North Carolina vs. Duke: Live Score, Updates and Analysis for ACC Game
Duke overcomes a halftime deficit to down rival North Carolina in Durham.
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Duke 73, UNC 68 (Final)
Carolina fought hard in this game, but was undone by poor free-throw shooting and some suspect decision-making in the second half.
Duke comes away with the win, but warning signs persist. The Blue Devils are a bad rebounding team. Period. It showed tonight against an athletic Tar Heel team that looked hungry from the tip.
Duke also struggled for an extended stretch with star forward Mason Plumlee on the pine. Plumlee was in foul trouble early, and the Blue Devils' lack of frontcourt depth showed.
When these teams meet again in Chapel Hill on March 9th, I have half a mind to pick the 'Heels. They looked like the more complete team for long stretches of this game, and might have won it with some better shooting from the charity stripe.
Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports:
Game over. Duke beats UNC at Cameron. Tar Heels fought. Did not embarrass themselves.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) February 14, 2013
Duke 73, UNC 68 (Final)
Bizarre scene at the end. Students looked like they wanted to rush the court but Coach K waved them off.
Seth Davis, Sports Illustrated:
You see what Miami did to Carolina. You see what Duke did. You see why I voted Miami ahead of Duke.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) February 14, 2013
Duke blogger Adam Rowe:
Quinn with four automatic free throws. 5 seconds left and Duke up 7. Blue Devils escaped.— Adam Rowe (@DukeHoopBlog) February 14, 2013
Duke 73, UNC 66 (5.5 seconds)
Duke hits another pair of FTs. Just waiting on the inevitable here.
Duke 71, UNC 66 (5.8 seconds)
Hairston hits two FTs for Carolina. Tar Heels foul Cook after the inbound. This should be over pretty soon.
Crazies chanting "Our house."— Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) February 14, 2013
Duke 71, UNC 64 (8.4 seconds Second Half)
Cook hits both FTs. Duke has been superb from the line.
Aaron Beard, AP:
Duke has looked much sharper this half, obviously. UNC at least managed to punch back in a tough setting for once.— Aaron Beard (@aaronbeardap) February 14, 2013
Duke 69, UNC 64 (17.7 seconds Second Half)
Cook headed to the line for a one-in-one.
Duke 69, UNC 64 (18.8 seconds)
Put-back by Carolina keeps 'Heels alive. Duke ball out of bounds.
Duke 68, UNC 63 (30 seconds Second Half)
Plumlee hits both ends of one-in-one.
Duke 67, UNC 62 (33.3 Seconds)
Silly foul from Thornton away from the basket gives Carolina two from the line. They only hit one and now Duke is headed to the stripe on the other end.
Duke 67, UNC 61 (37.5 second Second Half)
Sulaimon sinks both FTs.
Duke 65, UNC 61 (37.5 seconds left)
Duke runs the shot clock down to zero and takes a wild three. Carolina commits a needless foul on the rebound. Big mistake. And Duke is in command.
Seth Davis (Sports Illustrated):
Unless we get some wacky dramatics here, I think it's safe to say this one isn't going into the time capsule. Been pretty ugly.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) February 14, 2013
Duke 65, UNC 61 (1:14 Second Half)
Strickland hits both and Carolina calls for time.
Duke 65, UNC 59 (1:14 Second Half)
Carolina has missed six FTs in a row. Strickland headed to the line for two.
At the under 4. Duke 61-55. Blue Devils shooting 54% from floor, 5-11 from 3 this half.— Duke Basketball (@dukeblueplanet) February 14, 2013
Duke 61, UNC 55 (3:37 Second Half)
Marcus Paige responds to a Plumlee hook with a lay-in of his own. Carolina needs stops, they're running short on time.
Duke 59, UNC 53 (4:12 Second Half)
McAdoo bricks two FTs, badly. Duke with the ball up six and a chance to bury the 'Heels.
Duke 59, UNC 51 (5:00 Second Half)
Duke recovers a long rebound and Curry sinks a three. Cameron is sensing some separation.
Sights n' sounds from NC radio personality Joe Ovies:
Hot enough inside Cameron that condensation falling from roof. Also, PA just told folks not to throw stuff on the court.— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) February 14, 2013
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