Smackdown: North Carolina vs. Duke
North Carolina -- We produce actual NBA Players
By Nicki JhabvalaIt's shocking, really. Mike Krzyzewski is nearing the end of a season and he has yet to squander the talent of his current players. (Key word: yet.) Gerald Henderson has nearly quadrupled his scoring average since last year and can still leap out of the gym. DeMarcus Nelson has improved with almost every game, let alone year. Froshy Kyle Singler still holds his high-school reputation of a scorer from all over the floor.
Duke -- We didn't give Mike Nifong a Diploma
By Ben CohenBy some sort of Tobacco Road law, Dukies and Tar Heels are obligated to hate each other. It's an accepted and encouraged hatred, ingrained into the culture of both schools to the point where Duke students live in tents for over two months to watch two hours of basketball and their UNC counterparts ... well, they enter a lottery and pray that maybe, just maybe, they will be privileged enough to watch their Tar Heels lose to the Blue Devils all the way from the Dean Dome's upper deck.