ACC Championship Game 2011, Duke Vs. UNC: Blue Devils' Defense Dominant

Duke's defense has been absolutely suffocating early in the 2011 ACC Championship game, and UNC are struggling to find quality looks. They're being forced into low percentage shots, and that 's reflected by...drumroll...North Carolina's poor shooting percentage! The Tar Heels are 5-21 so far on the afternoon, which is the main contributor to the large deficit that they face at the moment. They're holding up defensively, though not looking spectacular, and they probably have a good chance of pulling themselves back into the game if they can start shooting well.

UNC might struggle to create on the offensive end for the remainder of the half, though, as Dexter Strickland has picked up three personal fouls and will have to sit for the remainder of the period. Kendall Marshall has been poor so far and all Leslie McDonald has contributed is a three point basket. Both will have to up their games considerably with Strickland on the bench.

With 7:36 remaining in the first half, UNC trails Duke 27-13.

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