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As the seconds ticked away, a much-criticized freshman whose confidence never wavered lifted up a shot that will forever live in Duke lore. The result -- an 85-84 win over bitter rival UNC after a furious rally -- is now what defines Austin Rivers.
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Freshman Austin Rivers buried a 3-pointer at the horn to give No. 10 Duke an 85-84 win over No. 5 North Carolina on Wednesday night.
Rivers scored a season-high 29 points and hit six 3s, though the last will certainly live on in the lore on the fierce rivalry.
With the Blue Devils (20-4, 7-2) trailing by two, Rivers launched a 3 over 7-footer Tyler Zeller from the right wing. The...
Another Duke vs. North Carolina game. Another opportunity for breathless hyperbole from Dickie V. Another "Classic Rivalry" game.And though they may not be the very best teams in the land, Wednesday night, they easily had the best game.Carolina led for most of the game and late in the 2nd half was still up by 10-points, at home. And then something strange happened.Duke...
Freshman Austin Rivers buried a 3-pointer at the horn to give No. 10 Duke an 85-84 win over No. 5 North Carolina on Wednesday night. Rivers scored a season-high 29 points and hit six 3s, though the last will certainly live on in the lore on the fierce rivalry. With the Blue Devils (20-4, 7-2) trailing by two, Rivers launched a 3 over 7-footer Tyler Zeller from the right wing.
BOSTON (AP) -- Doc Rivers says watching son Austin hit the winning shot for Duke was more fun than coaching.
The Boston Celtics coach says he doesn't have to worry about substitutions or calling timeouts; he can just watch and enjoy himself.
Austin Rivers dribbled down to the final seconds and hit a 3-pointer to give Duke an 85-84 victory over North Carolina on Wednesday night...
The Duke Blue Devils were down by 10 82-72 to the North Carolina Tar Heels with 2:35 left in the game. Then the Blue Devils finished the game on a 13 to 2 run and beat the Tar Heels on a last second three pointer by Austin Rivers and won the game 85-84. The Key to this comeback was North Carolina missed free throws and turnovers but three missed calls by the officials...
The Duke/North Carolina men’s basketball rivalry is unquestionably one of the most intense in all of sports. Seemingly every game goes down to the wire. With #9 Duke down two points in the final seconds to #5 UNC , freshman guard Austin Rivers (son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers) had an opportunity to leave his [...]
It’s fair to say that most natives of the great state of North Carolina, bleed one of two shades of blue: the baby blue of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or the dark blue of Duke. Both programs have a legion of passionate fans that are consumed by every aspect of the rivalry and fueled by hatred of each other. Both sides are steeped in rich history and...
Tonight may be the best single day of NCAA games until Tournament time. Duke at UNC, Georgetown at Syracuse, and Kansas at Baylor highlight a full slate of games. It is also the start of NBA Draft Blog’s daily Prospect Watch, where I will look at key players in the day’s big matchups and what they will need to do to help their team win.Duke at North Carolina