CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Students from Atlantic Coast Conference
rivals Duke and North Carolina completed their 2½-day basketball
game Monday, finishing with an expected world record for the
longest continuous game.
Duke won 3,688-3,444. The game began at 8 a.m. Saturday and
ended at 6 p.m. Monday, marking 58 straight hours in Fetzer
Gymnasium on the loser's Chapel Hill campus.
The 24 students from the two schools nearly doubled a pair of
similar reported world records. The Guinness World Records' Web
site listed the record as 30 hours, 12 minutes set in Nebraska in
2004. Game organizers said they were later informed by Guinness of
a more recent record of 33 hours, 35 minutes, set in Germany last
April. They passed both marks Sunday.
The students also competed to raise the most money for the Hoop
Dreams Basketball Academy, a nonprofit that uses basketball to help
improve the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses.
Organizers said the marathon raised nearly $60,000, short of their