UNC Ousts Duke for ACC Title

Tar Heels score games final 10 points to beat Blue Devils
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Mar 9, 2008 4:53 AM CDT
Duke's Gerald Henderson walks off of the court after North Carolina beat Duke 76-68 in a college basketball game in Durham, N.C., on Saturday, March 8, 2008. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – No. 6 Duke has lost only once at Cameron Indoor Stadium this season, but it is one loss too many as far as the ACC title goes. Top-ranked North Carolina got 16 points and 15 rebounds from Tyler Hansbrough en route to beating their bitter rival Blue Devils 76-68 last night, reports the Associated Press.

The win hands the Tar Heels (29-2, 14-2) the ACC regular-season title. The Blue Devils (26-4, 13-3) stormed back from a 14-point deficit, but were held scoreless for the final 5 1/2 minutes and the Tar Heels nailed the last 10 points of the game. The win gives the Tar Heels the top seed for the ACC tournament and the inside track for a No. 1 NCAA seed.