The Tar Heels staged a rally in the final minutes and held off Kentucky.
But Saturday the guys on the team gave some insight into how their relationship off the court.
A star player said the Tar Heels must “be ready to play the perfect game on Sunday.”
One of the team’s best players — junior point-guard Joel Berry — went down with an ankle injury in Carolina’s first game of the NCAA Tournam…
The second-seeded Blue Devils (28-6) have been upset at home in the tournament’s second round twice since 2014.
The No. 2 seed Blue Devils had averaged 11 turnovers a game this year, but committed 13 in the opening half.
The Tar Heels now advance to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament.
Many Duke fans they’re used to going into environments where they’re booed and they expect the team to use hate as motivation.
Keatts comes to Raleigh after three successful years at the helm in Wilmington.
“It was a good start to the tournament, and (I’m) excited to get back here on Sunday,” said Brent Coiner, a Duke fan.