All week, the focus around the final Saturday of the regular season was on Coach K’s legacy ahead of the final home game of his legendary career as he and Duke welcomed the Tar Heels to Durham. As a result, Hubert Davis and the Tar Heels were given no chance in his first trip to Cameron Indoor. However, thanks to what may have been the team’s most complete game of the season, the Tar Heels walked in and pulled one of the most unexpected upsets in college basketball this season, handing Coach K a loss in his final game at home on a night where they honored him afterward.
On Monday, former Tar Heel point guard and ACC Network analyst Joel Berry II joined the Mac Attack to break down how the Hubert and Tar Heels were able to sour the festivities.
“He did a phenomenal job. I think the guys, just the adjustments that they made within the game, that just goes to show the improvement and the maturity of the players. In the first half, Banchero did a great job of just getting in the paint and he really dominated and it got me a little nervous to see how he was just imposing his will. In the second half, the focus was on just trying to keep two guys in front of him.”
-Joel Berry, ACC Network