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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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bracketology: ACC-Big Ten/Big 12-SEC Challenges headline crazy week

During the middle of last week, the Big Ten took on teams from the ACC and the Big 12 matched up with the SEC. These “challenges” provided more excellent early season matchups. In probably the most anticipated of them all, Duke defeated Wisconsin thanks to the Blue Devils’ hot-shooting. In other notable matchups of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Louisville took down Ohio State...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke’s Jahlil Okafor isn’t your average young superstar

            Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports Recruited to play in the NCAA as an eighth-grader and billed as one of the nation’s best throughout all four years of high school, Jahlil Okafor has started his highly-anticipated college career as the basketball-playing epitome of a blue-chip recruit. Even at a legendary program like Duke...
Via Sports-Glory
22 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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K hits 990th career win as No. 4 Duke beats Army

DURHAM, N.C. -- Tyus Jones had 16 points and a season-high 10 assists, and No. 4 Duke beat Army 93-73 on Sunday to bring coach Mike Krzyzewski within 10 wins of 1,000 for his career. Fellow freshman Jahlil Okafor added 21 points while Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon had 13 apiece for the Blue Devils (7-0). They shot 52 percent, held a 43-25 rebounding advantage and overcame a season...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 4 Duke beats Army 93-73 for Coach K's 990th

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Tyus Jones had 16 points and a season-high 10 assists, and No. 4 Duke beat Army 93-73 on Sunday to bring coach Mike Krzyzewski within 10 wins of 1,000 for his career. Fellow freshman Jahlil Okafor added 21 points while Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon had 13 apiece for the Blue Devils (7-0). They shot 52 percent, held a 43-25 rebounding advantage and overcame a...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Furman Guard Misses Wide-Open Dunk, Two Layups In Painful Sequence (Video)

All Furman guard Stephen Croone wants for Christmas is a fourth chance. The Paladins traveled to Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night to play No. 4 Duke where they subsequently got blown out 93-54. But in the midst of the brutal 39-point loss, Croone put together one of the most painful sequences of all time, missing three wide-open shots in excruciating fashion. It started...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Can UVA repeat as ACC Champs? Outside of Charlottesville, most think not

A fluke? A fluke?! You’ve got to be kidding me. I’ve heard many refer to Virginia’s 2013-2014 season using these exact words, or others very similar. And while they are ranked around #10 on average in top 25 polls right now and have even been picked to win it all by a couple of media members, I never seem to hear about Virginia when talking to fans about ACC title contenders...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 11/23/2014

While Duke picked up a win in the Coaches versus Cancer Classic, Saturday wasn't exactly a banner day for ACC basketball.  FSU took another blackeye losing to Providence by 26 points while Virginia Tech lost to Appalachian State at home on a last second shot.  That said, at least no one called a timeout without having any. Duke defeated Stanford 70-59 behind the continued solid...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke Beats Stanford 70-59 to win Coaches vs Cancer Classic

Duke emerges as the Champions of the Coaches Versus Cancer classic by defeating a tough and gritty Stanford team coached by Johnny Dawkins. Duke would win the game by 11 but seemingly controlled the game from the tip. Stanford would make various runs but never got the lead closer than 8 in the second half. One time recruit Chasson Randle scored 22 in the losing effort for the...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 4 Duke tops Stanford to win Coaches vs Cancer

NEW YORK (AP) Jahlil Okafor had 10 points and 12 rebounds and dominated the closing minutes in leading No. 4 Duke to a 70-59 victory over Stanford in the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Saturday night. Fellow freshman Justise Winslow added 14 points and nine rebounds, and Quinn Cook had 18 points as Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski got the best of former...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke Cruises By Temple 74-54

The Duke Blue Devils won by 20 against a scrappy Temple Owl teams but it won ugly. Duke did not shoot the ball well against the owls, shooting 39% for the game and 30.4% from 3 point range. Duke would have to find other ways to put away the Owls and defensively the Devils stepped up to the tune of forcing 17 turnovers. Duke would turn those turnovers into 22 points. Duke would...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Temple @ Duke

Temple at Duke  11/21/2014 9:30:00 PM |  TV:TruTV | LIVE STATSSnapshot Duke Duke (3-0) travels to Brooklyn to face Temple (2-0) at the Barclays Center Friday, November 21 in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Tipoff is set for 9:30 p.m. with TruTV televising the contest. The Blue Devils are 6-2 all-time in Coaches vs. Cancer contests, including opening round...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Temple-Duke Preview

Duke entered the Champions Classic with loads of promise, and exited with the expectations even higher. The fourth-ranked Blue Devils can now expect every opponent to treat them as legitimate title contenders, starting Thursday night with Temple in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Brooklyn. Duke dispatched No. 19 Michigan State 81-71 in Indianapolis on Tuesday, answering questions...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 11/19/2014

