No. 10 Duke beats No. 5 Duke 85-84 on an Austin Rivers buzzer beater three. Rivers had 29 points in the game.
Mike Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils are once again among the ACC’s elite, but have little room for error the rest of the way as they are coming off a heart- wrenching 78-74 overtime loss to Miami-Florida at home this past weekend. The loss halted a three-game win streak for Duke and dropped it into third place in the ACC, trailing both North Carolina and Florida State by a game in the standings.
Roy Williams’ Tar Heels have had to face their own adversity of late, losing a key starter to injury when Dexter Strickland went down with a torn ACL. Depth has been the key for UNC however, as the team has strung together five straight victories to move to 7-1 in-conference. Most recently, North Carolina dropped Maryland in College Park, 83-74.
North Carolina is one of the few teams with a winning record against Duke. The Tar Heels are up 131-101 in a series that dates back to 1920. The Blue Devils have won four of the last five meetings however, including a 75-58 decision in last year’s ACC Championship Game. The two schools close out the regular season against one another in Durham on March 3rd.