Originally written on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 3/10/13
CHAPEL HILL, NC This was supposed to be North Carolina's re-emergence onto the national scene. The Tar Heels fell out of the country's consciousness two months ago after a series of ugly defeats, low-lighted by a 26-point drubbing at Miami. But, admittedly stubborn coach Roy Williams changed his stripes, switching to a smaller, more perimeter-oriented lineup ... and aside from a narrow loss at Duke, the Heels had been rolling since. But No. 3 Duke didn't have any interest in contributing to the suddenly fascinating Heels' new-found success, and derailed UNC on Saturday night while also inserting itself into the lead spot of national championship contenders in a 69-53 victory. With the Blue Devils visiting the Dean Dome, the Tar Heels had a chance to show disbelievers they had become a formidable foe with tantalizing potential to make some noise this month. Six-game winning streaks usually get people talking. But instead of UNC making a national splash and re-entering the Top-...
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