UPDATE 10:40PM: Not sure how clearly this came across on teevee, but the crowd intensity in the Dome tonight was almost Dookgameish, and both teams seemed really into it from the start. Definitely felt like a rivalry game. UNC is still the better team at this point and played to the level expected pre-season. Zeller ate his Wheaties. State is on the way back. /update
I'm repeating myself, as old people do, but when I was a lad the big basketball rivalry in this state was between UNC and State College, because both of those schools were national powerhouses at that time, while Dook was not diddly for much of the '70s.
Anyway, things are looking up in Raleigh, and that's good for the ACC, although of course I'm hoping things don't get too different tonight in Chapel Hill.