While both teams are fairly guaranteed a spot in the NCAA tournament, the Blue Devils might prove a tall task for the Heels—the last time these two teams met in Chapel Hill in February, Duke took the win with a comfortable margin, at 84-63. The Blue Devils are currently 26-2 overall and 16-1 in ACC play—but their sole conference loss was the last game they played on February 28, against the unranked Miami.
By comparison, when UNC met up with the Hurricanes in January, the Heels clinched a buzzer-beating win with a jumper from sophomore guard Danielle Butts. The Heels currently sit at 26-4 overall, 14-3 in the ACC.
Individual standouts for the Blue Devils include sophomore center Elizabeth Williams, who’s averaging a team-high 15.2 points per game, along with junior guard Haley Peters, who’s hitting 7.5 rebounds per outing. For UNC, senior guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt leads the way in points with an average of 14.7 per game, and senior center Waltiea Rolle has also been a dominant force as of late, hitting 21 points during each of the Heels’ last two games.