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ACC Predictions: Can North Carolina get revenge vs. Duke? 3/9/18

10 March 2018

Chris Graham and Crystal Graham break down North Carolina's 74-69 win over Duke in the ACC Tournament semifinals, and take a quick look at tomorrow's final between UNC and #1 Virginia.

Duke has won the ACC Tournament 20 times in program history. Despite the discomfort, Sidibe grabbed 10 rebounds and scored 4 points on 2-of-3 shooting. Berry is now averaging 17.3 points per game along with 3.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

Senior Ja'Quan Newton totaled 17 points and seven rebounds for UM, while Anthony Lawrence II added 12 points. In Game 12, the winner of Game 8 plays the winner of Game 9 beginning at 7 p.m., and in Game 13, the winner of Game 10 plays the winner Game 11. UP NEXT North Carolina: The Tar Heels scored 49 points in a home loss to Virginia on January 6 Duke: The Blue Devils will find out Sunday if they did enough to earn a top seed in the NCAA Tournament.

ACC Predictions: Can North Carolina get revenge vs. Duke? 3/9/18

Saturday night, just six days after a season-ending defeat back in Durham, the Tar Heels got revenge and gave the Blue Devils a taste of their own medicine.

But North Carolina did whatever it wanted on Friday, getting paint touches consistently through either Theo Pinson or Luke Maye.

Bagley III and Trent Jr. combined for 21 first-half points for the Blue Devils.

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He's looking forward to North Carolina-Duke, Part III too. Although I think that Duke is the more talented team, North Carolina has faced better opponents thus far in the conference tournament which I think will pay major dividends in this matchup.

There's no question who had the tougher road to get here, with North Carolina having to play an extra game while having to go through three tough games. Unlike the regular season matchup between these two teams, Carolina took care of the 'Cuse easily, defeating the Orange 78-59. Watch UNC vs Duke online streaming live or on ESPN TV for a potentially stunning game.

- Miami quickly turned it around, scoring 14-straight points while North Carolina shot 0 of 13 from the field.

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Duke's freshman sensation Marvin Bagley made 15 field goals, the most by a freshman in the tournament, en route to pouring in 33 points in the Blue Devils 88-70 win over Notre Dame in Thursday's quarterfinals. The fifth-seeded Tar Heels face the fifth-ranked and second-seeded Blue Devils for the third time this season on Friday night for a spot in the championship game. After another Tar Heel turnover, Allen spun to the basket before being whistled for a player-control foul with 17.8 seconds left.

North Carolina took a 32-31 halftime lead when Johnson made three free throws with 0.4 seconds left when he was fouled attempting a heave from the other side of halfcourt. "I think, my memory is not as good as it used to be, but I think we kept playing", said Coach Roy Williams, who won his third national championship 11 months ago. North Carolina is 99-45 in the ACC tournament.

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Their historical underdog run started in the ACC Tourney. "We have a long way to go and a long rest of the season", Williams said. I left the Rams off my ballot after a harrowing 30-point home loss to Saint Joe's and a two-point road loss to Davidson.

ACC Predictions: Can North Carolina get revenge vs. Duke? 3/9/18