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Duke point guard Chris Duhon (center) avoids North Carolm'a forvvard'Jawad Williams to score on a reverse layup with 6.5 seconds left in overtime that gave the Blue Devils an 83-81 victory on Thursday at the Smith Center.
DUKE OUTLASTS TAR HEELS
BY AARON Fin SENIOR WRITER
North Carolina swingman
Rashad McCants yelled two
expletives as he walked off the
court, pulling his jersey over his face
and angrily releasing it.
Moments earlier, McCants had made
a 3-pointer from the right side to tie
Thursday’s game against No. 1 Duke
with 13.5 seconds left in overtime.
But Blue Devil senior Chris Duhon
answered, driving left past Raymond
Felton and David Noel and making an
acrobatic reverse layup with 6.5 seconds
remaining to give Duke an 83-81 lead.
Melvin Scott had a chance to win the
game for 17th-ranked UNC, but his trey
from the right corner was off-target,
setting off a mob of Blue Devils on the
Smith Center court.
Duhon’s game-winning layup spoiled
McCants’ personal pledge that no oppo
nent would win another game in the
Smith Center this year.
He did all he could to keep that
BY JOE SAUNDERS
On pace to easily surpass their
$l.B billion goal, officials leading
the University’s ambitious private
fund-raising campaign said they
might discuss raising the bar at
their meeting today.
The Carolina First steering com
mittee will meet this morning to
evaluate the campaign, which has
raised $1,165 billion toward its ini
tial goal since it began in July 1999.
“It’s just a little bit ahead of
schedule,” said June Steel, director
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UNC swingman Rashad McCants walks off the court in disgust
after Thursday's game. McCants led all scorers with 27 points.
of planned and regional gifts in the
Office of University Development.
“We’re doing extremely well.”
The campaign has been so suc
cessful that officials could increase
the overall financial goal, said
John Ellison, a member of both
the steering committee and the
UNC Board of Thistees.
“I think that we have done real
ly well in the face of a difficult
economy,” he said. “We have to
talk about if we are going to reset
SEE CAROLINA FIRST, PAGE 4
UNC-system Board of Governors to debate
tuition at its meeting today PAGE 3
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Graham pushes for Southern political leaders
BY ADJOA ADOFO
Though he came to speak on
Southern politics, former 2004
presidential candidate Sen. Bob
Graham could not help but delve
into national politics.
In the first talk of “The Future of
the South” lecture series at the Hill
Alumni Center on Thursday, the
Florida Democrat said that
President Bush could be defeated
and that U.S. Sen. John Edwards,
D-N.C., was the man to do it.
“I think we came into this race
thinking that the country was
going in the wrong direction,” the
former Florida governor said. “We
need to give Bush a one-way tick
et back to Texas.”
In his 45-minute speech,
promise, scoring a game-high 27 points
on 10-of-l6 shooting and grabbing nine
“It seems like the people who come in
here and win grab it right as it’s falling
off the table,” McCants said. “That hurts
the most, when you try to do so much to
win a game and you lose on a little, lit
tle, little, bitty breakdown.”
The Tar Heels (13-6,3-5 in the ACC)
looked like they were on the verge of
breaking the game open when a
McCants jumper gave UNC a 69-62
lead at the 5:44 mark in regulation.
But North Carolina didn’t score again
for more than five minutes and in
between, Duke (19-1,8-0) scored 10 con
secutive points to take a three-point lead.
“That was the pivotal point of the
game,” said Duke coach Mike
Krzyzewski. “When it was (67-62), and
we had a timeout, I think a lot of teams
would have gotten run out of here.”
SEE MEN'S HOOPS, PAGE 4
Graham emphasized promoting
political leadership of native
Southerners in Southern states,
expanding the influence of the
South in the Democratic Party and
enhancing the region’s role in glob
“I am a proud Southerner,” he
said. “We have overcome great
challenges in my lifetime.”
Graham cited rapid demograph
ic diversification, urbanization and
an altered political culture as recent
changes in the South.
He said state leadership has
become more mobile, allowing
newcomers to Southern states to
move up quickly in politics.
“Today’s political leadership does
SEE GRAHAM, PAGE 4
THOSE IN NEED
UNC doctor directs program that provides
counseling to area homeless PAGE 7
lifts Duke to
BY JAMIE AGIN
The most critical moment of North
Carolina’s most critical game was a blur to UNC
coach Roy Williams.
“Chris (Duhon) made a big shot,” Williams
said, and paused for a second. “I think it was
And who could blame him for not being
In precisely seven seconds, Duhon, Duke’s
senior point guard, dissected four-fifths of
After Rashad McCants’ 3-pointer tied the
game at 81 in overtime, Duhon, without catting
a timeout, received the inbound pass and, sad
dled by UNC’s Raymond Felton, sprinted off.
“For one split second, I think there I think we
had a little too casual approach,” Williams said.
“If Raymond could have gotten some help, if
one of his teammates could have slowed him
down, it would have been good.”
David Noel tried, but ended up slowing
down Felton instead. The two collided and
Duhon blew by.
“It was a situation where David and I ran
into each other a little bit,” Felton said.
SEE DUHON, PAGE 4
Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., speaks as part of a lecture series titled
"Future of the South" Thursday night at the Hill Alumni Center.
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