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After a colorful second-half timeout speech from Mike Krzyzewski, it did not take long for the Duke Blue Devils to get their collective act together, eventually toughing out a 66-56 win against the Connecticut Huskies.

Another shaky start, another strong finish for the Charlotte 49ers.

Ol Roy has had enough and sent a warning to the UNC Tar Heels: “They better be afraid of me again today.”

The Royals (5-5) overcame a sluggish start with a 19-0 run on their way to their largest point total and largest victory margin of the season in 90-44 victory against College of Faith.

Area College Basketball Games for 12.19.14

Defending national champion Connecticut (4-3) and No. 2 Duke (9-0) will meet at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J., on Thursday at 8 p.m. Follow the game live via social media updates.

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