Roy Williams Post-Duke QuotesRoy Williams: "Heck of a basketball game if you're a Duke fan, but I don't fit in that category. It hurts right now - extremely. We were empty our last three or four possessions. Everybody that wants to say Joel got fouled on that last shot, that's just sour grapes. You've got to make plays instead of trying to get the official to give you something." (GoHeels.com)
Video: Tar Heels Fall to Duke 74-73 - HighlightsDespite a big game from Brice Johnson, the Tar Heels fell to Duke 74-73 in Chapel Hill on February 17, 2016.
Video: Roy Williams Post-Duke Press ConferenceRoy Williams addresses the media following the Tar Heels' 74-73 loss to Duke in Chapel Hill on February 17, 2016.
Video: Brice Johnson Goes For 29 & 19 vs. DukeBrice Johnson had a stellar game against the Blue Devils, scoring 29 points (13/17 FG) and pulling down 19 rebounds (7 offensive) on February 17, 2016.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - DukeThat's going to be a very, very tough final four minutes from which to recover. There's no other way to describe it. It wasn't quite Austin Rivers, but it was close, and as this is being written, there are still Carolina fans sitting stunned in the Smith Center. You'd have to think that will go on the list of Mike Krzyzewski's all-time most satisfying wins against Carolina. (GoHeels.com)
Thornton's block helps No. 20 Duke edge No. 5 UNC 74-73Grayson Allen scored 23 points and Derryck Thornton came up with the clinching block on the final play to help No. 20 Duke edge No. 5 North Carolina 74-73 on Wednesday night. Allen hit a pair of free throws with 1:09 left for the lead on a night when the Blue Devils trailed most of the way. Brice Johnson had 29 points and 19 rebounds in a dominating performance for the Tar Heels. (Associated Press)
Short-handed Duke steals a victory against No. 5 North CarolinaAnother terrific chapter in the Duke-North Carolina rivalry was written on Wednesday night. No. 20 Duke kept itself close the entire night, and in the end, wound up upsetting fifth-ranked UNC 74-73. The fifth-ranked Tar Heels flirted with fire and continually kept a short-handed Duke team within striking distance. In the end, Roy Williams' team was burned. (CBS Sports)
Box Score: Duke 74, North Carolina 73View the complete box score from North Carolina's 74-73 loss to Duke on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)
2009 is on the Tar Heels' mindsNorth Carolina plays Duke on Wednesday night in the biggest game of the season, a game that transcends time, a game constantly compared to all the other Duke-UNC games in the biggest and best rivalry in all of college sports. If the fifth-ranked Heels are to win this game, they already know what it’s going to take. It’s going to take the kind of defensive effort that other UNC team discovered late in the last national title run for Carolina. (Greensboro News & Record)
Video: What makes Duke-UNC rivalry so great?Jay Bilas on the rivalry between Carolina and Duke. (ESPN.com)
Video: UNC Basketball Carolina Blue Air Jordan 30Tar Heel Basketball's new Carolina Blue Air Jordan 30s from Jumpman unveiled before UNC's game against Duke on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.
Video: Marcus Paige on Fire at Pre-Duke Shoot-aroundUnfortunately, the camera wasn't rolling when Marcus Paige hit his first two in a row from half court but it was for his next two.
Know Your Opponent: DukeScouting Duke is fairly simple from a numbers standpoint, as Mike Krzyzewski's team is essentially just six deep at the moment. Senior Amile Jefferson has been out since early December and is not expected to feature Wednesday night in Chapel Hill. That leaves just two upperclassmen in the mix for Duke - senior Marshall Plumlee and junior Matt Jones. (GoHeels.com)
Former UNC Players Post Cool Throwback Photos Before Tonight’s Game Against DukeEx-UNC players Danny Green, Sean May and Leslie McDonald all posted throwback photos from their playing days. There’s a lot of other talented Tar Heels in these pictures too, including Wayne Ellington, Marvin Williams and Ty Lawson. (College Spun)
Breakdown: UNC's offense vs. Duke's defense; Duke's offense vs. UNC's defenseTwo-thirds of the way through their ACC schedules, No. 5 North Carolina (21-4, 10-2) finally faces No. 20 Duke (19-6, 8-4) tonight at 9 p.m. for the first of their two rivalry matchups. The Blue Devils have won 10 of the last 13 games in the series, including three straight since the Tar Heels prevailed 74-66 at home in a 2014 game that was rescheduled because of snow. (Fayetteville Observer)
|at Georgia Tech||76|
|Basile (CSU Bakersfield) 18 pts; Okogie (Georgia Tech) 22 pts;|
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|(6) North Carolina||14-4||31-7|
|(16) Florida State||12-6||26-9|
|(14) Notre Dame||12-6||26-10|