Tuesday, February 6, 2007

North Carolina - Duke Game Preview Part II

Some game notes for Wednesday's showdown on Tobacco Road. Interesting to see how some of the win/loss numbers differ depending on who you ask. Duke's Student Newspaper offers fans a glimpse into what the rivalry means to the Blue Devils

From goduke.com
-Duke has won 16 of the last 20 games versus North Carolina and eight of the last 10 games at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

-The Blue Devils are 31-30 against North Carolina under Mike Krzyzewski. per Duke
Duke must not be counting the two losses in 1995 when K was having back surgery (see below)

-Duke and North Carolina are ranked 16th and fifth, respectively, in the latest AP poll.

-Wednesday’s game marks the 122nd straight game with at least one team ranked in the AP poll. That streak dates back to Feb. 27, 1960. Of those 122 games, 110 of the games have featured a team in the top 10.

-Both teams have been ranked in each of the last seven games and in 42 of the last 55 meetings.
-All-time Series: Duke trails the all-time series 96-125.

-Blue Devils have won eight of the last 10 games athome and are 38-31 all-time at Cameron Indoor Stadium versus the Tar Heels.
Duke Official Press Release


From TarHeels.com
-Duke leads the series 47-43 in games playedin Durham.

-Carolina is 32-31 against Mike Krzyzewskicoached Duke teams. per UNC
I assume Carolina counts the two wins in 1995 while Coach K was recooperating from back surgery

-In the past 30 years, the Tar Heels have played 13 regular season games against Duke when coming off a loss. Carolina is 9-4 in those games.

-Wednesday’s game will be the first time since 1989 that Duke goes into a UNC game with two consecutive losses and UNC losing its previous game

-Carolina and Duke have met 60 previous times when both teams were ranked in theAssociatedPress Top 25, with Duke leading the seriesin those games, 31-29.

-Wednesday’s game is the 138th straight meeting in the series that at least one of the twoschools was ranked in a national poll. The streakdates to Feb. 25, 1955.
North Carolina Official Release


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