8:00 PM ET, March 5, 2011
Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
North Carolina controls rival Duke to win ACC regular-season championship
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Roy Williams grabbed the microphone and looked across the throng of blue-clad fans still milling around the Smith Center after North Carolina's latest conference championship."It's been a wonderful year," Williams said, "so far."At this point, no one can blame the Hall of Fame coach for thinking big. Not after his 13th-ranked Tar Heels finished off No. 4 Duke 81-67 on Saturday night to win the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title and complete an unprecedented climb back atop the league.
• The Tar Heels clinched the outright ACC title. It's the fifth time since 2005 that North Carolina has won at least a share of the ACC regular-season title and the 28th time overall.
• Kendall Marshall had his first double-double of the season. UNC is 12-1 since he became a starter, including seven straight wins.
• Duke shot 6 of 27 from 3-point range, with Curry going 6 for 11. The rest of the team combined to go 0 for 16 from downtown.
• The Blue Devils are 26 for 108 from 3-point range in their four losses.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-62 (.355)||33-63 (.524)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-27 (.222)||4-9 (.444)|
|FT Made-Attempted||17-22 (.773)||11-21 (.524)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|
Next 5 Games
Atlantic Coast Conference Standings
While Nolan Smith and Seth Curry combined for 50 points, someone forgot to tell the rest of Duke's players to show up....The other 6 Blue Devils who took the court combined for just 17 points while going 0-12 from three-point range.[+]
Duke Offense vs UNC
Just like last Saturday, Duke struggled from 3 and it cost them once again. In the Blue Devils 4 losses, they shot 26 for 108 from downtown, which is 24%. On Saturday against the Tar Heels they shot 6-27 from 3. If you take Seth Curry out of the equation (went 6-11), the rest of the team shot 0-16 from 3.[+]
Duke 3-pt FG - In Losses This Season
ESPN Stats & Information