March 07, 2015

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina is honoring the coach of its fiercest rival before its latest meeting with Duke.

UNC coach Roy Williams, junior Marcus Paige and senior Jackson Simmons presented Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski with a plaque-style trophy before tipoff of Saturday's game in a brief tribute in honor of Krzyzewski reaching 1,000 career wins this season.

There were a few early boos that were quickly drowned out by cheers and applause for Krzyzewski at midcourt, something Williams had said Friday he hoped the crowd would do.

It marks the second show of rivalry respect between Duke and UNC this year. Before the first meeting at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the teams and coaches knelt together at midcourt for a moment of silence in honor of late Tar Heels coach Dean Smith.

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