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Nothing regular about this title for Carolina

A long basketball game at the end of a long season ended about the way we thought it would. Both the game and the season. UNC defeated Duke 76-72 in the cauldron of Cameron, winning the mythical title Roy Williams cherishes more than what comes next and leaving nothing behind but blue paint. In the end, UNC was exhausted. Duke was vanquished. (Greensboro News & Record)

Video: UNC Basketball - All-Access Win at Duke - 2016

Relive the 76-72 win at Duke like never before. Watch the emotion pre-game, in-game and post game as the Tar Heels leave Cameron Indoor victorious and as the ACC regular season champs! View Video...

Wrapping Up UNC-Duke and the Regular Season

You didn't dream it. UNC finished a game by showing some mettle late to get out of Durham with a four point win and the ACC Regular Season title. Here are a few more observations. With the win over Duke, UNC claimed a seventh ACC Regular Season Championship under Roy Williams joining the 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 teams. (Tar Heel Blog)

Turner's Take: Coast To Coast, Wire To Wire

Joel Berry's coast-to-coast lay-up, which made the score 68-59, wasn't the final nail in Duke's coffin, but it certainly made a statement. The UNC sophomore saw an opening to change the game, and he took it. And that's what he did. Took the ball in his hands, made a statement, and changed the game. “I like when they get loud and you hit a shot and it quiets them,” Berry said. (

UNC shows guts, killer instinct in gritty win over Duke

UNC left Cameron as 76–72 victors, outright ACC champs and players who were no longer 0-fer their careers at Cameron. And they finally have a response to the many who see Carolina as lacking the killer instinct to win a title. Marcus Paige surveyed his locker room and said, “I don’t see a lack of killer instinct today, is all I’ve gotta say.” (Sports Illustrated)

Tar Heel seniors validate their legacy with ‘banner’ win at Duke

Marcus Paige and his UNC basketball teammates heard the good news as they returned to their locker room at Cameron Indoor Stadium following pregame warmups on Saturday. With Miami having lost at Virginia Tech, they were assured of no worse than a share of their first regular season ACC championship since 2012. But the Tar Heels weren’t in a sharing mood. (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heels fix errors, redeem loss to win ACC at Duke

Roy Williams told North Carolina it'd been done before and it could be done again, and it was. UNC won at Cameron Indoor Stadium after losing round one of the rivalry series with Duke for the fourth time in 11 seasons. This time was special for the Tar Heels, though. This 76-72 win against the Blue Devils earned more than rivalry redemption. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Large celebration erupts on Franklin Street after UNC defeats Duke

A large celebration, complete with bonfires, broke out in Chapel Hill after UNC defeated Duke on Saturday night in their second meeting this season. On Franklin Street, thousands of people could be seen from the Top of the Hill Restaurant web cam. (WNCN)

Tar Heel Seniors Finally Get One

It's been a difficult four years for this senior class of Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson and Joel James. Not only has the success normally associated with Tar Heel teams been elusive, the off-court cloud from the academic scandal cast a long shadow. Nothing has come easy and time was running out to hang a banner in the Smith Center. That all changed Saturday. (Tar Heel Blog)

Kennedy Meeks Delivers After Twitter Rant

Five days after voicing his frustration on Twitter regarding criticism for his struggles this season, Kennedy Meeks played a crucial role in No. 8 North Carolina’s 76-72 win at Duke on Saturday. It was a strong performance in the midst of mounting adversity for the Charlotte native, one that UNC needed to realize its goal of an ACC regular season championship. (Inside Carolina)

Paige, Tar Heels rise to the moment on special night at Duke

With a 76-72 victory, Marcus Paige’s Tar Heels did something special, locking up a regular season ACC title – the program’s first league crown of any kind since 2012 – and vanquishing the lingering demons from a tortured past against their arch rival. But Sherryl Paige experienced plenty of what kept her away, too, as UNC didn’t make anything easy. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: UNC's Locker Room Celebration Post 76-72 Win at Duke

This locker room celebration has been a long time coming for the Tar Heels as the team gets its first win at Duke since 2012. The win also secured the regular season ACC championship for the squad. View Video...

Lucas: Overcome

So there was Sherryl Paige, tense. There I was, barely able to look. There you were, whether on Franklin Street or in your dorm room or at the place you go when you go where you go, and none of us could imagine this moment, and taking these shots. Then there was Marcus Paige. "I was so happy I got to go to the line,” he said. “I wanted the ball in my hands." (

Roy Williams Post-Duke Quotes

Roy Williams: "Needless to say it feels a heck of a lot better than it did a couple of weeks ago. It is a wonderful feeling in our locker room right now. There is no question about that. It is a fun locker room right now. I thought that it was very fitting that Marcus could not throw it in the ocean, but he went to the free throw line and made four straight free throws for us." (

Tar Heels limit Allen's drives, points at the line

The whistles never blew, and Grayson Allen’s buckets of points – mostly matched up against Marcus Paige – wasn’t enough to overcome the lack of free throws. “If he has to take all the shots and I have to look on social media about how Grayson cooked me, that’s fine,” Paige said. “I’ll take my ACC championship and go home.” (Greensboro News & Record)

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