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Tar Heels Move on to Greensboro

UNC will be watching to see who wins between Wake Forest and Notre Dame in Wednesday night's ACC Tournament opening-round game, as the victor between the Demon Deacons and Fighting Irish will take on No. 5 seed Pittsburgh on Thursday. Carolina will play the winner of that game in Friday's second quarterfinal around 2:30 pm at the Greensboro Coliseum. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Analysis: UNC, Duke battle it out in last regular season ACC game

Overall, North Carolina made it interesting in the end, forcing a few turnovers and threatening to draw within six points late in the game. But in the end, Duke executed better on offense. Neither team played significantly better defense. North Carolina just couldn’t stop Rodney Hood or Jabari Parker. The two combined for 54 of Duke’s 91 points. Grades: Duke A-, UNC B- (Greensboro News & Record)

Video: Marcus Paige Post-Duke Interview

North Carolina guard Marcus Paige talks with the media following the Tar Heels' loss to Duke in Durham on Saturday. View Video...

Video: Roy Williams Post-Duke Press Conference

North Carolina coach Roy Williams talks with the media about the Tar Heels' 93-81 loss at Duke on Saturday. View Video...

Tar Heels' recipe for success not the same at Duke Saturday

UNC beat Duke last month at the Smith Center by using its size advantage to win the rebounding battle and throwing a mix of defenses that limited the best 3-point shooting team in the ACC to 23 percent from behind the arc. Neither of those things happened at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday, which is how a Tar Heel team that shot 60 percent lost 93-81. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Recap & Analysis: Duke 93 UNC 81

The Tar Heels' biggest issue was that Duke drove the ball at will. While UNC did a solid job covering Duke on the perimeter holding the Blue Devils to 2-13 in the first half from three, there was no answer for Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker taking the ball to the basket. UNC's eight turnovers and the lack of defensive rebounding was a continual problem. (Tar Heel Blog)

Instant analysis on North Carolina-Duke

If it wasn't obvious that Jabari Parker, a projected NBA lottery pick, was playing his last game at Cameron Indoor Stadium before Saturday night's showdown against its arch rival, it certainly seemed that way in the game's final minutes. Parker piloted No. 4 Duke to a 93-81 victory and bounced back from a stunning midweek loss to ACC bottom-feeder Wake Forest. (USA Today)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Duke

The Blue Devils were clearly more prepared for Carolina's defensive mix in this meeting. As soon as the Tar Heels tried the 1-3-1 in the first half, Duke moved the ball around and converted with an easy basket. Carolina will hold the fourth seed in next weekend's ACC Tournament and will play Friday at 2 p.m. If the seeds hold, that game would be against Pitt, the fifth seed. (GoHeels.com)

3 decades later, everyone still wants to be ‘like Mike’

For many sneakerheads, Air Jordans are clearly the kicks of choice. Never mind the fact that most of these customers weren’t alive when Jordan laced up his signature shoes for the first time — 30 years ago, during his rookie Chicago Bulls season. And never mind that they weren’t even out of diapers when His Airness took his final NBA jump shot in 2003. It’s Air Jordans they want. (New York Post)

Parker leads No. 4 Duke past No. 14 UNC, 93-81

Freshman Jabari Parker had a season-high 30 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 Duke past No. 14 North Carolina 93-81 Saturday night. Marcus Paige -- who led UNC's second-half comeback two weeks ago -- finished this one with 24 points, while Brice Johnson had 15 and James Michael McAdoo added 13 for the Tar Heels (23-8, 13-5). (ESPN.com)

Box Score: Duke 93, North Carolina 81

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 93-81 loss to Duke in Durham on Saturday. (View Box Score)

Lucas: Matchups To Watch

Watching the two Hall of Famers go head-to-head at the Smith Center, with each calling timeouts and diagramming plays to counter moves made by the other, was a treat. Expect more of the same in Durham. It will be interesting to see how each coach has prepared differently leading up to the game, but it will be even more fascinating to see how they handle in-game adjustments. (GoHeels.com)

Change in fortunes for Heels, Blue Devils

The Tar Heels are now the self-assured team heading into Durham, with their winning streak reaching 12 in a row. According to ESPN Stats & Info, the 10 previous times Carolina has faced the Blue Devils after winning at least 12 in a row, the Heels have won nine of the meetings. It presumably emboldened some North Carolina students to temporarily rename “Krzyzewskiville.” (ESPN.com)

Five questions to ponder before tipoff

What’s really at stake between Duke and UNC? There’s bragging rights. There’s also ACC tournament seeding and for the Blue Devils, a shot at revenge after squandering an 11-point lead in the first meeting between the rivals in Chapel Hill. The most important consequence of today’s rematch, however, is the effect it will have on each team’s momentum heading into the postseason. (Wilmington Star News)

Closer Look: Duke Blue Devils

UNC heads over to Durham now looking for their 13th in a row. But it will be no easy task in Durham against the Blue Devils and especially the Cameron Crazies, who in some cases have been waiting in tents for over a month to attend this one game. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 80
Northwestern: 69
Mon, Nov 23 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Kansas State
Tue, Nov 24, 10:00 ET ESPN2

UNC vs. Maryland
Tue, Dec 1, 9:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Davidson
Sun, Dec 6, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at Kansas State42
15:57 IN 2ND
at Wake Forest64
at NC State83
NC A&T60
at VT90
St Francis (BKN)41
at Louisville85
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(15) Miami0-05-0
(5) Duke0-04-1
(9) North Carolina0-04-1
(12) Virginia0-04-1
Florida State0-04-1
(17) Notre Dame0-03-0
Boston College0-03-0
Wake Forest0-03-1
Georgia Tech0-03-1
Virginia Tech0-02-1
NC State0-02-2

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