Well, they made that much more difficult than it needed to be. A few missed free throws, a few ugly turnovers, and up 7 with a minute left suddenly isn't enough.
That being said JJ Redick is the truth. Earlier this year, he's had a few "cheap" big scoring games, his 40 against Virginia, notably. (Yes it was on 13 shots, but they won by a gazillion...) This was not a cheap 35. 22 in the second half, on the road, in a hostile environment, with nobody else really stepping up. As Bill Raferty would say: "Onions!.
I worry about my Devils. Paulus is regressing. Melchionni is AWOL, and Landlord has shown a worrying habit of getting bullied out of games (though he had one huge block on D.) McRoberts might be a player next year when he can actually touch the ball with regularity.
As for Carolina, they are going to be good next year. Hansbrough is already a beast. They have the potential to be exceptional defensively (when they made their runs today, they were absolutely smothering. It seemed like they were knocking the ball out of bounds 3 times per possession.) Danny Green will be a player.
But that's next year.