UNC vs Duke. It’s go time.


A couple of weeks ago, I felt pretty good about this game. We weren’t playing great offensively, but our defense was good enough to get us by. And whether it was Gerald, Jon, or Kyle…someone would always step up in the second half to seal the win. I’m not beating my chest and saying I knew we’d beat Carolina. But I did feel pretty good about our matchups. And we always seem to play them tough, anyway.

Tonight, I have no idea what to expect. Last week, a Duke team I’ve never seen before showed up at Clemson and took a deserved beating. And this past Saturday, only a gutsy performance by Greg Paulus saved us from losing to Miami. So I have many questions about tonight. How will Nolan handle getting booted from the starting lineup? He could respond like a man and have the game of his life off the bench. Defensively, he’s capable of locking Lawson up. But he could also go into a deep, dark hole. Will Kyle finally bust out of his month-long shooting slump? Will our wing players settle for jump shots and threes all night? Or will we force the issue and take it to the rack like the great Duke teams of the past? Will we learn from the Clemson loss and step up to the challenge of beating a great Carolina team?

At 9:00pm, we find out. And I can’t wait. Go Blue Devils.

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