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Duke escapes with 73-68 win over UNC

Posted February 13, 2013

FINAL: Duke 73, North Carolina 68

Duke trailed by as many as 10 points and did not grab their first lead of the game until the 14:08 mark of the second half, but rallied back to beat UNC 73-68 Wednesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

3:16 2nd: Duke 61, UNC 55

Duke has maintained a two-possession lead for the last seven minutes but UNC has had their chances and foul trouble is becoming an issue at the final media timeout.

For Duke, Mason Plumlee and Seth Curry each have four fouls. Players playing with three are McAdoo, Bullock, Strickland, Cook and Sulaimon. 

7:58 2nd: Duke 52, UNC 47

Neither team scored in between media timeouts as turnovers and poor shots have filled the last three minutes of play and Duke continues to lead UNC by five.

10:12 2nd: Duke 52, UNC 47

Seth Curry hit a 3-pointer at 14:08 to give Duke their first lead of the game and the Blue Devils bench has made an impact as they lead UNC at the under-12 timeout, 52-47.

Tyler Thornton and Amille Jefferon off the Duke bench have combined for 11 points and 11 rebounds. Quinn Cook has added 14 points, five rebounds and four assists.

For UNC, three starters are in double digits but they are shooting just 38 percent from the floor for the game.

Foul trouble remains an issue for each team as Bukkocl, Strickland, Plumlee, Cook and Sulaimon all have three.

15:37 2nd: UNC 38, Duke 35

As the fouls add up, and the game gets closer, the Cameron Crazies are getting louder. Still, UNC holds a 3-point lead with 15:37 left to play.

For UNC, Reggie Bullock has 11 points but three fouls. Dexter Strickland also has three. For Duke, Quinn Cook has 12 points but Mason Plumlee has three fouls.

Halftime: North Carolina 33, Duke 29

All five UNC starters have scored led by Reggie Bullock's nine points and despite nine turnovers, the Tar Heels lead Duke at halftime in Cameron, 33-29. 

Across the board the first half stats are similar. UNC holds a slight lead in shooting percentage (40-38%), Duke holds a slight rebounding advantage (19-18).

Five players enter intermission with two fouls: Strickland, McAdoo, Cook, Plumlee and Curry.

3:50 1st: UNC 30, Duke 25

After a three minute scoring drought and falling behind by 10, Duke went on a mini run to cut the Tar Heels lead to five at the under-4 timeout.

Seth Curry scored his first bucket at the five minute mark to snap Duke's scoreless run. Mason Plumlee has tow fouls, both on the offensive end.

For UNC, Reggie Bullock is 3-for-3 from behind the arc and leads all scorers with nine points. McAdoo is filling the stat sheet with six points and five rebounds.

7:23 1st: UNC 23, Duke 18

Less than 13 minutes into the game, the teams have combined for 13 turnovers and fouls are slowly piling up for both teams, but UNC continues to lead Duke at the under-8 timeout, 23-18.

Duke has yet to register an assist on the stat sheet on eight field goals and six turnovers. McAdoo, Strickland and Bullock all have six points for UNC.

11:10 1st: UNC 17, Duke 14

Reggie Bullock has connected from three-point range twice and the Tar Heels have taken advantage of five Duke turnovers as they have a 17-14 lead midway through the first half.

Duke fell behind by as much as seven but Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon have each made a pair of buckets as the Blue Devils' offense is settling in.

15:21 1st: UNC 9, Duke 6

Duke turned the ball over on three of their first four possessions and UNC was able to build a 9-6 lead at the first media timeout.

Amille Jefferson, who did not start for Duke, was quick off the bench and scored a two for the Blue Devils. Dexter Strickland has four of he first nine for the Heels.

20:00 1st: UNC at Duke

Duke will start a familiar lineup with Mason Plumlee, Seth Curry, Quinn Cook, Rasheed Sulaimon and Josh Hairston.

For UNC, Dexter Strickland, Marcus Paige, PJ Hairston Reggie Bullock and James Michael McAdoo will take the court for the tip.

UNC sported brand new blue Jordan's in shoot around. Duke's mascot has reclaimed his head.

Pregame

One of the most storied rivalries in all of sports adds another chapter on Wednesday evening, as the second-ranked Duke Blue Devils square off with the North Carolina Tar Heels in Atlantic Coast Conference action from Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Some of the luster of this rivalry may be gone on the national scale, as Roy Williams' Tar Heels are in a bit of a rebuilding phase this season. North Carolina comes into this contest unranked with a 16-7 overall record. The team is 6-4 in conference play, but one of those losses took place this past weekend, as league-leading Miami drilled UNC in Coral Gables, 87-61. Duke at UNC Inside the Rivalry: Duke vs. UNC Basketball

Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils are in second place in the conference standings, two games behind the Hurricanes at 8-2. Duke has won five straight games since its own lopsided loss to Miami (90-63) and most recently survived a scare in Chestnut Hill, barely getting by Boston College, 62-61.

