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In Brooklyn, ACC debates new horizons vs. old traditions

Half a mile away from where college basketball's premiere conference tournament is being played, there are no signs that the ACC is in town. The ACC has brought its showcase event to New York City for the first time. It has not exactly taken over the town, but the tickets are sold out and North Carolina will play Duke on Friday night so things are going just fine.

UNC, Duke at best as Battle of Blues takes Brooklyn

The first half of Thursday's ACC Tournament Quarterfinal day displayed the two remaining North Carolina teams at their best. North Carolina and Duke both beat teams they played just once and lost to during the regular season to stay alive in Brooklyn. Now, UNC and Duke meet for the third time in a season for the first time since 2011 in the tournament.

North Carolina-Duke rivalry takes center stage in NYC...and it’s good for business

The third installment this season of the storied UNC-Duke rivalry won’t take place anywhere in North Carolina. Not Raleigh, not Chapel Hill, and not Greensboro. Instead it will happen right here in Brooklyn, home of Jay-Z, Coney Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and, yes, the Nets and Islanders, too. And that is good news for the ACC and good for business, too.

Danny Green reaches NBA milestone with Spurs

Former UNC wing Danny Green continues to have an impressive career with the San Antonio Spurs. The 29-year-old New York native is already an NBA champion but is now reaching NBA milestones. The latest for Green is an historic one. Green is the only player to make 100-plus three-pointers and record 40-plus blocks in six-straight seasons in the NBA.

'Granny Tar Heel' has kept 10-year journal of every basketball game

Joyce Goodman has her Tar Heel loyalty written out, line by line. The 73-year-old great-grandmother started writing down highlights and scores from every televised North Carolina basketball game. On wide-ruled notebook paper, she writes who scores, how many points, and any injuries that might sideline a player. It’s like a highlight sheet that’s handwritten.

North Carolina-Duke Rivalry Stats Dashboard

College basketball's best rivalry continues its long-standing "Battle of the Blues" on Saturday night when North Carolina and Duke face off in Chapel Hill. See how the two teams have stacked up over the years with this statistical dashboard comparing each team's head-to-head records, postseason accomplishments, coaching records, shooting percentages, and more.

Tar Heels use throwback effort

North Carolina got started in the ACC Tournament with a 78-53 blasting of Miami on Thursday, a quarterfinal rout that felt like a throwback in some respects. Joel Berry compared the defensive effort and focus put forth by the sixth-ranked Tar Heels here at the Barclays Center to the manner with which they cut a dominating path to the tournament final last season.

Video: UNC Basketball remembers rapper Notorious B.I.G. with post-Miami victory video

Highlights of North Carolina's ACC Tournament quarterfinal victory over Miami set to the music of New York City native and rap legend Notorious B.I.G. and his hit "Juicy" on the 20th anniversary of his passing.

Video: North Carolina vs. Duke ACC Tournament Semifinal Preview

The Tar Heels and Blue Devils are set for a third installment of their storied rivalry this season, this time in the 2017 ACC Basketball Tournament. Tim Brando and Mike Gminski of Raycom Sports give you the rundown for this big-time matchup and predict if the Heels dominating size and depth can overcome a surging Duke squad.

ACC Tournament: UNC-Duke a home run for New York City

North Carolina and Duke have met only once in New York City, a 1971 NIT semifinal. During a week in which debate has raged over whether or not the ACC should even be here. The fact of the matter is, the ACC is indeed here, with more eyes and attention on it. The league's best rivalry in New York City, cannot be construed as anything but a home run

UNC-Duke Gets a Third Chapter

So tomorrow, in what will be a much tamer setting than the previous two games, the Blue Devils and Tar Heels of Tobacco Road will clash heads for one last time this season (probably). It only makes sense, to be honest. In a season where both teams got their respective wins on their home court, it feels like there is still something to be decided this year.

UNC-Duke to take center stage in NYC in rare ACC tournament clash of rivals

In a little more than 24 hours, the rivalry that has long electrified a state, a region and the entire college basketball world would be temporarily relocated from its permanent home in central North Carolina to provide a jolt to the biggest city in the country, and it was making those who were already giddy with anticipation do and say some strange things.

Analyzing the offenses of the NCAA tournament's likely No. 1 seeds

The Tar Heels own the offensive glass, by grabbing 42.4% of their missed shots—the highest offensive board rate by a UNC team since Tyler Hansbrough's junior season of '07-08. Kennedy Meeks, Tony Bradley, Luke Maye and Isaiah Hicks are a four-headed monster, as Roy Williams prefers to play big and have two of them on the floor at almost all times.

UNC vs. Duke Preview

The first two matchups between these heated rivals were so good a third encounter seemed necessary. The Tar Heels and Blue Devils will play once again for a spot in the ACC Tournament finals. Game tips at 7 p.m. on Friday (ESPN). In their second game in as many days, No. 5 seeded Duke rallied from a 12-point deficit to upset No. 4 seed Louisville, 81-77.

UNC's Defensive Springboard

A year ago, top-seeded North Carolina found its defensive identity in the second half of its ACC Tournament quarterfinal win over Pittsburgh. On Thursday, the Tar Heels may have done the same, holding No. 9 seed Miami to 30 percent shooting after halftime in their 78-53 victory. UNC won the ACC regular season title in part by holding league opponents to 43 percent shooting.

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6 TBD
UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9 TBD
UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12 TBD

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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