Duke’s series record vs. North Carolina: 111-137
The Blue Devils lost the first game in the series before winning the next two in March 1920 and January 1921. They have never led in the series since that point.
Duke’s all-time NCAA tournament record: 111-37 (.750)
The Blue Devils have the highest winning percentage in the NCAA tournament of any team.
Duke’s Final Four appearances: 16
The first Final Four appearance in Blue Devil history came in 1963, and Duke made five straight trips to the Final Four between 1988 and 1992
Duke’s NCAA titles: 5 (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015)
Of the five programs to win at least five NCAA titles, the Blue Devils’ first came the latest, when they took out Kansas in 1991.
Coach K’s record vs. North Carolina since 2003-04: 19-14
Blue Devil head coach Mike Krzyzewski won his first three Tobacco Road rivalry matchups against Roy Williams and Duke is 46-42 vs. the Tar Heels all-time under Coach K.
Duke’s ACC titles: 39 (19 regular-season, 20 tournament)
The Blue Devils’ most recent ACC title came two seasons ago in 2017, when they won four games in four days at the Barclays Center in New York, beating North Carolina in the semifinals and Notre Dame in the finals. Their 20 tournament titles are the most of any team in the conference, two more than the Tar Heels.
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