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Video: UNC Player Pre-Duke Interviews

James Michael McAdoo, Marcus Paige and J.P. Tokoto talk about the rematch with Duke on Saturday, March 8 and UNC's improved play to propel them on a 12 game winning streak. View Video...

North Carolina-Duke Preview

No. 14 North Carolina will try to become the first team to win at No. 4 Duke since knocking off its arch rival two years ago. Both teams have already clinched double-byes into the quarterfinals of next week's ACC tournament. The Tar Heels can clinch the No. 2 seed with a victory and a loss by No. 7 Syracuse to Florida State on Sunday, while the Blue Devils will finish third with a win Saturday. (CBS Sports)

Tar Heels endure close calls

North Carolina’s 12-game winning streak has had a variety of elements. Recently, it has been cluttered with close calls. The last three victories have come by a combined seven points. With that in mind, don’t expect the No. 14 Tar Heels to waltz into Saturday night's game at No. 4 Duke with an overconfident attitude. (Burlington Times News)

Tar Heels Visit Duke On Saturday

North Carolina will try to win its 13th game in a row when it wraps up the 2013-14 regular season on Saturday night at Duke in Durham, N.C. The Tar Heels and Blue Devils will tip off just after 9 p.m. in Cameron Indoor Stadium. ESPN will televise the game nationally with Dan Shulman (play-by-play), Jay Bilas (analyst), Dick Vitale (analyst) and Shannon Spake (reporter) on the call. (GoHeels.com)

Rex Chapman reflects on Dean Smith

Dean Smith is one of the more unique people I ever had the chance of meeting and getting to know. And no matter how many times I was around him, the man always seemed larger than life. Having been recruited by Dean Smith and then getting to know the man on a different level as I became older has, without a doubt, been one of the biggest honors and thrills I’ve had during a lifetime in basketball. (Rex Chapman Blog)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Duke

These numbers haven't changed much since February 20th. Duke still boasts one of the most potent offenses in the country while UNC is a top 20 defensive team. On the flipside, UNC's offense and Duke's defense can both be pretty mediocre at times. This is a classic strength-on-strength battle with the respective weaknesses being roughly the same. (Tar Heel Blog)

Battle of the Blues II: Tar Heels exuding confidence

No. 14 North Carolina has won 12 straight conference games for the first time in 27 seasons. No. 4 Duke hasn’t lost at Cameron Indoor Stadium since UNC won there two years ago. On the other hand, the Tar Heels have only won their past three games by a combined seven points, while the Blue Devils just allowed 17 straight points late in an upset loss at Wake Forest. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Previewing Duke

North Carolina and Duke meet for the rematch in Saturday’s regular season finale. Tip-off at Cameron Indoor Stadium is set for 9 p.m. ESPN College Gameday will be on location throughout the day and will televise the game. Duke enters Saturday’s contest with a 23-7 (12-5 ACC) record. The Blue Devils have won two of their three games since losing to UNC on Feb. 20. (Inside Carolina)

Attacking By Zone

Roy Williams has rolled out a pair of new zone looks this season to complement his base man-to-man defense. Those zone schemes were critical in North Carolina’s 74-66 win over Duke last month, and will likely be again on Saturday at Cameron Indoor. The first zone Williams unveiled this season was the 3-2 drop zone – code name “3”. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Roy Williams Pre-Duke Press Conference

Roy Williams discusses success breeding continued success in the midst of a 12-game ACC win-streak, confidence heading into the second Duke game of the season having won the first match-up, playing more zone defense against the Blue Devils and the differences between the 1-3-1 and 3-2 defense. View Video...

Roy Williams Pre-Duke Press Conference Quotes

Have the emotional games in addition to the quantity led to some emotional fatigue as well? “I think so. To me, it’s more mental than it is physical. I think mentally you’re just… ‘Gosh.’ You have to take a deep breath and catch your breath and then realize now is when we really get to start having some fun. So we try to talk about that a little bit, but they’ve got to handle it.” (Inside Carolina)

Audio: Roy Williams on ESPN's Mike & Mike

North Carolina coach Roy Williams comments on his coaching this season, his respect for Dean Smith, the rivalry with Duke, the confrontation between a fan and Gib Arnold and more. (ESPN.com)

Preview: North Carolina seeks sweep vs. Duke

The Tar Heels are looking to secure their first season sweep of Duke since 2007 and end the regular season on a 13-game winning streak. A win over Duke and a strong showing in the ACC Tournament could signal a team ready to make a deep NCAA Tournament run. The Blue Devils are trying to stay in the conversation for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. (Athlon Sports)

Top 5 Recent UNC-Duke Moments

With North Carolina taking on Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday night at 9:00 ET, let's take a look at some of the more memorable moments in the UNC-Duke rivalry over the last 10 years...essentially the Roy Williams era in Chapel Hill: (Carolina Blue)

Pickeral: Finishing Strong

The Tar Heels, after dropping to 1-4 to open their conference slate, have reeled off 12 straight wins entering Saturday's regular-season finale at Duke, climbing back into the Associated Press top 15 and continuing a trend under Roy Williams of strong second-half league finishes. This year's turnaround formula has been multi-faceted, (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 80
Kansas State: 70
Tue, Nov 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Maryland
Tue, Dec 1, 9:35 ET ESPN

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

UNC @ Texas
Sat, Dec 12, 5:15 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at UNC41
at OSU58
at Pitt42
12:59 IN 2ND
Miami (FL)56
at Nebraska51
11:30 IN 2ND
at NC State59
at Virginia Tech79
at Georgia Tech77
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(14) Syracuse0-06-0
(7) Duke0-06-1
(24) Louisville0-05-0
(9) North Carolina0-05-1
(10) Virginia0-05-1
(21) Miami0-05-1
Wake Forest0-05-2
Florida State0-04-1
Georgia Tech0-04-2
NC State0-04-2
Notre Dame0-04-2
Virginia Tech0-04-2
Boston College0-03-3

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