Rivalry Week is Here in Chapel Hill

For most UNC students, rushing Franklin Street, waiting in endless lines for a coveted seat in the Dean Smith Center and experiencing the Tar Heels beating Duke are absolute musts on their college bucket list.

The Review asked alumni to share their favorite Carolina vs. Duke memories on Facebook, and within minutes, responses started coming in.

Kim Bird ’12 shares her thoughts from the Kwajalein Atoll in 2022.(Photo: Kim Bird ’12)

“1986 – first game in the Smith Center. We ran backdoor cuts for easy layups the whole game. Also has lower level seats… rare for a student in those days,” said Steve Reynolds ’88 of Gaithersburg, Maryland. (Carolina won the game 95-92.)

“Being in New Orleans and watching the incredible [2022 national semi-final] win against dook- I will never forget how incredible that felt,” said Margaret Kreps Anzalone ’04 of Denver, North Carolina.

“Final Four 2022. All the way from U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands, where we celebrated underwater,” said Kim Bird ’12 of Seattle.

“Eight points in seventeen seconds. There are so many exciting moments over time, but watching that game on my television from home in 1974 was unbelievable,” said Lee Galloway ’72 of Waynesville.

“I was at the first game in the Dean Dome in 1986 when we beat Dook,” said Caroline Dellinger Lambert ’86 of Pensacola, Florida.

“Every time we were victorious! #GDTBATH,” said Albertina Patricia Townsend ’93 (’07 MSA) of Morrisville.

Courtney Krolikoski ’07 celebrates the 2022 Final Four victory over Duke in New Orleans. (Photo: Courtney Krolikoski ’07)

“Watching us upset Duke in NOLA in the final four,” said Courtney Krolikoski ’07 of Jacksonville, Florida.

“Marvin Williams tip-in for sure,” said Brian Strang ’06 of Reston, Virginia.

“Being at the Final Four in 2022 and watching us send Mike Krzyzewski off with a loss! Seeing him grimacing in his last game by our hands was worth the three digit price I paid for the ticket,” said Lillie Eyrich ’82 of New Orleans.

“March 1974, when Walter Davis made a buzzer shot from 30 feet to BEAT DUKE,” said Kim Burch ’76 of Hendersonville.

“Defeating Duke in the 2022 Final Four. I watched at the Dean Smith Center with one of my best friends from Carolina and we went to Franklin Street. It was such a great time,” said Stephanie A. Brown ’99 of Charlotte.

— Cameron Hayes Fardy ’23

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