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Duke guard Grayson Allen trips Louisville opponent (Video)

Duke Blue Devils sophomore guard Grayson Allen intentionally tripped an opposing Louisville Cardinals player during Monday night's ACC basketball matchup at Cameron Indoor Stadium.It happened with 13:59 remaining in the second half as Louisville freshman forward Raymond Spalding grabbed a defensive rebound with Allen falling to the floor near the baseline. The cameras clearly show...
Via Holdout Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brent Musberger wants you to bet on Joe Lunardi’s bracketology

Every Brent Musberger broadcast carries the alluring possibility he’ll sneak in a gambling reference, usually by alluding to an over/under or getting a bit too excited about a last-second basket that happens to affect the point spread. Musberger usually veils his references enough to avoid alienating the gambling averse, but during the first half of Monday night’s Texas-Oklahoma...
Via Awful Announcing
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Unranked Duke uses big first half to beat No.13 Louisville

In the prime showdown of the college basketball world on Monday, the Duke Blue Devils topped No.13 Louisville 72-65. The Blue Devils, backed by home court advantage, used the heroics of forward Brandon Ingram to top the Cardinals. Ingram finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and four assists after playing all 40 minutes. Duke jumped out to a big lead in the first half, and the momentum...
Via Gamedayr
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ingram leads Duke past No. 13 Louisville, 72-65

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Freshman Brandon Ingram had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Duke beat No. 13 Louisville 72-65 on Monday night. Grayson Allen scored 19 points and Luke Kennard had 11 for the Blue Devils (18-6, 7-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). They shot 50 percent in the second half and hit 10 of 12 free throws in the final 3:14 while beating a ranked opponent for the first time...
Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duke's Allen appears to intentionally trip Louisville's Spaulding

Duke and Louisville are locked into a tight battle at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils led by as many as 14 but now trail late in the contest. During the second half, Duke’s Grayson Allen drove to the basket and was knocked down. While he was on the ground, he appeared to intentionally trip Louisville’s Raymond Spalding, who had corralled the ball and was dribbling up...
Via College Spun
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski provides update on health

Duke traveled to Georgia Tech earlier this week but did so without Mike Krzyzewski for the first time since 1995as he had to stay behind after being hospitalized in Durham. Friday night, however, Coach K returned to patrol the sidelines for the Blue Devils, and gave out more details on his absence. Beat writer Laura Keeley of the Raleigh News & Observer has the details. K reveals...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Duke’s Coach K Speaks About Health After Missing Game

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski wasn’t able to join his team in Atlanta where they took on Georgia Tech earlier this week because he was hospitalized back in Durham. It was the first game he’s missed since 1995. Coach K rejoined the Blue Devils on Saturday and led his team to a win over NC State. Following the game, he provided updates on his health condition and what caused...
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski provides an update on his health

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski didn’t make the trip to his team’s game at Georgia Tech earlier this week because he was hospitalized in Durham. Today, Coach K returned to the sideline, and after his team’s win over NC State, he provided further updates on what led him to have to sit out his first game since 1995.  Beat writer Laura Keeley of the Raleigh News & Observer...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

With Krzyzewski back, Duke looks to return to being Duke

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke is trying to get back to being, well, Duke again. For the Blue Devils, the first step is getting Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski back on the bench after he missed a game due to illness. He'll make his return Saturday when North Carolina State visits, and - with their confidence buoyed by a win without him - the Blue Devils hope that's followed by more...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K back at work 1 day after missing Duke-Ga Tech game

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was back at work one day after missing his first game in more than 20 years. School spokesman Jon Jackson said Wednesday night that the Hall of Fame coach worked earlier that day, is feeling better and expects to resume his normal schedule Thursday. Krzyzewski wasn't with the Blue Devils for their 80-71 victory at Georgia Tech on Tuesday...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke National Signing Day Recap: Blue Devils Ink 21 Players

National Signing Day is just getting started, but the Duke Blue Devils have already inked all 21 of their players for 2016. Duke, which finished 8-5 this past year, landed 19 three-star players and two four-star players. Scott Bracey and Dylan Singleton are the highest-rated players in the class, per 247 Sports. Two of the players in the class – Mark Gilbert and Jacob Morgenstern...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma, North Carolina Continue To Split Top Spot In Latest Basketball Polls

For the second straight week, two college basketball programs get to shout from the rooftop that they are the best in the land. While the writers still believe that Oklahoma is the top team in the sports, the coaches are siding with North Carolina. However, the biggest story may be who is NOT ranked in either poll. For the first time in eight seasons, there will be no number next...
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 24 Duke looking to break out of worst slump since 2007

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) None of Duke's players have gone through anything like this at the school. The 24th-ranked Blue Devils are mired in their worst slump in nearly a decade. The reigning national champs have dropped four of five and are in danger of dropping out of the national rankings for the first time since 2007. ''We have to get wins, and we have to get them fast,'' guard Matt...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What is wrong with Duke basketball?

