Morning Heel: UNC Tar Heels Daily News Links

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Defending Duke’s Post
Most everyone – North Carolina’s coaching staff included – will be focused on limiting No. 1 Duke’s 3-point shooting success on Wednesday. That emphasis could unearth an equally as dangerous proposition in the post defending Mason Plumlee. (Inside Carolina)

UNC-Duke is America’s best rivalry
North Carolina and Duke renew their historic basketball rivalry Wednesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. And when discussing the top rivalries in American sports, the line begins behind the Tar Heels and Blue Devils. In fact, there really is no argument. (Fox Sports Carolinas)

Even without the usual pregame buildup, it’s still UNC-Duke…And it rarely disappoints
It’s the best, most intense rivalry in college sports, if not all sports. And we’ll be reminded of that at least a couple of dozen times before Wednesday’s 9 p.m. tipoff at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The fact that this game is shaping up to be a mismatch doesn’t even matter. North Carolina-Duke rarely disappoints, no matter what the circumstances. (Wilmington Star News)

Talking points: It’s go time for Devils & Heels
Snark aside, the Blue Devils and Tar Heels have a firm grasp on being the premiere rivalry in college basketball. Louisville and Kentucky, along with countless other rivalries like Syracuse and Georgetown, can be just as intense. However, none of them bring national attention like Duke and North Carolina. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Unranked UNC at ranked Duke: A brief history
How often has an unranked UNC team played a ranked Duke team at Cameron Indoor Stadium? Well, in the Mike Krzyzewski era — since 1980 — it has happened only five times. Four of those games went Duke’s way. One time it went UNC’s. Let’s take a look at what happened that one time. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC Far Ahead Of Duke In Capital One Cup Standings
Duke and UNC will face off against each other this Wednesday and there is a lot to be said about this age old and competitive rivalry, one which many pundits call the most intense in all of sports. (Keeping It Heel)

Video: UNC Player Interviews Pre-Duke

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