UNC Basketball: Joel Berry sets new program record with win over Duke

Boston College's Steffon Mitchell looks toward the basket as Clemson's Marcquise Reed defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Thursday March

Offense has typically been what UNC is known for under head coach Roy Williams, but it's the defense that's carried the Tar Heels to three straight wins in the ACC Tournament-including a 74-69 victory over the No. 2 seed Duke Blue Devils in Friday's Semifinals. But when Duke got its first chance with the ball in a one-possession game with plenty of time left-25 seconds on the clock-it wasted the opportunity in a fitting way with its final turnover of the night.

With a victory over the Cavaliers, North Carolina would boast 14 quadrant 1 wins, more than any other team in the country. The Blue Devils won on Saturday, 74-64.

Carolina bounced back from the semifinal loss to Duke in 2017 to win the national championship.

"As I recall, we kept playing". "I'm not saying that's what we rely on - a loss to motivate us - but a loss definitely does play a huge role in pushing the effort", Carter said.

Star freshman Marvin Bagley III was able to put together his usual high-level production for Duke-posting 19 points and 13 rebounds-but as a team, the Blue Devils shot just 42 percent from the floor and made only six three-pointers.

"Overall, they've gotten better", Krzyzewski said. "I never used it past year until we got to (the Final Four in) Phoenix". It's a big-time game. "Everybody and their mom is going to be watching this game".

The Tar Heels had already given up the game's first 12 points by the time Seventh Woods, Andrew Platek, Brandon Robinson, Garrison Brooks and Sterling Manley came off the bench. Even more impressive is that much of the lockdown effort came without ACC Defensive Player of the Year Isaiah Wilkins who was banged up shortly before halftime.

All boast double-figure scoring averages, and Duke averages 85 points per game on the season. The Blue Devils had a stretch where they lost three out of four games stretching from January into February but since have lost just once in eight games. Carolina is 8-2 over its last 10 contests. Expect Bagley to have a big game on Friday if Duke plans on winning this contest.

North Carolina finished with 24 assists on 28 made buckets and seven different Tar Heels players registered points as balance and selflessness proved to be the team's biggest assets. Entering this season, Bagley was expected to be one of the top picks in the upcoming NBA Draft and that will likely come true if he goes pro after the season. They will be ready to put that half behind them tonight against a Duke team is just 3-3 against the spread in its last six away from home. We can't look ahead. "If you make a turnover, you know that you're going down and you're about to play defense for 30 seconds because they keep moving the ball until they get what they want to get, so we have to limit our turnovers and make sure that we're getting great shots on the offensive end".

In a rematch of the 2016 ACC Championship Game, Saturday night in Brooklyn, N.Y., will feature No. 1 Virginia and the sixth-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels.

Then, defending national champion North Carolina traveled almost 500 miles to meet its neighbor, snatched the championship of Tobacco Road and shouted how best to prevent its biggest rival from cutting down the nets at the Final Four.

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