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Tar Heels Host Duke Tonight
Release: 02/12/2014

CHAPEL HILL - North Carolina (16-7, 6-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) will host Duke (19-5, 8-3) on Wednesday night, looking to extend its longest winning streak of the season with a sixth consecutive victory.  The Tar Heels and Blue Devils will tip off at 9:10 p.m. on Wednesday in the Smith Center.  

The game will still be played on Wednesday night despite classes being cancelled at UNC because of impending wintry weather.

The syndicated ACC Network of stations will televise the game in the ACC region with Tim Brando (play-by-play) and Dan Bonner (analyst) on the call. Here's a list of ACC Network affiliates.

ESPN will televise the game nationally with Dan Shulman (play-by-play) and Jay Bilas (analyst) on the broadcast. Dick Vitale (analyst) is scheduled to be on the broadcast but may or may not make it to Chapel Hill due to wintry weather.

The contest also will be carried nationally on satellite radio by XM (channel 91) and Sirius (channel 91). Compass Media Networks will carry the game nationally on terrestrial radio, with Drew Bontadelli and Mike Wozniak on the call.  GoHeels TV subscribers can listen to the game at GoHeels.com.

Carolina is on a five-game winning streak, its longest of the season, with victories over Clemson, Georgia Tech, NC State, Maryland and Notre Dame in the last two-and-a-half weeks.  The last time Carolina won six in a row was last season (a six-game streak in February and March), and the last time it had a longer win streak was a nine-game run in 2011-12.

The Tar Heels started 1-4 in ACC play this season but have righted the ship with five ACC wins in a row.  Duke has won seven of its last eight games, including two in a row after a loss at Syracuse on Feb. 1.

Carolina leads the all-time series with Duke, 132-104.  Duke swept a pair of meetings last season and has won seven of the last nine meetings in the series after UNC previously had won six of seven.  

UNC is 60-34 against Duke in Chapel Hill and 15-13 in the Smith Center.  The Blue Devils have won 10 of the last 15 in the series in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heel wins in that span were in 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2008-09 and 2010-11.  

Head coach Roy Williams is 4-6 against Duke in games played in the Smith Center.

Carolina is 9-12 against Duke since Williams became the Tar Heel head coach prior to the 2003-04 season.  The Blue Devils won the first three meetings and the series is tied 9-9 advantage since that initial span.

After the contest vs. the Blue Devils, the Tar Heels will host Pitt on Saturday and visit Florida State on Monday night (for three games in six nights). Carolina will play four of its last six regular season games on the road after the Pitt contest.


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