North Carolina releases incredible hype video before Final Four matchup vs. Duke
North Carolina dropped an inspiring hype video to get fans ready for its Final Four matchup vs. Duke on Saturday night.
The video is narrated by “the Iron Five” — a nickname given to North Carolina’s starting unit of RJ Davis, Caleb Love, Leaky Black, Brady Manek and Armando Bacot.
“New Orleans. We’re back. We’ve been here before,” Bacot says in the opening moments. “You know all the stories. From Mike becoming Michael to beating the Fab Five.”
Of course, that’s referencing North Carolina’s National Championship wins in the Superdome back in 1982 (Michael Jordan hit the game-winner) and 1993 (UNC’s win after Chris Webber’s infamous timeout turned into a technical foul).
“This is a new team. New faces,” Manek added. “But this is still North Carolina basketball.”
Here’s the video:
— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) April 2, 2022
North Carolina and Duke have never met in the NCAA Tournament prior to Saturday night’s matchup in the Final Four. This will be the 258th meeting in the history of this rivalry.
UNC is on a one-game winning streak over the Blue Devils after spoiling Mike Krzyzewski’s final home game back on March 5. Duke defeated North Carolina on Feb. 5 in Chapel Hill.
Tipoff on Saturday night will be shortly after the conclusion of Villanova-Kansas.