posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 01:40 PM
#2 North Carolina vs. #6 Duke
North Carolina always has plenty of motivation when it squares off against archrival Duke. The second-ranked Tar Heels will have just a little extra
The Tar Heels can clinch their first outright Atlantic Coast Conference title in 12 years when they host No. 6 Duke on Sunday.
North Carolina beat Florida State 91-76 on Thursday, earning at least a share of the regular-season title for the first time since 2001. The Tar Heels
followed that season with a dismal 8-20 campaign.
Carolina leads Wake Forest by a game in the ACC standings and will earn the top seed in the conference tournament with a win Sunday. However, if the
Tar Heels lose, the Demon Deacons can take the top seed because of their 95-82 win over North Carolina in January.
The Tar Heels played without leading scorer Rashad McCants for the third straight game because of an intestinal disorder. Williams said Friday that he
does not expect McCants to play Sunday.
The Tar Heels lead the all-time series 123-95.
This should be great game as usual when these two rivals get together. I dont think there's any question that this is one of the best rivalries in all
of sports. The Heels are definitely going to miss their best player McCants, I just hope he can get healthy in time to play in the ACC and/or NCAA
With #1 Illinois losing to Ohio State this afternoon, a win by #2 UNC would make them the top team in all the land!!