DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Very few leads are safe these days against No. 4 Duke.
The Blue Devils have figured out how to come back, and that has made them an even tougher team to beat in their biggest games.
“When you have done it,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said, “you feel like you might do it again.”
In a thriller befitting college basketball’s most intense rivalry, the Blue Devils (23-3, 10-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) let an early 13-point lead slip away and trailed by 10 with less than four minutes left in regulation before rallying to beat No. 15 North Carolina 92-90 in overtime on Wednesday night. It was their sixth straight win, and their ninth in 12 meetings in the series against the Tar Heels.
It was the third time since 2011 that North Carolina led by double figures at Cameron Indoor Stadium but left with a loss.
The Blue Devils also came back from a 10-point deficit with 14 minutes remaining to beat St. John’s last month for Krzyzewski’s 1,000th career win, and rallied from 11 points down with 13
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