Duke and North Carolina meet in the Final 4

North Carolina Tar Heels (28-9, 15-5 ACC) vs. Duke Blue Devils (32-6, 16-4 ACC)

New Orleans; Saturday, 8:49 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Duke -4; over/under is 151

BOTTOM LINE: The No. 9 Duke Blue Devils face the North Carolina Tar Heels in the NCAA Tournament Final Four.

The Blue Devils’ record in ACC play is 16-4. Duke is second in the ACC in rebounding with 35.1 rebounds. Paolo Banchero paces the Blue Devils with 7.8 boards.

The Tar Heels are 15-5 against ACC teams. North Carolina is 1-0 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Tar Heels won 94-81 in the last matchup on March 5. Armando Bacot led the Tar Heels with 23 points, and Banchero led the Blue Devils with 23 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Banchero is scoring 17.1 points per game and averaging 7.8 rebounds for the Blue Devils. Mark Williams is averaging 9.1 points and 6.1 rebounds over the last 10 games for Duke.

Bacot is shooting 58.6% and averaging 16.5 points for the Tar Heels. Brady Manek is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for North Carolina.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Devils: 8-2, averaging 80.1 points, 28.5 rebounds, 12.3 assists, 5.4 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 54.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 71.5 points per game.

Tar Heels: 9-1, averaging 79.8 points, 41.6 rebounds, 16.6 assists, 5.2 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.9 points.


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