Video: J.P. Tokoto's Reverse Dunk vs. DukeNorth Carolina forward J.P. Tokoto shows off his hops with this reverse dunk on the fast break against Duke on February 18th, 2015.
Video: J.P. Tokoto's Putback Dunk Ends 1st Half vs. DukeJ.P. Tokoto skies for the huge putback dunk to put an exclamation point on the first half against Duke on February 18th, 2015.
Box Score: Duke 92, North Carolina 90 (OT)View the complete box score from North Carolina's 92-90 overtime loss to Duke in Durham on Wednesday: (View Box Score)
North Carolina-Duke is college basketball's most recognized rivalry for a reasonFor a few decades now, it has been generally accepted by most college basketball fans living outside the state of Kentucky that Duke-North Carolina is the sport's best rivalry. That assertion has been increasingly called into question in recent years thanks largely to the national success of both Kentucky and Louisville, and partly because of the parallel relationship between social media and the need to debate everything. (SB Nation)
DeCourcy: Perhaps Vitale shouldn't lament missing the call on likely Carolina-Duke yawnerLast time the Tar Heels went on the road, they gave up 48 points in the first 20 minutes, trailed 71-49 midway through the second half and dropped their third double-digit decision in four games. It’s hard to get excited about Carolina-Duke with that so fresh in our memories. (Sporting News)
Duke student paper remembers Dean Smith during rivalry weekThe newspaper spreads that the Cameron Crazies traditionally hold up during the team's home game against North Carolina will look different on Wednesday night. The animosity between Duke and Carolina fans peaks during rivalry week, with both universities' student newspapers hurling insults at each other. (Sporting News)
Duke vs UNC: College basketball's only national rivalryThis game, between two brothers, separated by almost nothing, belongs to all of college basketball. For reasons that should be obvious, it's the sport's ONLY national rivalry, the game that ESPN used to launch espn2. In part, it's due to the incredible shadow cast by football that obscures so much of the first three months of the season. (WRAL Sports Fan)
15 things you didn't know about Duke-UNCThis is the 153rd straight meeting with at least one team ranked in the polls. You have go back to Feb. 25, 1955 to find the last time these teams played without a little number by their side. The teams have also played twice when ranked No. 1 and No. 2 (1994 and 1998, with Duke being No. 1 both times) and Carolina has won both meetings. (USA Today)
Duke focused on slowing Tar HeelsThe three times No. 4 Duke looked human and suffered losses this season, its opponents each shot 50 percent or better from the field. In their rivalry game with No. 15 North Carolina tonight (9 p.m., WRAL/ESPN), the Blue Devils will face a Tar Heel team that enjoys playing fast to get better quality shots. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Names, numbers and bottom lines: UNC at DukeJ.P. Tokoto will probably be charged with guarding Winslow, and Tokoto has struggled recently. He hasn't started the last two games, and he's currently on a 3-15 shooting stretch. Tokoto, at his best, can stymie Winslow, but Tokoto's best has eluded him in recent games. (Greensboro News & Record)
Video: Unforgettable UNC-Duke momentsWednesday night, for the 239th time, the hatred between North Carolina and Duke will play itself out on a basketball court (9 ET, ESPN) and new memories will undoubtedly be made in one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports. Before that happens, though, let's take a quick look back at four of our favorite moments between the Tar Heels and Blue Devils. (ESPN.com)
Daily Tar Heel takes jab at 'cold' Coach K in weather reportThe Duke-North Carolina men's basketball rivalry will renew Wednesday night despite inclement weather in North Carolina that forced the cancellation of the Krzyzewskiville concert on Duke's campus. Speaking of the weather, here's the Wednesday forecast appearing in North Carolina's student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel. (FOX Sports)
Duke freshmen have ‘no idea’ what to expect in first UNC rivalry gameThere’s something different about the annual rivalry games between North Carolina and Duke, and not just because the folks at ESPN tell us it’s so. It’s an emotion and intensity that manifests itself in ways first-timers — be they players, fans or members of the media — can’t possibly imagine until they’ve experienced one first-hand. (Wilmington Star News)
UNC fans get #DookFans trending on Twitter ahead of rivalry gameDuke and North Carolina are set to square off in the latest chapter of their storied rivalry on Wednesday night, and North Carolina fans took some shots at the Blue Devil faithful with the hashtag #DookFans. The jokes mainly consist of calling Duke fans nerds and front runners, but they are largely pretty clever. (Sports Illustrated)
Dean Smith was the best, and I was there at the startEons before that nuanced New Orleans night; before he became a genius coach and teacher, one of sport's venerated forces of nature, even some kind of spiritual leader and humanitarian dream figure, and of course an absolute legend; before he became Dean Smith, he was an assistant nobody, appointed to save basketball at the University of North Carolina after a scandal that left the team on probation. (Sports Illustrated)
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