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Can Duke Basketball use a victory over No. 13 Louisville to turn the corner?

The last three games have been a step by step confidence boost for the young Duke Blue Devils (18-6, 7-4 ACC) in comparison to the dastardly five game stretch prior, perhaps the worst stretch in the Coach K era at Duke. It has definitely not been the season many Duke fans were anticipating fresh off of the National Championship run produced by the fabulous freshmen Jahlil Okafor...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Duke guard Thornton joins Marquette staff

Former Duke guard Tyler Thornton will join Steve Wojciechowski's staff at Marquette as a graduate assistant, the first-year head coach announced Monday. Thornton, who just completed a psychology degree at Duke, will enroll in the communications graduate program at Marquette. "I am extremely excited to have Tyler join our staff," Wojciechowski said. "He is a tireless worker and will...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

A strong finish ahead for the Duke Basketball team

A strong finish ahead for the Duke Basketball teamThe Duke Basketball team is looking to go 13-2 over their last fifteen games.  They are 11-2 over the previous thirteen games.  They are attempting to finish the season by winning their last four games, and are looking to go into the ACC tournament on a winning streak.  This will be a crucial stretch, especially if they can beat...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball: Rematch vs. Duke Blue Devils Has Big Implications

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news via Syracuse Media With both Top 5 teams coming off of a loss to an unranked squad, it could be said that today’s game is extremely important to both the Syracuse Orange and the Duke Blue Devils. The Orange lost in overtime to the Boston College Eagles earlier in the week, and will likely lose its no. 1 ranking...
Via Orange Fizz
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke-North Carolina Preview

Duke is back in the top 10. All but written off as title contenders after an early January slump, the eighth-ranked Blue Devils (19-5, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) enter their heated rivalry Wednesday night with North Carolina on quite a roll. Their only loss in the past month came in overtime at No. 1 Syracuse. They're in the top 10 for the first time since December and are...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 8 Duke returns to top 10 after slump

Duke is back in the top 10. All but written off as title contenders after an early January slump, the eighth-ranked Blue Devils (19-5, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) enter their heated rivalry later this week with North Carolina on quite a roll. Their only loss in the past month came in overtime at No. 1 Syracuse. They're in the top 10 for the first time since December and are...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

No hangover for Duke in rout of Wake

DURHAM, N.C. -- In the first 12 minutes or so, Wake Forest (14-9, 4-6 ACC) didn't look anything like a young team at Cameron Indoor Stadium, and No. 11 Duke (18-5, 7-3 ACC) didn't look much like the team that gave then-No. 2 Syracuse all it could handle in an instant classic on Saturday night. The easy prediction was Duke would crush the hapless Deacs, eager to avenge their frustrating...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A better Duke Blue Devils defense

The Duke Blue Devils defense was struggling early on in the season, but since they have inserted Tyler Thornton and Josh Hairston in to the starting lineup it has improved greatly.  In the beginning of the season, they were all about the offensive side of the ball.  They went up and down the court while scoring at will in the first few games.  But since the Vermont game scare...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 8 Duke routs Gardner-Webb after long layoff

DURHAM, N.C. Perhaps the most interesting thing that happened in No. 8 Duke's 85-66 win over Gardner-Webb, after a nearly two-week break for exams, was that some North Carolina fans showed up with Free P.J. signs (as in Hairston, UNC's best player from last season, who is being held out awaiting an NCAA ruling). Just part of life on Tobacco Road, when arguably the best rivalry...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

The Duke Blue Devils finally got their post player

After losing out on two post players in the past two weeks, the Duke Blue Devils finally landed one.  Jahlil Okafor, the number one center according to ESPN top 100 recruits, announced he will be playing for the Blue Devils.  This is one of the best post players in the class, and will give Duke the post player that they lacked during the Kansas game. The news gets even better...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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