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. (

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...

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...

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)

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. (

Video: UNC's Garrison Brooks Beats The Halftime Buzzer vs. Duke With Slam Dunk

Check out North Carolina's finish the first half in style against No. 1 Duke with a big slam dunk. The No. 8 Tar Heels would go on to win 88-72. Read More...

North Carolina cruises past Duke, 88-72

A bizarre injury stunned No. 1 Duke early at home on Wednesday night. No. 8 North Carolina took full advantage, dominating Duke in a 88-72 win in front of a star-studded crowd that included former President Barack Obama. The Blue Devils took a massive blow early when they lost star forward in the first minute of the rivalry showdown. (Yahoo! Sports)

No. 8 Tar Heels Top No. 1 Duke, 88-72

blew out his shoe, and then No. 8 North Carolina blew out top-ranked Duke. took full advantage of a freak injury to the freshman sensation, finishing with 30 points and 15 rebounds to help the Tar Heels rout Duke 88-72 on Wednesday. added 26 points and had 14 for the Tar Heels. (Associated Press)

UNC vs. Duke: All-Time Head to Head Record, Rivalry History

Storied rivals North Carolina and Duke first met on Jan. 24, 1920 and met most recently during the 2018 ACC Tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Tar Heels took a 74–69 win and went on to lose to Virginia in the conference championship game. The Blue Devils hold a slight edge in Durham, leading the series 54–48 at home and 45–36 at Cameron Indoor. (Sports Illustrated)

Reliving Danny Green's dunk at Duke

March 8, 2008: UNC leads 34-26 in the first half when grabs the rebound off a Greg Paulus missed three. Paulus backpedals to get back on defense. Green takes a couple of dribbles as he starts the four-on-one fast break. Green sees to his left and passes him the ball. Ginyard passes it right back to a trailing Green. (Keeping It Heel)

History tells us Carolina-Duke Part I will be worth the wait

Duke and North Carolina will play basketball tonight for the first time in 2019. History tells us it will justify the protracted anticipation. The Carolina-Duke rivalry has history, for sure, but it also has consequence, accomplishment and a flair for the dramatic. It has given us ’s one-handed throwdown. It has given us Austin Rivers’ last-second pull up. (Sporting News)

News and Notes Leading up to UNC-Duke

The day is here. North Carolina and Duke will tip off at 9 pm inside Durham's Cameron Indoor Stadium. The packed venue is expecting dignitaries ranging from Barack Obama to popular rappers like Drake and 2 Chainz. On the court, the No. 1 Blue Devils face off against the No. 8 Tar Heels. This is the 46th game in which both teams are ranked in the AP top 10. (Inside Carolina)

UNC-Duke will be even more of a spectacle in 2019 than ever before

The Tar Heels have teetered back and forth between the “can’t trust ‘em” and “one of the teams most likely to win it all” extremes, without ever firmly planting their feet in either camp. For every rousing triumph — double-digit wins over Gonzaga, Virginia Tech and NC State where UNC scored over 100 points in each game — there has been a head-scratcher. (SB Nation)

UNC-Duke matchups and breakdown

The best rivalries are typically created by proximity and success. And the UNC-Duke rivalry hits the extremes on both ends. As two of the winningest programs in college basketball history, each of whom have won three national titles since 2000, there simply aren't many rivalries that bring that close a proximity with that much comparative success, if any. (Inside Carolina)

Buzz Peterson Enjoying Job in the NBA

Basketball is a way of life for former UNCW basketball coach . Peterson was let go in 2014 after four seasons as the Seahawks head coach. It didn’t take long to find a new job. Peterson’s roommate in college at North Carolina, , hired him to work for the Charlotte Hornets, and he worked his way up to assistant general manager. (WECT)
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