When Indiana and North Carolina play a basketball game, as they will tonight, you can be sure their 1984 NCAA tournament game will be brought up. If you weren’t around for it, you’ve probably heard about it. It’s the game where Dan Dakich, as the legend goes, shut down Michael Jordan in Jordan’s final collegiate game.
Dakich has become known for a lot of things. He’s a college basketball analyst for ESPN, he hosts a radio show in Indianapolis, he coached at both Bowling Green and Indiana. Still, nearly 30 years later, Dakich is perhaps best known as the guy who defended Jordan during Indiana’s 72-68 victory against the top-ranked Tar Heels in the East regional semifinals of the 1984 NCAA tournament.