UNC lost Hansbrough, Lawson, Ellington, Green, & Frasor. That's the top 4 players on the team, including an all-time great. The '10 Heels were terrible, there's no denying that, but it wasn't the same team. Not even close. That's like saying the '99 Bulls failed because they didn't 4-peat after Jordan retired.
Duke returned it's top 2 players, SR All-American Singler & SR All-American Smith, & added a FR PG who will be the #1 pick in the NBA Draft this summer. They also added Curry, a better perimeter player than the '10 Duke team had.
So in summary:
UNC: Lost 4 starters & the 6th man. Struggled in '10 with an extremely young & inexperienced squad.
Duke: Returned 2 SR All-American's, added a FR PG who will be #1 in this years NBA Draft, & Curry-one of the best perimeter players in the conference.
Beat up on cupcakes in November, then a weak ACC field before losing to UNC in the season finale, for the ACC Championship. Coach K gets a moral victory by defeating UNC in the ACCT title game. Duke pummels a 16 seed in Rd 1, gets lucky & holds on to beat MU in Rd 2, & then get destroyed by a #5 seed in the Sweet 16.
Looks to me like the choke artists are the fools in Durrr-um.
Stop with the excuse loser!!!! You are UNC a "BLUE BLOOD" you don't rebuild or missed the NCAA tourney.
Their was no crying or NIT when you lost FELTON, MAY, Williams, MCCANTS, and Another Williams. You made the tourney that year.
You didn't bring in Jack in the Box all Americans did you??? You also had Thompson and Ginyard on that team who were player on the Championship team.
So please stop with your loser Mentality. WE lost Zona they beat us (not you) no excuse. I will take a rubbing from Zona fans they deserve it they kick our ass.
But you Tarhole's who team is 2,000 miles away in New Jersey can go too hell. You had nothing too do with this game how you can gloat about us losing too another team that had nothing too do with you is Crazy.