Blue Devils hang tough with unbeaten Irish for one half, but Notre Dame pulls away to claim league crown in its first season as an ACC member
Virginia is tournament's top seed for first time since 1981. Blue Devils, Tar Heels get seeds 3 and 4 for the 15-team field.
Keeping Durham beautiful means more than just clean streets and revitalized buildings.
GiGi De La Torre and her 5-month old son Lucas went from relaxing on a blanket at the Food Truck Rodeo Sunday to learning how to plant and maintain a crabapple tree.
A computer program that can do the same thing as a sports journalist.
That’s the idea behind what Durham-based tech start-up CEO Robbie Allen said was his original vision when he started working on the program about seven years ago.
Duke’s third attempt at handing powerful Notre Dame its first women’s basketball loss was as unsuccessful as the first two.
Kayla McBride scored 26 points and tournament most valuable player Jewell Lloyd added 25 as No.2 Notre Dame beat the Blue Devils 69-53 in the ACC Tournament championship game at Greensboro Coliseum Sunday night.
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City officials are ready to resume public debate on merits of three potential sites for a new Durham Police Department headquarters building, at a special City Council meeting Thursday.
Payback was the word of the night for Duke fans.
Carolina Ale House on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard had its share of fans with the rivalry between them as fierce as between the players. With a 93-81 win, Duke avenged its previous loss to the Tar Heels.
“I’m going to celebrate,” said Michelle Harts. “I’ve been calling and texting all of the Tar Heel fans I know. I might go to Chapel Hill and celebrate with my Duke attire on!”
North Carolina beat Duke last month at the Smith Center by using its size advantage to win the rebounding battle and by limiting the best 3-point shooting team in the ACC to 23 percent from behind the arc. Neither of those things happened in the rematch at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday night, which is how a Tar Heel team that shot 60 percent from the field lost 93-81.
JABARI PARKER SCORES CAREER-HIGH 30 AS BLUE DEVILS STOP UNC
Freshman Jabari Parker had a season-high 30 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 Duke past No. 14 North Carolina 93-81 Saturday night.
Rodney Hood added 24 points to help the Blue Devils (24-7, 13-5) end the Tar Heels’ 12-game winning streak and clinch the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Duke never trailed, shot 51 percent — 57 percent in the second half — and dominated the ACC’s best team on the glass, outrebounding North Carolina 34-20.
Marcus Paige — who led UNC’s second-half comeback two weeks ago — finished this one with 24 points, while Brice Johnson had 15 and James Michael McAdoo added 13 for the Tar Heels (23-8, 13-5).
They shot nearly 60 percent but couldn’t overcome their disadvantage on the glass and are locked into the No. 4 seed in the league tournament.
Leslie McDonald added 12 points for North Carolina, which was denied its fourth win over a top-five team, but briefly made things tense in the final minutes when Paige converted a four-point play to make it 81-73 with 2:50 left.
But the Tar Heels’ point guard missed 3s on the next two possessions — with Parker blocking the second of those with 2½ minutes left.
Quinn Cook hit two free throws, Amile Jefferson added another and Parker hit two foul shots with 2:03 left to push the lead to 86-73 and effectively end it.
What had been a fruitless Duke basketball season against North Carolina — 0-3 men and women combined — took a decidedly different turn Saturday night as first the Duke women beat UNC 66-61 in Greensboro and the men followed with a 93-81 win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Wilson Hunt beat the Orange Panthers 66-60 and will play for a state championship on Saturday.
Blue Devils advance to ACC Women's Basketball Tournament championship game against No. 1-seed, No-2 ranked Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. Sunday (ESPN).
C.W. Stanford Middle was empty Saturday morning except for the volunteers that turned the school into a shelter for those without power.
The shelter opened Friday evening following sleet and freezing rain earlier that day and the night before. The glazing of ice brought down trees and power lines causing extensive power outages throughout central North Carolina.
“We opened at 6 and we had folks coming in then til about 9,” said Stan Morris of the American Red Cross. “About five or 10 people spent the night.”
Hillside comes up a point short against Southeast Raleigh and is eliminated in state 4-A girls' final four in Fayetteville.