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Excerpt from TOBACCO ROAD: DUKE, CAROLINA, N.C. STATE, WAKE FOREST, AND THE HISTORY OF THE MOST INTE


North Carolina was not about to take Duke's emergence lightly. Dean Smith had fought off similar challenges in the past, overcoming Frank Mc-Guire's great Roche-Riker teams (at South Carolina), surviving Norm Sloan's David Thompson-Tommy Burleson juggernaut (at N.C. State), outlasting Bill Foster's Banks-Gminski-Spanarkel challenge (at Duke), even triumphing over Ralph Sampson's threat at Virginia. The Tar Heel coach added the weapon he thought he needed to quash the Krzyzewski challenge in the spring of 1986. (ACC Sports Journal)


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