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Turner's Take: Multiple Defense

There were certainly offensive highlights in Carolina’s thrilling win over Duke Thursday night - Tokoto’s dunk follow, Paige’s three and Leslie’s jumper for the lead, to name three - but the game hinged on a terrific defensive stretch that kept the game within striking distance. Carolina showed three different defenses to confuse the Blue Devils and ultimately emerge victorious. (GoHeels.com)

The Best Of The UNC-Duke Videos

So, are you ready to relive last night's 74-66 win over Duke yet? Of course you are. We've compiled the best videos from in and around the Smith Center, for virtually every perspective on the victory. First, start with the game highlights, narrated by Jones Angell and Eric Montross: (GoHeels.com)

Time to believe in Carolina

North Carolina finally gave a reason to believe what you see. This unlikely bunch of Tar Heels became the first team in history to beat the Associated Press preseason No. 1 (Kentucky), No. 2 (Michigan State), No. 3 (Louisville) and No. 4 (Duke) with their 74-66 win over the Blue Devils on Thursday. Their previous wins all gave way to inconsistent play. But Thursday’s victory is the one that can be trusted. (ESPN.com)

New-found maturity, pent-up emotion helps UNC ‘rush’ past Duke

Whether the unusually raucous crowd of 21,750 was the spark that ignited UNC’s eighth straight victory overall and first in three years against its hated rival at home or vice versa is both uncertain and inconsequential. All that matters is that the once-stumbling Tar Heels are rapidly rounding into the formidable team they were originally predicted to be. And that people are starting to take notice. (Wilmington Star News)

Antawn Jamison joins Atlanta Hawks

The Los Angeles Clippers have traded veteran forward Antawn Jamison to the Atlanta Hawks. Jamison is likely to work out a buyout with the Hawks, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne. The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs both expressed interest in the veteran forward over the summer as he looked for a contender with whom to chase a first NBA title. (ESPN.com)

International interest comes to Tobacco Road

The two teams on the court Thursday night may be based just 8 miles apart in the Triangle, but the basketball rivalry between the University of North Carolina and Duke University has international appeal. A team of journalists from the United Kingdom was in Chapel Hill to cover the game and the storied rivalry. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Talking Points: Delayed gratification for Heels

At some point older fans and media will realize students really don't care about the unwritten rules of court storming or the stodgy opinions of a generation that already had their time on campus. Let them enjoy their youth and the amusing stupidity that goes along with it. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Storify: Win Reaction

Tar Heel fans flooded the Smith Center court and Franklin Street after the 8 point victory over the Blue Devils. (GoHeels.com)

Video: The Barbershop Rivalry - Duke Or UNC

It was the ultimate battle of the blues inside Cuts & Stuff Barbershop on the day of the big rivalry game. Which side are you on? You're either Duke or Carolina and there's no in between. (WFMY)

Storify: Carolina 74, Duke 66

8 miles. 8 days. 8 points. 8 straight. The Smith Center was electric for the victory over Duke, 74-66. Wake Forest heads to Chapel Hill to face the Tar Heels on Saturday at Noon. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Fans Rush Court After Win vs. Duke

From the end of the game to fans rushing the court to one final 'Jump Around,' the Dean Smith Center was a special place to be after UNC beat Duke Thursday night. View Video...

Leslie McDonald lights up the Smith Center during UNC-Duke game

Leslie McDonald had one more chance to make it count, to make his last time on his home hardwood against his archrival mean something. He’d been in a slump, but on Thursday night, he shook whatever demon was on his back in recent games. Fourteen seconds into UNC’s 74-66 win against Duke, McDonald received the ball behind the arc. He didn’t hesitate. He pulled the trigger. (Daily Tar Heel)

Lucas: Write It Down

"What are you writing?" the lady in front of me asked. We were sitting in the Smith Center around 8:30, and I had a (very nerdy) black pocket notebook that I carry with me everywhere at games. I write down big plays. I write down turning points. I write down the things I want to remember because things tend to happen on nights like this that you do not want to forget. (GoHeels.com)

Duke lost 'it' and a big game at UNC

There are lots of reasons why Duke blew an 11-point lead in the final 15 minutes. One reason was the zone Roy Williams threw at the Blue Devils down the stretch, which contributed to Duke going more than nine minutes without a field goal while missing 13 straight shots. Another reason was Marcus Paige, who took eight shots in the second half, made five and finished with 13 points in the final 19 minutes. (CBS Sports)

Students storm Franklin Street after UNC men's basketball beats Duke

Senior Caitlin Mason went from storming the basketball court to storming Franklin Street Thursday. Mason was one of about 10,000 people who stormed Franklin Street after the men’s basketball team won against Duke in the Smith Center. “It was exhilarating,” Mason said. (Daily Tar Heel)

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

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at UNC0
9:30 PM ET
at OSU34
15:44 IN 2ND
at Pitt0
9:00 PM ET
Miami (FL)0
at Nebraska0
9:00 PM ET
at NC State46
5:32 IN 2ND
at Virginia Tech61
6:47 IN 2ND
at Georgia Tech56
10:07 IN 2ND
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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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