AMILE JEFFERSON NEWS

Duke’s defense is historically bad

Despite a five-point halftime deficit, Duke was able to come away with a scrappy, nine-point road win against Georgia Tech on Tuesday to raise its record to a game over .500 in the ACC. Did I really just type that sentence? Winning is always better than losing, of course, and props to Duke for winning the second half by 14 points to leave Atlanta with a victory. However, Duke’s...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas SuperBook pegs North Carolina as favorite to win NCAA Tournament

Roy Williams’ Tar Heels have stood atop the USA Today Coaches Poll for the second straight week, and now Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has them tabbed as the team most likely to win it all come April. Kansas and Michigan State also received favorable odds, and Duke was surprisingly given 15/1 odds even though they are out of the Top 25 for the first time in eight years. Odds to...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas SuperBook Updates NCAA Tournament Odds, North Carolina Favorite To Win

UNC has been voted No. 1 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll for two straight weeks, and the Tar Heels now have the best odds to win the NCAA Tournament, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Kansas and Michigan State are also among the leaders. The most interesting odds given may belong to Duke, which is currently out of both Top 25 polls, but still hang around at 15/1. The...
Via College Spun
8 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 AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke fans, it's time to throw in the towel ... for now

I’ve finally come up with a solution to Duke’s big-time issues on the basketball court after this week’s loss to Miami – a loss that gave the Blue Devils their worst conference start since the 1995-96 season and one that will almost certainly knock them out of the AP Poll for the first time since 2007.My solution: time.And I’m not talking the time that it takes for injured...
Via Fox Sports
12 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Krzyzewski: 'Still no timetable' for Jefferson's return

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Duke senior Amile Jefferson is progressing with his recovery from an injury to his right foot, though coach Mike Krzyzewski says there's ''still no timetable'' for his return. Jefferson has been out since December, and the 20th-ranked Blue Devils are leaning heavily on a six-man rotation. Jefferson has shed a protective boot. After Saturday's win at North Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Duke’s Amile Jefferson Is Out Of His Walking Boot

Duke basketball has hit a bit of a skid recently, losing three straight games before today’s 10 point win over N.C. State. The team has been without one of its stalwarts, forward Amile Jefferson, who fractured a bone in his right foot in December, but he was spotted at today’s game out of his walking boot. Best I can tell, no boot for Amile Jefferson today. pic.twitter.com/6qMfzeqQ4r...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the Issue with the Mike Krzyzewski and his Duke Blue Devils?

The Duke Blue Devils are in the midst of their longest losing streak since the 2006-2007 season under “Coach K” Mike Krzyzewski. Duke has lost three straight games to Clemson, Notre Dame and Syracuse and is 14-5 overall with a 3-3 conference record. This is the first time in 21 years Duke has lost back to back home games. Entering this week the Blue Devils were ranked 20th in...
Via The Sports Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame-Duke Preview

Its first three ACC games seemingly helped Duke build confidence, though the latest might have reminded the Blue Devils of just what they are: young and shorthanded. While a return to Cameron Indoor Stadium should help, Saturday's game comes against a Notre Dame team that's had No. 9 Duke's number since joining the league two years ago. Duke (14-3, 3-1) blew out the Fighting Irish...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite first ACC loss, Duke Blue Devils remain one of NCAA’s best

As expected, the ACC has established itself early with a total of six teams in the latest Associated Press Top 25, and while ninth-ranked Duke isn’t currently leading that group, the defending national champions have more than enough talent to make life unpleasant for the rest of the field come tournament time. With key contributors from last year’s team such as Jahlil Okafor...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Elon-Duke Preview

Duke learned about life without Amile Jefferson before the holidays, and the harsh reality is likely to linger through most of January. After sitting on a bitter loss without their star forward for eight days, the 15th-ranked Blue Devils will continue their search for a way to fill the void when Elon visits on Monday night. Duke (9-2) is left with one true post player, four wings...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Gets Biggest Win Of Season Defeating No. 7 Duke

Utah snagged its best win in years when they defeated No. 7 Duke 77-75 in overtime. The way they did it, though, is what truly makes this a spectacular feat. The Utes showed one of the most aggressive defenses seen on the hardwood despite being ranked the No. 116 points-per-possession defense in the country. The Utah defense was able to hold Duke, the No. 1 offense in the nation...
Via Gamedayr
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah uses overtime to upset Duke, 77-75

