Found January 30, 2013 on
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WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Duke escaped Joel Coliseum with a narrow victory Wednesday night, averting what would have been a damaging and somewhat embarrassing defeat.
Losing at Wake Forest isnt the shame it was the last couple of seasons. After all, Xavier, Virginia and North Carolina State have fallen here over the last month.
But fifth-ranked Duke is a different animal, even if the Blue Devils are battling through an identity crisis in the post-Ryan Kelly injury portion of their season, and. Duke doesnt lose games like this in ACC play. At least history says the Mike Krzyzewski-coached Devils dont.
And Duke (18-2, 5-2 ACC) didnt on this night, even though Wake earned more wow points and gained the respect of many ACC eyes in the 75-70 final. But the devil is in the details - the minutiae of the game - which has been a common denominator of Duke teams for decades.
Coach always stresses us to do the little things, that little things win games, especially on the defensive end, said Du...
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Duke escaped Joel Coliseum with a narrow victory Wednesday night, averting what would have been a damaging and somewhat embarrassing defeat.
Losing at Wake Forest isnt the shame it was the past couple of seasons. After all, Xavier, Virginia and North Carolina State have fallen here over the past month.
But fifth-ranked Duke is a different animal, even if...
Mike Krzyzewski didnt really implement major changes in his basketball teams approach until after it played several games without injured senior forward Ryan Kelly.
The coach wanted to see what his team looked like with Josh Hairston and then Amile Jefferson starting in Kellys spot in the lineup and exactly what his teams new weaknesses and strengths were. Like any good manager...
Two freshmen seem to be figuring things out at the right time for No. 5 Duke.
Guard Rasheed Sulaimon has rediscovered his shooting touch after a brief slump. And now that he's a starter, forward Amile Jefferson is doing all the little things that have been asked of him.
With the rookie tandem contributing more, the new-look Blue Devils (17-2, 4-2 ACC) hope they can keep moving...
Mason Plumlee had a career night to help the Blue Devils improve to 5-2 in ACC play and 18-2 overall.
Duke needed a big statement win against Maryland on Saturday to get their season back on track. They did that, and then some, with their 20-point victory at home. More importantly, the Blue Devils found a third offensive weapon to help fill the void left when Ryan Kelly went out with an injury four weeks ago. Rasheed Sulaimon was slumping until Coach Mike Krzyzewski decided to bench...
Duke’s struggles since Ryan Kelly went down to injury are well documented. Everyone has basically admitted that this isn’t the same team without its 6-foot-11 stretch four and they clearly aren’t.
Duke continues to search for consistency as Ryan Kelly’s return remains the center of attention
Growing pains were and are to an extent, still to be expected but just when...