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By Duke Of Hoops – With a program that has as much sustained success as Duke, it almost seems as if all Coach K has to do is recruit good players, put them out on the floor and get out of their way. The players on the floor make things look so easy at times, that it’s hard to remember that they’re sometimes just teenagers and are adjusting not only to the demands of high level basketball, but also to college life in general. Steven Schramm’s story below gives insight into Rasheed Sulaimon’s struggles to adjust, who looks like he may have broken through against Georgia Tech.
Duke Roundball Notebook: No. 1 Again?
With home losses by No. 1 Louisville and No. 2 Indiana this week, the Blue Devils are expected to regain the top spot in the national polls on Monday. Duke has been ranked No. 1 overall four times this season and 126 time all-time. Since 1990, the Blue Devils have been ranked No. 1 95 times, which is 43 more weeks than the next closest school (North Carolina – 52).
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By Wayne Bumpass – The Duke Blue Devils’ offense hasn’t looked the same since 6′ 11” senior flex forward Ryan Kelly re-aggravated a foot injury against Clemson that caused him to miss the ACC and NCAA tournaments last season. Not only has the Blue Devils had to adjust without the senior forward, but on offense the team has missed the spacing that is created by Kelly’s...
By Josh Evans – Duke played its second game without senior captain, Ryan Kelly. The Blue Devils were hoping that this one ended a little bit differently than the first one. In the first game without senior Ryan Kelly, Duke fell to NC State. This time, things would end differently.
During the first half, Duke struggled mightily. You could tell that Duke was looking to find its identity...
By Duke of Hoops – After losing the top ranking following their loss to NC State, the Blue Devils only fell out of the top spot for one week. Both teams ahead of them lost their games, while Duke beat Georgia Tech by a good margin. Tomorrow night comes another chance for Duke to get their first win on the road, and first ACC win on the road, as they head to Coral Gables to take...
With the Class of 2013 basically wrapped up, Duke has moved most of their recruiting focus on to the junior class. Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor remain atop the Blue Devils’ wish list but Duke will likely need to replace wings Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood after next season. That is in addition to Josh Hairston and Tyler Thornton, as well as Andre Dawkins, were he to return after...
After a great play by UConn Huskies women's basketball player Kelly Faris during their 79-49 win over the Duke Blue Devils, UConn head coach Geno Auriemma decided to chest bump Faris.
I think the best part was seeing the bench laughing about it after it happened.
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The UConn Huskies women's basketball team has dominated the Duke Blue Devils as of late. However, the Blue Devils were the only undefeated team in women's basketball and figured to challenge the Huskies on a snowy evening in Storrs, CT.
That challenge didn't happen though.
Behind a 27-7 run to start the second half, UConn went on to beat the Blue Devils 79-49...