Ever since I became a sports fan I have detested North Carolina basketball. There was a time (before moving to Maryland) when I was actually a Duke fan because of that rivalry. Since the phrase came into use from the movies I have always called them the evil empire. And their recent long-time history of academic cheating certainly has not improved my opinion of them.
This is I think the first NCAA final since the Terps won it that I felt like I had a serious rooting interest. I hope 'Nova runs away with this one.