JJ Redick is sti NCAA Picture Frames rring the pot before Saturday's Final Four matchup between his alma mater and and its biggest rival.
The former standout Duke guard said on ESPN's "First Take" that he believes North Carolina fans FSU vs. Miami Rivalry Gear "have an inferiority complex."
"I've always felt that Carolina fans hate Duke fans way more than Duke fans hate Carolina fans," Redick said on the show. "And the reason is that people that go to Carolina — and there's a lot of people in North Carolina that are UNC fans tha College Cold Weather shirt t didn't go to Carolina — but people in North Carolina and UNC fans all over the country, they have an inferiority complex. They have an inferiority complex, and that's just part of the rivalry."
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It didn't take long for Redick to walk back those comments. The next day, "Titus and Tate" co-host and UNC grad Tate Frazier responded to Redick's comments, pointing out that UNC has more titles, Final Four appearances and NCAA Tournament wins. Red Citadel Bulldogs Jerseys ick responded that his comments were "a joke."
Redick pointed out Alabama vs. Auburn Rivalry shirt that the interaction between him and Jeff Saturday was "all in good fun" and said he expects the Final Four matchup will be a great game.
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Redick went to the NBA in 2006 following a historic care Fairleigh Dickinson Knights shirt e East Stroudsburg Warriors Jerseys r with the Berklee College of Music Jerseys Blue Devils that saw him retire as the program's all-time leading scorer and with the record for the most points scored in a single season. His final year with Duke, he averaged 26.8 points, 2.6 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals in a season that saw him recognized as the consensus national player of the year.
But as Frazier pointed out, UNC has found more success in the shared basketball history between the two. Here's a look at a head-to-head of the two programs.
Duke-North Carolina head-to-head
|Final Four appearances||21*||17|
|NCAA Tournament wins||130*||111|
|Head-t Florida vs. Georgia Rivalry Jerseys o-head||142-115||115-142|
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This will be the first time the two heated rivals face off in the NCAA Tournament, and it will mark the final time Duke co UNC vs. Duke Rivalry Shirts ach Mike Krzyzewski faces off against UNC. Given the long history of these two without having ever met in the tournament, the winner of this matchup might have bragging rights for a long time.
And for those who expect Redick to stay quiet on the game the rest of the week, think again.