There were fireworks on social media after the Duke basketball loss to Virginia.
The rivalry between the Duke basketball program and North Carolina Tar Heels never stops — not even if a team was blown out at home by 20 points.
Just two days after the Blue Devils rolled into the Dean E. Smith Center and romped the Heels by 20 points, 87-67, Duke was back in action on Monday night against the Virginia Cavaliers.
The teams went back-and-forth for a majority of the game until a 3-pointer by Reece Beekman with 1.1 seconds left won the game for the ‘Cavs, 69-68, and left Cameron Indoor Stadium stunned.
However, North Carolina guard Caleb Love took to Twitter to mock Duke after its loss saying, “So much for being a savage.”
North Carolina guard has history with Duke basketball program
Aside from wanting to be a member of the Blue Devils back in his recruitment in high school, Caleb Love has history with Duke and social media posts.
After the Tar Heels won in Cameron last season, he posted a photo to Instagram of him at halfcourt with the caption, “Everyone a savage until they face to face with one.”
Theo John, a graduate center on the Blue Devils, posted a photo after Saturday’s victory with the same caption.
But the trolling doesn’t stop there.
In addition to his Twitter post on Monday night, Love commented on John’s Instagram post, “you a savage huh?”
To which John responded, “find out.”
Love deleted his Instagram comment but did not delete his tweet.
North Carolina travels to Clemson, South Carolina to play the Tigers on Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. (ACC Network) while the Blue Devils and Tar Heels will meet again in the regular season finale on March 6 at 6:00 p.m. (ESPN), in what will be the final regular season game in the Hall of Fame career for Mike Krzyzewski.