It’s one of the most passionate rivalries in sports and it’s a big part of what makes the ACC and college basketball history in North Carolina so special.
These are two proud programs where excellence is always expected on the basketball court. The tradition is deep. The memories are unbelievable. And the dislike between the two schools is intense.
Based on how things have gone this season, Duke will likely enter as the favorite on Wednesday night. And with how the Blue Devils have played over the past three weeks and considering what they did in Chapel Hill last season, they deserve to be favored.
However, being favored doesn’t mean anything in this game. It hasn’t for a long time. It’s part of what makes it so special.
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