Tar Heels add to Duke’s slide

first_imgThe 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!center_img 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. last_img

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