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Kentucky radio host eats his words about South Carolina basketball

South Carolina basketball shocked the world with its dramatic 88-81 upset over Duke on Sunday, forcing the media to give the Gamecocks some well-deserved props. Many in the media weren’t high on South Carolina heading into the tournament. Plenty of people picked Marquette to beat them in the first round. Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones went a step further. He called the Gamecocks...
Via SEC Country
March 20, 2017

Duke vs Miami Highlights, W 70-58

The No. 18 Blue Devils trailed the Hurricanes by 11 at half, but that didn’t last long. Led by Matt Jones’ 13 points, on 3-3 3-PT FG in the second half, the Devils went on a 20-0 run and never looked back. The Canes Davon Reed led all scorers with 19, but it wasn’t enough …
Via Duke Report
January 22, 2017

WATCH: Miami vs. Duke Men's Basketball Highlights (2016-17)

Miami vs. Duke: The No. 18 Blue Devils trailed the Hurricanes by 11 at half, but that didn't last long. Led by Matt Jones' 13 points, on 3-3 3-PT FG in the second half, the Devils went on a 20-0 run and never looked back. The Canes Davon Reed led all scorers with 19, but it wasn't enough down the stretch. Duke moves to 3-3 in the ACC, while Miami falls to 2-4.
Via ACC Digital Network
January 21, 2017

Mike Krzyzewski Issues Update On Health Of Matt Jones, Derryck Thornton

With Amile Jefferson already out, another serious injury would cripple Duke basketball’s depth. In recent games, the Blue Devils have had scares with Matt Jones, who injured his ankle against North Carolina, and Derryck Thornton who briefly left Saturday’s game against Louisville with a shoulder injury. Jones was available for the Louisville game, but did not play. Today, Mike...
Via College Spun
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke's Matt Jones on crutches with ankle injury

Duke’s Matt Jones left Wednesday night’s game against North Carolina with a lower-leg injury.  The Blue Devils’ junior guard came down awkwardly on his left foot in the first half of the contest against the Tar Heels. He limped off the court and remained on the bench for the rest of the half.  After halftime, Jones emerged from the locker room with crutches and his left...
Via College Spun
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Ingram scores 15, leads No. 6 Duke past pesky Yale 80-61

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Freshman Brandon Ingram scored 15 points and played a key role in the defensive switch that helped No. 6 Duke beat Yale 80-61 on Wednesday night. Matt Jones had 17 points and Grayson Allen scored 15 for the Blue Devils (5-1), while Ingram sparked Duke out of a lethargic start with his pressure as the front man after the switch to a 1-3-1 zone defense. Freshman...
Via Associated Press
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Allen, Jones power No. 5 Duke in Kentucky tuneup

DURHAM, N.C. — Grayson Allen had a career-high 28 points, Matt Jones scored all of his career-best 19 in the first half, and No. 5 Duke routed Bryant 113-75 on Saturday night in the 2K Classic.Freshman Brandon Ingram had 21 points to help the Blue Devils (2-0) earn their second lopsided win in as many nights.Amile Jefferson had 11 points and 11 rebounds in his second straight double...
Via Associated Press
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Jones, Allen lead No. 5 Duke past Bryant, 113-75

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Grayson Allen had a career-high 28 points, Matt Jones scored all of his career-best 19 in the first half, and No. 5 Duke routed Bryant 113-75 on Saturday night in the 2K Classic. Freshman Brandon Ingram had 21 points to help the Blue Devils (2-0) earn their second lopsided win in as many nights. Amile Jefferson had 11 points and 11 rebounds in his second straight...
Via Associated Press
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Coach K Celebrates Wildly As Duke Clinches Final Four Appearance

It’s party time in Durham, North Carolina. Duke, the 1-seed in the South region, outlasted Gonzaga Sunday night, 66-52, to notch its 16th trip to the Final Four. With the game in hand late after a Matt Jones steal and layup, head coach Mike Krzyzewski jumped for joy and then pointed to Blue Devils fans sitting behind the team’s bench. Needless to say, he was rather excited. ...
Via College Spun
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Duke’s Matt Jones And Semi Ojeleye Were Serenaded By Their Teammates For Their Birthdays

Duke basketball sophomores Matt Jones and Semi Ojeleye both turned 20 yesterday, and their teammates knew how to celebrate… with cake, lemonade, and a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday,” of course. The program posted videos on Instagram of the occasion and…well, let’s just say that basketball is definitely the primary strength of this team. If it's your birthday...
Via College Spun
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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