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Defensive efforts will determine Sunday's winner

Updated: January 27, 2006, 5:07 PM ET
By Beth Mowins | Special to ESPN.com

Don't be fooled by the gaudy offensive statistics that Duke and North Carolina lay down on opponents. Yes, they are the top two scoring teams in the nation. Yes, the scoring is impressive and the multitude of ways they can score is phenomenal.

But make no mistake: Duke and North Carolina are the only remaining unbeaten teams in the country because of incredible defensive performances. When they clash in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown Sunday night (ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET), revel ...

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