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...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Kentucky's Tyler Ulis (right, moving on Duke's Derryck Thornton) scored 18 to lead the Wildcats. Jonathan Daniel Getty Images North AmericaCHICAGO -- 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...
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14 days ago  |  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...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Final Four star Allen scores 26, No. 5 Duke tops Siena 92-74

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Grayson Allen scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half, and No. 5 Duke beat Siena 92-74 on Friday night in the first round of the 2K Classic. Amile Jefferson matched a career high with 19 points and added 12 rebounds to help the Blue Devils open their latest reign as national champions with a lopsided victory. Freshman Brandon Ingram had 15 points on 5-of...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke senior F Amile Jefferson suffers sprained ankle

Duke basketball fans can rest easy as it has been reported that senior forward Amile Jefferson didn’t break his ankle. He left Wednesday’s exhibition game against Livingston early after suffering an ankle injury. The Duke captain will likely not miss as much time as expected. It was reported by Stephen Wiseman of the Durham Sun-Herald that x-rays confirmed a sprained ankle for...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Senior Forward Amile Jefferson Has A Sprained Ankle

Good news, Duke fans: Amile Jefferson’s ankle is not broken.  The Blue Devils’ captain and senior forward suffered an ankle injury in an exhibition game Wednesday night.  An X-ray has revealed that Jefferson’s ankle is not broken; he just has a sprain.  X-rays confirm no break in Amile Jefferson’s ankle. Duke senior forward has a sprain. — Stephen Wiseman (@stevewisemanNC...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Senior Amile Jefferson Suffers Leg Injury In Blue Devils’ Exhibition

Duke senior forward Amile Jefferson suffered an injury in tonight’s exhibition against Livingstone.  Jefferson, who’s expected to start for the Blue Devils, scored in transition but had an awkward landing. He had to be helped off the court and was reportedly taken to get an X-ray.  He is now back on Duke’s bench, with his shoes on.  Amile Jefferson scores in transition...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Preview Capsule

Duke Preview Capsule Eds: With: BC-BKC--Duke Preview. By The Associated Press= Duke Last season: 35-4, won NCAA Tournament. Nickname: Blue Devils. Coach: Mike Krzyzewski. Conference: Atlantic Coast. Key returners: G Grayson Allen, came on strong at the Final Four, scoring 16 points and coming up with the hustle play that sparked a win over Wisconsin. F Amile Jefferson, team's leading...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Duke Basketball Hosted A Clinic For Children With Autism

The Duke Blue Devils, in conjunction with Duke’s Center for Autism, hosted a clinic for children with autism earlier this month. The program posted a feature on the event on YouTube, and the video is heartwarming.  The clip features interviews with Duke players Marshall Plumlee, Amile Jefferson and Nick Paglicua, as well as footage of campers interacting and playing hoops with...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Duke 5-star freshman Brandon Ingram can JUMP

The Duke Blue Devils enter the 2015-16 season with a great chance to repeat as national champions, and five-star freshman power forward Brandon Ingram is a big reason why. As was posted on the team’s official Instagram earlier today, the 6-foot-9, 190 pound Ingram showed just how high he can jump. GOING UP ON A TUESDAY
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet the Duke Blue Devils' new Big Three

Duke football has raised many eyebrows in recent years and looks promising once again, currently 2-1 in the ACC Coastal division. And although no harm could possibly come from Duke football becoming a legitimate team in the conference on a yearly basis, Durham, North Carolina belongs to the team of Cameron Indoor Stadium and Coach K Court. Duke basketball has officially scheduled...
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Jahli Okafor back on Duke's campus

Let's be real: Jahlil Okafor went from an extreme culture of winning at Duke to an extreme culture of losing in Philadelphia. So perhaps he was craving some home cooking (figuratively and literally), as he was seen chowing down with Amile Jefferson last night at his former school:#GloryDays
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Jahlil Okafor Is Back Hanging And Eating With Duke Teammates Tonight

It looks like All-American and No. 2 overall NBA Draft pick Jahlil Okafor is back hanging out with his old Duke teammates tonight.  #Dukefam @JahlilOkafor enjoying a team meal with fellow national champ @amilejefferson and squad. — Duke Basketball (@dukeblueplanet) July 28, 2015 It also looks like Amile Jefferson is wearing a shirt commemorating the...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Quinn Cook and Amile Jefferson Were Back At Duke, Posed In Front Of National Champions Poster

