When Was the Last Time North Carolina Made the Final Four?

Mar 27, 2022; Philadelphia, PA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Brady Manek (45) celebrates
Mar 27, 2022; Philadelphia, PA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Brady Manek (45) celebrates / Mitchell Leff-USA TODAY Sports

Despite entering the NCAA Tournament as a No. 8 seed, North Carolina is into the Final Four after winning the East Regional, knocking off the likes of Baylor and UCLA in the process.

Under first year head coach Hubert Davis, North Carolina navigated a difficult region to break into the Final Four, a regularity over the past 20 years When was the last time UNC made the National Semifinals?

When Was North Carolina's Last Final Four?

This is North Carolina's seventh Final Four since 2000, its first since 2017 when the Tar Heels went on to win the National Championship over Gonzaga.

Overall, UNC has been to an NCAA record 21 Final Fours, 3 more than second place UCLA, and are 11-10 in those games. The team has won six titles in their program's history and would love to make it No. 7 at the expense of arch rival Duke in the Final Four.

North Carolina's Odds to Win National Championship

North Carolina has the longest odds of anyone left in the NCAA Tournament field at WynnBET Sportsbook, +500, which makes sense given their path. The Tar Heels are 4.5-point underdogs to Duke in the Final Four and will be underdogs against either Kansas or Villanova in the National Championship game if they were to win.

Of course, UNC and Duke are arch rivals, and the Tar Heels spoiled coach Mike Krzyzewski's final home game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, so there will be a ton of emotion and intrigue around that matchup. We'll see how the betting market matures in the coming week ahead of Saturday night's showdown.

UNC won and covered in two games as an underdog against Baylor and UCLA, so they are familiar with this role in the tourney. Meanwhile, Duke won and covered in all but one game thus far.

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