CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Armando Bacot, Kerwin Walton and Caleb Like scored 18 aspects apiece and North Carolina on no memoir trailed it its 91-73 clutch over Duke on Saturday within the normal-season finale for each groups.
Walton hit 4 of 7 from 3-point differ and Like had seven assists. Garrison Brooks added 14 aspects on 6-of-9 taking pictures for North Carolina (16-9, 10-6 ACC).
The Tar Heels would be the No. 6 seed and earned a first-rate-round bye in subsequent week’s conference match. Tenth-seeded seed Duke (11-11, 9-9) performs No. 15 seed Boston College in Tuesday’s first round.
Bacot scored seven consecutive aspects to originate up a 22-4 urge that made it 26-6 when he capped the spurt with a dunk halfway during the most main half of.
Brand Williams led Duke with 18 aspects, DJ Steward added 16 and Matthew Damage 14.
The Blue Devils accomplished the normal season and not using a successful file for the most main time since 1994-95. Duke has made 24 consecutive NCAA match appearances, the second-longest active creep of its form, but will seemingly favor to clutch 5 games in as many days on the ACC tourney to beget a berth this year. The Blue Devils’ longest clutch creep this season is four.
North Carolina made 31 of 56 (55%) from the discipline, shot 44% (8 of 18) from 3-point differ, and outscored the Blue Devils 21-12 from the free-throw line.
Duke trimmed its deficit to 13 when Wendell Moore Jr. hit a jumper early within the second half of by Walton answered with a 3 and the Blue Devils got no closer.
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