Duke's victory over Texas was the first regular season matchup of the top two teams in the Associated Press poll in more than seven years.

Date ResultDec. 17, 1951 No. 2 Kentucky 81, No. 1 St. John's 40Dec. 21, 1954 No. 1 Kentucky 70, No. 2 Utah 65Dec. 14, 1964 No. 2 Michigan 87, No. 1 Wichita State 85Jan. 20, 1968 No. 2 Houston 71, No. 1 UCLA 69Dec. 15, 1973 No. 1 UCLA 84, No. 2 N.C. State 66Jan. 19, 1974 No. 2 Notre Dame 71, No. 1 UCLAJan. 26, 1974 No. 2 UCLA 94, No. 1 Notre Dame 75Nov. 29, 1975 No. 1 Indiana 84, No. 2 UCLA 64Dec. 26, 1981 No. 1 North Carolina 82, No. 2 Kentucky 69Jan. 9, 1982 No. 1 North Carolina 65, No. 2 Virginia 60Dec. 15, 1984 No. 1 Georgetown 77, No. 2 DePaul 57Jan. 26, 1985 No. 2 St. John's 66, No. 1 Georgetown 65Feb. 27, 1985 No. 2 Georgetown 85, No. 1 St. John's 69Feb. 4, 1986 No. 1 North Carolina 78, No. 2 Georgia Tech 77Feb. 13, 1990 No. 2 Missouri 77, No. 1 Kansas 70Feb. 10, 1991 No. 1 UNLV 112, No. 2 Arkansas 105Feb. 3, 1994 No. 2 North Carolina 89, No. 1 Duke 78Feb. 5, 1998 No. 2 North Carolina 97, No. 1 Duke 73Dec. 11, 2005 No. 1 Duke 97, No. 2 Texas 66