Dean Smith vs. Coach K

September 08, 2007 By: erik Category: Media, USA, Weird 1,282 views

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I was just flipping randomly through some of our upper cable channels and came across a blast from the past. We get this “ESPN Classic Sports” channel (the only ESPN channel we get) that shows old games from years ago. I can barely muster the interest to watch live sports, so you can imagine how useful this channel is to me.

Imagine my surprise to see a UNC vs. Duke ACC game from 1995! What’s funny is that there’s only a small window from 1995 to about 2000 where I followed ACC basketball enough to recognize any players’ names. I knew all these guys!CIMG4554.JPG


Jeff Capel free throw

Jeff Capel takes a free throw.


Stackhouse Dunks

Stackhouse dunks.

After a little research (googling “unc duke 1995 basketball”), I can only assume that I’m watching this game from February 2, 1995. I haven’t actually seen Coach K yet, so it must be.

Sittin’ here in Spain, watching the tarheels and the blue devils. Crazy, huh?

  • Jake

    This is a famous game that went to double OT I believe after Jeff Capel knocked down a half court shot when Serge Zwikker failed to put it away at the line. Also if memory serves me right, Coach K was out this season due to health reasons as Duke had a terrible season. That’s part of the reason it was so surprising Duke was able to hang with the #1 or 2 ranked Heels.

  • I knew that someone, probably you, would know about that. Either you have an incredible memory, or you have a talent of paraphrasing Wikipedia that most high school students would pay you for. From Wikipedia:

    But, backup center Serge Zwikker missed two free throws that would have iced the game, setting up Duke guard Jeff Capel for a running, 37-foot heave that tied the game as the buzzer sounded, sending Cameron into a state of euphoria.

    Thanks for that.

  • Jake

    That is pretty cool, and I did not look it up on Wiki or anything else beforehand…it’s just one of those games you don’t forget about…