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If the trend holds for North Carolina, East Carolina could be in trouble Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Dean E. Smith Center (3 p.m., ESPNU).
UNC likely will surrender its No. 12 spot in the Associated Press poll after losing 60-55 to Iowa in the Dean Dome on Wednesday.
“They wanted it more than we did,” UNC coach Roy Williams said of Iowa.
The Hawkeyes were tougher than the Tar Heels, particularly down the stretch when Iowa scored the last 10 second-chance points.
“I wouldn’t call us soft,” UNC sophomore forward Kennedy Meeks said. “I just feel like we let stuff ease by us too fast. We don’t take advantage of those situations sometimes.”
Last season, UNC played small ball when its bigs didn’t measure up. The Tar Heels had to rely on defense to create offense, UNC point guard Marcus Paige said.
This season, Paige said, defense was supposed to be less of a crutch for UNC, although the Tar Heels both are longer and have the potential to be more disruptive on the perimeter with players like junior forward J.P. Tokoto (6-6, 200) and freshman Theo Pinson (6-6, 195) creating havoc.
With the nation’s top-ranked team coming to Cameron Indoor Stadium Sunday, Dec. 7, Duke is likely to have its top interior player ready once again. After missing No.9 Duke’s losses at Texas A&M and Nebraska over the past week with a sprained ankle, All-American center Elizabeth Williams practiced the last two days and is expected to play against No. 1 South Carolina (1 p.m., ESPN).
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David Helton is picking up awards for his work off the football field as well as on this week. After being named an all-ACC linebacker on Monday, the Duke senior won the ACC’s Jim Tatum Award and was named a first team Academic All-American on Thursday.
That Duke had talent this season was a given considering the Blue Devils’ recruiting class was the nation’s top ranked. Through eight games and particularly in Wednesday night’s 80-70 win at No. 2 Wisconsin, the No.4 Blue Devils have displayed grit and toughness to go along with their natural abilities.
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