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Duke’s Meaningless Free Throw vs. Utah Costs Bettor Big Win

Duke free throw costs this guy about $2,000 (H/T @tanesurf) pic.twitter.com/TIazRI4YFg — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 28, 2015 That has to hurt. The Duke Blue Devils were five-point favorites in their Sweet 16 matchup against the Utah Utes. Up five with time nearly out on the clock, the refs called both teams back on the... The post Duke’s Meaningless Free Throw vs. Utah...
Via The Garbage Time
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duke free throw proves costly to Las Vegas sportsbooks

There was absolutely nothing free about the free throw at the end of the Utah-Duke game on Friday night if you were a Las Vegas sportsbook. The final buzzer had apparently sounded to give the Blue Devils a 62-57 victory. Apparently proves to be the critical word. Duke was a five-point favorite in most sportsbooks and that would have made the game a "push," saving the wagering houses...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

South Regional Final: Will Duke Get Gonzaga’s Best Shot(s)?

When the 2015 NCAA Tournament brackets were revealed on March 15, it was clear that Kentucky and Duke received very favorable draws in their respective regions. Through the first three games of the tournament, it’s clear that everything initially perceived about these teams’ bracket paths has held up under scrutiny. What we have as a result is a fascinating combination of shared...
Via The Student Section
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Back door: Duke bettors win on last free throw after review

Think that last free throw was meaningless for Duke as it beat Utah in the Sweet 16? Thousands of gamblers in Las Vegas disagree. The free throw allowed the Blue Devils to cover a 5-point spread on Friday night, topping the Utes by 6 at 63-57 and flipping wagers on a game many thought was already over. Luckily for gamblers, it appears most were backing Duke, laying 5 points at Las...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Winslow helps Duke deny Utah to advance

Mike Krzyzewski and Duke are one win away from getting back to the NCAA Final Four, this time with a talented group of freshmen.
Via Philly Sports Live
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 1 seed Duke dumps 5 seed Utah to reach South Region final

HOUSTON -- Mike Krzyzewski and Duke are one win away from getting back to the NCAA Final Four, this time with a talented group of freshmen. Justise Winslow 21 points and 10 rebounds for the South Regional's top-seeded Blue Devils in their 63-57 Sweet 16 victory over revived Utah on Friday night. Duke (32-4) is going to its 20th regional final, the 14th under Coach K for the most...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Freshmen-led Duke in another regional final, beat Utah 63-57

HOUSTON (AP) Mike Krzyzewski and Duke are one win away from getting back to the NCAA Final Four, this time with a talented group of freshmen. Justise Winslow 21 points and 10 rebounds for the South Regional's top-seeded Blue Devils in their 63-57 Sweet 16 victory over revived Utah on Friday night. Duke (32-4) is going to its 20th regional final, the 14th under Coach K for the most...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Amile Jefferson’s Nasty Dunk Might Be The Dagger For Duke Against Utah

Duke is in the process of pulling away from Utah in the Sweet 16 tonight in Houston. Should the Blue Devils hold on, they’ll face Gonzaga in the Midwest Regional Final on Sunday in a match-up between No. 1 and No. 2 seeds. Duke junior forward Amile Jefferson just threw down a vicious dunk in the face of Utah big man Jakob Poeltl, who wisely backed away rather than leaping and getting...
Via College Spun
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Basketball: Beating Duke the Irish Way

Breaking news: The Utah Utes play the Duke Blue Devils in the Sweet 16! Okay, I know that isn’t news unless you have just returned from being stranded on an island, Cast Away style. But, that isn’t the point. The Utes need to find a way to win against the Blue Devils. To do that, I looked at the three close battles Duke lost – twice to Notre Dame and once to NC State. I don’t...
Via TornBySports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Duke Players Throw Up The “H-Town” Hand Sign To Celebrate Heading To Houston For South Regional

With its comfortable 68-49 win over No. 8 seed San Diego State, the Duke Blue Devils earned a spot in the Sweet 16 against Utah. Duke will be heading to freshman forward Justise Winslow’s hometown of Houston for the South Regional, and to celebrate, the entire team threw up the “H-Town” hand sign in a picture on the Duke Blue Planet Instagram account. #winstagram Houston...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Official ESPN Bracket Has Already Advanced Duke To The Sweet 16

