It was the first NCAA Tournament meeting between long-time

arch rivals Duke and North Carolina and it was a classic.

The No. 8 Tar Heels upset the No. 2 Blue Devils 81-77 at the Superdome in New Orleans

to advance to the NCAA National Championship against Kansas Monday night.

The No. 1 seed Jayhawks beat Villanova in the other semifinal early Saturday.

The No. 1 seed Jayhawks beat Villanova in the other semifinal early Saturday.

The score went back and forth before the Tar Heels held on in the final seconds.

“Talk about building to a dramatic finish in this Goliath matchup,” ESPN’s Dick Vitale posted on social media.

It was the final game of Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s historic and record-breaking career.

He finished with 13 Final Four appearances, five national titles.

Carolina Final Four classic