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Jahlil Okafor's 20-20 night helps No. 2 Duke down Elon

  Jahlil Okafor's best performance came on a night No. 2 Duke was at its worst. Okafor had a season-high 25 points and set a school freshman record with 20 rebounds in the Blue Devils' 75-62 victory over Elon on Monday night. Amile Jefferson added 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting and Justise Winslow had 12 points for Duke (9-0). Okafor had Duke's first 20-rebound game since Elton Brand...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Okafort helps No. 2 Duke beat Elon 75-62

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Jahlil Okafor had a season-high 25 points and set a Duke freshman record with 20 rebounds in the second-ranked Blue Devils' 75-62 victory over Elon on Monday night. Amile Jefferson added 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting and Justise Winslow had 12 points for Duke (9-0). Okafor had the Blue Devils' first 20-rebound game since Elton Brand in 1998. The Blue Devils showed...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Respect is due for Duke's Upperclassmen

Before the season started, I wrote a long feature article documenting how the Duke program has changed and adjusted, first to the early entry players, and then once again when the one and done rule came into effect. As far as determining what it takes to succeed as a team with the one and done types, I concluded that it was important to have developed upperclassmen who could...
Via SCACC Hoops
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers Basketball Preview: Duke Blue Devils edition

The Matchup: No. 4 Duke (7-0) at No. 2 Wisconsin (7-0)When: Wednesday, Dec. 3; 8:30pm CTWhere: Madison, WI (Kohl Center)TV: ESPNRadio: Badger Radio NetworkLast Meeting: Wisconsin W 73-69 (12/02/09)All-Time Series: Tied 1-1 Projected Starting Lineups: Duke Blue DevilsG Tyus Jones – Fr. 6-1, 190 (8.9 ppg, 6.0 apg)G Quinn Cook – Sr. 6-2, 185 (15.6 ppg, 4.0 apg)F Justise Winslow...
Via Madtown Badgers
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahil Okafor's 24 points help No. 4 Duke rout Furman

  Freshman Jahlil Okafor had a season-high 24 points and No. 4 Duke routed Furman 93-54 on Wednesday night. Amile Jefferson added 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils (6-0). They had little trouble remaining unbeaten, shooting 58 percent while holding the Paladins to 34 percent from the floor. Kendrec Ferrara had 13 points and Stephen Croone added 12 for Furman (1-3). The...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Lists Duke’s Returning Starters As Willie Cauley Stein, Harrison Twins, Dakari Johnson

Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke team is as talented as its ever been, with star freshmen like Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, and Grayson Allen, as well as veterans Amile Jefferson and Quinn Cook on the roster. One of the only teams in the country that may be more talented from top to bottom is John Calipari’s Kentucky team. Clearly someone at ESPN got the two blue blood programs mixed...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke the preseason pick to win ACC championship

  Armed with a talented freshman class, Duke is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference. Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils received 41 of 65 first-place votes from media members at Wednesday's league media day, outdistancing North Carolina, ACC newcomer Louisville and reigning champion Virginia atop the standings. Duke returns upperclassmen Quinn Cook, Amile Jefferson...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU picked eighth, Miami 10th in preseason ACC basketball selections

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Armed with a talented freshman class, Duke is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference. Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils received 41 of 65 first-place votes from media members at Wednesday's league media day, outdistancing North Carolina, ACC newcomer Louisville and reigning champion Virginia atop the standings. Duke returns upperclassmen Quinn...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU picked eighth, Miami 10th in preseason ACC basketball selections

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Armed with a talented freshman class, Duke is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference. Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils received 41 of 65 first-place votes from media members at Wednesday's league media day, outdistancing North Carolina, ACC newcomer Louisville and reigning champion Virginia atop the standings. Duke returns upperclassmen Quinn...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke picked as ACC preseason favorite

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Armed with a talented freshman class, Duke is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference. Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils received 41 of 65 first-place votes from media members at Wednesday's league media day, outdistancing North Carolina, ACC newcomer Louisville and reigning champion Virginia atop the standings. Duke returns upperclassmen Quinn...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Canes picked to finish 10th out of 15 teams in ACC preseason men's basketball poll

The Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team has been picked to finish 10th out of 15 teams in the ACC preseason poll released on Wednesday afternoon. Duke was picked as the ACC preseason favorite for the 15th time in  the 46-year history of the poll, and the 14th time under current head coach Mike Krzyzewski. The Blue Devils were also tabbed as the favorite prior to last season...
Via Eye on the U
October 29, 2014

Inside Duke Basketball practice notes 10/17/14

I was fortunate enough to get to attend Duke's practice this afternoon, thanks to my brother who hooked me up.  I'll give a player by player rundown in a moment, but first, it's always impressive to see how well Duke's practices are run.  We were there as part of the Inside Duke Basketball event put on by the Emily K Center.  As we entered we were handed a practice plan, and players...
Via SCACC Hoops
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball Names Amile Jefferson And Quinn Cook Captains For 2014-15 Season

Duke basketball features an extremely young, but talented roster this season. Quinn Cook is the team’s only scholarship senior, while Amile Jefferson is one of three juniors on the roster. Those two veterans will serve as team captains this season for Mike Krzyzewski.    Cook averaged 11.6 points per game and led the Blue Devils with 4.4 assists per game last season, while Jefferson...
Via College Spun
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Duke @ Virginia

