Well, it was a frustrating loss for the Heels to Kentucky, a team I hate almost as much as dook, but this season can be considered nothing but a success. Even in yesterday's game, the Heels showed fight until the very end, which is more than I can say for another team from the Triangle that played in the tournament. The simple matter is that Kentucky was hot from the outside all day yesterday, the Heels were cold, and yet they still had a chance to take the lead a couple of times in the final two minutes. There's no shame in that. That's just facing a team that was better that day.
Looking back, what an amazing turnaround for the Heels this year. Making the Elite 8 and being a couple of plays away from the Final Four was beyond all imagination in December and early January. But, this team kept fighting and they made that a reality. I'm so, so proud of this team and their fight.
The future is bright no matter who leaves for the NBA and who returns, but it would be much brighter with everyone returning. It'll be interesting to see what happens.