UNC Basketball: Tar Heels’ best home performances vs. the Duke Blue Devils

Feb 9, 2017; Durham, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams reacts on the sidelines in the first half of their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 9, 2017; Durham, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams reacts on the sidelines in the first half of their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports /
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On Saturday, the North Carolina Tar Heels face the Duke Blue Devils. Again. In the first matchup this season, Duke defeated UNC by the score of 86-78. In this game, the Tar Heels were ranked number eight in the nation while the Blue Devils were ranked 17th in the top 25.

UNC is ranked 5th while the Blue Devils sit at the 17th spot in the latest Associated Press Top 25 polls. Again.

One major difference between this Saturday’s game and the previous is the venue. In the first game, Duke was the home game. Cameron Indoor Stadium was typical. The students were draped in their royal blue face paint and Duke basketball paraphernalia along with their numerous chants cheering against UNC.

This Saturday, the Tar Heels will be the home team. ESPN’s College Game Day pre-game show will be in Chapel Hill for a second time this season.

The real question is whether former Duke basketball great and current ESPN analyst Jay Williams will wear another UNC jersey under his shirt or will he wear his old Duke jersey?

This remains to be seen. The game will be a great one to add to the UNC/Duke archives.

In the past, there have been numerous great games that took place between North Carolina and Duke in Chapel Hill. Some of these games took place at Carmichael Auditorium while some games occurred at the Dean E. Smith Center.

Let’s take a look at UNC’s best home performances against the Duke Blue Devils.