This is the last time we’ll see the legendary Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski in the Final Four, as he finishes his 42nd season at Duke, before handing the reigns to associate head coach Jon Scheyer, and his No. 1 ranked Blue Devils would love nothing more than to send him off with his sixth NCAA title. But standing in their way tonight is their most hated rival North Carolina in Coach K’s thirteenth Final Four appearance. In his 42 illustrious years as Duke’s Head Coach for Men’s Basketball, Coach K is 50-47 against North Carolina and his Blue devils will be fighting for their 51st win against the Tar Heels under his tutelage and a chance for a national title.
Duke vs North Carolina Final Four Basketball
Game Matchup: No. 8 UNC (28-9) vs. No. 1 Duke (32-6)
Location: Caesars Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Time: 7:49 PM CT
Live Stream: Gamepass
Look for Championship level play from Duke’s starting line up which has left some scouts wondering if each of the starting 5 will be in the NBA Draft. It’s hard to imagine AJ Griffin and Paolo Banchero not being top draft picks and they will be looking show NBA scouts they can play well under pressure.
Game preview: Duke vs North Carolina 2022 Final Four
Duke defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 78-69 to bring the Blue Devils back to the Final Four for the first time since 2015. AJ Griffin and Paolo Banchero led Duke in the game with 18 and 16 points respectively, the Blue Devils shot 54.7% and were 88.9% from the free-throw line. When asked about going to the Final Four after scoring 14 points in the Elite Eight Wendell Moore Jr said, “You come to Duke looking to get to moments like this,’’ Griffin had this to say about any doubters “We knew what we were capable of, and we just wanted to show the world,” When asked what getting to the final four means for him Coach Krzyzewski said, “This game gets you to the Promised Land,’’…“Final Fours are big and national championships … that’s what you put banners up for,’’…. “You don’t put a banner up for beating somebody. You put a banner up for beating somebodies.”
North Carolina is also coming off a major Elite Eight victory where they ended 15th seed St Peter’s Peacocks cinderella run with a commanding 69-49 victory earning their trip to the Final Four. This is the Tar Heels’ first Final Four appearance under their new head coach Hubert Davis. Davis played his College Basketball at North Carolina and was a 1st round NBA Draft pick and had an NBA Playoffs run where his New York Knicks eventually lost to The Houston Rockets in 1995. Making it to the Final Four in his first year as head coach cements his place in Tar Heel history, and this year’s team is poised and ready to eliminate their long-time rival Duke in their historic 21’st Final Four appearance.
How to watch Duke vs North Carolina final four 2022?
The Live stream for the 2022 Final four games will be available on TBS. And the alternative way is Gamepass for live stream, viewer’s from anywhere in the world get access the Duke vs North Carolina final four semifinal games by Gamepass online, not only Duke and UNC games, you will able to watch 2022 NCAA Tournament Men’s and Women’s college basketball any match live coverage by paying one time fee only for $9.99.
Armando Bacot and Brady Manek led the Tar Heels in their complete dismantling of St. Peters, with 20 and 19 point performances respectively and head coach Davis will look to them both for leadership on defense to get them into the championship game to be played April 4, at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans.