Austin Rivers’s 3-pointer at the final buzzer capped a 13-2 closing run by Duke University in its 85-84 victory at the University of North Carolina, the latest chapter in one of college basketball’s best rivalries.
Kendall Marshall had 20 points to lead sixth-ranked University of North Carolina to the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title with an 88-70 win over men’s college basketball rival, No. 4 Duke University.
Duke University guard Kyrie Irving, who missed most of his freshman season with a foot injury, will skip the final three years of his college eligibility to enter the 2011 National Basketball Association draft.
Nolan Smith had a career-high 34 points to lead Duke University to a 79-73 win against the University of North Carolina in men’s college basketball. Rutgers University got four points in the game’s final second to defeat Villanova University.