CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – Pure elation was coursing by way of Tar Heel followers the second the buzzer sounded on the University of North Carolina’s 81-77 victory over the Duke Blue Devils within the Saturday night time Final Four sport that ended Coach Ok’s 42-season profession.
Thousands flooded the streets of Chapel Hill following the March Madness win over the varsity’s rival. Video from about 11:15 p.m. confirmed a hearth burning on Franklin Street. Fans had been additionally noticed climbing phone poles and leaping over fires, and a lady was seen being taken away by officers to get medical assist.
Chapel Hill police estimated 35,000 folks took to the streets.
Officials mentioned 10 folks had been injured within the crowd, and 4 had been taken to hospital.
Police closed streets and rerouted site visitors across the space late Saturday night time and into early Sunday morning.
UNC will face the No. 1-seeded Kansas Monday night time within the championship sport.
Monday will mark the fourth assembly within the season between Kansas and North Carolina, however the first within the nationwide ultimate since 1957, earlier than the event had turn out to be what it’s at this time.
Carolina gained the title sport in triple time beyond regulation over Wilt Chamberlain and the Jayhawks. The Tar Heels gained in 1993 on the best way to the title and Kansas returned the favor in 2008, then additionally went on to take the championship.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.