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Saturday, February 20, 2016

NCAAB : Duke, North Carolina Renew Hostilities on Wednesday

Regardless of records or rankings, the rivalry between the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels remains one of the hottest in the NCAAB. The two ACC rivals meet for the first time this season on Wednesday in North Carolina.

The Blue Devils (19-6 SU, 8-4 ACC) edged the No. 7 Virginia Cavaliers 63-62 at home last Saturday for their fourth win in a row. Grayson Allen scored 15 points, including the buzzer-beater. Brandon Ingram put up 25 points and seven rebounds for the Blue Devils, who also beat No. 13 Louisville on February 8 to cap their best week of the season.

The Tar Heels (21-4 SU, 10-2 ACC) routed the Pittsburgh Panthers 85-64 at home, giving them two straight wins. Brice Johnson led five UNC players in double figures with 19 points, while Marcus Paige added 15. The Tar Heels are No. 5 in the AP Top 25.

Duke has won seven of the last 10 meetings with North Carolina, including the last three. That being said, the Blue Devils have also won three of their last four trips to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Tip-off is at 9 PM ET.

NCAAB : Duke, North Carolina Renew Hostilities on Wednesday

NCAAB : Duke-North Carolina Resume College Basketball's Biggest Rivalry

The Duke Blue Devils have gotten their NCAA Tournament hopes back on track with four straight wins. They'll try to keep it going on Wednesday when they visit their main rivals, the North Carolina Tar Heels, who have won two in a row themselves.

The Blue Devils beat two ranked teams last week in Louisville and Virginia, and they'll try to make it three when they face the Tar Heels. North Carolina's at the top of the ACC with a 10-2 record, but the Blue Devils aren't far back at 8-4. Duke has won the last three meetings in this rivalry, sweeping both meetings last season by a combined nine points.

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