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Tough stretch for Duke

North Carolina coach Roy Williams went into last week’s pregame meal thinking a winter storm wouldn’t prevent Duke from getting to the Smith Center for the latest installment in the fierce rivalry. Eight days later, the No. 5 Blue Devils are finally making their way to Chapel Hill. The storm that paralyzed area roads with snow and ice kept Duke’s bus from even making it to Durham to pick up the team for the 11-mile drive to Chapel Hill. That forced the game’s postponement to tonight ( 6 p.m., ESPN), creating a four-games-in-eight-days stretch for both teams that’s particularly challenging for Duke with No. 1 Syracuse visiting Saturday. – AP



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