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Chansky’s Notebook: Bad But Beautiful

It was a weird and wonderful night for North Carolina and a weird and woesome one for Duke. Despite falling into a three-way tie with UNC and Virginia atop the ACC, most Dukies will apply an asterisk to this one since they know they can’t beat a top 10 team without Zion. The Tar Heels will take it, recalling the philosophy of Dean that “injuries are a part of the game.” (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Luke Maye's Monster Game vs. Duke

North Carolina senior forward was a star among stars in the No. 8 Tar Heels' 88-72 win over No. 1 Duke on Wednesday night. He scored 30 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in a monster performance. Read More...

Veteran Tar Heels Take Round One from Duke

Amid the pomp and circumstance leading up to the 249th edition of North Carolina-Duke, the national spotlight focused on the uber-talented collection of freshmen donning Blue Devil jerseys. Eight miles away, the Tar Heels’ senior class – not a McDonald’s All-American or a projected lottery pick among them – was content to prepare as relative afterthoughts. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: One Night In Cameron

Without , the game was contested by mere mortals. For example, Duke had only four McDonald's All-Americans remaining, and only two or perhaps three of those are likely lottery picks. That left them with little defense for someone like , who had an unfair advantage by virtue of having been coached by for four years. (GoHeels.com)

Video: North Carolina 88, Duke 72 - Highlights

The No. 8 Tar Heels went on the road and got a convincing win over their rivals, the No. 1 Blue Devils, 88-72. was tremendous scoring 30 points and grabbing 15 rebounds for North Carolina. chipped in 26 points and 7 rebounds for UNC. Read More...

Box Score: North Carolina 88, Duke 72

View the complete box score from No. 8 North Carolina's 88-72 ACC road victory over No. 1 Duke on Wednesday in Durham. (View Box Score)

An 'old school' North Carolina win in more ways than one

"We like to beat people up in the paint, get the layups and get them in foul trouble. It was a victory for the old-school teams," said. 's game is old-school, too. He's not much of a dunker, although he can. He's known as a 3-point shooter. In this game? He hit a career-high 11 2-point shots, expertly driving and cutting his way to the basket. (WRAL Sports Fan)

“This is the dream”: How Cameron Johnson helped lead UNC’s takedown of No. 1 Duke

The national anthem blared in front of a sea of royal blue. stood in Cameron Indoor Stadium, thinking. He leaned over to tell his teammates, “This is the dream, right here,” the graduate student said. “We living the dream just to be playing in this game.” Johnson wasn’t overcome with the pressure of playing the No. 1 team in the country on its home court. (Daily Tar Heel)

Fearless Seventh Woods Gives Carolina Huge Boost

With freshman point guard struggling to a 3-for-14 shooting and six-turnover performance, the Tar Heels needed to step in and manage the team while taking advantage of whatever opportunities opened up. He did, finishing with five points and three assists in 13 minutes of action. He also helped stabilize the Tar Heels in both halves. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

‘A win for the old school’

With seniors and performing the heaviest lifting and UNC producing around the basket to a dominating degree, this became a victory of a certain vintage. “It definitely was a win for the old school,” guard said, after the No. 8 Tar Heels defeated Duke 88-72, taking down their archrival and the nation’s top-ranked team. (Burlington Times News)

'Sensational' Maye Rolls In Night Of Mismatches

Jack White didn’t have a chance. Neither did . was on Wednesday, and it didn’t matter who Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski put on him, it was going to be a long night for that Blue Devil. Maye finished with 30 points and 15 rebounds in leading No. 8 North Carolina to an 88-72 pummeling of No. 1 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Quick Hitters – UNC vs. Duke

How sublime that in a year when all anyone can talk about is Duke’s freshmen, it was UNC’s senior leadership that won this game. finished with 30 points (his first 20-point game against Duke), 15 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two turnovers. had 26 points, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and zero turnovers. (Armchair All-Americans)

UNC-Duke Postgame Notes

This was the 14th time UNC has defeated the No. 1 team in the AP poll, more than any other school in college basketball history. This was the eighth time has defeated the No. 1 team in the AP poll. That breaks a tie with Gary Williams for the most wins over the AP No. 1 team in college basketball history (five at UNC, three at Kansas). (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Carolina 88, Duke 72

How in the world did North Carolina just do that? It was a decisive 88-72 victory in which UNC never trailed. Sometimes, it helps to have seniors. had a mammoth 30 points and 15 rebounds, and had a “quiet” 26 points and seven rebounds. Four of Maye’s five career 30-point games have now come against Triangle schools. (Adam Lucas)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Duke Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach speaks with the media following the No. 8 Tar Heels' 88-72 key ACC road win over No. 1 Duke on Wednesday night in Durham. Read More...

North Carolina vs. Duke: 7 key stats from the Tar Heels' win

took full advantage of 's absence. Williamson was supposed to guard him but went out with an injury early. Maye then had a career half scoring 18 points and would finish with 30. The Tar Heels came into the game 21st in the country shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc. They shot 10 percent and still won by 16. (Sporting News)

Video: UNC Players Post-Duke Locker Room Interviews

No. 8 North Carolina took advantage of No. 1 Duke losing one of its best players early in cruising to an 88-72 victory over the top-ranked Blue Devils on Wednesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Here is what , , , , and had to say after the game: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Roy Williams Post-Duke Quotes

: "I thought Luke was sensational. You look at their guys, Cam and R.J. got 60, and Luke and Cam for us got 56. I thought was huge for us as well. I thought Kenny was really good defensively other than a couple of times in the first half. But be honest. When the big fella goes out of the game, it changes a lot of stuff for them." (Inside Carolina)

Podcast: UNC vs. Duke Postgame Analysis

Former North Carolina guard and Sherrell McMillan of Inside Carolina join host Tommy Ashley to break down the No. 8 Tar Heels' 88-72 win over No. 1 Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night. (Spreaker)

No. 8 UNC Takes Advantage in 88-72 Blowout Victory Over No. 1 Duke

After Duke freshman left with a knee injury about 30 seconds into the game Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the eighth-ranked Tar Heels rode seniors and to an 88-72 victory over the No. 1 Blue Devils. UNC scored 62 points in the paint as Maye and Johnson were able to get anything they wanted inside. (Chapelboro.com)
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