Duke beats UNC for sixth straight win, earns double-bye
Duke's men's basketball team defeated their rival UNC for the sixth consecutive time on Saturday night, with a final score of 85-80.
The game was played at UNC's home court, the Dean E. Smith Center, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Duke's win secured them a double-bye in the upcoming ACC tournament, which means they won't have to play until the quarterfinals.
The team's leading scorer was freshman Paolo Banchero, who had 23 points and 7 rebounds.
Senior guard Wendell Moore Jr. also played a crucial role in the win, contributing 17 points and 6 rebounds.
The game was a back-and-forth affair, with Duke pulling ahead in the final minutes to secure the victory.
Duke's head coach Mike Krzyzewski praised his team's resilience and ability to execute under pressure.
The win was especially satisfying for Duke fans, as UNC had defeated Duke in their last meeting in February.
Duke will now turn their attention to their next opponent, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, whom they will face on Tuesday night.