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Duke vs UNC: College basketball's only national rivalry

This 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-UNC

This 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 Heels

The 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 Duke

J.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 moments

Wednesday 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 report

The 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 game

There’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 game

Duke 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 start

Eons 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)

The UNC-Duke rivalry, from the court to the bench

Duke and North Carolina renew their storied rivalry tonight in Cameron Indoor Stadium. ESPN.com spoke with several participants in each shade of blue about both playing and coaching in what is arguably the most important matchup of the season for the respective schools. The Tar Heel voices are coach Roy Williams, Phil Ford, and Matt Doherty. (ESPN.com)

Marcus Paige key to a UNC upset over Duke

In the last decade Duke has lost just 12 times at Cameron — and five of those losses have been to UNC. The Tar Heels are 5-5 in their last 10 games in Durham. Heading into this game after falling to an unranked opponent (Pittsburgh) isn’t exactly the red-carpeted entrance UNC was hoping for. But the Tar Heels are historically replete with bounce-back victories against Duke. (Washington Post)

Art’s Angle: Dean Smith’s Best Coaching Job

Like Roy Williams, whose Tar Heels have won 5 times in 11 trips to Cameron, Dean Smith was always comfortable playing at Duke since notching his first victory there in 1965. His career record at the Indoor Stadium was 18-18, and he was 10-7 in Durham after Krzyzewski took over. The rivalry has ebbed and flowed depending on who (simple as it sounds) had the better players at the time. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC senior recounts her weeks in the hovels of Krzyzewskiville

Everyone tells me I’m crazy. For the past six weeks, I’ve largely spurned my comfortable, cozy apartment in Chapel Hill in favor of a royal blue tent erected in the heart of Duke’s campus. Why? As a senior, I’m guaranteed a ticket to the men’s basketball game against Duke in the Dean Dome. But because of a family obligation that night, I decided to take my second best option: watching the Tar Heels play at Cameron Indoor Stadium. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina And Duke Honor Dean Smith Tonight

North Carolina and Duke continue their storied rivalry in men's basketball tonight. But tonight's match-up in Durham comes 11 days after the passing of legendary UNC coach Dean Smith. Many Duke fans are expected to wear dark blue t-shirts with the name "Dean" in the place of "Duke." (WUNC)

Why Duke-UNC rivalry starts so late this year

So this is what it's come to. The first Duke-North Carolina meeting of the year will occur Wednesday in Durham, N.C., with the ACC regular season nearly two-thirds complete. The return match At this rate, if the date of their initial engagement recedes much further through the calendar, the rivals' home-and-home series will be a doubleheader. (The State)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, TBD

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, TBD

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Clemson10-817-14
Pittsburgh9-921-12
Syracuse9-923-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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