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Thursday March 30th

Mens Basketball

UNC junior guard RJ Davis (4) drives the ball to the basket during the men's basketball game against Duke on Feb. 4, 2023 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. UNC lost 63-57.

UNC men's basketball confronts consistency issues following Duke loss

After the lead changed hands many times, Duke completely shut down the Tar Heels' offense in the final minutes of the game to come out victorious, 63-57.  Deadlocked at 57 points as the game clock ticked down, UNC failed to take the lead despite getting the necessary stops on the defensive end. Graduate transfer Pete Nance and RJ Davis both missed shots that would have put UNC ahead late. "I just feel like it's in us," junior guard Caleb Love said. "It's nothing X's and O's. I just feel like it's everything that's in between our chest."

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UNC sophomore guard Caleb Love (2) drives past a Duke opponent during a UNC men's basketball game against Duke in the Dean Smith Center on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. Duke won 87-67.

Preview: Three keys to a UNC men's basketball victory over Duke in Cameron Indoor

 A look at the keys to a UNC victory in Durham this weekend.   The Tar Heels have to contain first-year center Kyle Filipowski who has been a standout for the Blue Devils this season. He leads Duke in points and rebounds per game with 15.8 and 9.5, respectively.  Key minutes off the bench from first-year guards Seth Trimble and Tyler Nickel, as well as contributions from Dunn, Washington and junior wing Puff Johnson – who looks to return following knee soreness – will likely need to provide a spark and take some of the load off the starting five.Here are three keys UNC needs to focus on in order to leave Durham with a win.

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