ACC Championship Game 2011, Duke Vs. UNC Score: Blue Devils Lead 42-28 At Halftime

It's been all Duke Blue Devils in the first half of the 2011 ACC Championship Game, as they have absolutely dominated the North Carolina Tar Heels. The 42-28 score is absolutely indicative of the way the game has went so far, with UNC struggling mightily. They have shot very poorly while getting dominated on the glass, and Harrison Barnes has been a complete non-factor. Andre Dawkins has drained three shots from behind the arc off the bench, and Nolan Smith is having a typical Nolan Smith game with 10 points, four assists, and three rebounds, and he's unsurprisingly established himself as the best player on the floor. 

Harrison Barnes has shot 1-6 from the field, while Dexter Strickland has been irrelevant thanks to foul trouble. John Henson has been effective on the boards, but the rest of the UNC front court has been outplayed by Duke in that regard, where the Blue Devils have a +3 rebounding differential.

North Carolina are shooting 30% from the floor while Duke are shooting 62.7%, which tells you almost everything you need to know about the game. Duke is executing, North Carolina isn't. Something dramatic needs to happen in the second half for UNC to get back into the game. As of this moment, it appears that the Blue Devils are marching towards a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

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