Duke Freshman Forward Zion Williamson has been ruled out for his sixth straight game by the team.
ACC Standings (Top Three) going into Saturday ()=Overall Ranking ()=Conference Record
1.(2) Virginia 27-2 (15-2) ACC (Head to Head win over North Carolina)
2.(3) North Carolina 25-5 (15-2) ACC
3.(4) Duke 26-4 (14-3) ACC
Prediction:The North Carolina bigs (Garrison Brooks and Luke Maye) should have another good game against the Blue Devils.Both should have at least ten points and seven rebounds.Nassir Little should be a the x-factor, and if he can defend RJ Barrett,the Heels should have the edge.Duke Freshman wing RJ Barrett,though,should be the ultimate x-factor in this game,and if he leads Duke well with a thirty point,ten rebound game I don’t see this being an easy one for the Tar Heels.Predicted Score:North Carolina 76,Duke 74