Memorable Duke-UNC Games
February 28, 1981
Gene Banks donned a tuxedo and threw roses to the crowd before the game to help celebrate Senior Night, then buried a turnaround jumper at the buzzer to force overtime and put back Vince Taylor's miss for the game-winner with 19 seconds left.
March 3, 1984
This was the last home game for Michael Jordan, but it is most memorable for future UNC coach Matt Doherty, who sends the game to OT with a buzzer-beater. Carolina capped a perfect ACC season, but is beaten by Duke one week later in the ACC tournament, a breakthrough win for the Blue Devils and their young coach, Mike Krzyzewski.
March 12, 1989
A bruising and bloody battle isn't decided until Duke's Danny Ferry misses a 75-foot prayer at the buzzer that hits the back of the rim as Carolina wins its first ACC tournament title in seven years.
February 5, 1992
The defending national champion Blue Devils enter the Smith Center undefeated and top-ranked but the Tar Heels, led by center Eric Montross, deal them one of their two losses on the season.
February 2, 1995
Considered the signature game in the rivalry by many, Duke is without injured coach Mike Krzyzewski and winless in the ACC. North Carolina jumps out to a 17-point first-half lead behind dunking exhibition of All-Americas Jerry Stackhouse and Rasheed Wallace, but Duke rallies to force one overtime, and forces a second on a 35-foot-runner by Jeff Capel. Carolina survives two Duke misses at the buzzer of the second OT.
Jan. 31, 1996
Shammond Williams leads a rally to pull Carolina within one, 72-71, with under a minute remaining. On their final possession, the Tar Heels' Serge Zwikker has his shot blocked by Duke's Greg Newton, but Carolina's Dante Calabria tips home the rebound for a 73-72 lead. The Blue Devils' Ricky Price misses a jumper at the horn.
February 5, 1998
The most hyped game in the history of the rivalry, bigger even than their only other 1-2 matchup four years earlier. A Carolina team led by Antawn Jamison and Vince Carter smokes the Blue Devils.
February 28, 1998
Down 64-47 with 12 minutes left, Duke works its way back and UNC misses four pivotal free throws. Krzyzewski picks up his 500th win and the Blue Devils capture the ACC regular-season title.
February 3, 2000
The struggling Tar Heels overcome a 19-point second-half deficit to force OT on a double-clutch three by Joseph Forte, but Duke, led by Jason Williams, wins in OT.
February 1, 2001
The Tar Heels win new head coach Matt Doherty's first game against Duke despite surrendering a seven-point lead in the last 90 seconds. Duke's national POY Shane Battier fouls Brendan Haywood with 1.2 seconds left and the score tied. Haywood makes both free throws and Chris Duhon's halfcourt heave hits the back of the rim at the horn.
March 9, 2003
After Duke's Dahntay Jones draws blood when he inadvertently hits Raymond Felton, Matt Doherty and Duke assistant Chris Collins get into a shouting match. Doherty is shoved by Duke reserve Andre Buckner, nearly inciting a brawl. Carolina wins when Jones's 40-foot three just misses beating the buzzer.
Feb. 5, 2004
In Roy Williams' first game against Duke as the Tar Heels' head coach, UNC's Jawad Williams sends a back-and-forth game to overtime with a three-pointer late in regulation. Carolina's Rashad McCants hits another game-tying three with 13 seconds left in the extra period, but Chris Duhon races down court for a reverse layup with 6.5 seconds to play. Carolina misses at the buzzer as Duke wins for the 13th time in the past 15 games.
March 6, 2005
A three-point play with 17 seconds remaining by UNC freshman Marvin Williams caps a game-ending 11-0 run by the Tar Heels, who had trailed by 9 with three minutes to go. Duke's J.J. Redick and Daniel Ewing miss shots on the other end as Carolina claims its first outright ACC regular season title since 1993.
March 4, 2007
With 14.5 seconds left, Duke's Gerald Henderson, Jr., elbows Tyler Hansbrough in the nose as Hansbrough goes up for a shot. Hansbrough leaves with a broken nose while Henderson is assessed a combative foul and ejected.<br><br>Send questions/comments to email@example.com
Feb. 6, 2008
No. 2 Duke traveled to Chapel Hill and knocked off the third-ranked Tar Heels with a three-point barrage. The Blue Devils went 13-for-29 from three-point range, led by Greg Paulus, who went 6-for-8 from beyond the arc. Duke's win ended a three-game winning streak by the Tar Heels in the rivalry.
Feb. 11, 2009
By blowing out the Blue Devils in Cameron Indoor Stadium, Tar Heels seniors Tyler Hansbrough and Danny Green finished their careers with a perfect 4-0 mark in the hostile arena. North Carolina became the first team in nine years to reach triple digits against Duke.