Duke-North Carolina by the numbers
Duke-North Carolina by the numbers:
*The Blue Devils and Tar Heels have met 232 times. UNC leads the series 131-101, but in the last 75 meetings, Duke has outscored North Carolina by one point, 5,858-5,857.
*UNC has won seven of the last 12 meetings, but Duke has won four of the last five.
*Wednesday’s game marks the 32nd time in the last 65 meetings that both teams are ranked in the top 10 of The Associated Press poll.
*Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is 36-36 vs. UNC and 11-14 in the Dean Dome.
*Roy Williams is 8-9 vs. Duke since becoming UNC’s head coach in 2003.
*Duke has won 8 of the last 13 games in Chapel Hill.
*Wednesday’s game will be the 133rd straight in which one team is nationally ranked, which dates back to 1960. Amazingly, at least one of the teams has been in the top 10 in 121 of those games.
*Since 1977, UNC and Duke have reached 12 Final Fours and combined to play in 15 national championship games, winning eight titles. They have yet to face each other in the NCAA Tournament, though, and only once advanced to the Final Four in the same season (1991).
*Either UNC or Duke has played in the Final Four 22 times in the last 31 years, including 18 of the last 24.
*Krzyzewski has been to 11 Final Fours and won four national championships.
*Williams has been to seven Final Fours and won two national championships.
*UNC is averaging 84.1 points per game; Duke 79.9.
*UNC averages 46.3 rebounds per contest; Duke 36.
*Duke is shooting 38.2 percent from the field; UNC 47 percent.
*Duke is shooting 39.3 percent from 3-point range; UNC 35.8.
*Duke has been ranked in the top 10 for 88 consecutive weeks.
*With its next victory, Duke will reach the 20-win mark for the 16th consecutive season and 26th time under Krzyzewski.
*UNC has played for a national title in each full decade since the NCAA Tournament began in 1939.
*Carolina has more Final Four appearances (18) than any other school, more NCAA Tournament wins (105),
*Nine Naismith Hall of Famers have come from UNC; three from Duke.