Sunday, February 8, 2009

CAROLINA V. DUKE: THE STAGE IS SET FOR RIVALRY GAME 1

No. 3 DUKE 78, MIAMI 75 OT – Duke trailed by 16 points in the second half before Gerald Henderson and David McClure sparked a comeback to beat Miami 78-75 in overtime Saturday, sending the Blue Devils into next week's rivalry game against North Carolina with some restored confidence.

Jon “Crazy Face” Scheyer finally woke up and led Duke with 22 points, while Kyle Singler shook off a terrible shooting day to come up with a key overtime basket that kept the Blue Devils in control once Miami (15-8, 4-6) stumbled in the extra period.

The Canes Jack McClinton scored a season-high 34 points, including a 3-pointer over McClure and Singler to force overtime with 14.8 seconds left.

No. 4 NORTH CAROLINA 76, VIRGINIA 61 – Wayne Ellington scored 12 of his 20 points in the second half of his latest big game, helping the Tar Heels shake off a sluggish start and beat Virginia 76-61 for their seventh straight win.

Tyler Hansbrough had 15 points and 13 rebounds but was 4-for-11 shooting against a zone defense determined to make him a nonfactor. Danny Green added 17 points and Ty Lawson scored all 10 of his points during the game-breaking run while adding nine assists for the Tar Heels (21-2, 7-2 ACC).

Jeff Jones scored 19 points to lead the Cavaliers (7-12, 1-7).

(AP Photo/Sara Davis and Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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