Former UNC basketball players react to Tar Heels win over Duke
Former UNC basketball players react on social media to Tar Heels’ big win over Blue Devils
In what turned out to be one of the biggest upsets in the history of college basketball’s biggest rivalry, the North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium in the final game at home of coach K.
It was an intense atmosphere from the start, with more than 100 former Duke players in the stands to send their beloved coach in the right direction: with a victory over their hated rival.
Only, it did not happen like that, because the Tar Heels had other projects in mind.
And with one of the best halves we’ve seen from a North Carolina team in the last three seasons, the Tar Heels took a two-point second-half deficit and beat the Blue Devils by 15. after the intermission. Once the final buzzer sounded and the score read 94-81, a dejected Duke crowd was as blue as the shirts they were wearing.
North Carolina players, coaches, alumni and fans felt a little differently, however, and their forceful reactions could be seen on the field, in the locker room and especially on social media. From former coaches and players to a future retired Hall of Fame football player and more, we’ve captured a number of those reactions and posted them below for your viewing pleasure. Looked.
2017 National Champion, Justin Jackson
UNC basketball player from 2012 to 2016, Brice Johnson
Proud owner of the greatest shooter in NCAA tournament history, Marcus Paige
Vince Carter, former UNC basketball player and future NBA Hall of Famer
Former North Carolina player and longtime NBA head coach George Karl
2005 National Champion, Jawad Williams
Formerly Dexter Strickland, member of the UNC basketball program from 2009 to 2013
Former North Carolina football and basketball player, Julius Peppers
Former North Carolina player and head coach Matt Doherty