Other anecdotes include whether or not Zion Williamson will play - though that is, of course, the headline for ESPN - senior night for North Carolina's Luke Maye, Kenny Williams and Cam Johnson, as well as the possibility that freshmen Coby White and Nassir Little could be playing in their final game at the Smith Center.
The team that could overtake the Blue Devils for a top seed resides eight miles down the road in Chapel Hill. The Duke Blue Devils star - who is expected to go first overall in the National Basketball Association draft - broke through his shoe just 30 seconds into their matchup on February 20th.
And if Williamson does play, the Tar Heels - winners of six straight and 13 of their past 14 - will not afford the Blue Devils time to rebuild their chemistry with the soon-to-be No. 1 draft pick back in the rotation for the first time since the first 33 seconds of the rivals' first meeting.
Williamson has missed four consecutive game since the injury.
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Woods has played well tee-to-green this year but has been held back by some of the worst putting of his career. He continued in a follow-up tweet: "I'd like to send my regrets to the Palmer family and the Orlando fans".
"He's getting more confidence", Krzyzewski said. North Carolina took home a significant win at Duke earlier this season, but there was a major caveat to the victory. Barrett finished with 28 points, five rebounds, and four assists.
"With or without Zion, we can't do that", Krzyzewski said. Chanin Scott posted a double-double and was one of three players to finish with double-figure scoring numbers. And the fast breaks, second shots, we have to try to do that. "But we can't let him push the process too much to where his loyalty to his team - and he hasn't - goes against him coming back the way he should come back". That's a really good sign for us.
Will Zion ever play again at Duke? We're working on it. Play SI's Realtime Brackets game. "We're working on it even if he did play".
"For as heated as their rivalry is on the court, Duke and North Carolina rarely go head-to-head against each other for an in-state prospect", Evans said.
With conference tournaments and March Madness right around the corner, if you're a bookie or avid sports gambler, be sure to keep an eye on these current odds as they are likely to fluctuate and change as teams advance.