I suppose if there’s any game you would want UNC to come in with a bad taste in their mouth, it’s the Duke game. Last time out, the Tar Heels lost on a heartbreaking buzzer beater, but now they get to try and erase that by beating their biggest rival.
Not only is it a Duke game, but there are some things at stake for Carolina. For one, it’s a chance at a regular season sweep, which would UNC’s first since the 2008-09 season. The game also has seeding implications for the ACC Tournament. A win would guarantee North Carolina the #2 seed and a double bye. They still could get a top four seed with a loss, but it gets a little complicated if they don’t. The game certainly doesn’t need stakes, but it’s got them.
If you’re planning on catching tonight’s game (and you probably are), here’s where you can see and hear it.