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far Heels Edge Blue Devils at Cameron, Claim Ist Place in ACC
Guard Joseph Forte scored
24 points and pulled down
16 rebounds in UNC's 85-83
Victory against No. 2 Duke.
By T. Nolan Hayes
; DURHAM - North Carolina
entered Thursday night’s game against
No. 2 Duke facing questions about its
worst mark in the ACC.
How appropriate that they would
have to slay that dragon before knock
ing off Duke, their worst nemesis.
Center Brendan Haywood, UNC’s
second-worst foul shooter (48.6 percent)
among the team’s
regulars, broke atr
83-83 tie by sinking
a pair of free throws
with 1.2 seconds left
in the game.
tion heave from
halfcourt clanged off
the iron, the Tar
Heels had secured
their first win against
Duke in six tries.
“To be a senior,
to come in here
undefeated and to
hit the free throws, I
couldn’t have writ
ten a better script,”
The Blue Devils
were doing plenty of writing of their own
in the second half. With his team trailing
83-80, Duke swingman Mike Dunleavy
canned a 3-pointer from the right wing
with 3.9 seconds left to send the
Cameron Indoor Stadium crowd of 9,314
into a frenzy and the game into overtime.
Well, not so fast with that last part.
After a UNC timeout, Joseph Forte
took a pass on the run down the right
sideline. He skipped the ball across the
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A brave fan leaps over one of the many bonfires on Franklin Street late Thursday night.
An estimated 15,000 to 20,000 UNC fans flooded downtown to celebrate the victory.
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court to Haywood, who collided with
Duke forward Shane Battier.
Foul pn Battier. He was disqualified,
and Haywood was in position to be a
“You’d like to see something with a
shot,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski
said of the call that sent Haywood to the
line. “But they see it, and they call it.
We’re big boys.”
The game’s ending was a cruel irony
for Duke (19-2, 7-1 in the ACC), which
entered the contest second in the league
in foul shooting at 72.2 percent. The
Blue Devils made just 13 of their 27 free
throws against the Tar Heels.
Point guard Jason Williams, a 74.4-
percent foul shooter, was 4-for-10.
“It was one of those days where
everything snowballed,” said Duke
guard Nate James, a 81.5 percent foul
shooter who was 2-for-4. “It was just a
nightmare out there. We’re just so used
to going to the free throw line and
knocking them down.”
The Blue Devils also shot less than
their best from long
range. Duke fired
up 35 3-pointers
and made 12 -a
fine number for
many teams -but
not for a unit that
had hit 42.6 percent
for the year.
the ACC’s best
age defense, played
as it had for most of
the season. The Tar
Heels mixed their
zone, relying more
on the zone in the
second half in an
attempt to stop
Duke got looks, but most of them
“We’re fortunate that they didn’t
shoot very well,” UNC coach Matt
Doherty said. “That is very unusual for
this Duke team. I’m very lucky to be sit
ting here as the winning coach.”
Doherty also might have said that he’s
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North Carolina center Brendan Haywood (above) dunks in the second half of UNC's 85-83 victory at
Cameron Indoor Stadium. Haywood sank two free throws to give the Tar Heels the two-point lead
and finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Kris Lang (left) shoots over Duke forward Shane Battier.
UNC Win Fires Up
Franklin Street Fans
By James Miller
Beneath a hail of fireworks, streams of toilet
paper and clouds of smoke, thousands of University
students exploded onto Franklin Street after North
Carolina’s stunning win over Duke.
“This is the party of the year,” shouted Reed
Lawrence, a senior from Smithfield, as he stood
near one of several fires lit on the street by students.
“We beat Duke my freshman year, and we beat
Duke at Cameron my senior year. This is the great
est thing I’ve ever seen.”
Members of the Chapel Hill police and fire
departments blocked Franklin Street from the
Henderson Street to North Columbia as partygoers
held an unscripted celebration that bordered on
pandemonium. “It’s just awesome,” said Amyn
Lakhani, a sophomore from Bangladesh. “I hate
Duke with a passion, and it was great to see UNC
win. I’m proud to be a Tar Heel.”
Some students hung from trees and streetlight
posts, watching as other revelers bounced up and
down on cars whose owners had left them parked in
what would become the center of a mob scene. “Oh
my God, I can’t believe they’re standing on that
Honda,” said shocked senior Matt Camp of Baltimore.
“Just goes to show you to never park your car on
Franklin during a game. They’re destroying that car.”
Chapel Hill Police Chief Greggjarvies said author
ities didn’t have the manpower to adequately prepare
for the melee. “We tow the cars on Halloween and
Final Four but not for Duke and ACC crowds,” he
said. “We don’t have the personnel to do that.”
But property damage and barely controlled street
fires, the last of which the police snuffed out at about
1 am., did litde to bring down the spirits of partygoers.
A group of three trumpeters played fight songs
in the glow of an impromptu bonfire as students
moved large plywood boards and a wooden
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Friday, February 2, 2001
UNC forward Jason Capel
scored 20 points in his first
win against the Blue Devils,
his brother's former team.
By Bret Strelow
DURHAM - Former Duke guard
Jeff Capel told his younger brother all
week that his former team was going to
get the better of North Carolina on
He even went as far to say die Tar
Heels wouldn’t keep the game close.
Jason Capel proved his brother wrong.
And he finally got his first win against Ms
brother’s old team on his sixth try.
“I’m sure I’m going to have to eat a
lot of crow,” Jeff Capel said immediate
ly after the game. “As soon as he gets
going on the bus back, I’m sure I’ll get a
call on my cellular phone.”
Actually, Jason Capel said he would
n’t make that call. To react in such a
manner would have meant he was sur
prised by the outcome.
The two Capel brothers simply
embraced in the UNC locker room after
the game, and then Jeff went on his way.
“I’m not going to say much because I
expected to win,”Jason Capel said.
He let his play do his talking for him
against the Blue Devils. The UNC
junior scored a season-high 20 points,
pulled down six rebounds and dished
out five assists in 38 minutes.
Capel an 83-percent free-throw shoot
er, stood out in the final minutes. With
UNC ahead 80-77 with 47.8 seconds left,
Capel calmly stepped to the line and
drilled both his attempts. After the sec
ond make, Capel turned and ran back on
defense with a wide grin on his face.
More than 39 seconds later, Capel
stepped to the line again and hit his sec
ond try to give UNC an 83-80 lead.
“I wanted him to hit those free
throws,” said Jeff Capel, who played at
Duke from 1993-97. “That was the most
difficult position I could have been in.”
Jason Capel exuded the confidence at
the line that his brother had hoped he
would. Jeff instructed his brother to stay
calm against Duke earlier this week and
told him not to let the crowd at Cameron
Indoor Stadium get under his skin.
Capel came out of the gates showing
litde of those ill effects, hitting five of his
first six shots. He had 11 of UNC’s first
33 points as the Tar Heels took a six
point lead with 7:18 left in the first half.
Capel started the second half with
similar success. He scored UNC’s first
six points after intermission to give the
Tar Heels a 47-40 advantage.
By the time he was standing at the
foul line late in the contest, his brother
was the Capel showing signs of nerves.
Jeff held his cap in his hands and waved
it in front of his eyes as his younger
brother attempted his clutch free throws.
“It didn’t look like he was calm
tonight, but he channeled his emotions
in a positive way to help him help his
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