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Predict the score

Posted February 9, 2011 9:39 a.m. EST
Updated February 9, 2011 9:47 a.m. EST

Could it be another Cameron classic? You can watch tonight's Duke-UNC basketball game on WRAL TV starting at 9:00. As a kid growing up in Morganton I rooted for NC State but went to Duke University for several summer basketball camps. Later I graduated from UNC. So I have a deep appreciation for the rich basketball traditions in our state.

The Duke-UNC clash is always keenly anticipated. Tonight's match-up could go down to the wire. The so-called experts are predicting a ten point win for Duke. 99.9's Adam Gold today forecast a Carolina upset while his colleague Joe Ovies predicts the Carolina freshmen are not quite ready to stand up to Cameron pressure cooker.

If I were a betting man I'd say the final score will be Duke 83, UNC 75. However, I do think the Tar Heels will win in the Chapel Hill rematch. 

What is your prediction for the big game tonight?  I will award a prize to the person who comes closest to the actual score

Tomorrow I will also announce the winner of Tuesday's big game blog contest.