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Bolden exits Duke loss early with sprained MCL

Duke's rivalry with North Carolina took another turn for the worse Saturday night.

Marques Bolden, the No. 4 Blue Devils' primary big man, suffered a left MCL sprain just minutes into the team's 79-70 loss to the No. 3 Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Bolden, a starter, came down awkwardly while blocking a shot on a Tar Heels fast break at the 17-minute, 27-second mark of the opening half. He stayed down for several minutes before needing assistance to leave the court.

Duke announced just ahead of the second-half tipoff that Bolden would not return.