Video: Marcus Paige Post-Duke InterviewNorth Carolina guard Marcus Paige answered questions following the Tar Heels' loss to Duke on March 7th, 2015.
UNC-Duke Postgame NotesCarolina falls to 21-10 overall, 11-7 in the ACC and 10-5 at home this year. UNC is the #5 seed in the ACC Tournament next week in Greensboro. The Tar Heels play on Wednesday, March 11, at 2:30 p.m. versus the winner of Tuesday’s Boston College-Georgia Tech game. Marcus Paige led Carolina with 23 points, which matches his season scoring high. He also had 23 in a win at NC State. (GoHeels.com)
Recap & Analysis: Duke 84 UNC 77It wasn't about effort, want to or any other inane notions people like to come up with. It was a UNC team which simply struggles to execute offensively at times falling prey to a good offensive team that the Tar Heels couldn't string together stops against when it counted. The result was Duke's third straight win over UNC, an 84-77 victory on Senior Night. (Tar Heel Blog)
Roy Williams Post-Duke QuotesRoy Williams: "Tired of saying this, but congratulate Duke. They did some really good things. Tyus 12-12 from the foul line, seven assists and one turnover. Jahlil made some big hoops for them down the stretch. Quinn made a couple big baskets driving. They're a really good basketball team. We had a tough stretch in there." (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC-Duke Game HighlightsMarcus Paige scored 23 points but the Tar Heels dropped a tight game to no. 3 Duke, 84-77, on March 7th, 2015.
Video: Roy Williams Post-Duke Press ConferenceNorth Carolina coach Roy Williams addressed the media following the team's loss to Duke on March 7th, 2015.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - DukeTerrific defensive work by Joel James in the first half on Jahlil Okafor. His size seemed to bother Okafor, as James continually pushed him a step or two off the block. Now, about those turnovers. It's going to be instructive--and very, very painful--to go through the film and see which of UNC's 11 second-half turnovers were forced and which were unforced. (GoHeels.com)
No. 3 Duke holds off No. 19 North Carolina 84-77Tyus Jones had a big second half to help No. 3 Duke shoot 59 percent after the break and beat No. 19 North Carolina 84-77 on Saturday night. Jones scored 17 of his season-high 24 in the second half for the Blue Devils (28-3, 15-3 ACC), who capitalized on a handful of key turnovers by the Tar Heels (21-10, 11-7) to finally get a fragile hold on a game in which neither team could get many second-half stops. (ESPN.com)
Video: Marcus Paige Highlights vs. DukeMarcus Paige scored 23 points (6-10 FG, 5-9 3pt-FG, 6-6 FT) to go along with 5 assists and 3 steals against Duke on March 7th, 2015.
Box Score: Duke 84, North Carolina 77View the complete box score from North Carolina's 84-77 loss to Duke on Senior Night in Chapel Hill: (View Box Score)
Blue Devils, Tar Heels look for edges in rematchDuke and North Carolina have another matchup with the responsibility of living up to the past. The regular season in the Atlantic Coast Conference closes tonight at the Smith Center, where neither team will be crowned the regular-season champion but both sides will try to tune up in positioning for the postseason. “I’m so emotionally drained after some of those games,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams said of the rivalry with the Blue Devils. (Burlington Times-News)
Paige, Okafor have incentive to play better in this UNC-Duke meetingMarcus Paige had a shot for redemption near the end of a disappointing performance at Duke. He missed it. Now, with 19th-ranked North Carolina (21-9, 11-6) hosting the third-ranked Blue Devils (27-3, 14-3) in an ACC finale Saturday night, Paige and the Tar Heels have an opportunity to redeem themselves at the end of a difficult regular season. Paige, not Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor, was voted ACC preseason player of the year in October. (Fayetteville Observer)
Carolina looks for big success against DukeThere's no hiding North Carolina's offensive game plan to go inside in its second meeting Saturday with Duke. Matter of fact, Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski is practically inviting it. The Tar Heels scored 62 points in the paint against Duke -- the most it has allowed in four seasons. Krzyzewski said he was going to stick with his four-guard starting lineup that uses Justise Winslow at power forward, which will leave Carolina with a size advantage. (ESPN.com)
Treated as Part of the Team, Regardless of Playing TimeThe student managers walked through a heavy glass door, turned right down a hallway and stopped at a door to their left. One of them punched in a code and placed a hand on a handprint scanner. The door unlocked and they walked in. “The keys to the kingdom,” Maggie Boulton, a junior, said of their palms, which grant them round-the-clock access to one of the most hallowed basketball arenas in the country, the Dean E. Smith Center. (New York Times)
Duke at North Carolina, three to know previewBoth teams have played four games since the Blue Devils beat the Tar Heels 92-90 in overtime Feb. 18. In each of the previous five seasons, the Duke-UNC rematch had a larger final margin than the first game. One key difference in this game could be Duke's recent preference for a smaller lineup. The Blue Devils have been starting wing Matt Jones, pushing small forward Justise Winslow to power forward and relegating Amile Jefferson to a reserve role. (Fayetteville Observer)
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