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HBO's Duke-UNC documentary

Tags: Duke | HBO | UNC

HBO's "Battle for Tobacco Road: Duke vs. Carolina," which will air Feb. 23, includes all of the important themes and some anecdotes you may not have heard.

My Duke-UNC memory

The first Duke-North Carolina game I covered for The Charlotte Observer was a classic that gave me five extra minutes of basketball.

For years with The (Columbia, S.C.) State Newspaper, I had witnessed the menace and ill will that rivals expressed toward each other at Williams-Brice and Death Valley in the Clemson-South Carolina rivalry.

Having played basketball in high school, I was eager to see how Duke-Carolina compared in the sport I enjoy most. I found the fans in North Carolina less hateful toward each other than their mustard barbecue-loving counterparts from south of the border, but no less passionate.

Duke answers challenge

Tags: ACC Now | Coach K | Duke

One of the most popular topics of speculation after Duke’s 74-47 loss at Clemson on Wednesday was how coach Mike Krzyzewski would punish the Blue Devils after the team’s most lopsided loss in 19 years.

Would he take the rims off the baskets and run them until they couldn't run anymore? Would he take the name plates off their lockers and their photos off the walls at Cameron Indoor Stadium? Perhaps he would send them on a secret CIA aircraft to a third world country for “interrogation” on why they collapsed against Clemson’s press and couldn’t stop Trevor Booker?

No, no and no.

Video: Duke's comeback

Tags: ACC Now | Duke | Miami

Staff video by Jason Arthurs

Anatomy of a comeback: Duke vs. Miami

See a video montage of Duke as they overcome a 32-19 halftime deficit against Miami at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
(Staff Video by Jason Arthurs)

Video: Miami's Jones fouls Paulus

Staff video by Jason Arthurs

With 12:23 left in the second half, and Miami up 42-40, Duke's Greg Paulus ended up with the ball after a scrum on the inbounds and hit a layup to tie the game at 42.

The steal and layup turned into a six-point possession. Miami's DeQuan Jones elbowed Paulus after the layup and was ejected for a flagrant foul.

Duke rallies past Miami

Tags: ACC Now | Duke | Miami

Staff photo by Chuck Liddy

• DeCock: Wild ride for Canes
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DURHAM — Duke's unbeaten at home this season. After an awful first half against Miami, the Blue Devils needed overtime to stay that way.

Gerald Henderson's four points in overtime carried Duke to a 78-75 comeback win over Miami on Saturday afternoon at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Foul Shots: Feb. 7

Foul Shots archive


Listen to J.P. Giglio on WPTF-680 every Saturday at 1 p.m. on "The Big Tailgate Show" with Taylor Zarzour.

Clemson: After a 24-point loss at UNC, Clemson big man Trevor Booker, who was held to nine points, queried: "I don't know why I didn't get the ball more."

The Tigers' No. 35, and that's Mr. No. 35 to Duke's Kyle Singler and Brian Zoubek, responded with 21 points, eight boards, three blocks and a YouTube-ready dunk in a 27-point win over Duke.

Getting the ball to your best player? Hmm, what a concept. Who would have thunk it? Well, maybe not 75 percent of the ACC's coaches.

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