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Duke’s Jayson Tatum to make season debut vs. Maine

The Duke Blue Devils will finally get to see one of their highly-touted freshmen take the court. On Saturday evening, highly-touted freshman Jayson Tatum will be making his season debut when the Blue Devils play host to Maine at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The school announced Tatum has been medically-cleared from his nagging foot injury on social media. He's back. #HereComesDuke...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago

Duke Officially Signs Dynamic Trio in Early Signing Period

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke men’s basketball program have announced the official signing of three student-athletes during the early signing period, inking a trio of three of the country’s most highly-regarded players. Wendell Carter Jr., Alex O’Connell and Gary Trent Jr. will enter the Duke program for the 2017-18 season. Wendell Carter Jr. …
Via Duke Report
8 days ago

Duke Basketball Recruiting Roundup: December 2nd Edition

Thanks for checking out the latest edition of the Duke basketball recruiting roundup. The Blue Devils have built some great momentum with class of 2017 with the recent commitments of Gary Trent and Wendell Carter, and are quickly rising in the recruiting rankings. The program still has its eye on a point guard for next …
Via Duke Report
8 days ago

Depth-challenged Duke focused on toughness

DURHAM, N.C. -- Even with a rash of injured players often dominating the conversation about Duke's basketball team for the first few weeks of the season, there's another identity that's more relevant for coach Mike Krzyzewski in describing the Blue Devils. "I have tough kids," Krzyzewski said. "I have really tough kids." That's what the No. 5 Blue Devils have been counting on...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago

Duke vs. Maine Game Notes

#5/4 Duke (7-1, 0-0) vs. Maine (2-5, 0-0) Saturday, December 3, 2016 // 5:30 p.m. ET // ESPN2 Durham, N.C. // Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314) DUKE BLUE DEVILS Record 7-1 (0-0 ACC) Rankings (AP/Coaches) 5/4 Last Game W, 78-69 vs. Michigan State (11/29/16) Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski (Army, ‘69) Career Record 1,050-322/42nd Season Duke Record …
Via Duke Report
8 days ago

Coach Krzyzewski Honored by USA Basketball

Duke University and former United States National Team head coach Mike Krzyzewski was named a co-recipient of the 2016 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year Award on Thursday in recognition of USA Basketball’s third consecutive Olympic gold medal. Krzyzewski shared the honor with Geno Auriemma, who led the U.S. Women’s National Team to Olympic …
Via Duke Report
9 days ago

Duke, Michigan State condemns sign about Flint water crisis

The Duke Blue Devils took care of the Michigan State Spartans in their ACC/Big Ten matchup on Tuesday night. However, it wasn’t the game that people left the arena talking about, but rather a sign made by a fan that was both in poor taste and poorly received. The sign, held by a Duke fan, mocked the Flint Michigan Water Crisis. In case anyone needed another reason to hate Duke…...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago

No. 5 Duke still rolling - even without 3 injured freshmen

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) This isn't the Duke team that was picked No. 1 in the preseason. That's no slight to these current Blue Devils, who in their present composition have been plenty strong enough to win seven of eight, take down Michigan State and earn a No. 5 ranking. But beneath the surface, one question lingers: How much better will this team be once three injured freshman big...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Turnovers doom Spartans in 78-69 loss at Duke

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Grayson Allen keeps putting up huge numbers for No. 5 Duke. Imagine how much more impressive they might be if he were healthy enough to practice.Allen scored 24 points, Luke Kennard added 20 and the Blue Devils beat Michigan State 78-69 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.Allen has been dealing with lingering foot injuries for the past two weeks, with...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke vs Michigan State Highlights, W 78-69

The #5 Blue Devils were impressive in their win over the Spartans in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, 78-69. Grayson Allen had a big night with a game-high 24 points and five 3-point field goals. Luke Kennard also contributed heavily with 20 points of his own.
Via Duke Report
11 days ago

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

Duke vs. Michigan State: The #5 Blue Devils were impressive in their win over the Spartans in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, 78-69. Grayson Allen had a big night with a game-high 24 points and five 3-point field goals. Luke Kennard also contributed heavily with 20 points of his own.
Via ACC Digital Network
11 days ago

Allen leads No. 5 Duke past Michigan State 78-69

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Grayson Allen scored 24 points, Luke Kennard added 20 and No. 5 Duke beat Michigan State 78-69 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Amile Jefferson had 17 points and 13 rebounds while freshman Frank Jackson finished with 11 points and keyed a timely 11-0 run for the Blue Devils (7-1). They won their fourth straight despite shooting just 27 percent from...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Blue Devils Receive All-ACC Honors

The 2016 All ACC teams as voted by the media were announced today and three Blue Devils were honored. Senior corner Breon Borders and sophomore linebacker Ben Humphreys were named Third Team All-ACC. Borders had 2 interceptions and 11 pass breakups this season to go along with 27 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, and …
Via Duke Report
12 days ago

