In college basketball there is no bigger rivalry than Duke and North Carolina. These two schools are separated by a mere 9 miles on tobacco road and to date have met an absurd 236 times since their first meeting in 1920 which UNC won 36-25 and hold a 132-104 lead in the series all-time. Duke and UNC have combined for an outstanding 138 All-Americans, 80 NCAA Tournaments, 51 ACC Regular Season Championship, 41 ACC Tournament Championships, 33 NCAA Final Fours and 9 NCAA National Championships. Just let that sink in for a minute. All these things come together to make this rivalry head and shoulders above all others in college basketball.
Tomorrow night these two basketball powerhouses will meet once again when #8 Duke comes to the Dean E. Smith Center in one of the most anticipated home games of the year for the Tar Heels. Over the past few seasons this game has been one of the most highly sought after tickets in the country going for an average of $592 last year and even higher the year before at $743. However, when these bitter adversaries get together Wednesday night it will be by far their cheapest meeting there in three years. Currently Duke vs UNC tickets are averaging $204, 66% less than last year and 72% less than the 2011-12 game. On the low end you can still get-in to this game for as little as $112. as tickets have dropped by 20% in the past seven days.
At an average ticket price of $204 this game is about a quarter of what tickets went for in 2012 and around a third of last years average price. With this in mind it makes this years meeting at the Dean Smith Center the best time to see these two historic universities square off in what is always must see basketball regardless of who has a better record or ranked higher.