NCAAB Game Recap - North Carolina at Duke
Sat Mar 7, 2020 6:00 PM EST

VMI
57
ETSU
70
F
LongI
66
RobM
86
F
Kansas
66
TxTch
62
F
UtSt
59
SDSU
56
F
Maine
50
Vermt
61
F
Denv
69
NDSt
71
F
Murr
75
Belm
76
F
SacHr
72
StFPA
84
F
Woff
77
Furm
68
F
Albany
73
Stony
76
F
IPFW
77
SDSt
74
F
UMassL
75
Hartfo
89
F
GrgWas
51
Dayt
76
F
Chat
78
UNCG
68
F
Pepp
82
StMar
89
F(2OT)
UNH
67
UMBC
73
F
Baylor
64
WVU
76
F
WCU
70
Mercer
56
F
Drake
66
Brad
76
F
USF
72
Pacif
54
F
KY
71
Fla
70
F
Valpa
89
MOSt
82
F
CoCar
63
TexAr
62
F
BC
62
FlaSt
80
F
JMU
61
Elon
63
F
ArkSt
66
ULLa
73
F
Seton
60
Crei
77
F
UNCW
55
Drex
66
F
Lou
54
UVA
57
F
UNC
76
Duke
89
F
Stan
67
Oreg
80
F
Vill
70
GTown
69
F
Aub
85
Tenn
63
F
PSU
69
NW
80
F
Wisc
60
Ind
56
F
Marq
86
StJon
88
F
SCar
74
Vand
83
F
UTEP
77
Rice
72
F
UGA
64
LSU
94
F
LaSal
78
StJos
77
F
Rut
71
Purd
68
F(OT)
VaTec
56
ND
64
F
GMas
65
Ford
61
F
Colora
72
Utah
74
F(OT)
Alab
50
Mizzu
69
F
UCLA
52
USC
54
F
Marsh
82
TexSA
77
F
OkSt
81
Tex
59
F
IaSt
63
KansSt
79
F
Syr
65
Mia-FL
69
F(OT)
NWSt
100
CenAR
85
F
Cal
56
OrSt
74
F
HBU
78
TXAMC
84
F
Ark
69
TexAM
77
F
IdaSt
76
Ida
80
F
Web
69
E WA
78
F
McNee
70
Lamar
66
F
AbCh
71
InWor
68
F(OT)
SamH
57
SFA
68
F
SoMis
62
MidTN
65
F(OT)
Okla
78
TCU
76
F
N CO
75
MTSt
61
F
Corn
85
Princ
82
F
Colum
65
Penn
85
F
Gram
70
AlSt
58
F
TXSo
75
Alc
90
F
PVAM
80
South
89
F(OT)
WaSt
74
AzSt
83
F
Miss
44
MisSt
69
F
DeP
55
Prov
93
F
Charl
43
LaTec
66
F
W Ky
91
FlInt
85
F
SMU
60
SoFL
61
F
URI
64
UMass
63
F
Yale
69
Harv
83
F
Brown
70
Dart
58
F
SeLA
69
NOrl
79
F
JackSt
54
AlaAM
51
F
OlDom
63
UAB
72
F
Temp
63
Cin
64
F
CSBak
61
GrCan
64
F
CBap
76
TexPA
79
F(OT)
StBon
49
StLou
72
F
MsVl
74
ArkPB
71
F
Butl
72
Xav
71
F
S UT
85
Mont
80
F(OT)
UCDav
61
UCRiv
66
F
CAPoly
67
UCSB
69
F
HI
82
CSNor
86
F
Wash
69
Ariz
63
F
Sac
72
PorSt
76
F
LongB
69
CS-Ful
75
F
UMKC
Seatt
Canc
ChiSt
UtVal
Canc

Mar 7, 2020, 6:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

North Carolina (13-18)

34

42

76

(12) Duke (25-6)

42

47

89

Carey, Robinson help No. 12 Duke beat rival UNC 89-76
Sat Mar 7, 2020 10:05 PM

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Vernon Carey Jr., Tre Jones and No. 12 Duke didn't need any wild escape to beat rival North Carolina this time.

The Blue Devils took care of the Tar Heels with a strong start-to-finish performance - with the only unexpected part being the jolt coming from graduate reserve Justin Robinson.

Carey had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Blue Devils past the Tar Heels 89-76 in Saturday's regular-season finale, capping a game in which Duke never trailed and played a steady game after inconsistent stretches in recent weeks.

