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Leslie McDonald drives to the basket. UNC defeated Duke 74-66 at the Smith Center on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. 

Take a look back at the last time an unranked UNC beat a ranked Duke team

An unranked UNC team has only beaten a ranked Duke team eight times, with the last coming in 2014 after the initial game was postponed because of snow.  It's going to take a lot for this year's Tar Heel team to upset the Blue Devils, but it has been done before and could happen again. Here's a look at the last time an unranked UNC team took down its biggest rival.


UNC players on the bench watch the game in worry at N.C. State's Reynolds Coliseum on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. UNC eventually lost 68-76.

'Another sixth man': Banghart's energy gives UNC optimism despite loss to N.C. State

Despite UNC’s 76-68 loss to N.C. State on Sunday, the team’s optimism hasn’t wavered, in large part thanks to head coach Courtney Banghart. The Tar Heels have trailed at halftime in their last seven games, and though they’ve only come back to win three times in that stretch, they’ve shown promise. Aside from a 14-point road loss to No. 14 Florida State two weeks ago, UNC hasn't fallen by more than seven points this season. “That’s the team I’ve got, a group of fighters,” Banghart said. “That’s what I expected, and that’s what I got.”


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UNC 2018 commit Coby White (left) poses with Greenfield School's runner-up trophy on Dec. 30 at the John Wall Holiday Invitational in Raleigh.

Coby White

UNC 2018 commit Coby White (left) poses with Greenfield School's runner-up trophy on Dec. 30 at the John Wall Holiday Invitational in Raleigh.