Duke 74, UNC 73: A Giftastic Recap

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UNC (-7) welcomes Duke to Chapel Hill for the official start of college basketball season!

State fans be like:

A really tight battle in the first half has Duke and UNC fans all:

Then Matt Jones leaves the game with 8 minutes in the first half to a badly sprained ankle…Duke fans:

And UNC fans were like:

UNC uses that to push out to a 6-point lead, got Heels fans like:

But Duke pulls right back to within 1:

We head to halftime with UNC nursing a 4-point lead:

A flurry to start the second half extends Carolina’s lead to 7, fans be like:

UNC keeps Duke at arm’s length, settling on a 8-point lead with under 7 minutes to go:

But then UNC decides to quit using Brice Johnson so much because, ya know, he’s been really effective, and UNC fans are all:

And Duke fans are all:

Duke claws back to within 2 and Luke Kennard makes a 3 to put them up 72-71 with less than 3 to play…Duke fan:

UNC Fan:

But Meeks puts UNC back on top with a layup with less than 2 minutes to go, so Heels fans are all:

And Duke fans are:

UNC fans after Marcus Paige turned the ball over up 1 with less than two minutes to go:

Duke fans when Grayson Allen makes two FTs to put Duke up 74-73 with a minute to go:

Kennedy Meeks missed a layup to put UNC ahead!!! And UNC fans are all:

Duke gets the rebound and misses a long jumper, and Duke fans go:

Roy Williams doesn’t call a timeout to calm his team down and set up a decent play:

Joel Berry misses a jumper and Duke hangs on to win 74-73! Duke fans:

UNC fans:

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