It’s never too soon to reminisce about a national championship.  Quinn Cook and Amile Jefferson did that today.  The former Duke stars were back on campus, where they posed in front of their national championship poster.    Surprise visit from the national champ @qcook323! With his co-captain @amilejefferson. Please like if you enjoyed the national . A photo posted by...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Duke freshman Luke Kennard has sick hops

The Duke Blue Devils are just about ready to defend their 2015 national championship. They will have to do it with almost an entirely new squad. The team returns Grayson Allen, Amile Jefferson, and Marshall Plumlee as the guys with the most experience. The rest of the squad will be true freshmen. Duke’s biggest acquisition was Parade National Player of the Year Luke Kennard. He...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball: Video: Freshman Luke Kennard Is Dominating The Cornhole Game At Coach K’s 4th Of July Cookout

We’re not sure if there’s any corrolation between basketball ability and the popular tailgating game cornhole, but if there is, watch out ACC. Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski is hosting a Fourth of July cookout for the team today, and recent enrollee Luke Kennard is absolutely scorching the cornhole board. The young fella @lukekennard10 is the best cornhole...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Highlights of Duke’s journey to the championship

The Duke Blue Devils had an emotional journey to their fifth national championship last season. It was truly a memorable run and the university released a video Thursday morning, highlighting some of the biggest moments from the 2014-15 season. In a video shared by College Basketball Talk, you see all the great moments that the Blue Devils experienced this season. From beating Michigan...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

David Robinson’s Son to Play on Scholarship at Duke

David Robinson made a Hall of Fame career for himself as a championship-winning center for the San Antonio Spurs, and now his son Justin will look to follow in his footsteps. Per News 4 San Antonio, Justin, a 6’8″ forward, will be a scholarship player for the Duke Blue Devils after being initially set to be a preferred walk-on. Viewed as a stretch four with some defensive...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Duke Unveils 2015 National Championship Banner At Banquet

Thursday night, Duke basketball held its annual banquet – an event where the season prior is celebrated and captains for the next season are named. But 2015 was obviously a more special year than usual – the Blue Devils took home their fifth national championship after defeating Wisconsin in the NCAA title game earlier this month. As such, there was a great deal to commemorate...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

10 Things to Look For in the Final Four

The Final Four features three of the top four Ken Pom teams for the first time since 2012. In the human polls, Kentucky was number 1 the entire season, Duke never left the top 5 and Wisconsin slipped as low as 7th. Michigan State is 15th on Ken Pom. The Spartans were ranked for five weeks this season as well. It’s not like Michigan State is a slouch. On paper, this is one of the...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

'Glue guys' who could make a difference in Final Four

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Reading a box score isn't always the best way to measure guard Josh Gasser's impact on a Wisconsin game. Not unless the stat sheet also includes drawing charges, diving for loose balls and careening head-first toward the sideline to save a loose ball. Meet the Badgers' ''glue guy.'' The senior is someone who ''helps us win basketball games, makes plays that a lot...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Duke’s Players Had A Blast On Social Media Celebrating Their Final Four Berth

The Duke Blue Devils are headed to their 16th Final Four in program history after taking down Gonzaga to win the South region of this year’s NCAA Tournament. As such, the stars of the team – who are mostly freshmen – are pumped about the accomplishment. Many have been taking to both Twitter and Instagram to celebrate reaching college basketball’s final weekend. Here are the...
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March 30, 2015  |  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...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NC State says Barber cleared to play in postseason

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State says guard Anthony ''Cat'' Barber has been cleared to play in the postseason after suffering a spasm in his neck muscles. Team officials said Friday night that Barber is expected to be at full strength for the postseason. Barber was hurt with 13:26 left in a loss to No. 2 Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals when...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Duke Received An Early Shipment Of The New Kyrie 1 “Duke Blue Devils” Shoes

When Nike announced last week that it was releasing a new pair of Kyrie Irving’s Kyie 1 signature shoes in a Duke colorway, it became likely that the Duke team would be receiving an order of the new kicks. After all, Irving was spectacular in his injury-shortened season in Durham, and while the sneakers made no explicit reference to the Blue Devil program, the connection was obvious...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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