Of course, the game of the year had to end with a bit of controversy.
On the final shot of the game, after Nate Britt intentionally missed a free throw, Marcus Paige looks like he has a beat on the rebound with a chance to tie the game. But there’s contact, Paige goes flying and Duke comes up with the loose ball.
You make the call here. Was this a foul on Justise Winslow?:
What do you think?
Did Paige get hit?
Here’s another angle:
This wasn’t the only call that went against North Carolina down the stretch, either. On the layup that tied the game from Tyus Jones, Justise Winslow quite blatantly held J.P. Tokoto:
But in reality, none of this really matters.
Because if UNC didn’t commit unforced turnovers, and if they hit their free throws, and if they had scored on the final possession of regulation, all of this would be a moot point.