Everything about the first UNC/Duke game of the year feels different. Cameron Indoor will be empty, neither team is ranked, and it all just seems weird. Nevertheless, this version of our guys will be taking on this version of their guys in what is usually a much more anticipated game.
Carolina looked like a team on the rise before getting punched in the mouth against Clemson. They’ll be hoping that was a blip on the radar of a team moving the right direction. Duke is also coming off a loss to Miami last week with plenty of struggles of their own.
ESPN currently has UNC in the projected field for the NCAA Tournament while Duke is on the outside looking in. Tonight’s game could very well change all of that, depending on who emerges on top.
As always, we’ll be back after the game with a complete roundup of the happenings. Until then...