Duke vs. UNC: Ranking the 10 All-Time Best Games Between the Tobacco Road Rivals

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Duke vs. UNC: Ranking the 10 All-Time Best Games Between the Tobacco Road Rivals
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They are separated by just eight miles. They don two different shades of blue. They are two of the most storied programs in college basketball. 

They are Duke and North Carolina.

Viewed by many as the greatest rivalry in all of sports, the 94-year history between Duke and North Carolina has produced countless memories while leaving each and every fan of the game of basketball yearning for more.

This Saturday, both schools will meet for the 236th time in the rivalry's renowned history and the second time this season inside the Dean Smith Center, better known as the Dean Dome. 

In the first meeting on February 13, Duke erased a slow start combined with a 10-point deficit near the end of the first half by going on a 10-2 run and overtaking the lead for good with 13 minutes left to play to pick up its sixth victory in the past eight meetings with North Carolina, 73-68.

Although Duke has found a great deal of success since the 1997 season—25 wins in the past 39 contests—they still trail the all-time series against North Carolina, 132-103. 

However, among the 235 meetings that have been decided, which 10 games would be considered above the rest as the best of all time?

After a significant amount of deliberation, these are the top 10 games between Duke and North Carolina from their legendary rivalry. 

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