The game this rivalry was destined to deliver this season finally happened. While Zion Williamson was the headliner, supporting performances by Jordan Goldwire and Antonio Vrankovic helped Duke finally beat UNC
2 notes from the game:
1.UNC and Duke are by far the best two teams this year.
2. Zion scored 31 and Duke only won by 1. The fact that Duke fans were saying the first two games didn’t count because Zion didn’t play is now proven to be absolutely absurd.
@Chad_Linville@andyjohnson_ It’s a rivalry that’s bigger than anything else in the sport. And short of winning the national title, there’s literally nothing any other school can do to garner the attention that a regular season Duke UNC game gets. And I get that can be frustrating
@Chad_Linville@andyjohnson_ You’re a state guy and a Kentucky fan. State’s insecurities are well known and I’m sure you wouldn’t argue them, but I think fans of schools like Kentucky & Kansas get extra salty when it comes to duke unc because of the attention it gets
No. 5 Duke Edges No. 3 UNC 74-73 in ACC Semifinals Zion Williamson had the go-ahead tip-in on his own miss with 30.3 seconds left and fifth-ranked Duke held off third-ranked North Carolina 74-73 in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals... https://t.co/N83s7R7UTv #USNews #USRC
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Usually I‘d be pissed as hell if Duke beat UNC.
But put it this way: the Heels lost by one when shooting below 40% from the field and Zion Williamson was on the floor and dropped 31 on them.
This speaks incredibly well for the Heels’ legitimacy as national title contenders.
@TheSeigeDFS@realcharder30 Duke doesn't get to choose, only the overall #1 gets that luxury. But yeah the committee could put UVA and Duke/UNC in Columbia and Tennessee and Duke/UNC in Jax which would really suck. Hoping they send someone to Columbus though.
@TheSeigeDFS@realcharder30 I was pretty happy to find out that FSU can't be in the same region as Duke, UVA, or UNC. So I'm guessing we'll be out west with Gonzaga again just like last year.
And we better be in Jax for the first 2 rounds.
@DickieV@DukeMBB@UNC_Basketball@theACC@Vol_Hoops Gonzaga is overrated. Strength of schedule is lacking, one big win over Duke by 2 points, and losses to Tennessee, North Carolina, and St. Mary's. The majority of their wins are over programs that haven't faced top 25 competition. They'll be the first high seed to be eliminated.