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Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Duke

For about 39 minutes, Carolina was everything we'd heard the Tar Heels weren't lately. They were tough, they had a sense of urgency, they made big shots, and they defended. And then...they didn't. It's pretty miraculous that Duke made ten three-pointers to Carolina's two, the Blue Devils took 31 free throws to Carolina's 20, and the Tar Heels had the ball with a chance to win in regulation.

Cook leads No. 4 Duke past No. 15 UNC 92-90 in OT

Quinn Cook scored 22 points and No. 4 Duke beat No. 15 North Carolina 92-90 in overtime on Wednesday night. In a thriller befitting college basketball's fiercest rivalry, the Blue Devils (23-3, 10-3 ACC) let an early 13-point lead slip away and trailed by 10 with less than four minutes left in regulation before rallying. They sent it into OT and won their ninth in 12 in the series.

Video: J.P. Tokoto's Reverse Dunk vs. Duke

North Carolina forward J.P. Tokoto shows off his hops with this reverse dunk on the fast break against Duke on February 18th, 2015.

Video: J.P. Tokoto's Putback Dunk Ends 1st Half vs. Duke

J.P. Tokoto skies for the huge putback dunk to put an exclamation point on the first half against Duke on February 18th, 2015.

Box Score: Duke 92, North Carolina 90 (OT)

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 92-90 overtime loss to Duke in Durham on Wednesday:

North Carolina-Duke is college basketball's most recognized rivalry for a reason

For a few decades now, it has been generally accepted by most college basketball fans living outside the state of Kentucky that Duke-North Carolina is the sport's best rivalry. That assertion has been increasingly called into question in recent years thanks largely to the national success of both Kentucky and Louisville, and partly because of the parallel relationship between social media and the need to debate everything.

DeCourcy: Perhaps Vitale shouldn't lament missing the call on likely Carolina-Duke yawner

Last time the Tar Heels went on the road, they gave up 48 points in the first 20 minutes, trailed 71-49 midway through the second half and dropped their third double-digit decision in four games. It’s hard to get excited about Carolina-Duke with that so fresh in our memories.

Duke student paper remembers Dean Smith during rivalry week

The newspaper spreads that the Cameron Crazies traditionally hold up during the team's home game against North Carolina will look different on Wednesday night. The animosity between Duke and Carolina fans peaks during rivalry week, with both universities' student newspapers hurling insults at each other.

Duke vs UNC: College basketball's only national rivalry

This game, between two brothers, separated by almost nothing, belongs to all of college basketball. For reasons that should be obvious, it's the sport's ONLY national rivalry, the game that ESPN used to launch espn2. In part, it's due to the incredible shadow cast by football that obscures so much of the first three months of the season.

15 things you didn't know about Duke-UNC

This is the 153rd straight meeting with at least one team ranked in the polls. You have go back to Feb. 25, 1955 to find the last time these teams played without a little number by their side. The teams have also played twice when ranked No. 1 and No. 2 (1994 and 1998, with Duke being No. 1 both times) and Carolina has won both meetings.

Duke focused on slowing Tar Heels

The three times No. 4 Duke looked human and suffered losses this season, its opponents each shot 50 percent or better from the field. In their rivalry game with No. 15 North Carolina tonight (9 p.m., WRAL/ESPN), the Blue Devils will face a Tar Heel team that enjoys playing fast to get better quality shots.

Names, numbers and bottom lines: UNC at Duke

J.P. Tokoto will probably be charged with guarding Winslow, and Tokoto has struggled recently. He hasn't started the last two games, and he's currently on a 3-15 shooting stretch. Tokoto, at his best, can stymie Winslow, but Tokoto's best has eluded him in recent games.

Video: Unforgettable UNC-Duke moments

Wednesday night, for the 239th time, the hatred between North Carolina and Duke will play itself out on a basketball court (9 ET, ESPN) and new memories will undoubtedly be made in one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports. Before that happens, though, let's take a quick look back at four of our favorite moments between the Tar Heels and Blue Devils.

Daily Tar Heel takes jab at 'cold' Coach K in weather report

The Duke-North Carolina men's basketball rivalry will renew Wednesday night despite inclement weather in North Carolina that forced the cancellation of the Krzyzewskiville concert on Duke's campus. Speaking of the weather, here's the Wednesday forecast appearing in North Carolina's student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel.

Duke freshmen have ‘no idea’ what to expect in first UNC rivalry game

There’s something different about the annual rivalry games between North Carolina and Duke, and not just because the folks at ESPN tell us it’s so. It’s an emotion and intensity that manifests itself in ways first-timers — be they players, fans or members of the media — can’t possibly imagine until they’ve experienced one first-hand.

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4 TBD

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11 TBD

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13 TBD

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ACC Basketball Standings
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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