Two of Duke's underclassmen struck on the idea of using Superman's 'S' to represent seniors for the night. The rest of the team drew red 'S' tattoos on their arms before tipoff.
Although the 'S' was for the seniors, the super was in a trio of underclassmen: Sheana Mosch, Alana Beard and Michele Matyasovsky. The three picked up the slack from senior Georgia Schweitzer's inconsistent performance to lead No. 4 Duke to a comeback victory against the Tar Heels 72-67.
Schweitzer came into the game needing two 3-pointers to move up in the ACC career record book to 12th. She missed all seven of her 3-point attempts.
"I can have an off night every once and a while," said Schweitzer, who finished the game 5-of-13 from the floor.
Although Schweitzer started the game strong for the Blue Devils, she didn't score in the second half until there was 3:15 left on the clock.
Schweitzer wasn't the only Blue Devil cold in the second half, though. North Carolina took and built a six-point lead after the half, taking advantage of a Duke offense that couldn't buy a make.
But North Carolina couldn't hold on to its lead when the Blue Devils got their attack together.
Matyasovsky found a weakness in UNC's zone defense on the high post and sunk key baskets to help Duke tie the game. When UNC switched to man-to-man to fix its Matyasovsky problem, a new one formed past the 3-point line.
Mosch swished a trey with 2:19 to go, putting momentum squarely in the Blue Devils' hands.