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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)

Can UNC Be Trusted in the NCAA Tournament?

Earlier this week, ESPN's Myron Medcalf published a piece naming eight teams "you shouldn't trust...yet". It is not surprising that UNC would be on there given some of the inconsistency this team is prone to, even in the midst of the 12-game winning streak. (Tar Heel Blog)

Carolina-Duke Preview

UNC is gearing up for its last game of the regular season and will travel to Durham to face Duke in the season finale. The Tar Heels are coming off a back-and-forth game win over Notre Dame while the Blue Devils just got done getting upset by the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Audio: Tommy Tomlinson discusses Dean Smith's battle with dementia

Tommy Tomlinson joined The Adam and Joe Show on 99.9 The Fan to discuss his ESPN.com piece on Dean Smith (WRAL Sports Fan)

Today In UNC-Duke History: March 7, 1993

Donald Williams provided a glimpse of what was yet to come in the 1993 season finale against Duke. The top-ranked Tar Heels had already clinched the ACC regular season title, but they breezed into the ACC Tournament with an 83-69 win over the sixth-ranked Blue Devils at the Smith Center. Duke had claimed the first meeting of the season, winning 81-67 at Cameron Indoor Stadium: (GoHeels.com)

Weekend Homework: Carolina-Duke Part II

A considerable winning streak is about to come to an end. The Tar Heels have won 12 straight games -- their longest streak since their 2009 national championship season -- after starting ACC play 1-4. Duke has the nation’s longest active home winning streak with 32 straight games. Its last loss? On senior night in 2012 to North Carolina. (ESPN.com)

Rivalry picks: Duke hosts North Carolina

As in any rivalry, it is not about the record; it is about the pride and bragging rights that go along with beating the combatant with whom you share nothing more than bad blood. The WRAL sports staff weighs in on Wednesday's rivalry game between UNC and Duke, offering their keys to the game and tell you who they think will win. (WRAL Sports Fan)

ACC Basketball Weekend Previews, March 8-9

North Carolina at Duke: Both of these teams have changed a lot since the first meeting, and neither of them are feeling very good about the way they played the game before. At least UNC was lucky enough to come out with a win. Duke, not so much. Both teams have been a little turnover-prone lately, and both have had their periods of offensive stagnation. Prediction: Duke, 79-72 (ACC Sports Journal)

Paige, Parker families have long history together

On Saturday, North Carolina’s Marcus Paige and Duke’s Jabari Parker will have one last audition for ACC Player of the Year honors. It was nearly 30 years ago that another Paige-Parker tandem first took the court together, albeit as teammates and best friends. (Inside Carolina)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 89
Maryland: 81
Tue, Dec 1 Box Score

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

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

UNC vs. Tulane
Wed, Dec 16, 7:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at UNC89
at OSU58
at Pitt59
Miami (FL)77
at Nebraska72
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
(9) North Carolina0-06-1
(10) Virginia0-06-1
(21) Miami0-06-1
(24) Louisville0-05-0
Wake Forest0-05-2
Georgia Tech0-05-2
Florida State0-04-1
Notre Dame0-04-2
NC State0-04-3
Virginia Tech0-04-3
Boston College0-03-3

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