The Tobacco Road rivalry continues on Saturday as UNC and Duke meet for the second time this season. Cameron Indoor Stadium will be rocking as the Blue Devils look to give their seniors a win against their bitter rival in their final home game.
With the large implications regarding the postseason and North Carolina playing its best basketball of the season, there is a good amount more hype surrounding the second installment of UNC-Duke. UNC came into the first matchup on a two-game losing streak with the offense struggling to put up points even after the return of Cole Anthony.
The feeling coming into the second matchup is much different.
This time, UNC comes in riding a three-game win streak, its longest since starting the season 5-0. A huge reason is the incredible play of Anthony and Garrison Brooks, igniting an offense that has been dormant most of the year.
Anthony has shown big improvements in his efficiency. He has shot nearly 60 percent and has made 11 threes over the past two games. His decision-making has also taken a step forward, with limited turnovers and him getting his teammates more involved. Anthony is no longer trying to do everything himself, and seems to have a grasp of the North Carolina offense.