Art Chansky

Art’s Angle: Schooled And Beaten

BROOKLYN – What did the Tar Heels learn from their disheartening and somewhat shocking loss to Duke in the semifinals of the ACC tournament? First of all, they can’t play long stretches in a big game without Joel Berry, who sat out more than 10 minutes of the second half with four fouls, during which Carolina lost a 13-point lead and fell behind by seven. Duke reversed a game that had been getting away from the Blue Devils with a 29-9 run. Despite playing for the third time in three days, Duke was energized by Berry’s departure, shooting 68.8 percent...

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Art’s Angle – SweetBerry And Rolaids

Duke-Carolina games are no fun. Until they are over and your team has won. Most of them, like Saturday night, are 2-4 Tums or a roll of Rolaids affairs, with way more heart palpitations than lead changes (23 in this one, plus 14 ties) and the frustration of telling the ACC Player of the Year NOT to shoot after he clangs his first six hurried heaves like he was racing the clock in an NBA three-point contest. The games are almost always great, and worthy of national television for every renewal since 1986 because, in the words of Mike...

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