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Preview: No. 7 North Carolina @ No. 19 Duke

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

On Thursday night, the No. 7 North Carolina Tar Heels faces the No. 19 Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. The game is slated to start at approx.. 8 pm EST.

The Tar Heels are 21-4 and the Blue Devils are 18-5. North Carolina is 4-3 on the road, while Duke is 11-1 at home.

Justin Jackson dribbling the basketball

Justin Jackson (Getty Images)

The loss came on Jan. 23, 2017 when the North Carolina State Wolfpack defeated Duke 84=84 for their first win in Durham, N.C. since 1985.

North Carolina won the last meeting between these two teams. On March 5, 2016, the Tar Heels won 76-72.

They have not won in Cameron Indoor Stadium since Feb. 20, 2014 when they won 74-66.

Duke has not won in this series since a 74-73 win on Feb. 17, 2016.

In the past 10 meetings between these two teams, Duke has won seven times. However, when these two teams face each other, you throw the records out the window.

Besides the two aforementioned wins, North Carolina also won 88-70 on March 3, 2012.

North Carolina has won their last two games. They have not lost a game since they were defeated 77-62 by the Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes on Jan. 28, 2017.

Duke has won their last three games. They have not list since the aforementioned loss to the Wolfpack in January.

North Carolina is averaging 87.8 points per game. They are giving up 71.6 points.

Duke is scoring 82.5 points per game. They are giving up 67.9 points.

Justin Jackson is leading the Tar Heels attack with 18.6 points per game. Kennedy Meeks is averaging 9.4 rebounds and Joel Berry II is averaging 3.72 assists per game.

Luke Kennard leads the Blue Devils attack with 19.8 points per game. Amile Jefferson is averaging 9.2 rebounds and Grayson Allen is averaging 3.6 assists per game.


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