UNC-Duke stands alone

UNC-Duke stands alone

Published Feb. 8, 2011 5:20 p.m. ET

By Andrew Jones
Feb. 8, 2011

The Duke-North Carolina rivalry in basketball has no peers in any major American sport.

Red Sox-Yankees? Nope. Auburn-Alabama in football? Nope. Not Lakers-Celtics, Ohio State-Michigan in football, Army-Navy in anything, or the Cowboys versus the flavor of the day in the NFC East.

Not to disparage those great rivalries, but they simply don