Business

UNC's Theo Pinson available vs. Duke after 3-game absence

UNC's Theo Pinson available vs. Duke after 3-game absence

Duke outlasted North Carolina in the final minutes to secure a 86-78 win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

"The last few ball games he has played so darn well", Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said, noting that the Blue Devils wanted the ball in the junior's hands in certain situations. On the flip side, UNC made just four threes in the game and went just 10-18 from the free throw line.

With the win, Duke moves to 7-4 in the conference and within striking distance of a bye in the ACC Tournament.

Jim Sumner will be along presently with his take from Cameron. They tip off at 8 p.m. ET, so we'll see. A big problem for Carolina was their inability to match up defensively with Duke's quick perimeter players, and Duke exploited it. Grayson Allen was hitting all sorts of 3's and was scoring at will. Luke Kennard's play in the paint was spectacular.

Sensex, Nifty close marginally up; IT stocks shine
The broader NSE Nifty rose 0.17 percent to 8,793.55, while the benchmark BSE Sensex closed up 0.02 percent at 28,334.25. The Indian rupee weakened by four paise to 66.88 against a USA dollar from its previous close of 66.84 to a greenback.

But as this rivalry has proved time and time again, when these two teams meet on the court, all of that gets thrown out the window.

The Tar Heels, who entered as the nation's second-best team on the offensive boards, couldn't turn enough of their misses into second-chance points. And it feels odd to say that Grayson Allen matters to Duke's success because OF COURSE Grayson Allen matters for Duke's success.

In a sizzling atmosphere that felt like March, Duke brought down its own house with a late surge that shocked North Carolina and might've changed the landscape of the entire ACC. "(The) UNC-Duke game (has) a lot of expectations and hype, second half I got that all out the way". Thanks to its strong inside-out game, BC found itself up on the undersized Tar Heels by a score of 41-26 at the half. "Jayson was magnificent for them in the second half". UNC shot 10-18 from the strike compared to 13-16 from Duke. Joel Berry II makes the Tar Heels tough to beat from the point guard spot as well, when UNC has everything working well they are tough to beat. Per the school's release, Hicks suffered a strained hamstring in Wednesday's practice and is considered day-to-day moving forward. "I got my opportunity and I fed off that". Duke won the game, in part, by dominating the defensive glass. Henry Giles, a candidate to be the first pick in the National Basketball Association draft before injuries slowed him at the outset of the season, played only 10 minutes, but provided energy and scored six points. Theo Pinson returned and gave the Tar Heels much needed energy in 19 minutes with seven rebounds, three assists and one steal.

NOTES: North Carolina leads the series 134-109, but Duke won five of the last six meetings. They may have struggled this season, but this Duke team was the preseason #1 for a reason. As the season now turns toward the final stretch, the Blue Devils are rounding into form.


  • Oil Prices Jump on Gasoline Draw

    Oil Prices Jump on Gasoline Draw

    EIA previously reported that commercial crude inventories in the United States increased by 13.8 million barrels. US oil output will surge next year to the highest level since 1970, according to an EIA report Tuesday.
    The OA renewed for Season 2; makers release teaser of season 2

    The OA renewed for Season 2; makers release teaser of season 2

    During a press event held in New York, Batmanglij revealed he and Marling have yet to begin working on the next season. The OA centers on young Missouri woman Prairie Johnson (Marling) who - missing since age 7 - mysteriously resurfaces.
    Arise Malcolm - the no-name 'President of Australia'

    Arise Malcolm - the no-name 'President of Australia'

    Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he believed the almost 70-year alliance will easily survive the disagreement. The disclosure also explains why Mr Turnbull has declined to elaborate on the call, other than saying it ended courteously.
  • UK House of Commons approves final European Union  exit bill

    UK House of Commons approves final European Union exit bill

    The BBC quoted an unidentified government source as saying the Lords could face "an overwhelming public call to be abolished" if it blocked the bill.
    Bucks lose Parker to season ending knee injury

    Bucks lose Parker to season ending knee injury

    Parker, the No. 2 pick in the 2014 draft, was really starting to blossom into the player we all hoped he would be this season. Milwaukee, despite their current record of 22-29, was/is still in the mix of the Eastern Conference Playoffs.
    Pochettino: Tottenham Can Still Catch Up With Chelsea

    Pochettino: Tottenham Can Still Catch Up With Chelsea

    We need to be motivated and ready to fight because it's a different game when you play against teams like Liverpool ". The back three also worked best when Jan Vertonghen lined up alongside Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier .
  • This monster tornado just rolled through New Orleans - major damage reported

    This monster tornado just rolled through New Orleans - major damage reported

    Snother touched down near the town of Donaldsonville and another in the town of Killian, the National Weather Service said. More than 17,000 people in Louisiana were without power, according to utility company Entergy's outage map.
    Price pandemonium is for sake of U.S.  oil industry

    Price pandemonium is for sake of U.S. oil industry

    Gasoline futures for March delivery dropped 1.5 per cent to $US1.4875 a gallon, the lowest close since November 29. In this series , we'll take a look at the correlations between crude oil-weighted stocks and crude oil.
    UC Berkeley's Violent Protest Is A Lesson In Free Speech And Privilege

    UC Berkeley's Violent Protest Is A Lesson In Free Speech And Privilege

    The violent protests were sparked after Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos attempted to hold a scheduled speech at the college. An estimated 500 people gathered, holding signs that say "Hate Speech Is Not Free Speech" and pledging to shut down the event.
  • Two children among seven killed in Bali landslide

    Two children among seven killed in Bali landslide

    Indonesian authorities have released the names of those killed in the landslide. Several people were injured, the agency said. The landslide flattened homes in Bali .
    Third Patriots Player Says He'll Skip White House Super Bowl Celebration

    Third Patriots Player Says He'll Skip White House Super Bowl Celebration

    The move is far from unprecedented, but is subject to more attention because of the team's relationship with President Trump. Dont'a Hightower told ESPN that he will not join his teammates when the Patriots makes their White House trip.
    Civilian deaths rise in Afghanistan

    Civilian deaths rise in Afghanistan

    The conflict in Afghanistan has killed 24,841 civilians and injured 45,347 since 2009, according to the United Nations report . UNAMA's report Monday charted a 10-fold increase in civilian casualties blamed on Islamic State - 899, including 209 deaths.