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By Ray Horn - The last time the Duke Blue Devils took on the Temple Owls it resulted in a 78-73 loss. It was the Blue Devils first loss to Temple since 1996. I was in attendance at the Wells Fargo Center last year and saw first hand the flaws of last years Duke team. The first thing that was clear was the lack of leadership. The bench was quiet during the game and the substitution patters were extremely volatile with seemingly three new guys coming in and out every few minutes. The second thing I saw was poor perimeter defense. The veteran Temple backcourt torched the Duke defense. Offensively Duke got solid performances out of the Plumlee brothers, but got absolutely no offense out of the backcourt. After watching that game it didn’t surprise me at all that the season ended with a loss to Lehigh.
Fast forward a year later and the Blue Devils get their chance at revenge. The Blue Devils are one for one on payback games this season after taking down the Ohio State Buckeyes. ...
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Mason Plumlee’s emergence during his senior season places Duke as a Final Four favorite this season
By Chad Lykins – At the beginning of the 2012-13 college basketball season, the Duke Blue Devils were sitting just inside the top-10 in all polls. While prognosticators had confidence Duke would be a good team, their votes came with a number of question marks surrounding this year’s...
By Duke Of Hoops – 71 years ago, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor military base in Hawaii. It’s always important to remember that sports is a just an escape from the real world and not to get too serious about the world of athletics. A few of the links below are just that, especially the articles about Duke Basketball’s shoe game and FSU’s pitch to top recruit Andrew Wiggins...
Seth Curry scored 23 points, big men Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly had double-doubles and No. 2 Duke beat Temple 90-67 in a matchup of unbeatens on Saturday at the Izod Center.
Curry was 5-for-9 from 3-point range, leading Duke's 12-for-20 effort from behind the arc.
Plumlee finished with 16 points - the first time he was below 19 this season - and 14 rebounds. Kelly had 14...
By Chad Lykins – With a well-deserved week off since their last game, the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils return to the court on Saturday to meet the Temple Owls from the Atlantic 10 conference.
After a dominating performance last week against inferior Delaware, the Blue Devils (7-0) will seek to avenge one of their seven losses from a year prior against the Owls (6-0). Led by a game-high...
DURHAM, NC --- Mason Plumlee long ago learned how to deflect criticism the way he swats away shots in the lane, with his own unique touch and a wry Midwestern smile.
Plumlee is unconventional in todays college basketball climate. He is a true post player in the era of the stretch-four and where centers are expected to run up and down the court in tune with point guards. That is...
DURHAM, N.C. Mason Plumlee long ago learned how to deflect criticism the way he swats away shots in the lane, with his own unique touch and a wry Midwestern smile.
Duke's Plumlee is unconventional in todays college basketball climate. He is a true post player in the era of the stretch-four, when centers are expected to run up and down the court in tune with point guards. That...
Mason Plumlee was only a 52.8 percent foul shooter as a junior at Duke.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – There would be no repeat of Temple’s upset of Duke at the Wells Fargo Center last year.
Seth Curry took care of that. The Duke senior guard led four Blue Devils in double figures with 23 points and Duke led by double digits for most of the game on the way to a 90-67 victory at the Izod Center. Duke improved to 9-0, while Temple fell to 6-1.
Mike Krzyzewski dishes on his new Duke team, time with USA Hoops and more.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Seth Curry scored 23 points, big men Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly had double-doubles and No. 2 Duke beat Temple 90-67 in a matchup of unbeatens on Saturday at the Izod Center.
Curry was 5 for 9 from 3-point range, leading Duke's 12-for-20 effort from behind the arc.
Plumlee finished with 16 points -- the first time he was below 19 this season ...