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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No. 4: February 5, 1992

Some people refer to this game as “The Bloody Montross Game.” After sustaining a hit to the head, North Carolina’s center Eric Montross was bleeding from his head during the game. Despite a deep cut and blood visibly running down his face, Montross played in the game.

This game featured the No. 9 Tar Heels versus the No. 1 Duke Blue Devils.

Despite shooting 44.6% from the field and 25% from three-point range, North Carolina defeated Duke, 75-73. Duke’s starting lineup consisting of Thomas Hill, Grant Hill, Brian Davis, Bobby Hurley and Christian Laettner went 26-of-57 (43.8%) from the field.

UNC lost to Duke the next two times they played during the 1992 season, which were the regular season finale (89-77) and 1992 ACC Championship (94-74). Duke was ranked number one the entire season. They repeated as the national champions at the end of the 1992 season.