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Duke Fans Toss Drinks As UNC Players Celebrate Rivalry Win in Durham

No. 7 North Carolina defeated No. 9 Duke on the road Saturday night to clinch sole possession of the ACC regular-season title in the latest iteration of the storied Tobacco Road rivalry, but things turned ugly after the final buzzer sounded. 

After winning 84–79, Tar Heels players celebrated in front of their archrival’s student section and discovered firsthand why they’re called the Cameron Crazies. While UNC players boasted in the direction of the student section, some fans responded by throwing drinks at UNC players, and security can be seen trying to identify the perpetrators.

In the same video, Duke coach Jon Scheyer can be heard apologizing to Blue Devils fans for coming up short on Senior Night. 

UNC guard Cormac Ryan led all scorers with 31 points on 8-for-12 shooting from the field, while Kyle Filipowski led Duke with 23 points. The Tar Heels (25–6, 17–3 ACC) needed the win to clinch the conference title outright over the Blue Devils (24–7, 15–5).

The ACC tournament is set to start Tuesday in Washington. Both UNC and Duke will play their tournament openers Thursday.