The No. 1 seed Duke Blue Devils are leading No. 8 see San Diego State 37-24 at halftime of the South Region Round of 32. The winner moves on to face Utah in the Sweet 16. According to the official bracket on ESPN.com, there is no need to play the second half of this contest, because Duke has already advanced. Duke has less than 20 minutes to hold on, get to Houston for the next round...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor misses wide open reverse dunk vs Robert Morris (Video)

Duke Blue Devils freshman superstar Jahlil Okafor missed a wide open reverse dunk on a fast break during Friday night's NCAA Tournament matchup against Robert Morris.It came with 15:23 remaining in the second half with Duke up by 19. Okafor led the break and received the perfect pass, but got too fancy with the finishing move, resulting in an embarrassing failure.Coach K was not...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Okafor misses reverse dunk, Coach K goes off

Duke is having no trouble with 16-seed Robert Morris Friday night, but head coach Mike Krzyzewski is still rather unhappy with at least one Blue Devils player on his squad. Freshman big man Jahlil Okafor, arguably the best player in the country, did a little showboating by trying to throw down a reverse dunk early in the second half. Coach K almost lost his mind and pulled him right...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Morris HC Andy Toole: My family is rooting for Duke

Robert Morris will need all the help they can get in order to take down the powerful Duke Blue Devils in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. Unfortunately, head coach Andy Toole doesn’t even have the support of his family for the game. Toole was a guest on “Morning Men” with Evan...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Most Exciting Time of the Year: March Madness

Tyus Jones #5 of the Duke Blue Devils passes during a drive between Konstantinos Mitoglou #44 and Devin Thomas #2 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images). Today marks the day that college basketball fans have been waiting for since the beginning of the season. Regular season games mean nothing anymore aside from what seed your record earned you. Honestly...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday’s Words: I Hate Duke Basketball (Not Just Christian Laettner)

In Wednesday's Words, we break down why there is so much to dislike about the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team.
Via Gamedayr
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top 5 Reasons Duke Could Win The 2015 NCAA Tournament

Twitter/Duke It’s mid-March, which means that, per usual, the Duke Blue Devils have rounded into form ahead of the NCAA Tournament. Duke, which was named a No. 1 seed despite not winning either the ACC’s regular season title or its postseason tournament, will look to win its fifth national championship in early April. While Kentucky is certainly considered the favorite heading...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Raftery and Jim Nantz, together again for March Madness

In 1986, a 26-year-old Jim Nantz sat down and readied for one of the biggest moments of his career. Nantz, only in his second year with CBS, was getting his first crack at a burgeoning new sports dynamo in the NCAA Tournament. The game was expected to be a blowout, featuring the powerhouse Duke Blue Devils and upstart Old Dominion Lions. For the evening, Nantz was paired with Bill...
Via Awful Announcing
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Blue Devils Grind out Victory over Loyola Greyhounds

Myles Jones helped spark a 7-1 game-ending run for Duke that closed out a 14-8 win over Loyola (Mandatory Credit: Bill Danielewski/LacrosseMagazine) On Saturday the reigning national champion Duke Blue Devils (6-1) squared off against the Loyola Greyhounds (3-3) in Durham, NC. Duke was looking to avenge a last year’s devastating loss to Loyola in Baltimore and Loyola was looking...
Via The Sports Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rasheed Sulaimon Sexual Assault Accusations Reveal An Ugly Truth

Thanks to some great reporting from the Duke Chronicle, more and more information is coming to the light concerning Rasheed Sulaimon being accused of sexually assaulting two different women. The details that have been reported are troubling, confusing to some, and are part of a situation that should be played out over the course of a full investigation by the law. Notice that last...
Via The Student Section
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rasheed Sulaimon was accused of sexual assault

Roughly one month ago, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski shocked many of us when he announced that junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon had been dismissed from the team as a result of recurring conduct issues. The most serious of those issues may have been allegations of sexual assault. The Duke Chronicle reports that Sulaimon was accused of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke started spring football practice today

Apparently, the Duke Blue Devils started “spring” football practice today. Talk about getting a head start on the competition…. Yes Sir – It's spring football time in Durham. #GoDuke pic.twitter.com/RNCLPLrrwv — Duke Football (@Duke_FB) February 6, 2015 #Duke OL under the watchful eyes of @JohnLatinaDuke. #goduke pic.twitter.com/bsL6WgdJIu — Duke Football (@Duke_FB...
Via The Student Section
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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