Jeremy Roach drives against North Carolina's Armando Bacot during the team's February clash.

Beats' picks: Will No. 9 Duke men's basketball exact revenge on No. 9 North Carolina with ACC title at stake?

No. 9 Duke faces its last — and biggest — test of the regular season Saturday evening at Cameron Indoor Stadium, welcoming historic rival and national No. 7 North Carolina. With an ACC regular-season title on the line, The Chronicle’s beat writers are here to offer their forecasts for what promises to be a chaotic evening.

Oluchi Okananwa goes up for a putback in the first half against N.C. State.

No. 7-seed Duke women's basketball falls to No. 2-seed NC State in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament

In a true back-and-forth contest, the seventh-seeded Blue Devils fell to No. 2-seed N.C. State 54-51 in a raucous ACC tournament quarterfinal contest. For the Wolfpack, Aziaha James led the way with 16 points and eight rebounds in a 39-minute performance. On the other side of the ball, Oluchi Okananwa led Duke with a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double. 

Tyrese Proctor floats the ball toward the rim during Duke's win against N.C. State.

Five things to know before No. 9 Duke men's basketball closes regular season against No. 7 North Carolina

After 30 hard-fought games filled with the jubilant highs of victory and the agonizing lows of defeat, No. 9 Duke’s 2023-2024 regular season concludes Saturday as the team welcomes No. 7 North Carolina at Cameron Indoor Stadium.Here are five things to keep in mind as these titanic rivals clash with millions watching around the country.