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Video: Brice Johnson Goes For 29 & 19 vs. Duke

Brice Johnson had a stellar game against the Blue Devils, scoring 29 points (13/17 FG) and pulling down 19 rebounds (7 offensive) on February 17, 2016. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Duke

That's going to be a very, very tough final four minutes from which to recover. There's no other way to describe it. It wasn't quite Austin Rivers, but it was close, and as this is being written, there are still Carolina fans sitting stunned in the Smith Center. You'd have to think that will go on the list of Mike Krzyzewski's all-time most satisfying wins against Carolina. (

Thornton's block helps No. 20 Duke edge No. 5 UNC 74-73

Grayson Allen scored 23 points and Derryck Thornton came up with the clinching block on the final play to help No. 20 Duke edge No. 5 North Carolina 74-73 on Wednesday night. Allen hit a pair of free throws with 1:09 left for the lead on a night when the Blue Devils trailed most of the way. Brice Johnson had 29 points and 19 rebounds in a dominating performance for the Tar Heels. (Associated Press)

Short-handed Duke steals a victory against No. 5 North Carolina

Another terrific chapter in the Duke-North Carolina rivalry was written on Wednesday night. No. 20 Duke kept itself close the entire night, and in the end, wound up upsetting fifth-ranked UNC 74-73. The fifth-ranked Tar Heels flirted with fire and continually kept a short-handed Duke team within striking distance. In the end, Roy Williams' team was burned. (CBS Sports)

Box Score: Duke 74, North Carolina 73

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 74-73 loss to Duke on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

2009 is on the Tar Heels' minds

North Carolina plays Duke on Wednesday night in the biggest game of the season, a game that transcends time, a game constantly compared to all the other Duke-UNC games in the biggest and best rivalry in all of college sports. If the fifth-ranked Heels are to win this game, they already know what it’s going to take. It’s going to take the kind of defensive effort that other UNC team discovered late in the last national title run for Carolina. (Greensboro News & Record)

Video: What makes Duke-UNC rivalry so great?

Jay Bilas on the rivalry between Carolina and Duke. (

Video: UNC Basketball Carolina Blue Air Jordan 30

Tar Heel Basketball's new Carolina Blue Air Jordan 30s from Jumpman unveiled before UNC's game against Duke on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. View Video...

Video: Marcus Paige on Fire at Pre-Duke Shoot-around

Unfortunately, the camera wasn't rolling when Marcus Paige hit his first two in a row from half court but it was for his next two. View Video...

Know Your Opponent: Duke

Scouting Duke is fairly simple from a numbers standpoint, as Mike Krzyzewski's team is essentially just six deep at the moment. Senior Amile Jefferson has been out since early December and is not expected to feature Wednesday night in Chapel Hill. That leaves just two upperclassmen in the mix for Duke - senior Marshall Plumlee and junior Matt Jones. (

Former UNC Players Post Cool Throwback Photos Before Tonight’s Game Against Duke

Ex-UNC players Danny Green, Sean May and Leslie McDonald all posted throwback photos from their playing days. There’s a lot of other talented Tar Heels in these pictures too, including Wayne Ellington, Marvin Williams and Ty Lawson. (College Spun)

Breakdown: UNC's offense vs. Duke's defense; Duke's offense vs. UNC's defense

Two-thirds of the way through their ACC schedules, No. 5 North Carolina (21-4, 10-2) finally faces No. 20 Duke (19-6, 8-4) tonight at 9 p.m. for the first of their two rivalry matchups. The Blue Devils have won 10 of the last 13 games in the series, including three straight since the Tar Heels prevailed 74-66 at home in a 2014 game that was rescheduled because of snow. (Fayetteville Observer)

Art’s Angle: The Numbers Game

Carolina is way ahead of Duke in almost every rebounding category. Duke is way ahead of Carolina in every outside shooting stat. The Heels and Devils are almost even in average points scored and average points allowed and average scoring margin against opponents. (

3 Keys To Beating Duke

The Tar Heels can run as many as five bigs in there, if you include whatever minutes Joel James and Luke Maye will play. But Johnson, Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks are a trio Duke simply does not possess. So, UNC must execute its offense properly and work things through the post. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Everything About the Duke-UNC Rivalry is Perfect

Christmas has arrived for college basketball fans. When Duke and North Carolina tip-off their first meeting of the 2015-16 season on Wednesday night, all eyes will be watching as the two blue bloods battle for bragging rights. At least for the day, it will be everything that college basketball fans in the state of North Carolina think about. (Today's U)

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North Carolina: 72
Arkansas: 65
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ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-429-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1020-15
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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