North Carolina suffered a heartbreaking loss to Kansas in the national title game on Monday night.

But the Tar Heels fought hard — most their rotation in this game battled some sort of ailment, be it an ankle injury, an elbow to the face or, in Puff Johnson’s case, vomiting.

UNC had a chance to the tie the game on the final possession, but Caleb Love’s 3-pointer was off the mark. Still, this UNC team accomplished a lot over the last few weeks — and it certainly made its head coach proud.

“I should feel disappointed, but I just feel pride,” coach Hubert Davis said in a postgame interview. “I’m so proud of these guys.

“I can’t ask for them to do any more than they’ve done. I’m extremely proud of each one of them.”

By all accounts this was a great run for Davis and the Tar Heels. Davis became the first head coach to reach the Final Four in his first season since UNC’s Bill Guthridge.

North Carolina simply ran out of gas in the second half. Armando Bacot re-injured his ankle and Caleb Love turned his on a non-contact play. Brady Manek took multiple shots to the face. Johnson, who was played significant minutes due to foul trouble, took a shot to the gut and ended up throwing up on the court.

All of this comes less than 48 hours since North Carolina beat its arch rival in Duke and ended Mike Krzyzewski’s career. Tar Heel fans also took to Twitter to show their appreciation for the team’s effort and determination this postseason.

North Carolina finishes the season with a 29-10 record.