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Okafor too much down stretch as No. 4 Duke tops Stanford

NEW YORK -- Johnny Dawkins walked over to Mike Krzyzewski and gave his former coach and mentor a hug after No. 4 Duke beat his Stanford team in the title game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. One thing was clear: Dawkins knows Coach K's young team is a powerhouse. Freshman center Jahlil Okafor had 10 points and 12 rebounds and dominated the closing minutes as No. 4 Duke took the...
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Duke’s Justise Winslow Hurdles Opponent To Block Shot (Video)

While everyone is talking about Kentucky and if they can beat the 76ers, the Duke Blue Devils quietly may be their biggest challenger. Highly touted freshmen Justise Winslow has lived up to the hype thus far. He’s averaging 15.8 points a game to go along with 5 rebounds and 1.8 assists. In Duke’s 70-59 victory over Stanford tonight, Winslow showed he can play some defense as well.
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No. 4 Duke tops Stanford to win Coaches vs Cancer

NEW YORK (AP) Jahlil Okafor had 10 points and 12 rebounds and dominated the closing minutes in leading No. 4 Duke to a 70-59 victory over Stanford in the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Saturday night. Fellow freshman Justise Winslow added 14 points and nine rebounds, and Quinn Cook had 18 points as Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski got the best of former...
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Duke Cruises By Temple 74-54

The Duke Blue Devils won by 20 against a scrappy Temple Owl teams but it won ugly. Duke did not shoot the ball well against the owls, shooting 39% for the game and 30.4% from 3 point range. Duke would have to find other ways to put away the Owls and defensively the Devils stepped up to the tune of forcing 17 turnovers. Duke would turn those turnovers into 22 points. Duke would...
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Duke Defeats Temple in Coaches vs Cancer Classic

Brooklyn, NY: On Friday November 21 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn NY, the Coaches vs Cancer tournament took place, it featured an early season showdown as Number 3 in the nation the Undefeated Duke Blue Devils took on Undefeated Temple Owls. Duke comes into game off a win over 19th Rank Michigan State while Temple […]
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Okafor nets 16 to lead No. 4 Duke to win over Temple

  Freshman center Jahlil Okafor had 16 points and eight rebounds in his introduction to the rough-and-tumble world of New York City basketball, and No. 4 Duke overcame an off night from the field in coasting to a 72-54 victory over Temple in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday night. The Blue Devils (4-0) advanced to a championship game against Stanford (3...
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Okafor has 16 to lead No. 4 Duke over Temple 72-54

NEW YORK (AP) Freshman center Jahlil Okafor had 16 points and eight rebounds in his introduction to the rough-and-tumble world of New York City basketball, and No. 4 Duke overcame an off night from the field in coasting to a 72-54 victory over Temple in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday night. The Blue Devils (4-0) advanced to a championship game against...
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How is Duke utilizing freshman center Jahlil Okafor on offense?

Mike Krzyzewski's Duke teams rarely lack for overall talent. His current roster boasts nine McDonald's All-Americans, tied with top-ranked Kentucky for the country's greatest collection of individual talent, and he's brought in 11 five-star recruits this decade. Perhaps more importantly, relative to the success of the 2014-15 Blue Devils, Coach K does not hesitate...
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Chris Hoover is one jacked-up Duke graduate assistant (Video)

Duke lost a tough game at home to North Carolina on Thursday night, but it wasn’t due to a lack of enthusiasm from the Blue Devils staff before the game. Chris Hoover, a former Duke linebacker who is now a graduate assistant, is lucky he didn’t pop every blood vessel in his face with how...Read More
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WATCH: Duke graduate asst. loses mind to pump up players

Duke and UNC squared off Thursday night in an ACC matchup that actually featured a great deal on the line – the Blue Devils needed to win to keep pace for a potential Coastal division title, while the Tar Heels needed to notch a sixth win to become bowl eligible. UNC wound up prevailing, but it wasn’t for lack of motivation on Duke’s side. Check out this ridiculous video of...
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Duke football assistant loses it in locker room rant before UNC game (VIDEO)

Duke Blue Devils assistant Chris Hoover went nuts trying to pump up his team in the locker room before their game against the North Carolina Tarheels Thursday night.  Hoover screams, throws a chair and just totally loses it trying to fire up the troops. The tirade didn't help and the Tarheels routed the Blue Devils 45-20.Next time put a little more oomph into it.
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Mistakes send No. 25 Duke to 45-20 loss to UNC

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) A return to the Atlantic Coast Conference title game slipped out of Duke's hands - in large part because the 25th-ranked Blue Devils couldn't keep hold of the ball. North Carolina beat Duke 45-20 on Thursday night after forcing three turnovers and scoring three touchdowns off them. In a six-day span, the Blue Devils had six turnovers and their opponents turned...
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VIDEO: Duke assistant gives neck-vein popping 'speech' before UNC game

