Duke played the defense its Hall of Fame coach wanted to see, while Quinn Cook turned in an all-around floor game to keep the 10th-ranked Blue Devils rolling in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Chad Frazier scored 25 points and UAB made three free throws over the final 6.6 seconds to preserve a 63-59 upset of No. 16 North Carolina on Sunday.
What a difference a week makes. Seven days after suffering a stunning loss at home to Belmont, No. 24 North Carolina celebrated an upset of its own, topping No. 3 Louisville 93-84 in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament.
Being a fan of the NC State Wolfpack has never been a picnic.
North Carolina spent Sunday clanging free throw after free throw off the rim. Each miss proved costly once Belmont made a last-minute comeback to hand the No. 12 Tar Heels their first home nonconference loss in eight years.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams knows he won’t have leading scorer P.J. Hairston and senior Leslie McDonald for at least the season opener. The Hall of Fame coach is still waiting to find out how long the two will be out.
Wednesday featured the ACC’s Operation Basketball which was essentially the ACC Men’s basketball’s media day for 2013. Players and coaches from all 14 ACC schools gathered in downtown Charlotte with the credentialed media for a day full of interviews.
Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski is again coaching the team picked to win the Atlantic Coast Conference.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame will play its first Atlantic Coast Conference basketball game at home against Duke on Jan. 4.
Former professional basketball player Kenny Williams has been sentenced to nine months in prison and ordered to pay more than $660,000 in restitution for failing to pay child support.