No. 8 UNC and No. 18 Duke played in the first installment this season of the storied rivalry and it did not disappoint. With the game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the Blue Devils definitely stood a strong chance against the ACC-leading Tar Heels and definitely gave them a battle in their 86-78 win for their fourth straight win.
The Tar Heels were on fire in the second half, shooting over 60 percent at one point and finished shooting 52.5 percent from the floor and about 35 percent from beyond the arc. Duke wasn’t too bad either shooting 52.6 percent from the floor and 48.1 percent from three-point land.
Of course, it was the stars for each time that played the best as Duke’s Luke Kennard finished with 20 points, Jayson Tatum finished with 19 points, nine rebounds and five assists while Grayson Allen finished with 25 points as he fouled with about a minute left in the game. UNC’s Justin Jackson finished with 21 points while Joel Berry finished with 15 points.
The next game will be in Chapel Hill to end the regular season on March 4th and hopefully it will be filled with nothing but revenge and great basketball.