Tyler Hansbrough scored 17 points in his final home game to help No. 2 North Carolina beat No. 7 Duke 79-71 Sunday and win the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title.
Ty Lawson added 13 points and several key plays late for the Tar
Heels (27-3, 13-3 ACC), who earned the top seed for next week's
league tournament in Atlanta. North Carolina shot 53 percent for
the game and led most of the second half for its sixth win in seven
meetings with Duke.
Jon Scheyer scored 24 points for the Blue Devils (25-6, 11-5),
while Kyle Singler added 23. But Duke never could overtake the Tar
Heels in the second half as they sought to clinch at least a share
of the ACC's regular-season crown.
North Carolina earned a season sweep of the Blue Devils for just
the second time in the past 13 years. The Tar Heels also won the
ACC outright for the third time in five seasons.
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