Eddie Lack made 23 stops for the Hurricanes in his first start since being taken to the hospital with a strained neck last week.
For those who made the trip to Phoenix, they say there is a day to relax ahead of the title game.
Just minutes after the win, the intersection at Top of the Hill was filled and a bonfire was lit.
Current UNC players were years away from arriving in Chapel Hill when it began.
Gonzaga and the Heels face off Monday night for the title.
The Bulldogs survived a furious second-half rally by South Carolina.
About 30 of the 250 band members earned the opportunity to travel with the team to the NCAA tournament.
Key to her success was taking South Carolina to beat Duke in the second round.
And among the Tar Heels, Theo Pinson is a leader in staying loose.
Many fans say they came a few days ahead of Saturday’s game in order to take advantage of the warm weather and enjoy all the festivities.