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Duke vs North Carolina post game notes

Posted Sunday, March 4, 2007

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Chapel Hill, NC - With its 86-72 loss at North Carolina, Duke falls to 22-9 on the season and 8-8 in the ACC. Duke is now 96-127 all-time against the Tar Heels, including 9-13 at the Smith Center. Duke has still won 16 of the last 22 in the series and six of the last nine at the Smith Center. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is now 31-32 against North Carolina.

  • With Duke ranked No. 14 and North Carolina No. 8, Sunday marked the 123rd consecutive game dating back to Feb. 27, 1960, in which at least one team has been ranked in the series. Of those 123 games, 111 have featured one team in the top 10. In the series, both teams have been ranked in each of the last eight match-ups and in 43 of the last 56.
  • Sophomore Greg Paulus had 21 points, five rebounds and four assists, marking his second straight game over 20 points and the fourth game this season and in his career with 20-plus points. It is also his 10th straight games scoring in double figures and he has gone for 10-plus points in 14 of last 15 and 18 of last 21 game. He hit 3-of-8 from long range, extending his streak of at least three triples to five straight, and he is 19-of-35 (.543) from behind the arc in that span.
  • Freshman Gerald Henderson scored a season-high 16 points and grabbed six rebounds. It’s his second straight game setting a new season/career-high and his seventh game in double figures this season. Henderson scored a then career-high 14 against North Carolina on Feb. 7 and then topped that mark Wednesday against Maryland with 15 points.
  • Junior DeMarcus Nelson scored 14 points and added three rebounds and two assists against the Tar Heels. Nelson now has six straight games scoring in double figures and he has reached double figures in 12 of the last 13 games, as well. He has 27 games this season scoring in double figures and 42 such games in his career.
  • Freshman Jon Scheyer scored 10 points while hitting 2-of-5 from long range and added three rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes of action. He has scored in double-figures in eight straight games, a stretch that started when he scored a sesason/career-high 26 points against North Carolina on Feb. 7. With 35 minutes, Scheyer now has 1,034 this season and moved into No. 8 on Duke's freshman list for most minutes played. He passed J.J. Redick and Johnny Dawkins on the list. Scheyer was 2-of-3 from the free throw line and is now 110-of-130 (.846) on the season. His 110 free throws ranks tied for fourth on Duke's all-time freshman chart while his percentage of 84.6 ranks second on the freshman list and eighth for any season in Duke history.
  • Sophomore Josh McRoberts just missed a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds in 36 minutes of action. McRoberts added two assists and a block to his performance. McRoberts block now gives him 77 on the season, good for ninth best on Duke's season chart. He broke a tie with Cherokee Parks and is now nine behind Elton Brand's 1999 total of 86.
  • With the loss, Duke’s record falls to ...
    • 1,818-820 all-time, the fourth most wins in the NCAA
    • 233-44 this decade, the best record in the country
    • 162-40 outside of Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1997-98, including 74-24 in true road games.
    • 81-23 vs. ACC teams away from home since 1997-98.
    • 141-35 in ACC play since 1996-97.
    • 235-239 vs. ranked teams in the AP poll all-time, including 156-109 under Coach K and 8-18 against the No. 8 team in the AP poll
    • 69-30 vs. ranked teams since 1997-98 and 4-4 this season
    • 42-18 vs. ACC ranked teams since 1997-98
    • 877-225 as a ranked team in the AP poll, including 15-4 as the No. 14 ranked team
    • 123-48 in March under Coach K, including 0-1 this season
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Duke vs North Carolina post game notes
UNC's Tyler Hansbrough had to leave with 14.5 seconds to play, after he received a frustration-filled elbow from Duke’s Gerald Henderson.
photo by Gene Galin