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Berry knows team intensity is key

Joel Berry was held scoreless in the first half against Notre Dame only to explode for 12 in the second. A big shot from three sparked Berry's second-half surge. But it was nothing new for Berry, "The opportunity presented itself and I just went and knocked the ball in. I mean that’s what big time players do in big time moments." (Carolina Blue)

Timeline: Reliving the best Duke-UNC games of all time

Leading up to the first Duke-North Carolina game of 2017, The Chronicle has compiled a timeline looking back at some of the teams' most memorable matchups dating back to 1952. (Duke Chronicle)

Video: Greensboro Coliseum Welcomes UNC Basketball

About 22,000 fans traveled to the Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday afternoon for a UNC men's basketball game versus Notre Dame. The game was moved from the Dean Smith Center because of a water crisis in Chapel Hill on Friday and Saturday. The water in Orange County has since been deemed safe. (TWC News)

Theo Pinson’s Impact

As Theo Pinson nears his return to the court, let’s look at four major ways in which his presence has dramatically impacted the Tar Heels. It should be noted that all these numbers are based on Pinson’s tiny 5-game sample of less than 100 minutes this season. There’s not much doubt that Pinson has the best vision and play-making creativity on the team. (The Secondary Break)

Isaiah Hicks: Fouls Down, Production Up

Tar Heel forward Isaiah Hicks, who has fouled out three times this season, is averaging 2.4 fouls over his last nine games and hasn’t fouled out since UNC’s 89-86 overtime win over Clemson on Jan. 3. Hicks’ numbers have gone up during that span: he’s averaging 14.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. The rising production can be attributed to an increase in playing time. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Hold Edge Down Low over Duke

No. 8 North Carolina’s will continue to rely on its post advantage at No. 18 Duke on Thursday, while the Blue Devils will attempt to counter with its perimeter play. It’s a storyline that has stood the test of this rivalry. UNC’s commitment to playing inside-out versus Duke’s preference to stretch the floor to create open looks from deep or lanes to penetrate. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Roy Williams Tuesday Pre-Duke Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media Tuesday prior to the Tar Heels' game against Duke on Thursday in Durham. View Video...

Coach K grants cancer patient’s wish to attend UNC-Duke game

When blue-chip college sports rivals clash, demand for game tickets is high. That’s why most loyal Duke or UNC fans watch their hardwood contests on TV or online. But Melanie Day flew to Durham from Utah with a smile, because there’s a pair of tickets waiting for her at Cameron Indoor Stadium’s will call window — thanks to Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, according to WTVD. (FOX 8 WGHP)

Carolina Insider Podcast: UNC-Duke Memories

Carolina and Duke will meet this week in Durham on Thursday night, and the Carolina Insider podcast will get you ready for the game. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas in partnership with Learfield Sports and DGital Media, a leader in on-demand audio entertainment. (GoHeels.com)

Video: North Carolina vs. Duke - Heartbeat of a Rivalry

North Carolina vs. Duke: The greatest rivalry in college sports, featuring the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke Blue Devils, renews on Thursday, February 9. Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams will face off with their teams ready to go in Cameron Indoor Stadium. View Video...

Four Corners: Duke Week

With the Tar Heels having won nine of their last 10 games, North Carolina enters the heart of the ACC schedule this week when it visits Duke on Thursday night. In the final seven games of the regular season, Carolina will play Duke twice, Virginia twice, Louisville, at Pitt and at North Carolina State. The schedule gauntlet begins on Thursday in Durham. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Water Under The Bridge?

The water crisis in Chapel Hill cost the Tar Heels a day of preparation for Duke, which is hitting its stride with the return of Mike Krzyzewski, but at least the game is on Thursday night to end ESPN’s Rivalry Week. Then they won’t play over the weekend heading into the rematch in Raleigh against a State team they beat by 51 a month ago. (Chapelboro.com)

Balanced scoring makes Tar Heels "really dangerous"

It's not rocket science. Offensive scoring balance is a great thing for a basketball team, especially one entering the toughest stretch of games in college basketball. The 83-76 win over Notre Dame was a great examples of UNC's balance and playing to their strengths inside. North Carolina had six players who scored in double figures on Sunday in Greensboro. (Carolina Blue)

Theo Pinson improving, but status for Duke game still uncertain

As eighth-ranked North Carolina heads into a showdown with No. 18 Duke, the status of wing Theo Pinson is still up in the air. The junior has missed the Tar Heels’ last three games after spraining his right ankle in a Jan. 26 win against Virginia Tech. On his radio show Monday night, North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he expects Pinson to test the ankle Tuesday. (Fayetteville Observer)

North Carolina wants to avenge last season's NCAA title-game loss

Twenty-five games into this season — the Tar Heels 21-4 overall and on top of the ultra-competitive and talented ACC standings with a 9-2 record — Roy Williams' challenge seems to be working. Heading into Thursday's Tobacco Road showdown at Duke, the Tar Heels are eighth in the latest Associated Press poll, fourth in RPI and 8-1 against the RPI Top 50. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Virginia: 41
Sat, Feb 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Louisville
Wed, Feb 22, 9:05 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Sat, Feb 25, 12:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC @ Virginia
Mon, Feb 27, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Clemson70
at Virginia Tech71
FINAL
Blossomgame (Clemson) 13 pts; Robinson (Virginia Tech) 10 pts;
NC State71
at Georgia Tech69
FINAL
Henderson (NC State) 21 pts; Stephens (Georgia Tech) 11 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(8) North Carolina11-323-5
(7) Louisville10-422-5
(10) Duke10-422-5
(19) Florida State10-522-6
(21) Notre Dame10-521-7
Miami9-619-8
Virginia Tech8-719-8
(18) Virginia8-718-9
Syracuse8-716-12
Georgia Tech7-816-12
Wake Forest6-915-12
Pittsburgh4-1015-12
Clemson4-1114-13
NC State4-1215-14
Boston College2-139-19

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