This marks the 235th all-time meeting between these two historic programs. North Carolina leads, 132-102, although the Blue Devils have won five of the last seven meetings. North Carolina has had success in Durham over the years, with Duke clinging to a 50-46 record at home in the series. Sky 5 flies over Cameron Stadium Sky 5 flies over Battle of the Blues

Like every other ACC team that has come across the Hurricanes this year, UNC was no match, as Miami used a barrage of 3-pointers to distance itself this past weekend. The 'Canes knocked down a school-record 15 treys against the Tar Heels, who could muster only 6-of-20 from behind the arc in return.

In all, North Carolina shot only 38 percent from the floor, led by Reggie Bullock's 14 points. P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald joined Bullock in double figures, with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

The offense has been much more free-flowing this year for North Carolina. Despite its less than stellar overall record, the Tar Heels remain one of the most dangerous offensive squads in the country, averaging 78.3 ppg. James Michael McAdoo has not had an All-American type campaign, but remains the team's top asset, leading UNC in both scoring (14.9 ppg) and rebounding (8.2 rpg). Bullock has come on strong of late and is a close second in the scoring column at 14.0 ppg. Hairston has been a catalyst off the bench with his 12.3 ppg.

While North Carolina's star player has not quite lived up to his billing, Duke's has probably surpassed his. Senior forward Mason Plumlee was recently named the National Player of the Week for his efforts. The 6-foot-10 Plumlee has done it all year long, shooting 61 percent from the floor overall (sixth nationally), while leading the team in both scoring (18.2 ppg) and rebounding (10.7 rpg - eighth nationally). Plumlee is certainly not alone at the offensive end, as Seth Curry is a perfect complement from the perimeter, pouring in 16.8 ppg.

The loss of sharpshooter Ryan Kelly (13.4 ppg) has been assuaged by both Quinn Cook (11.8 ppg) and Rasheed Sulaimon (11.4 ppg).

Plumlee saved the day against Boston College, as his three free throws with under a minute to play allowed Duke to escape with a one-point victory. Plumlee finished the game with 19 points and 10 rebounds, for yet another double-double on the season. Curry once again played Robin to Plumlee's Batman, pouring in 18 points in the win.

The shine on this matchup may be lost nationally, but not in the ACC and along Tobacco Road. The Blue Devils certainly have the advantage at home, especially with UNC struggling on the road (3-5) this year.

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  • wake_up_jeff_0 Feb 15, 7:21 a.m.

    My Heels played a great 32mins...But they changed it up and it cost them a BIG WIN! Also, you know the refs won't gonna let K lose on his birthday and all he's done for them over his years! LOL

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Feb 14, 9:13 a.m.

    Duke stunk it up for most of the game last night, and won a close one against a team they should have beaten badly.

    Kinda reminded me of State against Clemson.

    Kudos to Carolina for playing well for the first 3/4 of the game and making it interesting.

  • foghat001 Feb 14, 6:43 a.m.

    What a troll. Beat it.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Feb 13, 11:52 p.m.

    Not sure who sux worse....the tarhole basketball team or tarhole fans... guess we could say both... View More

    — Posted by JohnnyVoodoo

    Probably correct, But word is you`re not too bad at it.

    — Posted by RD n NC

    Redne*k Dumbazz n NC ..and KornFan said he likes the way the seats go all the way back in your car. *lol*

  • RD n NC Feb 13, 11:44 p.m.

    Not sure who sux worse....the tarhole basketball team or tarhole fans... guess we could say both... View More

    — Posted by JohnnyVoodoo

    Probably correct, But word is you`re not too bad at it.

  • Voice of Reason 23 Feb 13, 11:39 p.m.

    If not for Macado and Bullock, Carolina was 11/14 from the FT line

  • JohnnyVoodoo Feb 13, 11:36 p.m.

    Not sure who sux worse....the tarhole basketball team or tarhole fans... guess we could say both do. *lol*

  • jam3 Feb 13, 11:33 p.m.

    Pretty ugly game, but the worst team lost and that's the way it should be!!!

  • rfred16 Feb 13, 11:33 p.m.

    No doubt, we take this game in Chapel Hill

    — Posted by RD n NC

    IF they play like they did tonight, yes.

    — Posted by GunnyGoesBaaaarf

    True, but only of you catch Duke playing like they did tonight. Not saying UNC didn't play well... View More

    — Posted by rfred16

    You may be right, fred. Who knows which team will show up and which players will shine. Who... View More

    — Posted by GunnyGoesBaaaarf

    Was thinking what a great job Roy did with his line-up and defense....Now, lets see who makes the adjustments in Chapel Hill!!

  • Voice of Reason 23 Feb 13, 11:32 p.m.

    Totally agree about the refs! This is the first time I saw Carolina get to the line more than... View More

    — Posted by GunnyGoesBaaaarf

    I believe Duke shot more freethrows than Carolina. I'll have to check the box score.

    — Posted by ncstateforever

    You may be right. In the first and part of the second half, we were at the line more, but... View More

    — Posted by GunnyGoesBaaaarf

    duke was 17-20
    unc was 13-23

    — Posted by Wolfpackindahizzy4shizzy

    yeah, but 6 or 8 of Duke's FTs were just the fouls at the end of the game to try to save it.

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