Duke looks for 1st win over UNC since 2003

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke and North Carolina are used to facing off in prime-time games with first place on the line.

Just not in football.

These traditional basketball powerhouses meet Saturday night — and for a change, depending on what happens around the Atlantic Coast Conference, the winner could find itself alone atop the Coastal Division.

Duke coach David Cutcliffe says he wants his team to embrace the challenge of playing tough games.

The Blue Devils (5-2, 2-1) certainly have plenty of chances coming up to do just that.

They won five of their first six — their best start since 1994 — and are one away from qualifying for their first bowl game since then.

The bowl-ineligible Tar Heels (5-2, 2-1) are out to play spoiler in the division race.

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