No. 4 Duke Hosts No. 5 North Carolina in ACC Showdown

Last Time They Met
North Carolina outscored Duke 9-4 in the second quarter and led by as many as nine, 15-6, before the Blue Devils stormed back to take a 17-16 lead midway through the fourth ... North Carolina's Jimmy Bitter and Marcus Holman notched the game's final two goals to lift the Tar Heels to the 18-17 victory en route to the ACC title ... Brendan Fowler won 25 of 38 faceoffs and Jordan Wolf had five goals in the come-from-behind effort.

A Win Over North Carolina Would
Make Duke 201-124 in the month of March

Give head coach John Danowski his 336th career victory and 117th at Duke

Be the program's 497th victory

Be Duke's 140th win since 2005

Make Duke 1-1 in ACC play

Be the Blue Devils' second win over a top-five foe

Duke in the Month of March
Duke is 200-124 all time in the month of March and an impressive 43-11 since 2007 ... Seven of Duke's 11 losses in March have come against Maryland (4) and Loyola (3).

Home Sweet Home
Duke has fared well at home under head coach John Danowski ... The Blue Devils are 73-9 at home since 2007 ... This year's group of seniors are 34-4 all-time at Koskinen, including a 9-0 mark in 2012 ... Duke's last home loss came March 2, 2013 against Maryland ... Since 2007, the Blue Devils are 3-1 at home against North Carolina.

Blue Devils vs. North Carolina
Sixteen current Blue Devils have played in at least one game against North Carolina and eight own at least one point against the Tar Heels during their careers ... Jordan Wolf is averaging four points per game against North Carolina, while both Christian Walsh and Josh Dionne are averaging two goals per game in their five outings ... Brendan Fowler sports a .672 win percentage at the X and 28 ground balls.

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