Duke and North Carolina have been battling for the Victory Bell since 1948. Duke has the trophy after last year's win, and graduate assistant Chris Hoover -- a former walk-on reserve linebacker -- really doesn't want to hand it over. Here he is before the Blue Devils took the field, giving his team a big helping of motivational screaming and chair-throwing: Check out those neck veins...
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Duke Assistant Coach Chris Hoover Pumps Up Team By Destroying a Chair

Duke and North Carolina are tangoing tonight—only it’s the football teams so no one really cares. Just don’t tell that to Duke assistant...
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Jahlil Okafor: Duke’s best big man this millenium

Jahlil Okafor gives the Duke Blue Devils a very different look this year. They runs their offense from the inside-out as they’re light years more efficient when the ball goes through Okafor. He is the best big man, a true post player, a real inside presence that Coach K. has had since Elton Brand. He’s not a big that will be buried in the corner to shoot baseline jumpers like...
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Temple-Duke Preview

Duke entered the Champions Classic with loads of promise, and exited with the expectations even higher. The fourth-ranked Blue Devils can now expect every opponent to treat them as legitimate title contenders, starting Thursday night with Temple in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Brooklyn. Duke dispatched No. 19 Michigan State 81-71 in Indianapolis on Tuesday, answering questions...
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North Carolina Tar Heels at Duke Blue Devils: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Thursday night the North Carolina Tar Heels will travel to take on the Duke Blue Devils in a match-up of two ACC schools. North Carolina (5-5) and Duke (8-2) will each be looking to score the win in this one. Coverage of the game between these two will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 7:30 pm ET from Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC. The Odds: The Duke Blue Devils are...
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No. 25 Duke, UNC meet in key ACC Coastal matchup

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) All those things No. 25 Duke had done right this season went wrong in its last game. If it happens again, the Blue Devils know they can forget about another Coastal Division title. For Duke, the path to Charlotte is clear: Win two more games, starting Thursday night against rival North Carolina, and earn a title-game rematch with No. 1 Florida State. It won't be...
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For the third straight year, plenty at stake when Duke and UNC meet on the football field

When you hear "Carolina-Duke", the first thought is always basketball. That's just reality. It was for David Cutcliffe when he first got to Durham in 2007. He had been an SEC lifer, used to football rivalries like Alabama-Tennessee, Ole Miss-Mississippi State, Florida-Tennessee. His only exposure to Carolina-duke had been the same as everyone else's across the country...
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Duke Blue Devils - Michigan State Spartans Basketball Photo Highlights

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Duke Runs Past Michigan State 81-71

The Duke Blue Devils run away from the Michigan State Spartans in a well played game 81-71. Duke got good performances from Jahlil Okafor, Quinn Cook, Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow. Okafor would score 17 for Duke and pull down 5 rebonds. The freshman center would show a bevy of low post moves an may go down when its all said and done as the most efficient Duke player in terms...
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Court Vision: Fab frosh carry the freight in Duke's win over MSU

Here are three reasonably quick takes from No. 4 Duke's 81-71 victory over No. 19 Michigan State -- the opening act of Tuesday's Champions Classic doubleheader from Indianapolis: 1. It's hard to see this Duke team falling to Lehigh or Mercer in the NCAA tournament When perusing the box score, it's amazing that only eight Blue Devils attempted shots on this night...
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Court Vision: Fab frosh carry the freight in Duke's win over MSU

Here are three reasonably quick takes from No. 4 Duke's 81-71 victory over No. 19 Michigan State -- the opening act of Tuesday's Champions Classic doubleheader from Indianapolis: 1. It's hard to see this Duke team falling to Lehigh or Mercer in the NCAA tournament When perusing the box score, it's amazing that only eight Blue Devils attempted shots on this night...
Via Fox Sports South
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Fab frosh carry the freight in Duke's win over MSU

Here are three reasonably quick takes from No. 4 Duke's 81-71 victory over No. 19 Michigan State -- the opening act of Tuesday's Champions Classic doubleheader from Indianapolis: 1. It's hard to see this Duke team falling to Lehigh or Mercer in the NCAA tournament When perusing the box score, it's amazing that only eight Blue Devils attempted shots on this night...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke extends double-digit dominance vs. ranked Spartans

  Quinn Cook scored 19 points and Jahlil Okafor had 17 to lead No. 4 Duke past No. 19 Michigan State 81-71 in Tuesday's State Farm Champions Classic. The Blue Devils (3-0) have won each game this season by double digits. Michigan State was led by Brendan Dawson with 18 points and Travis Trice with 15. But the Spartans (1-1) couldn't get enough stops and struggled to contain...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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