Duke vs. UNC Prediction, Online Live Stream, TV Info

    Duke vs. UNC prediction, online live stream and TV broadcast information for Wednesday night's game between the Blue Devils and Tar Heels.

    February 17, 2016

    Duke vs. UNC prediction, online live stream and TV broadcast information for Wednesday night’s rivalry game.


    The No. 5 North Carolina Tar Heels will host the No. 20 Duke Blue Devils in Chapel Hill Wednesday to renew the biggest rivalry in college basketball.

    The Tar Heels (21-4, 10-2 ACC) are sitting atop the ACC and have responded nicely after dropping back-to-back games to Louisville and Notre Dame by winning their last two. Last time out, UNC made easy work of the Pitt Panthers, winning 85-64 in the Dean Dome. The Heels jumped out to a 19-6 lead and went into the half up 13 points. North Carolina kept their foot on the pedal in the second frame to seal the 21-point victory. Although the Heels gave up 19 offensive rebounds to the Panthers, their ability to turnover Pittsburgh 19 times and convert those into 24 points was the difference. Also, shooting 59 percent for the entire game helped too. Five Tar Heels landed in double figures Sunday including Brice Johnson, who led UNC with a game-high 19 points and seven rebounds.

    The Blue Devils (19-6, 8-4 ACC) find themselves back in the top 25 and have won four straight games, including back-to back wins over top-15 opponents (Louisville and Virginia). Last time out against Virginia, with six seconds remaining, Grayson Allen took the handoff from Marshall Plumlee, drove the lane and banked in the game-winning runner. Duke’s win can be credited to its three-point shooting (36.4 percent to 18.2 for Virginia) and its 34-26 edge on the glass. Brandon Ingram was the high man for the Dukies with a game-high 25 points and seven rebounds. Allen tallied a near triple-double with 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

    Wednesday’s edition of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry will be the 241st game between the two schools. The Blue Devils have won 10 of the last 13 meetings including the last time these two met. Duke knocked off North Carolina, 84-77, in Chapel Hill on Mar. 7.

    Below is everything you need to know about the matchup, including the Duke vs. UNC prediction, online live stream and TV broadcast info, and game notes. 


    Live Stream, Game Broadcast Info

    • Venue: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC.
    • Date: Wednesday, Feb. 17
    • Tipoff Time: 9:00 p.m. EST
    • National TV: ESPN
    • Duke vs. UNC Online Live Stream: Watch ESPN, UNC Radio Live Stream

    Prediction

    Both teams are back on the right track just in time for this one, but Duke has struggled on the road this season and that will be a factor.

    While home-court advantage will help the Tar Heels, they’ll need to give a better effort on the glass then they did against Pitt. They’ll also need to close out on the Blue Devils’ shooters – especially Brandon Ingram, who has been coming into his own as of late.

    Still, with Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks working on the inside and Marcus Paige letting it fly from the perimeter, it’s difficult to see Duke overcoming all that. UNC takes round one.


    Game Notes

    • Carolina’s assist-to-turnover ratio (1.69) ranks third in the nation and is the best of any Tar Heel team since turnovers were first recorded in 1981-82.
    • Duke employs one of the nation’s most lethal offensive attacks, ranking 13th in the NCAA in scoring offense (83.4) and second the country in adjusted offensive efficiency (121.9).
    • Brice Johnson has led UNC in scoring 10 times and in rebounding 16 times this season. Both figures lead the team.

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