3 memorable Duke/UNC Basketball moments from the 2000s

With round one of UNC/Duke set to take place on Saturday, we thought it would be fun to look back on some memorable moments in this rivalry. For this one, we are taking it back to the 2000s. 

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On March 6th, 2005, UNC and Duke battled it out in Chapel Hill. Duke had won the last four meetings between the schools and was well on their way to a fifth straight victory. The Blue Devils lead by 9 points with around 3 minutes to play and then let their guard down. 

North Carolina battled back and scored the game’s last 11 points including one of the most electric moments in the rivalry’s history. With 19.4 seconds left, Raymond Felton went to the free throw line with a chance to tie the game. He missed his second attempt and UNC battled to get the rebound. 

Then freshman Marvin Williams found the loose ball in his hands and made a basket while also drawing a foul. To this day, that is still the loudest single moment in the Smith Center.