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North Carolina is ranked No. 8 in the country and is sitting atop the ACC with a 9-2 conference record. Duke is ranked No. 18 and is right in the middle of the conference standings with a 6-4 record. While the game was going to be great regardless of who was playing in it, the Tar Heels fans will be happy to hear they just got back a key member of the team in time for the game.

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The Tar Heels are 6-0 when Pinson is in the lineup and it’s only so few games because he started the season injured and hasn’t seen action in quite a few games. However, his length and defensive versatility could be a huge boost against a team that boasts several mismatch-type players across the board in Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum and Luke Kennard.

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Ben Bornstein was born in San Antonio, TX. That would explain his love for the Spurs and good basketball. He was raised in Orlando, Florida for most of his life though, so he has special feelings for the Magic too. He is an avid NBA, NCAA, and NFL fan who ...Read more
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