Just three months ago, Duke was ranked #1 and seemed unstoppable. The Blue Devils fought without one of their biggest contributors, Kyrie Irving, who still hasn't entered a game since his injury. After a loss to Florida State, Duke has rebounded by winning 12 of 14 games. A month ago, most people thought that a 13-2 record in the ACC would guarantee a #1 seed in the ACC tournament, but UNC, possibly the hottest team in the country, responded to their critics to put pressure on Duke. After an early non-conference loss to Texas, UNC has gone 16-2. A preseason-All American selection, Harrison Barnes, who is only a freshman, has become more comfortable in the UNC offense. He is beginning to dominate games, highlighted by his game winning three pointer last night against Florida State. UNC lost to Duke by 6 points last month, but led all of the first half. This team has the ability to win this game and playing in the Dean Smith Center will help. Duke is fighting for a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament, but before they can do that, they must take on the team that hates them most.
Until Saturday, what is your favorite sports rivalry?