Duke vs. Michigan State Game Notes

#5/4 Duke (6-1, 0-0) vs. RV/RV Michigan State (4-3, 0-0) Tuesday, November 29, 2016 // 9:30 p.m. ET // ESPN Durham, N.C. // Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314) DUKE BLUE DEVILS Record 6-1 (0-0 ACC) Rankings (AP/Coaches) 5/4 Last Game W, 93-58 vs. Appalachian State (11/26/16) Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski (Army, ‘69) Career Record 1,049-322/42nd Season …
Via Duke Report
12 days ago

Former Arizona hoops commit says playing overseas was 'best decision of my life'

For years, we’ve heard about a potential “preps to pros” revolution in basketball. After players Brandon Jennings, Jeremy Tyler and Emmanuel Mudiay all elected to skip college with the “one and done” rule in place, it led many to wonder: Will this become a regular path for high school basketball stars?Former Arizona basketball commit and 2017 NBA Draft prospect Terrance...
Via FOX Sports
12 days ago

Rare losing season has Duke thanking seniors, focused on '17

Duke's players now must deal with something new to them but disappointingly familiar to the program: A losing season. The current Blue Devils have known nothing but finishing above .500 and making bowl trips - until now. Duke capped its first losing season since 2012 with a 40-21 loss at Miami. It concluded a 4-8 campaign that will be remembered for losing three captains to serious...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke vs. Appalachian State Postgame Interviews

Interviews from Matt Jones, Amile Jefferson, Frank Jackson, & Jack White:
Via Duke Report
14 days ago

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

Duke vs. Appalachian State: The No. 6 Blue Devils had little trouble as they beat the Mountaineers, 93-58. Grayson Allen scored all of his 21 points in the first half, before leaving with a toe injury in the 2nd half. Luke Kennard added 18 points and Amile Jefferson and Frank Jackson each scored 15 for the Blue Devils in the win.
Via ACC Digital Network
14 days ago

Allen scores 21, No. 6 Duke routs App State 93-58

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Grayson Allen scored all 21 of his points in the first half, and No. 6 Duke beat Appalachian State 93-58 on Saturday. Luke Kennard added 18 points and Amile Jefferson and Frank Jackson each finished with 15 for the Blue Devils (6-1). They will bring a four-game winning streak into their visit from No. 24 Michigan State on Tuesday night. Kelvin Robinson scored...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke vs. William & Mary Men's Basketball Highlights (2016-17)

Duke vs. William & Mary: The No. 6 Blue Devils benefited from balanced scoring as they got beat the Tribe, 88-67. Freshman Frank Jackson led the way with 19 points on 6-of-12 shooting and Grayson Allen scored 17 points in the win. Amile Jefferson did not miss a shot from the floor and finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds for his 3rd-straight double-double.
Via ACC Digital Network
17 days ago

Allen, Jackson lead No. 6 Duke past Tribe, 88-67

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Freshman Frank Jackson scored 19 points and No. 6 Duke beat William & Mary 88-67 on Wednesday night. Grayson Allen added 17 points to help the Blue Devils (5-1) win their third straight since their loss to No. 5 Kansas last week. Duke shot 50 percent and outrebounded the Tribe 39-25. Amile Jefferson finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds, Luke Kennard had...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Wendell Carter Announcement Means for Duke

The Duke basketball team received a big addition to the 2017 recruiting class today with the announcement that 5-star power forward Wendell Carter has committed to the Blue Devils. Ranked by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 3 power forward and No. 4 overall player in the class of 2017, Carter is an elite player …
Via Duke Report
17 days ago

Duke vs. William & Mary Game Notes

#6/3 Duke (4-1, 0-0) vs. William & Mary (2-1, 0-0) Wednesday, November 23, 2016 // 7 p.m. ET // ESPNU Durham, N.C. // Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314) DUKE BLUE DEVILS Record 4-1 (0-0 ACC) Rankings (AP/Coaches) 6/3 Last Game W, 75-65 vs. No. 21/22 Rhode Island (11/20/16) Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski (Army, ‘69) Career Record …
Via Duke Report
18 days ago

Duke QB Thomas Sirk gets extra year of eligibility from NCAA

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk has been granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA. School officials announced Monday that Sirk will be eligible to play in 2017. He has not played this year after injuring his left Achilles tendon twice since February. He will be a sixth-year senior next year, having previously redshirted in 2013 after rupturing his other...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke vs. Rhode Island Highlights

Luke Kennard scored 24 points and Amile Jefferson added 15 points and 14 rebounds, as #1 Duke topped #21 Rhode Island to win the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Championship, 75-65. Grayson Allen chipped in 10 points in the win.
Via Duke Report
20 days ago
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