The latest edition of the greatest rivalry in college basketball is here. For the final time, legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will make the trip down Tobacco Road as the No. 9 Blue Devils face the North Carolina Tar Heels at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill on Saturday night.
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Date: Saturday, Feb. 5 | Time: 6 p.m. ET
Location: Dean Smith Center — Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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The Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball team face the University of North Carolina Tar Heels in a clash of titans atop the ACC at the Dean Smith Center on Saturday, February 5 (2/5/2022).
Led by freshman Paolo Banchero and junior Wendell Moore, the 18-3 Devils will try to avoid losing their third straight game to their arch-rivals after being swept in 2021. The 16-6 Tar Heels, led by first-year coach Hubert Davis, will try to extend a three-game winning streak after beating Louisville in overtime Tuesday night. UNC leads the all-time series, 141-114; the Heels have won five of the last eight matchups against Duke.
Tipoff from Chapel Hill is set for 6:00 p.m. ET. The rivals will meet again on March 5 in Cameron Indoor Stadium; that will be Krzyzewski’s final home game as Duke’s coach.
It’s always a must-see, monumental happening when Duke faces rival North Carolina. Saturday’s clash between the Tar Heels and No. 3 Blue Devils, however, will be among the most significant in the recent history of the storied rivalry. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is taking his team to the Dean Dome for the final time for a battle with big-time ACC and national implications.
North Carolina (16-6, 8-3 ACC) is on a four-game winning streak that has breathed life into its NCAA Tournament hopes and put it in the thick of the ACC title race. A win over the arch rival Blue Devils would be a potentially season-defining moment for first-year head coach Hubert Davis and his squad, which has shown flashes of offensive brilliance to go along with too many defensive lapses.
Duke (18-3, 8-2) enters the game alone atop the conference standings but will need a victory to keep that status as it tries to gain separation from a chunky chase pack that features the Tar Heels, Miami, Notre Dame and Wake Forest. With freshman phenom Paolo Banchero leading the way, this team looks capable of helping Krzyzewski end his career on a solid note following last season’s 13-11 season.