The Duke Blue Devils and Utah Utes faced off on Saturday at Madison Square Garden as part of the Ameritas Insurance Classic. The game was a rematch of the Sweet Sixteen during last season’s NCAA Tournament and it ended up being just as exciting as that game. Utah entered the game 8-2 and looking to get without a doubt their biggest win of the season. They pulled off the huge upset...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Broken foot to sideline Duke F Amile Jefferson for a month

The Duke Blue Devils got some pretty bad news earlier this week when senior forward Amile Jefferson went down with a foot injury in practice. He was later diagnosed with a fractured right foot and we now know how long he will be kept off the court. College Basketball Talk reported that Jefferson will miss at least a month while dealing with the injury. It looks like Jefferson will...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Duke F Amile Jefferson out indefinitely with foot injury

The Duke Blue Devils are in the middle of a successful season right now, but it looks like one of their biggest pieces will be out of action for the foreseeable future. According to reports, Duke forward Amile Jefferson will be out indefinitely with a right foot injury. The extent of the injury has not been disclosed at this time, but head coach Mike Krzyzewski did comment on the...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Duke forward Jefferson out indefinitely with right foot injury

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke says forward Amile Jefferson will be out indefinitely with an unspecified right foot injury.Coach Mike Krzyzewski announced the injury Monday in a brief statement issued by the school.Krzyzewski called the injury ''unfortunate, to say the least,'' but praised Jefferson as being ''strong in both person and character.''Jefferson - the leading returning scorer from...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Duke forward Jefferson out with right foot injury

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke says forward Amile Jefferson will be out indefinitely with an unspecified right foot injury. Coach Mike Krzyzewski announced the injury Monday in a brief statement issued by the school. Krzyzewski called the injury ''unfortunate, to say the least,'' but praised Jefferson as being ''strong in both person and character.'' Jefferson - the leading returning...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Duke Forward Amile Jefferson Out Indefinitely With Foot Injury

Duke is a very young team this season, but they do have a few veteran leaders, including forward Amile Jefferson. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, it looks like he will be missing time going forward with a foot injury. Duke made an announcement about Jefferson’s status today. Duke forward Amile Jefferson out indefinitely with right foot injury, per school. Coach K: ““This...
Via College Spun
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Ingram scores 23, No. 7 Duke beats Buffalo 82-59

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Freshman Brandon Ingram scored 23 points and No. 7 Duke pulled away to beat Buffalo 82-59 on Saturday night. Grayson Allen finished with 22 points and a career-best 11 rebounds, and Amile Jefferson had 13 points for the Blue Devils (8-1). They won their sixth straight despite some offensive struggles: Duke never trailed but shot a season-worst 40.7 percent and...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo-Duke Preview

Having excelled in their first significant home game, freshman Brandon Ingram and his Duke teammates will try to keep their intensity going against a lower-profile opponent. The seventh-ranked Blue Devils will try to again add to their lengthy nonconference win streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday versus Buffalo. Ingram scored 18 of his 24 points in the first half in...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Freshman Ingram scores 24, No. 7 Duke routs Indiana 94-74

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Freshman Brandon Ingram scored a season-best 24 points and No. 7 Duke beat Indiana 94-74 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Amile Jefferson flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 11 rebounds, eight points and eight assists for the Blue Devils (7-1). Matt Jones added a career-high 23 points with five 3-pointers and Grayson Allen had 16 points...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Yale-Duke Preview

After concluding a demanding week away from home on a positive note, Duke would seem to have a good opportunity to fine-tune some things during a mostly favorable five-game stretch at Cameron Indoor Stadium. That begins Wednesday night when the sixth-ranked Blue Devils face Yale. Coach Mike Krzyzewski looked more drained than his players after Duke's 86-84 victory over a one-win...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 2 Kentucky builds on turnovers, fast breaks, runs off No. 5 Duke

CHICAGO -- Tyler Ulis had 18 points and six assists, and No. 2 Kentucky used its speed and athleticism to hold off No. 5 Duke for a 74-63 victory in the Champions Classic on Tuesday night.Kentucky forced 16 turnovers and outscored Duke 18-4 in fast-break points. Jamal Murray scored 11 of his 16 points in the second half, and Isiah Briscoe added 12 points as the Wildcats (3-0) placed...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 2 Kentucky shuts down No. 5 Duke for 74-63 victory

CHICAGO (AP) Tyler Ulis had 18 points and six assists, and No. 2 Kentucky used its speed and athleticism to hold off No. 5 Duke for a 74-63 victory in the Champions Classic on Tuesday night. Kentucky forced 16 turnovers and outscored Duke 18-4 in fast-break points. Jamal Murray scored 11 of his 16 points in the second half, and Isiah Briscoe added 12 points as the Wildcats (3...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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