The Duke vs. UNC rivalry holds much for some and little for others.
Last night, it held much for Duke, who made it a three-way tie for first place in the ACC race, and little for Carolina, who took a step back in the battle for the ACC regular-season crown.
The prayers of Blue Devils everywhere were answered when Austin Rivers' shot knocked the air out of the Dean Dome to give Duke the win.
Now it’s back to reality for both teams as they still have plenty of conference games left to fight through.
UNC especially needs to refocus after the loss if they have any desire to win the ACC.
The Tar Heels were exposed by Duke, showing some weaknesses that could be a sign of future struggles.
These are some of the issues that plagued the Heels last night: