Duke vs. UNC round three is set for the ACC tournament.
The 2018 ACC Tournament semifinals are set and it’s going to be a good one. No. 2 seed Duke will face off against sixth-seeded North Carolina (9 p.m. ET, ESPN), reigniting one of college hoops’ biggest rivalries.
Both the Tar Heels and the Blue Devils have handled their opponents easily throughout the tournament. North Carolina blew past Syracuse in a 28-point romping, and got it’s revenge against a Miami team that beat them on a buzzer beater just weeks ago. Meanwhile, Duke destroyed any hope Notre Dame had of winning this year’s tournament with an 18-point blowout on Thursday.
This is the third meeting this season for Duke and North Carolina. Each team won at home, with the Tar Heels winning 82-78 in Chapel Hill on Feb. 8 and the Blue Devils prevailing 74-64 at Cameron Indoor on Mar. 4, the final game of the regular season.
This Tobacco Road rivalry is the second game of the night in Brooklyn, with top seed Virginia battling No. 4 Clemson.
Saturday will mark the third ACC Tournament matchup between Duke and UNC in the last eight years. The Blue Devils won the last two, beating North Carolina in the tournament final in 2011 then again in the semifinals last year.
Duke vs. UNC game info
What: ACC Tournament
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Watch ESPN