It says a lot about a Duke team that can travel to the Dean Dome and dispatch of UNC.
Almost instantaneously, this team has the experience to beat some of the best teams later in the year and during the post season tournaments.
This game was important for Austin Rivers. During this game, he matured from a high school kid into a young man in one shot over Tyler Zeller.
Duke still has a long way to go before the end of the season. They still have to play UNC and Florida St. again as well as a good North Carolina St. team.
However, Duke has the knowledge, confidence and experience to beat the rest of the teams on their schedule.
And it helps to have an Austin Rivers who has the ability to hit big shots.