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Duke defeated the Tar Heels in their last meeting which was earlier this season. The Blue Devils had a close game and just defeated them by five points. Now they have Ryan Kelly back in the lineup. With Ryan Kelly the Blue Devils are undefeated and the last time these two met, he was still not back in the lineup.
North Carolina on the other hand is on a big winning streak. Since going to the four small guard lineup North Carolina has just been unstoppable. The trio of Reggie Bullock, PJ Hairston, and James Michael McAdoo have just made their opponents miserable.
North Carolina leads the over all series over Duke with 132 wins over 103 Duke victories. North Carolina also has more National Championships and ACC Regular season championships over the Blue Devils. The Blue Devils do have the advantage in the ACC Tournament victories.
The Tar Heels are slightly favorited in the line, but Duke is just too tough and strong with Ryan Kelly.