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Senior Billy Bitter scored three goals on 10 shots against the Blue Devils, but it wasn’t enough as the Tar Heels fell to Duke 14-9 at home.

Blue Devils continue dominance, beat UNC

Playing in front of a home crowd is usually advantageous to a team, especially in a big rivalry match. But against Duke, the No. 8 North Carolina men’s lacrosse team can’t seem to shake the home field hex.

UNC-Duke rivalry

As one of the greatest rivalries in college sports, the UNC-Duke tradition defies adequate description. The two schools, separated by only eight miles, have some of the most spirited and competitive basketball games in college athletics. An ESPN poll in 2000 ranked it as the third-greatest rivalry North American sports rivalry.

While the two universities compete in a variety of sports and other competitions, the UNC-Duke rivalry comes into full effect during basketball season. The two teams met for the first time January 24, 1920. They are scheduled to play twice during the regular season, once at UNC and once at Duke. 

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Heels win 81-67 in Tobacco Road matchup

The North Carolina youngsters showed they learned from the first Duke game in UNC’s 81-67 win against Duke, after all. For that lesson, the players got quite a nifty title – outright regular season ACC champions.

Haltime update: UNC vs. Duke

The North Carolina men’s basketball team leads rival Duke 51-39 at halftime at the Smith Center. The winner of the game will own the ACC regular season championship.

	Justin Knox. Dexter Strickland and Tyler Zeller look on as the last minutes of the game wind down. Strickland fouled out with six points and two rebounds. Forward Knox only managed to add three points off the bench.

Duke’s second-half run too much for UNC

DURHAM –It had to be coming. Surely the defending national champion Duke Blue Devils wouldn’t allow their heated rivals from down Tobacco Road to come into their house and dominate as thoroughly as North Carolina did in the first half of No.

UNC, Duke renew greatest sports rivalry

When the No. 20 North Carolina Tar Heels visit No. 5 Duke tonight, they will do so carrying the bitter memories of a 32-point drubbing at Cameron Indoor Stadium a year ago — the lowest point in a season full of embarrassing moments.

UNC, Duke face off once again Saturday night

This Saturday night, it’s chapter two in the 2010 edition of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry.The Tar Heels are on their first win streak of 2010, with wins against Wake Forest and Miami. The Blue Devils have a No. 4 national ranking and at least a share of the regular-season conference title locked up despite a stinging loss at Maryland on Wednesday night.

Women's basketball surprises Duke, takes home victory

North Carolina faced No. 6 Duke, ready to close out a regular season characterized by losses of historic proportion.What the team earned Sunday was a chance to rewrite its legacy.“We’re not finished up this year,” UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell said. “This team’s got a lot of great days ahead of them.”North Carolina (18-10, 6-8 ACC) beat Duke 64-54 after the Blue Devils clinched the ACC regular season title Friday.

Cetera DeGraffenreid fights through two defenders in Sunday’s 64-54 win against Duke. DTH/Phong Dinh

UNC's DeGraffenreid stars against Blue Devils

She had been called out by her coach, stripped of her leadership responsibilities and benched on more than one occasion.She had suffered through more losses than in any other season during her three years in Chapel Hill. She had thrown up an absolute clunker against Duke in the teams’ last meeting — recording not one field goal.

Duke guard Jon Scheyer slides past UNC senior forward Deon Thompson for a loose ball in Duke’s 64-54 victory. DTH/Phong Dinh

UNC hits rock bottom against Duke

Correction (Feb. 12): Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this story reported that UNC had fallen to last in the ACC. The Tar Heels are a half-game ahead of N.C. State. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.Before Wednesday night, North Carolina’s season looked a lot like early reports of forward Travis Wear’s injured ankle.With 10 losses, its NCAA Tournament chances were significantly hobbled. The pressure that was put on it with each passing loss made failure a tender subject. And UNC’s season-long struggle with perimeter defense was a huge cause for concern.But the season was still unbroken.It took Duke’s Jon Scheyer all 40 minutes in the Blue Devils’ 64-54 win against the Tar Heels (13-11, 2-7 ACC), but he finished the job.

Jon Scheyer has blossomed into the ACC’s second-leading scorer this year

Duke lead by nation’s highest-scoring trio

DURHAM — With shoulders slowly sliding down the back of his chair, Duke’s Jon Scheyer sounded almost embarrassed when answering a question on where he spent most of his time off the basketball court.“Sleep,” the senior point guard said, cracking a smile.Scheyer then paused to think what he would add to that proclamation, but ended up only justifying his one-word summary.