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By Ray Horn – The Duke Blue Devils will be looking for revenge when they take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Blue Devils were embarrassed last year in the Challenge against the Buckeyes, losing 85-63. Just like last year when they won in Maui, the Blue Devils won another preseason tournament this time in Atlantis. The seniors continued their excellent play over the course of the tournament. Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon both really stepped up in my eyes over the three day tournament. Sulaimon had already been playing well, but I think took another step in the right direction both offensively and defensively. Cook was so good that he was named tournament MVP. Overall it was a great three day run for Duke and they were able to come home with three big wins. The Buckeyes come into Durham undefeated, but have only had one challenge. Ohio State was able to defeat Washington 77-66 at a neutral site. The Buckeyes return three starters from l...
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By Wayne Bumpass – Duke point guard Quinn Cook was named ACC Co-Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Blue Devils to the Battle 4 Atlantis Championship in the Bahamas. Cook shares the award with Virginia Tech guard Erick Green, who scored career highs in both of his team’s games this week. Green put up 26 points against UNC Greensboro on Monday, then followed that up...
Duke went undefeated over a three-game stretch in the Bahamas behind tournament MVP Quinn Cook and the consistent play of their senior leader Mason Plumlee. They faced a variety of defenses as well; Minnesota’s man pressure, VCU’s “Havoc” full court press and Louisville’s passive full court press combined with extended on-ball D.
So, how was Duke able to adjust their offensive...
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Seth Curry led Duke with 2.4 assists per game last season. That’s a pretty modest average to lead any college team. For a team often called Point Guard U, that almost defies comprehension. That’s the lowest average to lead Duke in, well, forever, or at least since assists became an official stat.
That’s not a knock on Curry, a...
DURHAM, NC -- Mason Plumlee is having fun these days.
The 6-foot-10 Duke center has always enjoyed playing basketball, but his final season in college recently began, and the Blue Devils have easily collected the most impressive victories of the young season to date. And Plumlee is ecstatic.
In the last two weeks, Duke has beaten two No. 2 teams in Kentucky and Louisville on neutral...
Duke Blue Devils forward Mason Plumlee threw down a monster one-handed slam on an alley-oop pass from teammate Quinn Cook during the second half of Wednesday night's college basketball game against Ohio State.
Plumlee led Duke with 21 points and 17 rebounds to carry the Blue Devils to a 73-68 win over the Buckeyes.
Video via ACCDigitalNetwork. H/T Dagger.
In the midst of a November to remember I’m urging Duke Basketball fans to take a deep breath and use just a modicum of caution when it comes to assuming that the Blue Devils are the best team in the land.
Duke has proven to be a very good team early this season but that guarantees nothing long term.
As a Duke fan, it is easy to get wrapped up in the Blue Devils 7-0 start,...
By Duke Of Hoops – The Blue Devils have a chance to truly cement their position in the college basketball world tonight in Cameron at 9:30 against Ohio State. Watching UNC go down in flames last night makes it look like this year could shape up almost as fun as the 2010 season did. Duke Of Hoops found some links tackling both those topics and more below.
Duke’s Quinn Cook, Virginia...
What a night in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Up to 700 students camped out for the matchup with 4th-ranked Ohio State and the building was absolutely electric. When people talk about the mystique of Cameron Indoor Stadium, last night’s environment is exactly what they’re referring to. The teams on the court didn’t disappoint. Between high flying dunks from Mason Plumlee and intense...
By Chad Lykins – A year removed from a 22-point defeat at the hands of Ohio State, the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils had this season’s rematch heavily circled on this season’s calender.
Trailing for the majority of the contest, Duke was able to rally behind much improved play from their backcourt in the second half, another double-double performance from Mason Plumlee and two key...
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We are far away from March Madness, but the Duke Blue Devils are sure making their case as America’s most dominant team in college hoops these days.
After taking care of the fourth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes in Durham...
By Duke Of Hoops – Still riding high off the Battle For Atlantis win? We are too, and Duke Of Hoops continues to bring you links to recaps of that tourney, Duke’s ascension in the polls and the upcoming ACC/B1G Ten Challenge.
College Basketball Top 25: Duke Climbs To No. 2 In Newest AP Poll
After running the gauntlet in the toughest early-season tournament field at the Battle...
Quinn Cook was named ACC Co-Player of the Week on Monday
Chad Lykins – With an impressive showing at the 2012 Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, culminating in their sixth straight regular season championship, the Duke Blue Devils return to the friendly confines of Cameron Indoor Stadium for an ACC/B10 Challenge showdown.
After a rout in last year’s ACC/B10 Challenge at the hands...
COOK (John Bazemore/AP Photo)Duke's Quinn Cook and Virginia Tech's Erick Green have been named Co-ACC Players of the Week, while Georgia Tech's Marcus Georges-Hunt has been selected the conference's Rookie of the Week following outstanding performances this past week.Cook was named the MVP of the Battle 4 Atlantis after leading fifth-ranked Duke to wins over Minnesota...