Brewing since 1920, very few rivalries can match the intensity of a North Carolina Tar Heels versus Duke Blue Devils NCAA basketball battle. UNC owns a fairly comfortable overall lead in this series but there hasn’t been much separation between these bitter rivals during their century long feud. Beyond that, individual matches have provided a mountain of memorable moments when the Duke vs UNC rivalry hits the hardcourt.
Duke vs UNC History
A metaphoric “shot from beyond the three-point arc” ten miles is all that separates Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since they are same US State schools, the close proximity in itself is enough to create a fierce college sports rivalry. Although the Tar Heels sport a 134-109 series edge, through February 2017, anything can happen when these squads square off.
Adding to the mystic and magic of this Hatfield and McCoy style feud, Duke versus UNC clashes play out up and down legendary Tobacco Road at least twice every season. As part of our Learn To Earn Rivalries Series, the video above touches on some of the incredible numbers created during those contests. We were very surprised that these two schools have never played each other during the Madness of March. They did come close in 1991 as both teams reached the Final Four but UNC was upset by Kansas prior to Duke stunning the UNLV Running Rebels. Duke then posted an equally shocking 72-65 victory against the Jayhawks and claimed their first NCAAB National Championship.
When Is Duke vs UNC Game?
Being as Durham and Chapel Hill NC residents get a copy of the NCAA basketball schedule at birth, everyone knows when it’s game on for the UNC vs Duke rivalry. Retrieved by digging deep into the Canada Sports Betting NCAA Basketball “Believe It Or Not” Vault – we present the following stats that are amazing and worthy of a “shut the front door” reaction. Over four decades, from February 26, 1977 to February 16, 2017, the Tar Heels and Blue Devils squared off 96 times in ACC action.
There is a lot of fake news flying around these days so we double and triple checked our math here to avoid joining that herd. Incredibly, the result of that segment of the UNC vs Duke series was a tie at 48-48 apiece. Even more amazing, the combined scores of those 96 Atlantic Coast Conference clashes was 7437 to 7437 which is a 77.46 – 77.46 per game final score. From 1954 to 2016, these teams dominated the ACC as Duke won 19 Championships while North Carolina claimed 18 titles. LIVE lines on ACC Basketball contests are always current with the real time CSB odds feed below.
Duke vs UNC Basketball Record
Scattered across eleven States, 15 schools play in the ACC Basketball Division. Although they sport a 0-0 record in March Madness play, the Duke vs UNC feud is filled with record setting meetings. During the first 63 ACC Championship tournaments, Duke and UNC claimed a combined 37 titles. That left the rest of the field fighting it out for the other 26 crowns. North Carolina State University (10) Wake Forest (4) Maryland (3) Georgia Tech (3) Virginia (2) as well as Florida State, Miami, Notre Dame and South Carolina with one each, claimed the other 26 ACC Championships through 2016.
UNC and Duke generate a lot of wagering action at basketball betting specialists like Bet365. Duke defeated UNC five times during their 19 ACC Championships, while the Tar Heels topped the Blue Devils during six of their 18 Conference Final clashes through 2017. From 1999 to 2011, Duke won ten of the thirteen ACC titles including a record five in a row from 1999 to 2003. When a Duke vs UNC rivalry contest hits the hardcourt, or anytime time a NCAA basketball battle is on tap, the top rated online sportsbooks below have Canadian US College basketball fans covered. Registration is simple, account funding options are plentiful and secure and the hoops action is virtually non-stop.