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Duke vs UNC Game Notes

Marvin Bagley

North Carolina Tar Heels (17-7, 6-5) vs. Duke Blue Devils (19-4, 7-3)
When: February 8, 2018
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Where: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC

THE SERIES

Overall: 246th meeting; North Carolina leads, 135-110
In Durham: Duke leads, 54-47
In Chapel Hill: North Carolina leads, 62-35
At neutral sites: North Carolina leads, 26-21
Current streak: Duke, W1
Coach K vs. North Carolina: 45-40

MEDIA INFORMATION

TV: ESPN, ACC Network
Stream: WatchESPN
Radio: Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
National Radio: Compass Media
Sirius/XM: Sirius 84 / XM 84

NOTES

  • In the midst of a three-game road swing, Duke hits TobaccoRoad for the first of two meetings with North Carolina.
  • The Blue Devils have won seven of the last 10 in the seriesand are 4-2 in their last six trips to the Smith Center.
  • Under Mike Krzyzewski, Duke is 45-40 versus UNC.
  • A win Thursday gives Duke its 22nd consecutive 20-win season and the program’s 53rd all-time.
  • Duke is the only team ranked among the NCAA’s top 20 in scoring (89.6, 1st), rebounds (42.7; 2nd) and assists (18.5; 4th). The Blue Devils are also fourth nationally in rebound margin (+10.4) and ninth in field goal percentage (.509).
  • Marvin Bagley III leads the ACC in scoring (21.4) and rebounding (11.2) and is second in the NCAA in double-doubles (17). Trevon Duval leads the ACC in assists (6.0), while Grayson Allen is fifth in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.4).
  • Bagley is bidding to be the first Blue Devil and the first freshman to lead the ACC in scoring and rebounding. Of the 12 previous ACC players to accomplish it, eight have gone on to win the league’s Player of the Year Award, including each of the last four.
  • Gary Trent, Jr., is second in the ACC in both overall three-point field goal percentage (.448) and in ACC play (.493). For the season, his .448 percentage leads all NCAA freshmen.
  • Wendell Carter, Jr., is averaging 16.5 points and 10.5 rebounds over Duke’s last 11 games. He has led Duke on the boards in five of the last six games.