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This Statistic About Duke vs. North Carolina Is Absolutely Ridiculous

Duke vs. North Carolina tips off for the first time this season tonight, and the two teams have the chance to break an unbelievable deadlock.

There are plenty of college hoops fans who can't stand, Duke, North Carolina, or the hype for the rivalry that takes over the sport twice a year. However, it is almost impossible to deny just how awesome the series has been. A stat shared this morning by Sporting News' Ryan Fagan shows just how crazy the Duke-UNC series has been.

In the last 40 years, Duke and UNC have faced off 96 times. What's crazy: during that period, the series is split 48-48. Way, way crazier: each team has exactly 7,437 points during that time period.

It doesn't get more even than that, and that's why this battle of blue bloods so consistently delivers.

Duke and UNC tip off on ESPN tonight at 8:00 p.m. from Cameron Indoor Stadium.