Carolina-Duke Postgame NotesUNC tied a school-record with two turnovers and allowed only one point off turnovers. UNC and Duke were 1-2 in the nation in rebounds per game. Carolina out-rebounded the Blue Devils, 44-38. Kenny Williams tied his career high with 20 points, tied his career high with six three-pointers and tied the UNC record for 3FGs against Duke (with Hubert Davis in 1992). (GoHeels.com)
Roy Williams, Mike Krzyzewski, UNC Players Postgame QuotesRoy Williams: "We feel great. Winning is a lot more fun than losing. There's no question about that. So many big plays you could talk about, but we had a three-point lead and usually I'm not even watching the clock, but when it gets late in the game I watch the clock and the score, too. We had a three-point lead and we missed about 77 shots in a row it seemed like." (GoHeels.com)
North Carolina storms back in second half to beat Duke: 4 things to knowThe real key to UNC's win was reversing a recent trend of failing to take care of the ball. The Tar Heels' two turnovers against Duke ties the all-time school record for fewest in a game, and limiting easy buckets that come from those errors kept them in a game where they shot just 39 percent from the field. Four things to know about the win and what it means: (CBS Sports)
Video: UNC Players Post-Duke Locker Room InterviewsNeedless to say, UNC's players were excited following their 82-78 victory over Duke on Thursday at the Smith Center. UNC used a 23-4 run that spanned both halves to take control, they won the battle on the backboards 44-38, turned over the ball just 2 times, got six 3-pointers from Kenny Williams and an 18-point, 13-rebound effort from Cam Johnson. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Video: Roy Williams Post-Duke Press ConferenceNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the No. 21 Tar Heels' 82-78 win over No. 9 Duke on Thursday in Chapel Hill.
Tar Heels send Duke to a second-straight lossUNC had the heart, the hustle, and a little history on its side Thursday night in scrapping past the Blue Devils for an 82-78 win that reminded us, yet again, why this is college basketball’s best rivalry. Kenny Williams had a career night with 20 points, including six 3-pointers. Not since Hubert Davis in 1992 had a UNC player made that many 3s against Duke. (ESPN.com)
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. DukeIt's true that Marvin Bagley had a double-double and was generally unstoppable when he got the ball near the rim. But very quietly, Theo Pinson and Garrison Brooks did a solid job of preventing him from getting the ball on multiple occasions. Duke took just two two-point shots over the final 11:30 of the game. That's largely because of the work of the Tar Heels defensively. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Drops Duke, 82-78 - Game HighlightsView complete game highlights of No. 21 North Carolina's 82-78 win over the No. 9 Duke Blue Devils on Thursday night in Chapel Hill.
Video: Theo Pinson Dunk Punctuates UNC's Win vs. DukeUNC forward Theo Pinson put the exclamation point on the Tar Heels' 82-78 win over Duke Thursday. Pinson slammed home a two-handed flush to put Carolina up 7 with under :20 seconds to play and seal a huge win.
Video: Kenny Williams Shoots Lights Out vs. DukeNorth Carolina guard Kenny Williams shot the lights out against Duke Thursday night. Williams scored 20 points, including 6 3-pointers in the No. 21 Tar Heels' 82-78 win over their arch-rivals.
No. 21 North Carolina beats No. 9 Duke 82-78 in rivalry gameJoel Berry II scored 21 points and No. 21 North Carolina rallied from 12 down in the first half to beat No. 9 Duke 82-78 in Thursday's renewal of the fierce rivalry. Kenny Williams made six 3-pointers and matched his career high with 20 points for the Tar Heels (18-7, 7-5 ACC), who roared out of halftime with a 16-2 run that erased what was left of Duke's early lead. (Associated Press)
Box Score: North Carolina 82, Duke 78View the complete box score from North Carolina's 82-78 rivalry win over the Duke Blue Devils on Thursday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)
UNC vs. Duke: Pivotal stats priming you for college basketball's most compelling rivalryOverall in the series, the Tar Heels lead 135-110 while the Blue Devils have won 13 of the past 18. However, going back 41 years, these two teams have played each other 100 times. Incredibly, both teams have won exactly 50 games while Duke has scored 7,767 points to UNC's 7,765. Hard to top that, but here are a few more stats to know for UNC-Duke Part 1. (Sporting News)
Inside The UNC Numbers: Second(ary) to NoneThe secondary break is a staple of Roy Williams' system. Like his mentor, Dean Smith, Williams uses a variety of early-offense sets to create quick scoring opportunities. While the primary break sputtered a bit against Pitt on Saturday, the Tar Heels scored 29 points in 18 secondary-break possessions. Let's break down a few of the different secondary breaks. (Inside Carolina)
Recent losses by Duke, UNC makes game even more important to each teamThe hype is warranted. You have two Hall of Fame coaches who've been there forever. They play at arenas that are only 11 miles apart but are complete opposites -- the Dean Dome being the NBA-style arena while Cameron Indoor Stadium is the quaint little gym. The teams always have the star power. North Carolina-Duke is the best rivalry in college basketball. Period. (CBS Sports)
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