Okay, I lied
I wasn't being truthful when I wrote earlier, "Football season is now over and there's really no real sport story worth talking about until the World Cup in the summer". A lie. A total, utter lie. For the evil, evil, Duke Blue Devils travel down 15-501 tonight to spend a couple of hours at the greatest university on earth and play some basketball (plus, Liverpool is alive and kicking in the Champion's League).
Actually, this isn't that compelling a story other than that it's Carolina-Dook. The national implications for this game isn't that huge, as the good guys are building for the future around its young players while only the Evil Empire is a national championship contender. Which is to say, Duke will make it far enough in the Tourney to get their fans' (and Dick Vitale's) hopes up but will lose rather unceremoniously because they are, and have been for the past 5 years, a flawed, unbalanced team that can't handle pressure or non-ACC officiating.
Lest I start quoting Charles Kuralt or resorting to easy, sophomoric gay jokes, I'll just point you in the direction of the great, whip smart Deadspin for some good ol' fashioned Duke hatin'.
Also, Bomani might be insane.
tags: College Basketball North Carolina Tar Heels Duke Blue Devils