Tar Heels add to Duke’s slide
The Tar Heels rallied from a double-digit deficit and came up with the game’s big baskets in the final minutes. It was a strong way to bounce back after an surprising weekend loss to North Carolina State – an 83-79 setback that had an irked coach Roy Williams calling his team “fat and happy” afterward. The Blue Devils were coming off a 68-66 overtime loss at Virginia and a 68-67 home loss to Florida State. DURHAM, N.C. – For the second straight year, North Carolina’s youngsters walked into one of college basketball’s most intimidating arenas and came out with a confidence-building win. Freshman Brandan Wright scored 19 points while Tyler Hansbrough added 16 to lead the fifth-ranked Tar Heels past No. 16 Duke 79-73, earning their second straight win in Cameron Indoor Stadium. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Rookie Ty Lawson added 15 points for the Tar Heels (21-3, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who trailed by 10 points early in the second half before finally going ahead to stay in the final minutes. Freshman Jon Scheyer had a career-high 26 points for the Blue Devils (18-6, 5-5), who have lost three straight games for the first time since 1999 – when they lost to Connecticut in the NCAA championship and opened the 1999-2000 season with two straight losses.