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Duke Trolls UNC In Honor Of Austin Rivers’ Birthday

What better way is there to troll your rival than to remind it of probably their most memorable loss in franchise history?

It remains one of the most legendary plays in college basketball. With seconds remaining, Duke guard Austin Rivers hit a buzzer-beater against rival UNC in Chapel Hill in 2012. The three-pointer allowed the Blue Devils to defeat the Tar Heels 85-84 in an epic comeback victory.

Moreover, Rivers scored 29 points during that game- a Duke freshman scoring record against UNC.

Today, in honor of Rivers' birthday, the Blue Devils' basketball team put a picture capturing that moment on Instagram.


The photo's caption reads: "Here is a photo of the only game-winning buzzer-beater in Duke/UNC history..."

On March 26, 2012, Rivers declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final three years of college eligibility.

Ultimately, the New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans) selected him with the 10th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Rivers played for three seasons in New Orleans before being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. He is the first player in NBA history to play for his own father - coach Doc Rivers.