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These are unusual days for the Duke University men's basketball team. The mighty program with the Hall of Fame coach typically heads into March fresh off an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship and carrying a Number One seed.
Three North Carolina-based schools are headed to the NCAA tournament. North Carolina drew a Number One seed for a record 11th time and joined Duke and Davidson in the field of 65 teams.
The Atlantic Coast Conference is wading into the heart of Southeastern Conference country to stage its signature event.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams said on Sunday that Tyler Hansbrough's nose was not broken after he was hit by an elbow from Duke's Gerald Henderson.
Tyler Hansbrough scored 26 points before suffering an ugly injury in the closing seconds of eighth-ranked North Carolina's 86-to-72 victory over 14th-ranked Duke.
North Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech all share first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference at 10-4. At least one of them will give up their portion tonight.
A Duke football player is facing charges following a two-car wreck in which the driver of the other vehicle was killed.
Playing their first game in eleven months, the Duke lacrosse team opened its 2007 season with a 17-to-11 victory over Dartmouth. It was a triumphant return for the Blue Devils, whose season was canceled last spring amid the rape allegations against three players.
Alison Bales had 16 points and 12 rebounds as No. 1 Duke pulled away late to beat No. 4 North Carolina 67-62 and finish the first unbeaten regular season in Atlantic Coast Conference history.