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Duke trails at the break, but it was not due to the play of Wendell Moore Jr.
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Five observations from Duke men's basketball's first half of ACC tournament quarterfinals against Syracuse

Welcome to Championship Week. Duke, holding the top seed in the ACC tournament, opens the postseason with ninth-seeded Syracuse in the ACC tournament quarterfinals. In the third meeting of the year between these two programs and two iconic coaches, Duke got going early but could not put it away, as the Blue Devils trail 40-36 going into the locker room.


Paolo Banchero took over for stretches of the opening 20 minutes.
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Five observations from Duke men's basketball's first half against North Carolina

It is finally here. The final night in Cameron Indoor Stadium of Mike Krzyzewski's storied career, after 42 years, has arrived. With a fired-up student section and dozens upon dozens of former players in attendance, No. 4 Duke and North Carolina took the stage yet again. The Tar Heels started out strong, but Duke got it going as the first half went on, ending with a 41-39 edge at the break. Here are five observations from what went down in the initial 20 minutes.