Nothing in college basketball will ever compare to how good and bitter this rivalry is. This is the granddaddy of them all; only the national championship will be a bigger game this year. Even when these two aren’t ranked or even within the Top 10 — which they almost are every season — it is still the rivalry game of the year. These two schools hate each other and you can see it with the emotion they play with when they get together.
No. 8 North Carolina comes into tonight’s game against No. 1 Duke winning eight of their last nine games with the most recent loss coming at the hands of No. 3 Virginia.