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Duke feels as if it regained its swagger and got back to playing "Duke basketball" in the second half of its 78-75 overtime win over Miami on Saturday. To beat North Carolina tonight at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the Blue Devils will need swagger, confidence, assertiveness ... and much more. They also might need several best-case scenarios to play out, collectively and individually.
It's UNC vs. Duke
The Winston Salem Journal

While Roy Williams said there are venues that rival Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium when it comes to difficulty, the North Carolina men's basketball coach said there's no more satisfying place to win. ``I say that (there are) a lot of places that I would take a one-point victory and get out of town as quickly as I can,'' Williams said. ``But I never believe it and mean as much as I do with that place over there.'' Williams will take his third-ranked Tar Heels (21-2 overall, 7-2 ACC) into the 9,314-seat pressure cooker to face the sixth-ranked Blue Devils (20-3, 7-2) Wednesday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference showdown that features the usual high stakes.
Tar Heels seek satisfying win on rival Duke's home court
The Burlington Times-News

Duke rarely has problems winning at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Then again, neither does Tyler Hansbrough.
Hansbrough defies Cameron curse
The Associated Press

Buzz Peterson doesn't want to be the lone answer to a trivia question anymore. The Asheville native is the only North Carolina basketball player to have a 4-0 record at Cameron Indoor Stadium since Mike Krzyzewski began coaching at Duke in 1981. Tonight, when the third-ranked Tar Heels play at No. 6 Duke in a 9 p.m. tipoff, UNC seniors Tyler Hansbrough and Danny Green have a chance to join Peterson in that exclusive club.
Perfect at Cameron?
The Asheville Citizen-Times

The way Bob Gibbons sees it, North Carolina's superior recruiting results under Roy Williams are starting to show in the rivalry with Duke. As the teams prepare to meet at 9p.m. today at Cameron Indoor Stadium, North Carolina owns five wins in the past seven meetings.
Talent swing
The Charlotte Observer

For the fifth time since 2005 and 40th time overall, North Carolina and Duke will square off with both teams ranked in the top 10. Both squads have spent time at No. 1 this season and the winner of tonight's game will take over sole possession of first place in the ACC.
Breaking down today's Duke-UNC game
The Fayetteville Observer

Williams knows that for the Tar Heels to win their fourth straight in Cameron, they'll need exceptional focus in one of the ACC's toughest gyms, unrelenting defense and an all-around effort that makes Duke work the whole game. A win would give Tyler Hansbrough and North Carolina's four other seniors a career sweep at Duke.
For UNC to win
The Winston-Salem Journal

Every once in a while, Rusty LaRue will tell people, usually Duke fans, that he won all four times he played at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Blue Devils look to prevent career sweep by UNC seniors at Cameron Indoor Stadium
The Durham Herald-Sun

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski certainly is one of the centerpieces of the showdown these days, but Krzyzewski is quick to stress that the rivalry thrived before his arrival in Durham and that it will continue after his departure.
Coaches add to rivalry, but players settle score
The Durham Herald-Sun


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