How to Watch Duke vs. UNC in the ACC Tournament

How to Watch Duke vs. UNC in the ACC Tournament

How to Watch Duke vs. UNC in the ACC Tournament

No. 1 seed Virginia plays No. 3 Clemson in the first semifinal.

"We've been here before, even with the same team", Pinson said. Everybody and their mama is going to be watching the game tomorrow. "Me and JB have been through literally every single situation you can go through". My teammates are going to be ready.

It will be the 22nd time Duke and North Carolina play in the ACC Tournament.

"I'll say that we've got to play a heck of a lot better", North Carolina head coach Roy Williams said of their impending game against Virginia.

UNC and Duke met in last year's ACC Tournament semifinals as well, with Duke overcoming a seven-point halftime deficit to win 93-83.

Then, defending national champion North Carolina traveled almost 500 miles to meet its neighbor, snatched the championship of Tobacco Road and shouted how best to prevent its biggest rival from cutting down the nets at the Final Four. Bagley has looked like one of the best players in the country this season and is a serious contender to win the Naismith College Player of the Year Award.

The Tar Heels shot just 39 percent in their semifinal win over Duke but escaped with a five-point win as they forced 18 Duke turnovers. Trent had 20 points and Marvin Bagley III had 19 points and 13 rebounds to pace Duke, which might have gotten a No. 1 seeding in the NCAA Tournament by capturing the title but now would need help to do that. Meanwhile, Pinson has had consecutive double-doubles here and six in his last 14 games.

UNC senior Theo Pinson has been coming on strong as of late. We just can't let it happen. "So we've got to go in there and try to play the ideal game".

After Miami drew within four on two free throws from Anthony Lawrence II, Pinson put the nail in the Hurricanes' coffin, seemingly swinging all momentum in UNC's favor with a monster two-handed slam to put the Tar Heels up 71-65 with 3:43 remaining. The two led Miami in scoring over ACC play.

"I did not do it properly", said Williams, who was able to laugh it off.

Carolina needed all it could get from Pinson.

Clemson made a concerted effort to feed Elijah Thomas inside to open the second half. No. 12 North Carolina (24-9) won the tournament in 2016. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Cavaliers are 3.5-point favorites to knock off the Tar Heels, who opened as 4.5-point underdogs.

The only thing standing in their way is the defending national champion Tar Heels (25-9, 11-7 ACC), who know what it will take to beat UVa, the nation's consensus No. 1 team.

North Carolina's Garrison Brooks (15) dunks over Duke's Wendell Carter Jr. No other UNC player reached double digits.

"It was a weird game", Williams said. "If you make a turnover, you know that you're going down and you're about to play defense for 30 seconds because they keep moving the ball until they get what they want to get". "Once we settled in, that's when we came back in the first half and got the lead, or narrowed down the lead". Johnson made three free throws to put the Heels up 32-31.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -When speaking about his ACC tournament quarterfinal opponent Duke on Wednesday night, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey believed his Fighting Irish would fare far better than the teams' previous meeting more than a month ago with their senior stars Bonzie Colson and Matt Farrell on the floor.

Never before has the NCAA tournament selection committee awarded a No. 1 seed to a team with more than seven losses.

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