.

"They played an outstanding game. I thought both teams played their hearts out," Krzyzewski told TBS Sports' Tracy Wolfson.

"It's an emotional win, and it's an emotional loss. And that's the way a game like this should be."

The Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Duke vs. North Carolina on Saturday. Check out the complete results from the Final Four game right here.

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