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Scott M

Duke vs. North Carolina

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Scott M

Best rivalry in the nation will be played out this week during rivalry week on ESPN.

This matchup is that much better when both teams are ranked in the top 10. It's at North Carolina, and both teams have one loss each, are ranked 2 and 3....always great games, great players, great tradition.

I'll be recording the game as I have my own league that night. UNC leads the all time series 127-96. Gotta support UNC...a state school versus the rich boy Dukies. Truthfully I've had enough of both schools, but I'd rather see UNC win I guess.

There have been some pretty good games over the years. Check them out at Wikipedia some time.

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maros91

Duke has always been there. Carolina had some down years when I think Daugherty was coach. I think that was his name, the guy that coached Notre Dame. Games are always fun to watch. Up tempo and the crowds are unbelievable.

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walleyeking19

but now Ty lawson might be out. that could change the whole game.

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Scott M

No surprise here: "Duke" Vitale will come back from his throat ulcer surgery 3 months ago in time to call the Duke-UNC game. I love Dickie V, got a photo with him when I met him in Florida, but man does that guy fawn over Duke like Madden loves Brett Favre.

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LMITOUT

Go DUKE!

Up by 3 at the break. They led by double digits but it slipped away in the latter part of the first half. Time to crank it back up again and put this state school back in it's place.

The old saying "throw the records out when these two play" certainly applies with these teams. It doesn't matter if either of them is having a bad year, it always is a knock down, drag out fight to the final buzzer. Gotta love it.

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LMITOUT

Well the middle of the 2nd half has been very sloppy. If Duke loses it'll be due to missed FT's, and if UNC loses it'll probably be from turnovers. Duke has been on fire from the 3pt line and has helped overcome their inability to hit a simple FT.

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LMITOUT

Game.

Set.

Match.

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LMITOUT

Separated at birth?

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Scott M

Duke pulled it out. If UNC hadn't lost to Maryland it would have been another 1-2 matchup. Should be an interesting game at Coach K court in early March with Lawson back.

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bassNspear

I have been a huge UNC fan for many years. They did get outplayed tonight, no doubt about it. They did somethings that hurt them in the game. There going to be there for the tournament and give it a run. By end of the tournament, we will see which team is better!!!

Go Heels

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Scott M

Well, Hansbrough came to play (28-18). He disappeared at times last year. Might play himself back into the lottery if he keeps it up.

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LMITOUT

It appeared that Duke's strategy was to let the mouth-breather score and not pick up a bunch of fouls trying to stop him, while guarding the other four and making them beat Duke. It seemed to work. whistle.gif

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TwinkeeDink

no Lawson, could have played a big role. i'm a neutral fan and avid college basketball fan, and can say him not playing would have made a difference. u should be able to atleast admit that right lmitout.

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LMITOUT

Hard to say. Their other "big guns" didn't play very well either against Duke's defense, so I guess we'll have to wait for the next game to see.

Duke didn't have their big guy to battle against the mouth breather, and he'll be back for the next matchup to soak up some fouls too.

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bassNspear

If lawson played, that would have changed the whole game IMO

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Scott M

UNC returned the favor tonight. If they win the ACC tournament they will be the #1 overall seed. I'm sure by next weekend we'll be preparing for another Duke UNC tilt. Three per year is pretty common. 16/15 for Hansbrough.

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LMITOUT

As soon as I heard Valentine and Hess were reffing the game I knew it was over before it started. Hate to do the ref blaming game, but I challenge anyone to find a game that they worked that Duke has won. Coincidence? Hardly.

Last night I was chatting with a buddy and I called it. I said as long as those two weren't reffing Duke had a chance. Go figure, guess what zebras showed up. I've watched enough Duke to know.

It was a good game and Duke rallied to take the lead late but couldn't overcome the lack of officiating to finish it out. I wasn't surprised to say the least.

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blue_healer_guy

Longtime Dukie, I would take the other side. I thought the NC center could have shot 10 free throws. He got none. Duke has no chance of getting to the elite 8/final 4. 1 cold shooting nite and no inside presence.

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bassNspear

Im a huge UNC, and they have a chance this year if everyone can stay healthy.

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PierBridge

They sure let em play that was more like a football game then a basketball game.

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LMITOUT

Yeah, but in football you can run with the ball without dribbling and it's not a violation. Hmm, I guess you're right...it was more like a football game than a basketball game. \:\/

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bassNspear

i didnt get to watch it, so im going to stay out of this one. Just glad to see that NC won.

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tisosy11

MARCH MADNESS!is going to be HUGE!

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Icefisher23

It was a good game. Hansbrough is very tough. The only way Duke will win it all is if they shoot lights out. We should be in for a great March.

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tisosy11

The only thing you know is you don't know anything. This year has the makings to be absolutley crazy.

I just wish Gus would be able to do multiple games at the same time!!!!

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