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Mens Basketball



Duke first-year forward AJ Griffin (21) moves past UNC graduate forward Brady Manek (45) during a UNC men's basketball game against Duke in the Dean Smith Center on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. Duke won 87-67.

Despite blowout loss to Duke, Brady Manek proved his dedication to UNC's success

Graduate forward Brady Manek gave his everything for nearly all 40 minutes of Saturday's men’s basketball home matchup against his team's fiercest rival, the No. 9 Duke Blue Devils. He scored 15 of UNC’s 28 first-half points, eventually finishing the game with 21 points on 7-16 shooting. His six 3-pointers tied for the most any Tar Heel has made this season. "It was a long game, it was a hard game,” Manek said.

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Zach Crain is an assistant sports editor for the 2020-2021 school year.

Column: Krzyzewski was the Duke villain that UNC needed

When you think of North Carolina basketball, are any regular season memories clearer than Eric Montross’ bloody face, Tyler Hansbrough’s broken nose, UNC upsetting J.J. Redick and the No. 1 Blue Devils on their senior night?  These moments could not exist without Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski on the sideline.

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