CHARLOTTE — For the third consecutive year, Tobacco Road rivals North Carolina and Duke will meet in the ACC Tournament semifinals.
The No. 2-seeded Tar Heels and No. 3-seeded Blue Devils are set to tip off at 9 p.m. on Friday night in the Spectrum Center. It's just the second time ever that UNC and Duke have met in the ACC Tournament while both are ranked in the AP top five.
In the ACC quarterfinals, the Tar Heels notched a comfortable 83-70 win over No. 7 seed Louisville. Coby White and Luke Maye both had 19 points, and Cameron Johnson, a recent All-ACC First Team selection, added 14.
Duke won its ACC Tournament opener by a similar margin, beating No. 6 seed Syracuse, 84-72. First-year phenom Zion Williamson, who missed the previous six games with a sprained knee, had 29 points on a perfect 13-13 shooting, along with 14 rebounds.