Duke at Virginia 3/16/2014 1:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPN/ACCN | LIVE STATSNCAAGameSim.com Simulation StatsThis game has been simulated 2 times.VA (2014) has won 1 times (50.0% of the time), won by > 20 pts 0 times (0.0% of the time)DU (2014) has won 1 times (50.0% of the time), won by > 20 pts 0 times (0.0% of the time)The average score is VA (2014): 63.5 - DU (2014): 67.0, decided by
Via SCACC Hoops
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke dumps N.C. State to return to ACC title game

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- It was all too familiar territory for No. 7 Duke. The Blue Devils were getting closer and closer to cementing an ACC championship game berth, their 31st overall and the first in three years, holding a double-digit lead over N.C. State, a team it had beaten by 35 points earlier this season. Of course, this year, that familiar territory has often been Duke coughing...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 8 Duke holds on to beat Maryland 69-67

Jabari Parker scored 23 points and No. 8 Duke held on to beat Maryland 69-67 on Saturday night. Rodney Hood and Rasheed Sulaimon added 11 points each for the Blue Devils (20-5, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). They started a run of four games in eight nights by giving the Terrapins a hard-to-swallow loss in their last scheduled visit to Cameron Indoor Stadium. The ACC's top 3-point...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Duke @ UNC

Duke at UNC 2/12/2014 9:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPN/ACCN | LIVE STATSNCAAGameSim.com Simulation StatsThis game has been simulated 82 times.NC (2014) has won 34 times (41.5% of the time), won by > 20 pts 1 times (1.2% of the time)DU (2014) has won 48 times (58.5% of the time), won by > 20 pts 8 times (9.8% of the time)The average score is NC (2014): 70.1 - DU (2014): 73.2, decided by
Via SCACC Hoops
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Roundup: Conference rising in national rankings

Oh, so you think the ACC is down this year, eh? Well, then you must have missed the newest rankings, which feature four teams in the AP Top 25 (and climbing), as Virginia makes its debut this week. You also must have missed that fantastic game between Duke and Syracuse on Saturday (more on that later). The league has taken its lumps this year, but it'€™s clear the new members ...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke drops heartbreaker to Syracuse

In easily the most hyped game of the college basketball season, Duke and Syracuse gave everything they had and some extra. The Orange got the better of the Blue Devils winning a classic 91-89 thriller and improving to 21-0 on the season. Duke drops to 17-5 (6-3 ACC) but despite the loss one thing is clear, the Blue Devils are as good a team as any in the conference and the country...
Via SCACC Hoops
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Syracuse Defeats Duke In Overtime, Escapes With 91-89 Win To Move To 21-0

It took an extra five minutes of bonus basketball, but we finally have a winner: the Syracuse Orange has defeated Duke in overtime, 91-89. Once again, the Blue Devils had a chance to tie at the buzzer — or win this time — but Quinn Cook’s last-ditch shot came up off of the mark: After Duke’s Rasheed Sulaimon hit a ridiculous buzzer-beater three to send the game into overtime...
Via College Spun
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

January 27 Rebound

The Rebound is a feature where we recap the action of that day and make note of the statistical leaders. It's rather simple. Let's get it started. via Justin K. Aller/Getty Images (17) Duke 80 (18) Pittsburgh 65 The Panthers had no answer for the Duke 3 point attack. The Blue Devils hit 13 of 25 from long range. Andre Dawkins drilled 6 of 7 as part of a 20 point effort....
Via Bloguin Best
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Parker leads No. 17 Duke by No. 18 Pitt 80-65

Jabari Parker scored 21 points, reserve guard Andre Dawkins added 20 and No. 17 Duke pulled away from No. 18 Pittsburgh 80-65 on Monday night. Amile Jefferson chipped in a season-high 14 points for the Blue Devils (17-4, 6-2 ACC), which brought Pitt's hot start in its first Atlantic Coast Conference season to an abrupt halt. Duke made 13 of 25 3-point attempts, including four during...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke's win over FSU a study in tenacity, rebounding

DURHAM, N.C. -- For this Duke team to reach the kinds of heights it wants to reach, it must contend with the big boys in the ACC. And that's intended both literally and figuratively. No. 18 Duke (16-4, 5-2 ACC) doesn't have a lot of size -- at least, not a lot of traditional size, and not a lot of size that it uses very often. In some of Duke's losses this year -- and...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke stifles Hurricanes 67-46

A year ago Duke walked out of Coral Gables with their tales tucked between their thoroughly beaten rear ends. On Wednesday Duke got a modicum of revenge with its 67-46 victory over Miami. It wasn’t exactly about revenge for Duke and it is hard to call it a rematch with both teams being so different, but perhaps there was some payback incentive for the Blue Devils. The victory...
Via SCACC Hoops
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes Lose to Duke Blue Devils 67-46

The Miami Hurricanes lost a sobering game to the No 18 Duke Blue Devils 67-46 on Wednesday night. Any magic from last season is officially gone, just like the 90s music that was blaring from the Bank United Center speakers is officially old. The NBA’s elite were in the sold-out BankUnited Center. Kobe Bryant sat courtside on one end of the floor. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and former...
Via CaneInsider
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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