Well, last night's game was fun while it lasted. The Heels came out with superior effort and took the game to the Devils. Unfortunately, they didn't shoot very well from anywhere on the floor (including the free throw line). dook didn't either for awhile, but you aren't going to keep them down for a full 40 minutes. Eventually, they got their legs under them, and the UNC lead wasn't big enough to withstand their eventual run.
This game felt a lot like the 2011 game in Cameron, except the Heels' lead didn't grow quite as big and the officiating was more one-sided. But, both games had the feeling that a young UNC team needed to hang onto a lead to keep the dookies from setting into their groove. Unfortunately, it was the same outcome in both games.
Still, I'm very proud of the guys' effort. If they bring that effort in the rematch - along with some more intelligent play and more timely shooting - then I like our chances in that one.