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Duke Falls To UNC In Chapel Hill, 61-56

A tough loss to be sure, but still a stellar season

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NOV 20 Women’s Duke at Toledo
 TOLEDO, OH - NOVEMBER 20: Duke Blue Devils guard Shayeann Day-Wilson (30) dribbles the ball during a regular season non-conference womens college basketball game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Toledo Rockets on November 20, 2022 at Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio.
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Duke went down 15-501 at 16-1 and came back down 16-2 as UNC snapped a 10-game winning streak 61-56.

As is so often the case in Duke-UNC games, one team, in this case UNC, got off to an emotionally charged start at 10-0 before Duke fought back, tying the game 16-16. It was tied again at halftime, 21-21.

UNC built an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter before Duke again rallied and made it much closer down the stretch - just not close enough. Celeste Taylor made it 58-54 with :12 seconds left - her only points of the game - but the Tar Heels held on.

The Blue Devils shot just 33.3 percent both overall and from three point range. Kennedy Brown was held to 0-7. Shayeann Day-Wilson led the way with 24.

With the loss, Duke is now 6-1 and falls into a tie for first place in the ACC with Notre Dame.

Next up - Syracuse in Cameron on Sunday.