"We actually played even better than what we practiced," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

Sure, Carey was dominant inside, while Jones (21 points) and Cassius Stanley (19) turned in their own big outputs. Yet a big piece of Duke's success was due to Robinson - the son of retired NBA great David Robinson and a former walk-on - having his latest productive outing in what is turning into a growing reserve role.

Robinson matched career highs with 13 points and six rebounds to go with a career-best four blocks for the Blue Devils (25-6, 15-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), including sparking the game-clinching 8-0 run when Duke finally broke free of the Tar Heels (13-18, 6-14).

"I'm approaching practice the same way, pregame always the same," Robinson said. "You just have to have confidence, know what you can do and come out with energy."

This was a rematch of last month's overtime classic won by the Blue Devils after two buzzer-beating shots - the first by Jones to force overtime, the second a winning putback by Wendell Moore Jr.

This one didn't have the same highlight-reel drama, but still was a tough rivalry fight. The Blue Devils led by 10 late in the first half, but the Tar Heels hung around and twice got within a point in the second half.

Garrison Brooks had 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead UNC, while freshman big man Armando Bacot had 13 points and 12 rebounds. Star point guard Cole Anthony finished with just nine points on 4-for-14 shooting.

"They're a really good team and we were right there at one point," said senior Brandon Robinson, who left briefly after being hit in the mouth but returned to finish with 11 points. "We just didn't make the plays ... we just couldn't get over the hump when they got that lead."

With Duke up 72-67, the 6-foot-9 forward hit Carey inside for a dunk, then came up with a key block of Brooks in the paint at the other end. Moments later, he took a crosscourt feed from Tre Jones and launched a 3 to beat the shot clock that swished through the net and sent Cameron Indoor Stadium into a frenzy.

Stanley followed with a 3-pointer -- fittingly, assisted by Robinson -- that pushed Duke to its largest lead at 80-67 with 3:47 to play. The Tar Heels didn't get it back to single digits again.

BIG PICTURE

UNC: The Tar Heels had managed to salvage some late-season momentum in a year thrown into disarray amid injuries and close losses, entering this one with their first three-game winning streak since starting 5-0 in November. But this loss dropped them into a tie with Pittsburgh and Wake Forest for last place - UNC's first bottom-of-the-league finish since tying for the spot during the 8-20 season of 2002.

"It's frustrating," UNC coach Roy Williams said, "but it's what it's been quite a bit of this season."

Duke: The Blue Devils' seed for the ACC Tournament was set at No. 4 once No. 22 Virginia beat No. 10 Louisville - Duke lost to both in the only regular-season meetings - in a game that ended as this one got going. The Blue Devils head into the postseason with some bounce, and Robinson is suddenly looking like a viable bench option.

"Justin Robinson has been a godsend for us," Krzyzewski said. "He had his fingerprints on every aspect of the game tonight."

PROUD ADMIRAL

Robinson's father, known as "The Admiral" during an all-star career that included two NBA championships, couldn't hold back a huge smile after his son's final game at Cameron.

"He seems like he's having fun," Robinson said. "Coach K and his staff have been patient and really worked with him a lot, gotten him bigger and stronger. And I couldn't be happier. He seems like he's in a good place."

His son came in averaging 2.1 points and 5.5 minutes, but finished 4 of 6 from 3-point range - with one banked in early - in nearly 25 minutes.

UP NEXT

UNC: The Tar Heels play Virginia Tech in Tuesday's first round of the ACC Tournament.

Duke: The Blue Devils have a double bye into Thursday's quarterfinals at the ACC Tournament.

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Leaders

North Carolina PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Platek 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Brooks 26 0 0 13 1 0
Duke PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Hurt 0 0 0 1 0 0
J. White 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

UNC Duke
Points For 76 89
Field Goals 29/71-41% 25/53-47%
Three Pointers 4/12-33% 10/21-48%
Free Throws 14/20-70% 29/33-88%
Offensive Rebounds 19 10
Defensive Rebounds 19 27
Rebounds 40 39
Blocks 1 8
Steals 4 6
Turnovers 9 12
Personal Fouls 22 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Duke Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 8 Duke 98 @ UNC 96 J. DeLaurier 2 W. Miller 1
Sat Mar 7 UNC 76 @ Duke 89 C. Keeling 2 J. Goldwire 3

Game Information

Stadium: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
Attendance: 9,314
Game Time: