VOLUME 115, ISSUE 148
JUST NOT ENOUGH
WITHOUT LAWSON, HEELS
CAN'T OVERCOME DEVILS
BY JESSE BAUMGARTNER
TV Lawson came out of the tunnel during warm
ups to a standing ovation sporting a small, black
brace around his uncooperative left ankle. Noticeably
limping onto the floor as his teammates were warm
ing up, Lawson made his way to the top of the key and
unleashed a 3-pointer.
That short sequence turned into an accurate por
trayal of No. 3 North Carolina's showdown with No.
2 Duke Lawson was unable to play a single min
ute in the game, while his teammates couldn't find
any success from the perimeter, resulting in a Blue
Devil 89-78 victory Wednesday night at the Smith
The Tar Heels went 3 for 17 beyond the arc com
pared to 13 of 29 for the Blue Devils —and sharp
shooter Wayne Ellington struggled with a 3-for-14
night that included misses on all of his six 3-point
“We took some bad shots,” for
ward Danny Green said.
“Our shooters didn’t hit any.
We had some open looks, and a
lot of them weren't bad shots;
they just didn't fall for us. We
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couldn’t get that one to get us
into a rhythm."
A Jon Schever 3-pointer with about 10 minutes to
go in the first half gave Duke a 21-18 lead, and the
Blue Devils (20-1, 8-0 ACC) would never trail again,
despite several Tar Heel runs.
Much of that success came from Duke's offensive
efficiency and ability to force UNC turnovers sev
eral from senior point guard Quentin Thomas, who
started only the second game of his career after it was
decided that Lawson was unable to go.
Thomas ended up with 10 points, seven assists and
three rebounds in 35 minutes of play.
Despite several fine sequences where Thomas was
able to get into the lane for layups and create shots
for teammates, he also committed six of UNC's 20
turnovers at the hands of Duke's relentless ball-pres
“1 definitely didn't do well at all," Thomas said. “I'm
extremely upset with myself I need to get better as
a floor leader, and I didn’t do that today."
But while Thomas took the blame himself, junior
leader Marcus Ginyard said he hoped the team
wouldn’t use Lawson's absence as an excuse.
“This loss to me had nothing to do with TVwon
being there or not," he said
Forward TVler Hansbrough tried to will his team
into the game at several points by attacking the much
smaller Blue Devils in the paint. He finished with a
man-sized stat line of 28 points and 18 rebounds
despite uncharacteristically missing five of nine free
SEE DEFEAT, PAGE 5
Duke s deep barrage buries UNC
BY DAVID ELY
I\vo teams, two different styles.
North Carolina hadn't seen an offense like Duke's
all season. The Blue Devils hadn’t played a team with
as much interior size and depth as UNC.
With both teams trying to neutralize the other’s
advantage, the lack of firsthand experience against
a wide-open offense was the Tar Heels' downfall
“They got any shot they wanted," North Carolina
coach Roy Williams said. “I don't know very many
times tonight that our defense dictated what shot
Faced against a four-guard Duke lineup for the
majority of the evening, UNC struggled to find the
right solution for the Blue Devils' revamped style.
Right from the get-go, junior point guard Greg
Paulus buried an open 3-pointer, establishing Duke's
presence beyond the arc. More of the same would
ensue as the Blue Devils streaked to a 27-20 lead
fueled mainly by 3-pointers.
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Duke sophomore guard Jon Scheyer drives to the bucket during Duke's 89-78 defeat of UNC in the Smith
Center Wednesday night. Scheyer finished with 17 points on 4-for-11 shooting, including seven free throws.
It wasn't just that Duke was finding the bottom
of the net but that the majority of those makes came
from uncontested shots. Jon Scheyer and Kyle Singler
followed Paulus' lead and utilized perimeter screens
or dribble penetration to find easy looks of their
But for anyone who has seen Duke plav this season,
Wednesday’s effort wasn’t much of a surprise.
“We know what we do well," Blue Devil forward
Lance Thomas said. “We can spread defenses because
we have so many shooters."
Those shooters were on full display during a first
half that saw Duke go 8-for-l6 from long range.
Attempting to negate the Blue Devils’ success from
downtown was North Carolina's low post duo oflVler
Hansbrough and Deon Thompson.
The two forwards combined for 27 of UNCs 39
first-half points, with Hansbroughs 18 leading the
way. And when the Tar Heels’ needed him most,
Hansbrough unleashed a flurry of baskets during
an 8-0 UNC run to cut the deficit to three at the
Durham celebrates win
A Duke student dances in a fire on
campus after the win Wednesday.
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BY DEVIN ROONEY
ASSISTANT STATE B NATIONAL EDITOR
DURHAM When the crowd
of students on the Duke quad
first caught sight of a torch, it
became clear that they would not
be returning to their dorms to cel
ebrate quietly as university officials
The blaze began with piles of
paper and quickly escalated into a
At a momentary lull in the
escapades, Duke senior Donald
Washington said, “Normally it’s
much bigger at this point; nor
mally the cops are dragging peo
He added that students typically
bum anything they can find, espe
cially benches. No more than two
minutes later, about 10 students
For the game, the Tar Heels' 40 post points
trumped Duke's effort in the paint but weren’t enough
to counter 13 Blue Devil 3-pointers and a 50 percent
shooting effort from the field in the second half.
Paulus said after the game that UNC's ability to
get out in transition and notch quick baskets forced
Duke to be the aggressor on offense, which is exactly
what the Blue Devils did, driving into the lane and
constantly moving in the half court.
“They do such a great job of pushing the ball, mak
ing us get back on defense that we try- to attack a little
bit too." Paulus said. “We have so many great wing
guys that can create and we just wanted to be aggres
sive on offense.”
Even when the Tar Heels seemed to have Duke's
offense figured out, the Blue Devils found a way to
slip out of UNC’s grasp and remain one step ahead.
With the game tied at 18, North Carolina turned in
one of its top defensive stands of the night. Tar Heel
guards pressured the ball, forwards rotated accord-
SEE SHOOTING. PAGE 5
carried a multi-tiered bench, in the
style popular at fraternity houses,
and threw it on the embers.
“We’re going to put the fire out,"
said LL Tom Gustafson of the Duke
University Police, as he ran off to
Only moments before, Gustafson
said nothing had happened merit
ing a police response.
Duke gets permits from Durham
to set bonfires after three home
games a year, said Joe Gonzalez,
associate dean for residential life
There’s a designated spot where
the bonfire can occur, and only cer
tain materials are supposed to be
burned, he said.
Hafirs before, families and stu-
SEE DURHAM, PAGE 5
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7. 2008
3-point field goal percentage
for Duke s Greg Paulus. The
Blue Devil guard went 6-8.
Combined points by UNC non
starters Danny Green, Alex
Stepheson and Will Graves.
Points scored by Duke from
behind the 3-point line. Asa
team they shot 13-29.
Duke players who scored in
double figures. Greg Paulus
led the way with 18.
Duke's Greg Paulus releases a shot over UNC's Marcus
Ginyard. Paulus made six 3-pointers for a team-high
18 points, as Duke shot 45 percent from behind the arc.
Super Tuesday leaves
races up in the air
BY ARIEL ZIRULNICK
ASSISTANT STATE • NATIONAL EDITOR
With 22 electoral contests for
the Democrats and 21 for the
Republicans, Super Tuesday was
expected to present each party
nun lair with a clear
See a chart of Instead,
all of Tuesday's the slew of
results at primaries
dailytarheel. an d caucuses
try on Feb. 5
have merely raised the stakes for
upcoming state contests.
States with late primaries that
previously had minimal impact
on the nomination process, such
as North Carolina, could end up
with unprecedented importance.
Georgetown University govern
ment professor Christopher Hull
said residents in late primary
states will be involved in the race.
“You’re going to see (the can
didates), you’re going to get cam
paigned to, you're going to get a
chance to decide the Democratic
nomination,” he said.
The Republican Party might
have a clear leader by the late
spring, but it is unlikely that
SEE SUPER TUESDAY. PAGE 5