A star player said the Tar Heels must “be ready to play the perfect game on Sunday.”
One of the team’s best players — junior point-guard Joel Berry — went down with an ankle injury in Carolina’s first game of the NCAA Tournam…
The second-seeded Blue Devils (28-6) have been upset at home in the tournament’s second round twice since 2014.
The No. 2 seed Blue Devils had averaged 11 turnovers a game this year, but committed 13 in the opening half.
The Tar Heels now advance to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament.
Many Duke fans they’re used to going into environments where they’re booed and they expect the team to use hate as motivation.
Keatts comes to Raleigh after three successful years at the helm in Wilmington.
“It was a good start to the tournament, and (I’m) excited to get back here on Sunday,” said Brent Coiner, a Duke fan.
No.1 seed UNC knocked off No. 16 seed Texas Southern 103-64. Many fans say it was about what they expected from the heavily-favored Tar Heel…
The victory was hardly unforeseen — Duke, the winner of the ACC tournament, was second seed in the east, while Troy was seeded 15th.