No. 10 Duke vs. No. 4 North Carolina
March 10, 2010, 7 p.m.
Duke Faces North Carolina on ESPNU
Duke is hosting North Carolina in an ACC regular season contest on March 10 at Koskinen Stadium ... The 7 p.m., contest will be televised live on ESPNU ... It will be the conference opener for the Tar Heels, while Duke will be playing its second ACC contest in five days.
Duke-North Carolina Series History
Duke and North Carolina are meeting for the 64th time since the first varsity meeting in 1952 ... The Tar Heels hold a 37-26 advantage in the series, but the Blue Devils are riding an 11-game win streak and have not lost to UNC since March 20, 2004 ... In regular season contests North Carolina is 33-16 against Duke with 17 of those wins coming in Durham.
Last Time We Met
The Blue Devils and Tar Heels last faced off in the 2009 NCAA Quarterfinal in Annapolis, Md. ... Duke outlasted North Carolina 12-11, as the Tar Heels made a furious run in the final minutes of the fourth quarter ... Tom Montelli tallied what proved to be the game-winning goal for the Blue Devils, while Ned Crotty scored twice and handed out six assists to lead all scorers.
Duke has suffered consecutive losses just once since the 2005 season ... The Blue Devils fell to Harvard and Maryland in back-to-back games in 2009.
A Win Over North Carolina Would
- Be the program's 442nd all-time victory
- Extend Duke's win streak over the Tar Heels to 12 games
- Even the Blue Devils' record in the ACC to 1-1
- Be the 16th ACC regular season win since 2001
- Be John Danowski's 272nd career victory and 53rd at Duke
- Give Duke its first win over a top-10 opponent in 2010
Duke Against the ACC
Duke is 65-138 all-time against conference foes ... The Blue Devils own the most wins against North Carolina with 26 and the fewest versus Maryland with 17 ... Duke is 15-12 in ACC regular season contests since 2001.
Duke comes into its first midweek game of the season after falling to No. 7 Maryland 11-10 in overtime ... The Blue Devils are 2-2 on the year with their two losses coming to the current No. 3 and No. 5 teams in Notre Dame and the Terrapins, respectively ... Seniors Max Quinzani and Ned Crotty pace the offense with 19 and 17 points, respectively ... Quinzani leads all ACC goal scorers with 16 markers, while Crotty is tops in the league in assists with 13 ... Junior Zach Howell rounds out the attacking trio with 15 points ... Sophomore CJ Costabile and Sam Payton are splitting faceoff duties, with Costabile sporting a .600 win percentage (30-50) and Payton coming in at .489 win percentage (22-45) ... Senior defenseman Parker McKee leads all Blue Devils with 14 caused turnovers and is tied with Costabile for ground balls at 24 ... In goal, freshman Dan Wigrizer is 2-2 and has a 10.89 goals against average and a .522 save percentage.
Scouting North Carolina
North Carolina comes to Koskinen Stadium with an ublemished 5-0 record after defeating No. 18 UMBC 12-7 over the weekend ... The Tar Heels are ranked fourth in the USILA Coaches Poll this week and third in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll ... Thomas Wood leads the attack with 17 points (11,6) with Billy Bitter right behind him with 16 (5,11) ... Sean DeLaney leads the goal scorers with 13 tallies ... Michael Burns handles the faceoff duties and is 36-of-67 (.537) for the season with 12 ground balls ... In goal, Chris Madalon has played all but seven minutes ... He owns a 5.13 goals agaisnt average and a .632 save percentage ... North Carolina is 3-0 on the road this season.
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