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TYLER THORNTON RUMORS

Former Duke guard Thornton joins Marquette staff

Former Duke guard Tyler Thornton will join Steve Wojciechowski's staff at Marquette as a graduate assistant, the first-year head coach announced Monday. Thornton, who just completed a psychology degree at Duke, will enroll in the communications graduate program at Marquette. "I am extremely excited to have Tyler join our staff," Wojciechowski said. "He is a tireless...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

A strong finish ahead for the Duke Basketball team

A strong finish ahead for the Duke Basketball teamThe Duke Basketball team is looking to go 13-2 over their last fifteen games.  They are 11-2 over the previous thirteen games.  They are attempting to finish the season by winning their last four games, and are looking to go into the ACC tournament on a winning streak.  This will be a crucial stretch, especially if they can beat...
Via isportsweb.com
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

A better Duke Blue Devils defense

The Duke Blue Devils defense was struggling early on in the season, but since they have inserted Tyler Thornton and Josh Hairston in to the starting lineup it has improved greatly.  In the beginning of the season, they were all about the offensive side of the ball.  They went up and down the court while scoring at will in the first few games.  But since the Vermont game scare...
Via isportsweb.com
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Duke Blue Devils finally got their post player

After losing out on two post players in the past two weeks, the Duke Blue Devils finally landed one.  Jahlil Okafor, the number one center according to ESPN top 100 recruits, announced he will be playing for the Blue Devils.  This is one of the best post players in the class, and will give Duke the post player that they lacked during the Kansas game. The news gets even better...
Via isportsweb.com
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

A Look Ahead for Duke Basketball

Duke basketball is set for this season.  Everyone is about to start classes, and Midnight Madness is only two months away.  This means that teams will have to start replacing everything they could lose this season.  While Duke only has three seniors this year, they could lose much more than that off of this year’s team.  This is a big challenge for coaches, with players leaving...
Via isportsweb.com
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Dukes Thornton kills Hokies gameplan

Zero points. Tyler Thornton gets little attention when zero points shows up in Dukes final box score. It is not commonplace for him to be held scoreless, but it comes as little surprise. No media members crowd around his locker when he lays a goose egg. He does not get called to postgame press conferences when zeroes appear. The reaction is one of indifference. But when he fills...
Via Fox Sports South
March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 6 Duke 60, Virginia Tech 56

Tyler Thornton scored a career-high 13 points, Austin Rivers hustled for a clinching three-point play and No. 6 Duke survived an ugly performance against cold-shooting Virginia Tech, beating the Hokies 60-56 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Friday night. Seeking their fourth straight tournament title, the Blue Devils (27-5) advanced to the semifinals against either No...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Tyler Thornton shoots Duke into ACC semifinals

How shrewd and diabolical is Mike Krzyzewski? He devised a game plan where Tyler Thornton, yes Tyler Thornton leads the Blue Devils to victory.  Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg never saw that coming. Of course neither did any Duke fan or any observer of the game of basketball. Duke's starting point guard isn't known much for shooting, or scoring but against Virginia Tech...
Via SCACC Hoops
March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke beats Kansas 68-61 for 5th Maui title

Tyler Thornton had taken nine shots all season, and was on the court for his defense. When Duke needed a big shot, he hit two. Thornton capped a thrilling game between basketball behemoths, hitting an off-balance 3-pointer with 20 seconds left to give the sixth-ranked Blue Devils enough cushion to finish off a 68-61 win over No. 14 Kansas for its fifth Maui Invitational title....
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2011  |  Discuss

Thornton's clutch 3-pointers spur Duke

Duke is still the king of Maui. Tyler Thornton made sure of it. Thornton capped a thrilling game between basketball behemoths, hitting an off-balance 3-pointer with 20 seconds left to give the sixth-ranked Blue Devils enough cushion to finish off a 68-61 win over No. 14 Kansas for its fifth Maui Invitational title. Thornton hit one 3-pointer with 1:10 left and gave the Blue Devils...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2011  |  Discuss
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