The No. 2 Blue Devils did what they were expected to do at Cameron Indoor Stadium: They beat the unranked Tar Heels 73-68. But they did it in a way that was, perhaps, unexpected considering inconsistent UNC was coming off a big loss at Miami while its counterpart had been on a five-game roll. The Devils had to grit back from a 10-point first-half deficit to do it.
It was a reminder that this Tobacco Road showdown rarely disappoints, and it seldom fails to live up to its hype.