KING, NC -- UNC Champions shirts are flying hot off the presses at NVizion in King, the graphic apparel company that prints thousands of shirts for NC championship games every year.
Operations Manager Mike Steele said his employees were watching and waiting, and with about five seconds left in the game they felt confident to fire up the presses and start stamping championship logos.
NVizion prints shirts for an undisclosed client, who then puts them in big box stores (Walmart, Target, Macy's, Costco, Sears) all across the Triad.
Staff will continue to work through the day to meet the demand of Tarheel fans who want to sport their pride in Carolina blue.
Meanwhile, over at Dick's Sporting Goods, doors opened at 7 Tuesday morning. Fans lined up early, waiting for the shirt truck to arrive.
Shoppers included everyone from young children to even an anesthesiologist, fresh off his shift at Cone Health Women's Hospital.
"I actually had a really great night. I was able to watch almost all of the game," said UNC alumnus Franklin Hatchett, MD.
"I had to quarantine myself because we have to be quiet for the patients. Anytime they called me, I’d say you gotta put on the game before I do what I need to do."