Duke basketball trolls North Carolina, ACC referees on social media

Duke basketball center Dereck Lively (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball center Dereck Lively (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Duke basketball social media team did not hold anything back ahead of the postseason. 

A six game winning streak has the Duke basketball social media team feeling confident entering the ACC Tournament and not holding back on Twitter after its win over North Carolina on Saturday night.

There was a lot of conversation last two weeks, specifically leading up to the rematch between the Blue Devils and Tar Heels in the Dean Dome, regarding Lemon Oreos and seeding for the conference tournament.

Tar Heel forward Pete Nance and head coach Hubert Davis attributed the recent turnaround, three straight games with at least 11 points, for the Northwestern transfer because of his love for Lemon flavored Oreos, a mind-boggling concept for most to grasp.

However, Nance was non-existent against the Blue Devils with just three points and four rebounds in 24 minutes of action while picking up four fouls in the 62-57 victory for Duke.

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It was the second game this season that the 6-foot-11 forward struggled in the best rivalry in college sports after managing just two points inside Cameron Indoor Stadium on 1-of-10 shooting in 30 minutes.

Conveniently, National Oreo Cookie Day was on March 6 and the Duke social media staff knew what to do.

Duke basketball social media continues to troll Atlantic Coast Conference

The Blue Devils did not stop its trolling after duking on North Carolina and Pete Nance, it took things a step further.

Duke should have closed the regular season on a seven game winning streak if not for a blown call by the officiating crew on February 11 when Virginia defeated the Blue Devils, 69-62, in double overtime.

Kyle Filipowski should have been awarded two free throws with 0.2 seconds left in regulation to break the tie and give the road team a victory but the referees inexplicably said the foul came after time had expired.

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The ACC said following the game that the officials made the wrong call and Filipowski should have been awarded free throws but would not change, or replay, the ending of the game and considered the matter closed.

A victory would have put Duke in a tie with Virginia and Miami as the co-champions in the regular season and given the team a Top-3 seed in the conference tournament and the social media account did not fail to capitalize on the opportunity.


Duke, the No. 4 seed in the ACC Tournament, will face either Pittsburgh, Florida State, or Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals on Thursday afternoon.

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