After eight minutes in the 2011 ACC Championship game, Duke are in control, but have a couple of things to worry about. First, the positive. Kyle Singler looks quite a bit better than he has in recent weeks for Duke, adjusting his game considerably. Singler has been overly reliant on his outside jumper as of late, but he's attacking the rim early on offense. Additionally, he's been great defending and attacking the glass. If Singler finally has awoken from his slumber, UNC are going to struggle to find an answer for him.
However, it's not all good news for Duke. They have a lead and Singler is playing better, but they've got a little bit of foul trouble. Both Miles Plumlee and Seth Curry have picked up two fouls apiece, and their replacements have seen mixed results. Ryan Kelly isn't looking as aggressive as he should be on the boards, while Andre Dawkins is 1-2 from long range.
Harrison Barnes appears to be reverting to his old, unspectacular self, shooting 0-4 from the field. If UNC want to get back into this game, they'll need Barnes to knock down some shots. Currently, at the under 12 media timeout, UNC is down 17-8 to Duke with 11:49 remaining in the first half.