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UNC-Duke game to tip at 9 p.m. Feb. 20

Posted February 12, 2014
Updated February 13, 2014

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The basketball game between North Carolina and Duke postponed Wednesday by bad weather has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20, at 9 p.m. The game will air locally on WRAL-TV.

“Duke’s bus is not able to get to their campus to pick up the team in time to be able to make the trip to Chapel Hill so we can’t play this evening,” said UNC Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham. “The safety of the teams and officials is the number one priority and this was the best decision to make at this time. Coach Williams, Coach Krzyzewski, (Duke AD) Kevin White and I will be on the phone with the ACC and make a decision as to when to play the game as soon as possible.”

Classes at UNC were cancelled and offices closed Wednesday afternoon effective through 11 a.m. Thursday due to the winter weather.

“This is always one of the most anticipated games of the season, but everyone’s safety is our top priority and we want people to use discretion and follow Governor McCrory’s advice to stay off the roads,” said Cunningham.

According to ACC policy, games are urged to be played so long as the two teams and officials can make it to the arena. Spokesman Matt Bowers said Wednesday afternoon that the officials had already made it to Raleigh and were expected to arrive at the Smith Center well before game time.

Game time was expected to coincide with the peak of the winter storm Wednesday night in the Triangle, according to WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel.

"I can't responsibly advise fans to be on the road at 9 p.m. tonight," Fishel said.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said he had tickets to the game but wasn't planning to test the roads even if the game was played. In a press conference Wednesday morning, McCrory told residents, "Stay smart. Don't put your stupid hat on."
 

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  • badcompany1023 Feb 14, 2014

    Thursdays forecast around 70 I think I will cook some lamb ( ram ) chops on the grill

    and whats the problem with waiting a few days . unc fans have been waiting over a year to beat DUKE in Mbball but your gonna have to keep waiting because its not going to happen thursday feb 20th or mar 8th maybe you all should hold your breath until that next win .

  • 903 Hail Providence Feb 14, 2014

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    Dawkins, Hood, Sulaimon, Cook, Thornton, Parker... It's gonna rain THREES all night long...

  • Whistling Dixie Feb 14, 2014

    Hopefully it doesn't rain or something on Thursday so the feeble K and company can make it

  • heelsforever Feb 14, 2014

    Good Lord, you guys still fighting this thing??!?!? I thought some southerners held onto the Civil War a tad too long, but this s almost as bad.

  • 903 Hail Providence Feb 14, 2014

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    And yes, Duke does have 4 wheel drive vehicles that could have take the team over.

    Link to these "4 wheel drive vehicles"?

  • Toddler10-21 Feb 14, 2014

    Please play this game before some fans loose their minds? Tired of hearing about it.

  • Honesty first Feb 14, 2014

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    Classes at Duke were cancelled at noon that day chief. And yes, Duke does have 4 wheel drive vehicles that could have take the team over. Duke planned poorly and now had egg on its face. Admit it, Duke screwed up!

  • Jeanne Gunn Feb 14, 2014

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    Fair enough,903.

  • 903 Hail Providence Feb 14, 2014

    I know you didn't use the immature terminology "chicken out". I was referencing the UNC trolls, like markie and golower for their multitudes of threads calling Coach K a coward...

  • jmcdow2792 Feb 14, 2014

    Isn't it really strange that all the UNC fans on here are so upset because a game was cancelled where the "regular" fans would not be able to attend and would be replaced with students? What is this saying about the situation in Chapel Hill?

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