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Eric Olson | Associated Press | March 27, 2017

Laettner congratulates UNC's Maye on game-winning shot vs. UK

Social Moments of the Day: Sunday's Elite Eight

It just doesn't seem right, kind of like proverbial cats and dogs. A former Duke player congratulated a current North Carolina player for making a winning shot.

It happened, and it makes perfect sense in this case.

Twenty-five years after Duke's Christian Laettner broke Kentucky's heart with that iconic turnaround shot in overtime, North Carolina's Luke Maye did the same to the Wildcats on Sunday with his jump shot just ahead of the buzzer. The jersey number for both, 32, brings kinship.

Laettner on Monday morning tweeted, "Luke my son...May the force of the #32 be with you. #uncdownsthecats #theshotlives"

Maye's shot:

Laettner's shot:

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