All-Time Tourney: #2 UNC 08-09 vs #13 Duke 98-99 -

All-Time Tourney: #2 UNC 08-09 vs #13 Duke 98-99

by WebMaster

Posted: 5/28/2010 9:39:12 AM

We're running a tournament to find out who is the best ACC Team of all-time.  Read more about it here.

Today's championship matchup features the 2 seed North Carolina Tarheels 2008-09 against the 13 seed Duke Blue Devils 1998-99.

Duke 98-99 Path

UNC 08-09 Path

Game 1

Duke 98-99: 82
UNC 08-09: 64

Duke leads the series 1-0

Notes: Elton Brand led Duke with 16 points and the Blue Devils held UNC to just 40% shooting to help win game one.  Trajan Langdon (13 pts) and Corey Maggette (12 pts, 7 rebs) each added double-figures in the win.  One of Duke's keys was the play of Chris Carrawell, who finished with just 6 points, but added 8 assists and 3 steals and created a number of easy baskets for his teammates.  UNC was led by Tyler Hansbrough's 18 points and 5 rebounds, while Ty Lawson (10 pts, 5 asts) and Danny Green (10 pts) added double-figures in the loss.

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Game 2

UNC 08-09: 88
Duke 98-99: 74

The series is tied 1-1

Notes: Ty Lawson scored 22 points and Wayne Ellington added 20 points and 5 rebounds as the UNC backcourt led the Heels to a game two win.  Tyler Hansbrough scored 15 points and keyed the defense on holding counterpart Elton Brand to just 9 points.  Corey Maggette led the Blue Devils with 14 points, but the Blue Devils' defense couldn't get enough stops in game two.  In game one Duke held UNC to 40% shooting from the floor, but in game two the Heels shot 55% led by Lawson and Ellington's combined 16-22 shooting.

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Game 3

UNC 08-09: 82
Duke 98-99: 80

UNC leads the series 2-1

Notes: Danny Green knew the double-team would come on Tyler Hansbrough in the final possession of the game and after a pass out to Ty Lawson, he knew the next pass would land in his hands.  Green hit a 3, his third of the game, this one just leaving his hand in time to win game three for the Heels.  Tyler Hansbrough led the Heels with 21 points and 6 rebounds on 5-7 shooting and 11-14 free throws.  Hansbrough was a force throughout the game, which led to Elton Brand's foul trouble and the double-team on the last play of the game.  William Avery led the Blue Devils with 13 points while for the second straight game Brand was a non-factor with 12 points in just 25 minutes of action.

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Game 4

Duke 98-99: 86
UNC 08-09: 82

The series is tied 2-2

Notes: William Avery scored 18 points and added 6 assists and Chris Carrawell added 15 points and 5 rebounds as Duke tied the series at two each.  Trajan Langdon (14 pts, 6 rebs), Elton Brand (12 pts, 8 rebs), and Nate James (11 pts) each added double-figures.  Just like in game one, the key for the Blue Devils was holding UNC to 42% shooting from the floor.  The Heels were led by Tyler Hansbrough and Danny Green as they scored 17 points a piece.

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Game 5

UNC 08-09: 93
Duke 98-99: 78

UNC wins the series 3-2

Notes: Tyler Hansbrough saved his best game for the last game of the series, scoring 27 points on 10-14 shooting.  Hansbrough made 6 of 7 from the free throw line and the Heels as a team made an impressive 24 of 27 from the charity stripe.  Danny Green added 15 points including 3 3 pointers for the second game in a row and Ty Lawson scored 14 points and dished out 4 assists in the win.  Shane Battier led Duke with 14 points, while the trio of William Avery, Chris Carrawell, and Corey Maggette each scored 12 points.  Elton Brand was held to single-figures once again scoring 9 points.  With the win UNC wins the ACC All-Time Tournament.

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