North Carolina. Duke. Does this game really need an introduction? Sure, the 325th meeting between the teams tonight (9 pm, ESPN) in Cameron Indoor is lacking juice – the Tar Heels aren’t ranked, Duke has won five in a row – but in the event the game is a blowout along the lines of Michigan State and Michigan, perhaps these five highlights from the rivalry will interest you. If not, there’s always Nashville on ABC at 10.
1974 – #1 North Carolina, down 86-78 with 17 seconds left, comes from behind to beat #4 Duke 96-92.
1995 – #2 North Carolina holds off Duke 102-100 after Jeff Capel sinks a 37-foot shot at the buzzer to send the game into double overtime.
2004 – With the game tied at 81 in overtime, Chris Duhon goes coast to coast and #1 Duke beats #17 UNC 83-81.
2005 – #2 North Carolina, down 73-64 with 3 minutes left, comes from behind to beat #6 Duke 75-73.
2012 – Austin Rivers’ 3-pointer at the buzzer pushes #9 Duke past #5 Carolina 85-84.