The exhibition season winds down this week and the regular season cranks up next week as the Triangle moves from normalcy to lunacy--round ball lunacy, that is. The Heels play Catawba in their last exhibition game Saturday, Nov. 12; the Blue Devils, who sit atop the AP poll, play N.C. Central for Bull City bragging rights Thursday, Nov. 10; and the Wolfpack plays Mt. Olive (the college, not the pickling company) in its last exhibition game Friday, Nov. 11.
Those interested in an insider's view of the blue-blue Tobacco Road rivalry might want to check out sportswriter Art Chansky's new book Blue Blood: Duke-Carolina--Inside the Most Storied Rivalry in College Hoops. He's reading at The Regulator Bookshop Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.