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Beth Maiman | NCAA.com | March 4, 2017

Joel Berry leads Tar Heels to 90-83 victory over Blue Devils

  Duke topped UNC in their first matchup this season at Durham on Feb. 9.

The Duke-North Carolina rivalry played out in typical fashion on Senior Night from Chapel Hill. The game went wire-to-wire, with the Tar Heels defeating Duke 90-83.

Duke and North Carolina exchanged baskets back and forth, seeing 18 lead changes. 

Joel Berry would prove to be too much for the Blue Devils, as he scored 28 points while going a perfect 5-for-5 from the 3-point line. Senior Isaiah Hicks had himself a huge Senior Night for the Tar Heels. He narrowly missed out on a double-double, scoring 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds. 

Five Blue Devils found themselves in double-digit scoring with Luke Kennard leading the way with 28 points. 

The victory improves the Tar Heels to 26-6 on the season and 14-4 in ACC play. Duke finishes the season 23-8. The Blue Devils finish in fifth place with an 11-7 conference record heading into next week's ACC tournament.

The ACC tournament begins on March 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. 

 

 

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