Duke took down Michigan State 81-71 in their first test of the season.  The 3 freshmen proved to be unphased by the Spartans, but it was Quinn Cook who led the way.  Cook finished with 19 points, 6 assists, and zero turnovers.  Mike Krzyzewski felt that the freshmen wore down a bit being involved in a big game for the first time, but Cook's play was the difference.  It wasn't...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke Runs Past Michigan State 81-71

The Duke Blue Devils run away from the Michigan State Spartans in a well played game 81-71. Duke got good performances from Jahlil Okafor, Quinn Cook, Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow. Okafor would score 17 for Duke and pull down 5 rebonds. The freshman center would show a bevy of low post moves an may go down when its all said and done as the most efficient Duke player in terms...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Five lessons learned from the Champions Classic

Here’s the terrifying part of Tuesday night: This is only the early season form for Kentucky and Duke. November is supposed to be a time...
Via Athlon Sports
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Fab frosh carry the freight in Duke's win over MSU

Here are three reasonably quick takes from No. 4 Duke's 81-71 victory over No. 19 Michigan State -- the opening act of Tuesday's Champions Classic doubleheader from Indianapolis: 1. It's hard to see this Duke team falling to Lehigh or Mercer in the NCAA tournament When perusing the box score, it's amazing that only eight Blue Devils attempted shots on this night. It's also crazy...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Fab frosh carry the freight in Duke's win over MSU

Here are three reasonably quick takes from No. 4 Duke's 81-71 victory over No. 19 Michigan State -- the opening act of Tuesday's Champions Classic doubleheader from Indianapolis: 1. It's hard to see this Duke team falling to Lehigh or Mercer in the NCAA tournament When perusing the box score, it's amazing that only eight Blue Devils attempted shots on this night. It's also crazy...
Via Fox Sports South
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke extends double-digit dominance vs. ranked Spartans

  Quinn Cook scored 19 points and Jahlil Okafor had 17 to lead No. 4 Duke past No. 19 Michigan State 81-71 in Tuesday's State Farm Champions Classic. The Blue Devils (3-0) have won each game this season by double digits. Michigan State was led by Brendan Dawson with 18 points and Travis Trice with 15. But the Spartans (1-1) couldn't get enough stops and struggled to contain Okafor...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Spartans bested by Blue Devils, 81-71

INDIANAPOLIS -- Quinn Cook scored 19 points and Jahlil Okafor had 17 to lead No. 4 Duke past No. 19 Michigan State 81-71 in Tuesday's State Farm Champions Classic. The Blue Devils (3-0) have won each game this season by double digits. Michigan State was led by Brendan Dawson with 18 points and Travis Trice with 15. But the Spartans (1-1) couldn't get enough stops and struggled to...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Okafor leads No. 4 Duke past No. 19 Spartans 81-71

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Quinn Cook scored 19 points and Jahlil Okafor had 17 to lead No. 4 Duke past No. 19 Michigan State 81-71 in Tuesday's State Farm Champions Classic. The Blue Devils (3-0) have won each game this season by double digits. Michigan State was led by Brendan Dawson with 18 points and Travis Trice with 15. But the Spartans (1-1) couldn't get enough stops and struggled...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Spartans bested by Blue Devils, 81-71

INDIANAPOLIS -- Quinn Cook scored 19 points and Jahlil Okafor had 17 to lead No. 4 Duke past No. 19 Michigan State 81-71 in Tuesday's State Farm Champions Classic. The Blue Devils (3-0) have won each game this season by double digits. Michigan State was led by Brendan Dawson with 18 points and Travis Trice with 15. But the Spartans (1-1) couldn't get enough stops and struggled to...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Spartans bested by Blue Devils, 81-71

INDIANAPOLIS -- Quinn Cook scored 19 points and Jahlil Okafor had 17 to lead No. 4 Duke past No. 19 Michigan State 81-71 in Tuesday's State Farm Champions Classic. The Blue Devils (3-0) have won each game this season by double digits. Michigan State was led by Brendan Dawson with 18 points and Travis Trice with 15. But the Spartans (1-1) couldn't get enough stops and struggled to...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Spartans, Blue Devils square off Tuesday in Champions Classic

Duke appears ready for its first true test of the season after blowing out its first two opponents. The same can't be said about Michigan State, which got all it could handle before narrowly winning its season opener. The No. 4 Blue Devils go for a fourth consecutive win over the No. 19 Spartans as these powerhouse programs square off Tuesday night in the first game of the Champions...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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