We've played more games and [have] more experience.
North Carolina (27-6), which has won 15 of its last 17 games, is now ranked No. 7 in the latest NET rankings, which is the primary metric the selection committee will use when seeding teams on Selection Sunday.
The Blue Devils pair their offense with a stout D, one which sits top-10 in the nation in defensive rating and is allowing only 67.7 points a contest.
In the win, Williamson was unstoppable and went a flawless 13-of-13 from the field to tie the ACC record for most makes without a miss.
After finishing his post-game media obligations, Hamilton donned a black FSU cap, headed out of the locker room and made his way onto the arena floor to catch a few minutes of North Carolina-Duke.
Virginia coach Tony Bennett tried to keep that in perspective, saying, "I got to live out my dream of playing in the National Basketball Association (in Charlotte), I met my wife here, and we got to play a good game Thursday - so I think I'm pretty blessed".
Kentucky and Tennessee split their regular-season meetings.
The play came unraveled this time, as No. 3-seed and No. 4-ranked Duke held on for a 74-73 victory to advance to Saturday's championship game against Florida State. The Blue Devils went 3-3 in those six games to put itself in danger of failing below the No. 1 seed line on the NCAA tournament bracket.
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Williamson had broken into a wide grin with about 20 seconds left and Duke merely waiting on the horn to celebrate, then jumped into the air with teammates at the bench.
Duke and Virginia now seem to be a lock for No. 1 seeds. But he was well rested in ACC tournament play, averaging 27 points and 10 rebounds.
Duke will face Florida State in the Finals. For that to be such a close game, it just shows, in my opinion, we're two of the best teams in the country. "Never. Maybe Villanova previous year but they scored inside as well".
Johnson and Williams scored 22 of their combined 32 points before halftime, shooting 7-13 from the field and going six of six from the free throw line.
"We believe we're a good offensive team", coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "They earned their right to be there", said Stanford athletic director Bernard Muir, the chair of the selection committee.
"It was a physical game on the box-outs and we wanted to get on the glass and get the extra possession, but [their] bigs were boxing out really well and that's where we got into foul trouble - trying to box out and we just got a little too physical", Kabengele said.
This is the first time that the Tigers are in the NCAA tournament since 2015.
Big Ten champion Michigan State is the No. 2 seed in the East Region, with LSU seeded No. 3 and Virginia Tech No. 4.
This is a great team that knows how to play together, and even with Zion overshadowing everything else in the ACC Tournament, I still think it was UNC that looked like the best team coming out of the tournament- Especially with how they dispatched our Louisville Cardinals again. "They're very physical team but they figured out defensively what we were doing and they played it well, so props to them", VIrginia center Jay Huff said.