Mar 8, 2024 - News

Duke will fight for a share of the ACC title with UNC on Saturday

CHAPEL HILL, NC - FEBRUARY 03: Armando Bacot #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels goes to the basket during a game against the Duke Blue Devils at the Dean Smith Center on February 03, 2024 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. North Carolina won 93-84. (Photo by Peyton Williams/UNC/Getty Images)

Armando Bacot, No. 5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels, goes to the basket during a game against the Duke Blue Devils at the Dean Smith Center on February 3. Photo: Peyton Williams/UNC/Getty Images

There's more than just pride on the line in the second top 10 matchup of the season between UNC and Duke this Saturday.

Why it matters: If No. 7 UNC beats No. 9 Duke in Durham this weekend, the Tar Heels will be the outright ACC regular-season champions for the first time since 2017.

  • If the Blue Devils win, the two schools will share the title.
  • Both teams are also still trying to build a case to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

State of play: Duke and UNC have been by far the two best teams in the ACC this season.

  • Since losing in Chapel Hill, Duke has won eight of their last nine games, and they've only lost one home game in the ACC all season.
  • UNC is coming off a commanding, 33-point victory against Notre Dame on Tuesday.
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