RALEIGH, N.C. — The University of North Carolina men's basketball team squares off against Duke University at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

What You Need To Know

  • The last 100 games in the series favor Duke, 52-48

  • Duke won at the Dean Smith Center the past two seasons, including a 62-57 victory on March 4, 2023 and an 87-67 triumph on Feb. 5, 2022

  • Duke is looking for its first three-game win streak in Chapel Hill since the Blue Devils won four straight from Feb. 27, 1999 to Jan. 31, 2002

North Carolina (17-4, 9-1 ACC) and Duke (16-4, 7-2) will play for the 261st time when the Tar Heels host the Blue Devils in a meeting of the top two teams in the ACC standings in the Smith Center.

This is the 49th game in which both UNC and Duke are ranked in the Top 10 in The Associated Press poll. That's the most top 10 games between two teams in college basketball history. The next highest total is 14 – between the Tar Heels and N.C. State.

UNC's 10-game winning streak and 9-0 start to conference play ended Tuesday night in Atlanta with a 74-73 loss to Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels had won 10 in a row for the first time since an 11-game win streak in 2017 and were 9-0 in the ACC for the first time since 2001.

North Carolina is No. 3 in the AP poll for the second week in a row.