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College Basketball World Reacts to Duke’s Kyle Filipowski’s Tripping UNC’s Harrison Ingram

Things got testy on more than one occasion Saturday night when No. 7 North Carolina visited No. 9 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in the final game of the regular season, and college basketball fans had plenty to say online in reaction. One of the more controversial moments came came at the six-minute mark in the first half. 

After Duke came up with a loose ball and started heading the other way in transition, Blue Devils center Kyle Filipowski and UNC forward Harrison Ingram got tangled up, and both fell to the hardwood. 

Ingram made it off the ground first and began sprinting back to play defense, but Filipowski, who was still on the ground, appeared to stick his leg out on purpose to trip Ingram. Filipowski then played off the incident as if he were injured on the play. 

The Tar Heels went on to win 84–79 to clinch the ACC regular-season title outright. While celebrating in front of the Blue Devils student section, the Cameron Crazies threw drinks at UNC players. All in all, it was just another intense episode of the most storied rivalry in college basketball.

Here are some of the best online reactions to Filipowski’s action: