No.1 Duke collides with No. 8 North Carolina in what will be their first of two meetings over the next 18 days on Wednesday night.
The Blue Devils (23-2, 13-1 ACC) have won nine straight games and are No. 1 in the AP Top 25 Poll for the third time this season.
Freshman, Zion Williamson, this week's ACC Player and Rookie of the Week, average 29.5 points and 9.0 rebounds last week.
The Tar Heels (20-5, 10-2 ACC) are coming off of a 38 point on the road against Wake Forest. The win was the largest ever in the season series between the two schools, it also marked the 29th 20-win season for Roy Williams, tying him with Bobby Knight for fourth on the all-time list.
Wednesday's game in Durham is the 249th meeting, with North Carolina leading the series 137-111. In Durham, Duke leads 54-48 (45-35 Cameron Indoor).
Duke has won 7 of last 11 meetings in the series and is 46-42 under Mike Krzyzewski.