UNC-Duke is always a wild matchup, but this year we’re throwing in a historically good Duke team into the mix.
This Wednesday night is going to be a good one in men’s college basketball. We have two bitter rivals, UNC and Duke, going head to head at Duke University. I’m sure you’re going to be watching from home, cause otherwise you’d be paying Super Bowl prices just to attend the game.
Most of us don’t have a few thousand dollars laying around to watch a college basketball game, but that number shouldn’t surprise you at all. Not only do you have the North Carolina rivalry, but you also have arguably the most-hyped player since Lebron James playing. Yes, that man is none other than Zion Williamson.
If you have the two best players in the professional league (Lebron James and Steph Curry) not only mentioning your name, but singing your praises, you know you’ve got the real deal on your hands. Zion’s response? Watch out, because he’ll be coming for you next year!
Wednesday night features the Duke Blue Devils, with Zion Williamson averaging 22.4 points a game, 9.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 1.9 steals. Don’t forget the fact that he’s doing all this on 68% shooting.
I have no doubt Zion could easily post better numbers, but he’s “held back” by being the teammate of fellow stud, RJ Barrett. Barrett is casually putting up 22.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 4 assists on 45% shooting. Oh yeah, RJ also grabbed a triple-double the other night. This Duke team is stacked, and that’s not even including Cameron Reddish, another freshman likely to be selected in the top 5 of the NBA draft.
Entering Wednesday night, Duke leads the ACC with a record of 23-2, while the Tar Heels are 3rd at 20-5. North Carolina has a solid team, but compared to Duke it doesn’t exactly add up. You have a Duke team being compared to the Fab Five. This Duke team is led by Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett, which we’ll probably look back and marvel at one day.
Without a doubt, it’s sure to be a thrilling game you won’t want to miss. UNC and Duke always go toe-to-toe, no matter what their records might be. They are both solid teams, and whatever happens will inevitably mix up the standings. Either way, if people are paying $2500 to see game, there better be a good show. The Duke cast is sure to make that happen. Catch it tomorrow at 9PM Eastern!