Saturday featured another edition in the heated Duke-North Carolina rivalry series, but this one belonged to the Tar Heels at home.

Hosting the Blue Devils in the Dean E. Smith Center, UNC raced out to a 45-35 lead at the break behind 12 points from Armando Bacot. Meanwhile, Duke was led by Jeremy Roach with 10 points in the first half while Jared McCain delivered 9 points and 7 rebounds in the opening half.

Duke would play much better in the second half, but it was not enough to climb back into the game. Any time the Blue Devils would cut into the lead, the Tar Heels were there with a response down the stretch.

In the final minute of the game, Duke had a sliver of light in the game after RJ Davis was whistled for a hook-and-hold on Kyle Filipowski. However, Filipowski would go 1-for-2 at the free-throw line while Duke turned the ball over on the ensuing inbounds play.

UNC would ice the game with Davis at the free-throw line to cap a 93-84 victory. Here are the key takeaways from that Tar Heel victory:

Harrison Ingram, Armando Bacot dominate with impressive double-doubles

On this night, it was the work of Bacot and Harrison Ingram that dominated the flow for North Carolina. In the first half, the two combined for 23 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists while shooting 10-for-17 from the floor.

Ingram provided some early daggers with a trio of 3-point field goals in the first half. He would finish the game 5-for-9 from deep with some clutch shots all night long.

In the end, Bacot and Ingram both posted double-doubles with Bacot going for 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Ingram rounded out his performance with 21 points, 13 rebounds and an assist to go with his 3-point shooting.

There’s also no denying the efficiency of the performance. Ingram and Bacot combined to shoot 18-for-25 from the floor as the Blue Devils never had an answer.

Points off turnovers loomed large

Duke did not struggle terribly with turnovers after committing 11 in the loss. However, the Tar Heels made every turnover count to their benefit.

In the first half, UNC used 10 points off turnovers to build its lead and finished the game with 19 points off turnovers to Duke’s 7 points off turnovers. That 12-point swing had a major impact on the game with the Tar Heels able to get out and run time and time again.

With North Carolina’s work off turnovers, Duke needed some strong 3-point shooting to have a chance, but that was not meant to be. Despite finishing the game shooting 50.7% from the floor, the Blue Devils finished 5-for-19 (26.3%) from 3-point range. Filipowski finished 1-for-6 from deep.

RJ Davis takes a rare backseat in win

Davis is traditionally the leader for the Tar Heel offense, but that was not the case Saturday night, though it’s worth pointing out he didn’t need to be. He finished the first half with just 4 points and was 5-for-14 with 12 points prior to heading to the free-throw line late in the game.

Davis did go 2-for-3 from deep (including a key 3-point bucket late) and finished with 17 points after late free throws, but he was largely held in check offensively. In all honesty, that is a good sign for UNC.

Considering Davis’ output and Duke’s solid shooting numbers, the box score would lead some to believe the Blue Devils had a solid shot to win this game. That was never the case with the Tar Heels proving they can control the flow vs. a top-10 opponent without a 20-point game from Davis.