The stiff rivalry between Duke-UNC basketball deepened when UNC got into a relationship with Duke for the #1 losses in NCAA Tournament history.
When it comes to rivalry between rivals, no one does it better than North Carolina powerhouses like Duke and UNC.
The feud between the two spans decades, and loyal fans in the North Carolina Triangle region differ on which team is truly the best. So far, Duke has had an edge over UNC when it comes to the March Madness stats, but the game changed when UNC got a nasty win in extra time in a wild game against the No. Baylor Bears.
This is the 9th time UNC has beaten the 1st seed in the NCAA Tournament, which ties Duke to the most wins against the 1st seed.
UNC drew Duke for most wins and #1 seed in NCAA Tournament history
Although Duke had previously had the most losses against the 1st seed, it was UNC who entered March Madness with a championship advantage.
UNC competed in the NCAA tournament for 52 seasons, made 20 finals in Four Tournaments and took home six championships. Duke competed in the NCAA Tournament for 44 seasons, reaching 16 Finals and winning 5 championships.
Duke can get their own win this season by taking home the championship, which should come as no surprise considering they’re the highest seed left at No. 2. The Blue Devils beat Cal State Fullerton Titans on March 18 with 78-61 records.
On March 20, Duke will play the 7th ranked Michigan State Spartans. If UNC and Duke go on to win all of their upcoming games, they will eventually face off against each other in Round Four that ends the first weekend of April.
Although the senior Carolina team has changed over the years, Duke entered the 2022 tournament as the better-ranked team. However, UNC has proven that a weak unit can still get the titleespecially with the confidence they have felt since they were 94-81 Duke victory on March 5.
As sweet as it is to see Coach K win Duke’s sixth trophy, UNC could be the team to stop the Blues from realizing their dreams.
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https://fansided.com/2022/03/19/unc-duke-most-wins-one-seeds-ncaa-tournament/ UNC’s win over Baylor ties them up with Duke for most 1st vs 1st seed