April 3, 2022
North Carolina assistant coach Brad Frederick, left, talks with a reporter outside of the UNC locker room after the Tar Heels' 81-77 win over Duke in the national semifinals on Saturday, April 2, 2022 in New Orleans. The win pits Frederick, a 1995 Lawrence High graduate, against the team he grew up loving, in Kansas, on Monday night for the national title.
New Orleans — The first text North Carolina assistant coach Brad Frederick got from the crew he went to Lawrence High with in the 1990s after advancing to Monday’s title game with a Saturday win over Duke posed a simple question. “Congrats,” it began. “But are you going to root for KU on Monday?” By Matt Tait