Previewing Round 1 of the UNC Basketball program's 2023-2024 rivalry series vs. Duke

The highly-anticipated first installment of this year's rivalry series between the UNC basketball program and Duke will take place in Chapel Hill on Saturday night.

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Something to Watch For

This type of game has the chess match type of feeling to it, as Hubert Davis and Jon Scheyer will likely be mixing and matching throughout in an effort to give their team the best possible chance to win the game.

For the Tar Heels, will Davis shorten his rotation?

Expect to see a good amount of Seth Trimble, Jalen Washington, and Jae'Lyn Withers, but unless foul trouble dictates otherwise, will the Tar Heels elect to go eight deep for the majority of the game?

In a high-stakes game such as this, the starters will likely log a lot of minutes. It will be interesting to see just how much the bench is called upon (depending on the circumstances of the game).