Toyota ACC Vault: The Duke vs. North Carolina Rivalry

Feb. 12, 2013


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Duke 79, North Carolina 73  •  Feb. 9, 2011  •  Cameron Indoor Stadium
After trailing at home by 14 points at halftime, Duke outscored North Carolina 50-30 in the second half to win its third straight in the Tobacco Road rivalry. Nolan Smith scored a career-high 34 points to lead the Blue Devils past the Tar Heels.

North Carolina 83, Duke 76  •   March 4, 2006  •  Cameron Indoor Stadium
Coming into the game ranked #1, Duke hosted senior night, honoring the National Player of the Year and all-time ACC leading scorer J.J. Redick and two-time National Defensive Player of the Year Shelden Williams. North Carolina, the defending national champions, had lost the whole core of the team that won it all the year before, but came into the game on a 7-game winning streak. UNC forward Tyler Hansbrough scored 27 points, fellow freshman Danny Green came up with the key defensive stop and the 13th ranked Tar Heels held off No. 1 Duke 83-76.

Duke 70, North Carolina 65  •  March 6, 2004  •  Cameron Indoor Stadium
Roy Williams was making his first trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium as the new head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Duke Blue Devils were not very welcoming to Coach Williams, as freshman forward Luol Deng scored 25 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a 70-65 victory. The Tar Heels were led by Rashad McCants (20 points) and Sean May (14 points, 15 rebounds).

North Carolina 85, Duke 83  •  Feb. 1, 2001  •  Cameron Indoor Stadium
North Carolina's Matt Doherty faces the Blue Devil's for the first time as Head Coach. Duke's Jason Williams puts up 32 points, however the Blue Devils struggle at the free throw line in this thriller that went down to the wire. Tar Heel Guard Joseph Forte has a stellar game, with 24 points and 18 rebounds, as North Carolina wins it 85-83.

Duke 90, North Carolina 76  •  March 4, 2000  •  Cameron Indoor Stadium
Ranked #4 in the country and playing at home, Duke came into the game as the heavy favorite and stormed out to a 42-27 halftime lead. UNC guard Joe Forte scored 24 points and kept the Tar Heels within striking distance, but Shane Battier (30 points) and Chris Carrawell (21 points) helped the Blue Devils pull away in the 2nd half for a 90-76 victory.

North Carolina 97, Duke 73  •  Feb. 5, 1998   •  Dean E. Smith Center
ACC Leading Scorer Antawn Jameson and electric Guard Vince Carter lifted the #2 ranked North Carolina over the top ranked Duke Blue Devils.

North Carolina 84, Duke 78  •  March 3, 1996 Cameron Indoor Stadium
The Duke Blue Devils hosted tobacco road rival, the North Carolina Tar Heels, with UNC prevailing 84-78. UNC led 32-21 at halftime and held their lead throughout the second half. UNC guards Shammond Williams and Jeff McInnis scored 26 and 25 points respectively and carried the Tar Heels to victory.

North Carolina 99, Duke 86  •  March 4, 1995 Dean E. Smith Center
On senior night in Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Tar Heels, led by National Player of the Year Jerry Stackhouse, defeated cross-town rival Duke, 99-86. UNC Senior Donald Williams scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half and led the Tar Heels to a season sweep of Duke.

North Carolina 102, Duke 100 (2OT)  •  Feb. 2, 1995  •  Cameron Indoor Stadium
North Carolina pulls out a 102 - 100 victory in this dogfight that goes into double OT. Jerry Stackhouse, Rasheed Wallace and Donald Williams combine for 74-points.

North Carolina 89, Duke 78  •  Feb. 3, 1994  •  Dean E. Smith Center
Two of college basketball's titans square off in a battle between nationally ranked #1 and #2. Duke's Grant Hill shows a championship heart, but the Blue Devils ultimately come up short in the end as Derrick Phelps'18-points and 6-assists led North Carolina's 89-78 upset over #1 Duke.

Duke 89, North Carolina 77  •  March 8, 1992  •  Cameron Indoor Stadium
It was Senior Day at Cameron Indoor Stadium, and the partisan crowd in Durham was ready for another epic battle between bitter rivals Duke and North Carolina. The Blue Devils were led by All-Americans Bobby Hurley and Christian Laettner, while UNC countered with powerful center Eric Montross and explosive shooting guard Hubert Davis. It was a closely-contested game throughout, but Duke was able to pull away in the final 2 minutes for a 89-77 victory. Laettner finished with 26 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Blue Devils.

North Carolina 75, Duke 73  •  Feb. 5, 1992  •  Dean E. Smith Center
The defending national champion and #1 Duke Blue Devils enter a hostile Dean-Dome and fall to the Heels 75-73. Eric Montross suffers a gash to the head and becomes a poster-boy for North Carolina determination.

Duke 83, North Carolina 77  •  March 3, 1991  •  Dean E. Smith Center
In a clash of elite point guards, King Rice and the #4 Tar Heels squared off with Bobby Hurley and the #8 Blue Devils. UNC trailed by 10 points at halftime, but gained some momentum in the 2nd half to pull within 3 points with 1:08 remaining. In the end, Hurley outplayed Rice and finished with 18 points, leading Duke to an 83-77 victory on the road in Chapel Hill.

North Carolina 96, Duke 83 (2OT)  •  March 3, 1984  •  Carmichael Auditorium
Matt Doherty, playing his final home game, sinks one at the end of regulation and sends the game into OT. Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins each score 25-points and North Carolina wins 96-83 in double-overtime preserving their perfect 14-0 ACC record.