Found March 14, 2012 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
However Duke is trending as it enters the NCAA Tournament in recent years is usually a pretty solid barometer of how effective the Blue Devils will play once in college basketballs biggest party. Even some of Dukes recent ACC Tournament championship teams werent sparkling in winning that event, such as last season, and its eventual loss to Arizona in the Sweet 16 didnt surprise those who had closely followed the team. Other similar examples date back to 2007 and 2008, years the Devils never got out of the first weekend of the NCAAs, they were also seasons Duke didnt win the ACC Tournament. As Duke gets ready to take on Lehigh on Friday night in Greensboro, N.C., its a little more difficult to corral that trending meter to confidently gauge just what the Blue Devils will do over the next couple of weeks. On the surface, Duke appears to be in trouble. Ever since a win at Florida State a few weeks ago on a night the team finally looked like it had serious Final Four potential, the...

Duke's Kelly not expected to play vs. Lehigh

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says while junior forward Ryan Kelly will dress, he is not expected to play Friday against 15th-seeded Lehigh because of a sprained right foot. Krzyzewski says Kelly has made ''steady progress'' but that ''it's not good enough to where I would have confidence in putting him in a game. Maybe to shoot a free throw, or a possession...

Duke must improve offense to advance

However Duke is trending as it enters the NCAA tournament inrecent years is usually a pretty solid barometer of how effective the BlueDevils will play once in college basketballs biggest party. Even some of Dukes recent ACC tournament championship teams werent sparklingin winning that event, such as last season, and its eventual loss to Arizona inthe Sweet 16 didnt surprise those...

Tournament is Plumlee's last go-around

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- This is it for Miles Plumlee. This NCAA Tournament is his last go-around. And who better to get the vibe about Duke entering Fridays game versus Lehigh than the 6-foot-10 senior? "I feel good about us right now," he said Thursday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum. Its up to Plumlee to exude confidence. As the teams lone senior, hes the gate...

Ryan Kelly unlikely to play Friday vs Lehigh

Duke Basketball had their first open practice session of the NCAA Tournament earlier today and beforehand, Coach Mike Krzyzewski and various players met with the media. Among the questions asked were those wondering about the health of Ryan Kelly. According to Coach K’s comments, it’s looking unlikely that the junior forward will be able to suit up for many, if any, minutes tomorrow...

7 Reasons to pick the Duke Blue Devils in the South region

Every March Madness you see the media create pieces that ask “why do people hate Duke?” (in the years they go far in the NCAA tournament) or “why is everyone happy to see Duke eliminated?” (during the seasons they get bounced early) The answer is very simple, and it’s the same explanation as to why Mitt Romney just doesn’t have the personality to get elected president...

Senator wants UPS Duke ad pulled

Kentucky State Senator Ernie Harris, a Kentucky graduate, recently stated that UPS should pull the ad featuring Grant Hill's miracle pass to Christian Laettner that eliminated Kentucky from the Tourney.

Uniform Madness: No. 4 Duke vs. No 13 Stanford all-black

Oregon Bracket: Academics square off in battle of darkness We wrap up the Oregon Bracket of 2012 Uniform Madness with a match-up of academic powers. But just because they may have the book smarts does not mean they know anything about football fashion design. The Duke BLUE Devils? Duke gets us started with a four-seed for their attempt to adopt a black uniform style. Much like...

TDDTV: Mason Plumlee Interview

Mason Plumlee says the loss to Florida State at the ACC Tournament forced Duke to focus more on defense and teamwork this week in practice.

Rivers Wants Blue Devils To Play With Sense Of Urgency

Austin Rivers wants Duke to play with a no-tomorrow mentality.

TDDTV: Coach K Extended Interview

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski talks about how his Duke team matches up with Lehigh. The two teams will meet in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday evening.

TDDTV: Coach K Talks Kelly Injury

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski hopes to have his junior forward in practice Thursday
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