If the actual showdown between the conference rivals is this intense, then watch out.
Each year Duke and North Carolina let their equipment managers play each other in a game of hoops that normally doesn’t get as intense as the real action.
Last year’s managers game in Cameron Indoor Stadium ended with Duke students storming the court after a buzzer-beater.
Tuesday night, things got real after an UNC mananger smashed a Duke manager in the nose with an elbow. A scuffle broke out and cooler heads eventually prevailed.