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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

X Factor: Duke basketball vs. Syracuse

The Blue Devils take on the Orange of Syracuse at 7 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Before every basketball game, we’ll break down a player on each team who could be the difference-maker in the upcoming contest. Duke: forward Amile Jefferson Jefferson has struggled offensively in his past five games since putting up big numbers in back-to-back games against Pittsburgh and Syracuse...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke basketball's backcourt by committee

The Blue Devils went down to Georgia Tuesday and secured another crucial ACC win, but one thing they haven't secured is a starting lineup. In the past eight games, guards Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon have split Duke's fifth starting spot right down the middle—four games apiece. The Blue Devil rotation has remained pretty steady otherwise; Tyler Thornton, Rodney Hood...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 19, 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 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

Video: Rasheed Sulaimon hits game-tying three-pointer to send game into overtime

Tweet   The #17 Duke Blue Devils made the trip up to the Carrier Dome on Saturday and gave the #2 Syracuse Orange all they could handle. Duke ultimately fell short 91-89, but with no Jabari Parker or Amile Jefferson on the floor (both fouled out) and the Blue Devils down by three in the final seconds of regulation Rasheed Sulaimon made sure there would...
Via Los That Sports Blog
February 01, 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

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...
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

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

Fresh legs key Duke basketball's blowout victory over NC State

Jabari Parker scored. Amile Jefferson rebounded. Tyler Thornton forced steals. But even with these expected sights Saturday, something was palpably different about Duke’s play in its blowout 95-60 win against N.C. State. Effort—team effort. “I thought it’s the hardest that we’ve played,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “We played really hard on Monday, collectively…...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 23 Duke rested, refocused in win over Virginia

DURHAM, N.C. -- After No. 23 Duke (13-4, 2-2 ACC) lost two of its last three games at Notre Dame and Clemson, everyone wondered aloud: what's wrong with the Blue Devils? It felt odd to see Duke, a program normally so invincible under Mike Krzyzewski, machine-like in its precision, out-executing half its opponents and out-hustling the other half, seem so vulnerable. As star freshman...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 23 Duke rested, refocused in win over Virginia

DURHAM, N.C. -- After No. 23 Duke (13-4, 2-2 ACC) lost two of its last three games at Notre Dame and Clemson, everyone wondered aloud: what's wrong with the Blue Devils? It felt odd to see Duke, a program normally so invincible under Mike Krzyzewski, machine-like in its precision, out-executing half its opponents and out-hustling the other half, seem so vulnerable. As star freshman...
Via Fox Sports South
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Virginia rallies, falls to No. 23 Duke, 69-65

Virginia hasn't been able to win at Duke in nearly two decades. The Cavaliers will have to take solace in their impressive comeback. Virginia erased a late 11-point deficit before losing to the 23rd-ranked Blue Devils 69-65 on Monday night on Rasheed Sulaimon's go-ahead 3-pointer with 18.8 seconds left. Malcolm Brogdon scored 17 points and Joe Harris added 15 for the Cavaliers...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke gives away big lead, but comes through late to beat Virginia

Rasheed Sulaimon hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18.8 seconds left and No. 23 Duke beat Virginia 69-65 on Monday night. Sulaimon finished with a season-high 21 points and Rodney Hood added 14 for the Blue Devils (13-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). Debuting at their lowest ranking since the last time they fell out of the AP Top 25 in February 2007, they let an 11-point lead with...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Embattled Irish draw daunting ACC opener with No. 7 Duke

When the ACC schedules came out, many circled the first game for new member Notre Dame (9-4). The Irish -- a preseason top-25 team that fell out of the rankings after a home loss to Indiana State -- would be welcomed to conference play by hosting Duke, a preseason top-10 team. There was more intrigue, of course. Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey was a Duke assistant coach for Mike...
Via Fox Sports South
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Embattled Irish draw daunting ACC opener with No. 7 Duke

When the ACC schedules came out, many circled the first game for new member Notre Dame (9-4). The Irish -- a preseason top-25 team that fell out of the rankings after a home loss to Indiana State -- would be welcomed to conference play by hosting Duke, a preseason top-10 team. There was more intrigue, of course. Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey was a Duke assistant coach for Mike...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

TDDTV: Amile Jefferson Interview

Sophomore forward says the Blue Devils will need maturity to pass their first true road test
Via duke.scout.com
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Duke @ Elon

Duke at Elon 12/31/2013 1:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPNU | LIVE STATSNCAAGameSim.com Simulation StatsThis game has been simulated 20 times.Elon (2014) has won 0 times (0.0% of the time), won by > 20 pts 0 times (0.0% of the time)DU (2014) has won 20 times (100.0% of the time), won by > 20 pts 13 times (65.0% of the time)The average score is Elon (2014): 64.8 - DU (2014): 87.9, decided...
Via SCACC Hoops
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

The Duke 3 Party

Duke unleashed a stream of hell on UCLA's 2-3 zone last night. The Blue Devils attempted 32 three point shots, making 11. The Blue Devils have made more threes in a game this season, 13 against Davidson, 12 against UNC Asheville, but they had not attempted more. It wasn't just that Duke attempted so many, it was that they looks they had were pretty much wide open. A trio...
Via Run the Floor
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

A good start of the season for Duke Blue Devils

It was only the first game of the season, but we learned a number of things about the Duke Blue Devils.  We saw their freshman contribute right away with Jabari Parker making the first Duke points of the season.  Along with Matt Jones both freshmen made contribution early in the game.  The other thing we learned is their weakness coming in to the season, which is the post game...
Via isportsweb.com
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

#5 Duke Blue Devils: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
Via The Sports Bank
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

TDDTV: Amile Jefferson Interview

Duke sophomore grabbed 16 boards to help Duke fight off Drury on Saturday
Via duke.scout.com
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke Struggles in Final Exhibition

It wasn’t a thing of beauty but Duke was able to use a second-half burst to get past reigning Division II National Champion, Drury to conclude its exhibition portion of its schedule. The Blue Devils 81-65 victory didn’t come without a few tense moments as the No. 4 team in the country found itself trailing by four at half-time. Duke used a strong all-around performance from...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke, NC State win exhibitions on Saturday

Both the Duke and NC State men's basketball teams were in exhibition action on Saturday. Let's take a look at how they did. Duke 81 Drury 65 Box Score | Recap Duke struggled early in the game against Drury on the glass and had problems slowing down the Drury motion offense.  Duke trailed by as many as six points late in the first half, but settled down behind solid play...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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