UNC Basketball: Isaiah Hicks ruled OUT for Duke game

10 February, 2017, 02:17 | Author: Felix Jensen
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According to an official statement released by the school on Thursday afternoon, the North Carolina Tar Heels' men's basketball team will once again welcome back swingman Theo Pinson.

No. 8 North Carolina visits 18th-ranked Duke in the renewal of their longstanding and fierce rivalry Thursday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham.

The No. 8 Tar Heels own a one-game lead in the ACC, while No. 18 Duke, who went 4-3 without Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski before he made his return last week, have dropped to sixth in the jam-packed conference.

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The Tar Heels have excelled on the boards so far this season averaging approximately 45 rebounds per game. The Tar Heels also haven't lost with him in the lineup. Duke has won four of the last five in the series, but the two have split at the betting window in their last 10 meetings.

Duke will rely on its guards Luke Kennard (19.8 points per game) and Grayson Allen (15.8) to play well. Their offense is putting up some strong numbers this season and Duke's defense isn't good enough to keep them from putting up numbers here. Justin Jackson has been leading the team with 18.6 points per game while Kennedy Meeks is adding 12.6 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. No Obligation - No Credit Card Required - Becoming a member is Fast and Free!

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