167 weeks ago was the last time Duke basketball was not ranked in the Top 25 in the AP Poll. After losing four out of their last five games, including their Monday loss at #15 Miami, #24 Duke looks as though their longest active streak of being ranked will come to an end when the new polls come out next Monday. So what exactly is wrong with the defending national champs? There...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hurricanes "ran off on the plug twice" after beating Duke

No. 15 Miami beat No. 24 Duke 80-69 tonight, the Hurricanes’ fourth win against the Blue Devils in their last six tries.  After the game, the team celebrated by blasting Florida rapper Plies’ song “Ritz Carlton.” The squad sang along to the lyrics and did the now-famous “running off on the plug” dance that goes with it.  "Ran off the plug twice" - @CanesHoops edition https...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke wearing blue ‘Disruption’ uniforms against NC State

Last February, Nike unveiled their new “Disruption” line of uniforms for teams heading into the NCAA Tournament. The Duke Blue Devils were one of those teams and they wore their white uniforms against Syracuse. The Blue Devils face off against the NC State Wolfpack in Raleigh and they feel like they needed a change. The team are breaking out their blue “Disruption” uniforms...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K furious about ‘amazing’ no-call at end of Syracuse loss

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski felt that his team got cheated in a heartbreaking 64-62 loss Monday night, and he made his feelings known after the game with one of the most passive-aggressive rants you will ever see. During his postgame press conference, Coach K described the final play of the game as “amazing” nine times. “It was an amazing ending,” he said. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Is this a bite mark on Duke guard Matt Jones’ hand?

Duke guard Matt Jones has an abrasion on his left hand that he said happened in the final seconds of the team’s 64-62 loss to Syracuse on Monday. And he claims the abrasion is a bite mark. Matt Jones's hand. Said it happened on last play of the game (bite mark?) showed ref to no avail pic.twitter.com/j4DfB5NmJZ — Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) January 19, 2016 The Sporting...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Did Coach K snub Syracuse players after controversial finish?

Syracuse pulled off a huge win tonight, knocking off No. 20 Duke 64-62 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The loss was the third in a row for the Blue Devils, the first time that’s happened since the 2006-07 season. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski was frustrated with his team’s play during the game and with the lack of a foul call during a scramble on the Blue Devils’ final possession...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame comes from behind to upset no. 9 Duke

No. 9 Duke didn’t expect to have such an ordeal against Notre Dame, but the Fighting Irish pushed to come back and get the 95-91 upset over the Blue Devils. Bonzie Colson scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Notre Dame upset No. 9 Duke 95-91 on Saturday. Notre Dame’s Bonzie Colson led the Fighting Irish with 31 points. Demetrius Jackson added 24 points...
Via Gamedayr
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rasheed Sulaimon's new beginning

In 2012, Rasheed Sulaimon found himself as one of the top 15 basketball recruits in the nation. He fielded offers from basketball powerhouses like UNC, Arizona, and Texas. Ultimately, he turned down staying in his home state of Texas to join the Duke Blue Devils and coach Mike Krzyzewski. Many of Sulaimon's peers from that 2012 recruiting class have entered the NBA and have started...
Via The Sports Quotient
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke QB runs 73 yards for a TD

Earlier this week Georgia Southern’s Favian Upshaw had a very impressive 80 yd QB draw. Today, Duke’s Thomas Sirk tried to match him…. Thomas Sirk takes QB draw 73 yards for TD! https://t.co/sdN9Q9SauP — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) December 26, 2015   The post Watch: Thomas Sirk takes QB draw for 73 yard TD! appeared first on The Student Section.
Via The Student Section
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah fans calling for Jimmy Fallon to 'wear the hat'

Being one of the most prolific figures in modern TV and Twitter comes with a price: If you lose a bet, you'd better pay up.So naturally, after Jimmy Fallon lost a bet on last weekend's Duke-Utah basketball game and didn't immediately "pay his dues," social media has made sure to call him on it — and even make a hashtag for him.#WearTheHat began trending after "The Tonight Show...
Via Yardbarker
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke’s Grayson Allen throws down the hammer

Duke’s Grayson Allen started off his season like a star. He had 20 points in the first half and finished with 26 points. He had a collection of great dunks including this beauty…. Here’s a collection of his dunks against Siena that the ACC put up on Youtube…. The post Watch: Duke’s Grayson Allen throws down the hammer appeared first on The Student Section.
Via The Student Section
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Duke adds latest National Championship trophy to collection

The Duke Blue Devils had a helluva year last season. The 2014-15 season materialized into another Final Four appearance, which led to another birth in the National Championship game, and thus another National Championship. Hey, it’s about time to expect that kind of result when you have Mike Krzyzewski coaching your team, right? Coach K has done a lot for that program. He’s...
Via Gamedayr
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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