As the Tar Heels were getting blown out, ESPN decided to cut away from the broadcast early. Want to guess which broadcast was prioritized over the end of the UNC game? You already know it was Duke.
Given the heated rivalry between those teams, that swap didn’t go over too well.
If there was any doubt of @Espn loving Duke more than life itself it was decided today when they switched the UNC vs @LouisvilleMBB to ESPN3 with no announcer feed for the start of the Duke game. Go Blue Devils! #GoCards
— Mike R (@Ksp583) January 12, 2019
UNC getting beat so bad at home that ESPN has decided to cut to the Duke game with 2 minutes to go in Chapel Hill.
What a horrible Saturday.
— UNC Humor (@UNC_Humor) January 12, 2019
Screw you @ESPN. Changing from the UNC game to the Duke game when it wasn’t finished. Everyone is sick and damm tired of you boasting their freshman non-stop.
— Pablo Sanchez (@sexychickenking) January 12, 2019
I’ve no love for UNC, but ESPNs obsession with Duke is out of control. It’s pretty gross honestly.
— adam e. (@am_engelbrecht) January 12, 2019
Me: UNC is getting dominated at home, this can’t get any worse.
ESPN: hold my beer
*cuts the UNC feed and switches to the duke game just to show hype videos*
— Noah Wolfenstein (@NWolfenstein) January 12, 2019
LOL ESPN JUST CUT OFF THE UNC GAME TO GO BROADCAST THE PLAYER INTROS OF DUKE/FSU. they have officially reached an all-time low
— Brandon Lloyd (@blloyd8298) January 12, 2019
Keep in mind, those are some of the clean responses we could find. There are plenty of other tweets out there that are not suitable to post.
For those UNC fans who happened to miss the end of the game, the Tar Heels went on to lose 82-63 to the Louisville Cardinals. After the game, Williams made it clear he wasn’t happy with the way his team played in the loss.
Greg Barnes of @InsideCarolina asked if there was one glaring concern from the loss and Roy’s answer was simply “basketball”.
— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) January 12, 2019
After such a deflating sequence of events, things only got worse for UNC fans. While the Florida State Seminoles gave Duke a tough fight, the Blue Devils pulled out a narrow 80-78 win on a clutch 3-pointer from Cam Reddish with less than a second to go.
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