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Duke and North Carolina Meet Tonight: 325th Edition of the Tobacco Road Rivalry

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.

 

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