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J.J. Redick Reveals His True Feelings On North Carolina Fans

J.J. Redick looks on during a game.

ATLANTA - MARCH 23: J.J. Redick #4 of the Duke Blue Devils looks down court during third round game of the 2006 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Regional against the LSU Tigers at the Georgia Dome on March 23, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

For the first time in NCAA Tournament history, Duke and North Carolina will go to battle. Better yet, it'll be in the Final Four with a trip to the championship on the line.

The Duke vs. UNC rivalry is as good as it gets in the college basketball game. It spans decades back. And a new chapter will be added when the two blue bloods play in the Final Four this weekend.

J.J. Redick lit a fuse when discussing the rivalry this week on ESPN's First Take.

"And my comment to that is I've always felt that Carolina fans hate Duke fans way more than Duke fans hate Carolina fans," Redick explained, via 247Sports.

"And the reason is that people that go to Carolina — and there's a lot of people in North Carolina that are UNC fans that didn't go to Carolina — but people in North Carolina and UNC fans all over the country, the have an inferiority complex. They have an inferiority complex, and that's just part of the rivalry."

And, as you probably expected, Redick is rolling with Coach K and the Blue Devils to get the win.

"I got Duke, obviously, winning — 74-67," Redick continued. "Paolo's (Banchero) going to have a nice 21 and 12. It's going to be a good game, but 74-67.

"Duke, by the way, execution down the stretch over these last three games has been phenomenal and I'm going to expect to see that again Saturday night."

If Duke can beat North Carolina it'll advance to the championship where it'll play the winner of Villanova-Kansas.