UConn-Duke Preview

Duke has been able to count on highly touted freshman Jahlil Okafor since his debut, especially in its most underwhelming performance of the season. The second-ranked Blue Devils will likely need contributions from other sources when Okafor faces one of his toughest matchups in Connecticut's Amida Brimah. Duke continues its storied series with the Huskies on Thursday night at the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Duke plays poorly versus Elon; Was it rust?

Duke hadn’t played in 11 days before their match up against Elon last night, and I heard a lot of talk about rust after the 75-62 victory. Besides turnovers, though, the stats from the game might not speak to rust as much as expected. Many point to Duke’s shoddy three point percentage, and I agree that many of the shots were wide open. But three pointers are fickle, and...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 2 Duke shakes off sluggish performance for unsatisfying win

DURHAM, N.C. -- For No. 2 Duke (9-0), just like for No. 1 Kentucky and all of the top teams in college basketball, their opponent is a pretty formidable one, and especially this time of year. It's themselves. Even Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, whose military background has always seeped down to his team in terms of their discipline and grit, has to fight it. Duke's last game was...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sluggish Duke Pushes By Elon 75-62

Not too surprisingly Duke came out completely rusty and flat versus Elon but managed to get the win 75-62. Duke was sloppy in all phases of the game, turning the ball over 17 times, shooting under 20% from 3 point range and only 52% from the foul line. Duke did get a herculean and record-setting performance from freshmen Jahlil Okafor (playing on his 19th birthday) who scored...
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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...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Elon @ Duke

Elon at Duke  12/15/2014 7:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPNU | LIVE STATSNCAAGameSim.com Simulation Stats This game has been simulated 121 times. DU (2015) has won 116 times (95.9% of the time), won by > 20 pts 88 times (72.7% of the time) Elon (2015) has won 5 times (4.1% of the time), won by > 20 pts 0 times (0.0% of the time) The average score is DU (2015): 90.1 - Elon (2015): 62...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke grants release to backup forward Semi Ojeleye

  Duke says forward Semi Ojeleye is leaving the program. School officials said Sunday that Ojeleye received a full release and is expected to transfer to another Division I school. Ojeleye is a 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from Ottawa, Kansas, who averaged three points and 2.3 rebounds in six games for the second-ranked Blue Devils (8-0). Coach Mike Krzyzewski called Ojeleye ''an...
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Forward Ojeleye leaving Duke

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke says forward Semi Ojeleye is leaving the program. School officials said Sunday that Ojeleye received a full release and is expected to transfer to another Division I school. Ojeleye is a 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from Ottawa, Kansas, who averaged three points and 2.3 rebounds in six games for the second-ranked Blue Devils (8-0). Coach Mike Krzyzewski called...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball: First quarter review

After an 8-0 start, Duke basketball has dominated the first quarter of the season. They have answered a lot of questions on how good they can be when starting three freshmen. However, they still have to play against tough teams like the UConn Huskies and the Louisville Cardinals, so the Blue Devils still have much to prove. Coming into the season, no one really knew how good the...
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4 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...
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8 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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Topples #2 Wisconsin 80-70; Tyus Explodes, Rasheed Resurfaces

In a game that very few had Duke coming out of with a victory, slowly, methodically, the Duke Blue Devils put together an impressive victory at the Kohl Center against the number 2 team in the nation 80-70. I saw a tweet during the game that said ” Stones and Onions” this Duke team had both. A team that starts 3 freshman came in and beat by double digits a final four team...
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14 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 that’s signed...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Asst. Jon Scheyer is the next Chris Collins

Tonight, both Jon Scheyer and Chris Collins will be manning the baseline in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. They do it on the two B1G campuses that are the closest to each other of any pair in the entire league. #Duke tips off at #2 Wisconsin about 20 minutes after Northwestern hosts Georgia Tech. Northbrook, IL native Jon Scheyer is one of the most polarizing players in college basketball...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball: Five things to look for versus Wisconsin

On Wednesday, the fourth ranked Duke Blue Devils will be taking on the second ranked Wisconsin Badgers. This will be a tough test for Duke Basketball and here are a couple of things to look for: 1. Being the Better Big Jahlil Okafor This game features two elite players, Jahlil Okafor and Frank Kaminsky, who will be matched up against each other. Both of these players are preseason...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball: the legend of Coach K

After a 5-0 start and a win in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament, this year looks like it could be another outstanding season for Duke basketball. A lot of this success can be attributed to the incoming freshmen, like Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, who have both made major contributions to the team. However, most of the Blue Devils’ success stems from Coach Mike Krzyzewski. After...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball: Three observations from the win over Michigan State

Another “W” is marked in the books for Coach K as Tyus Jones and his freshman compatriots lead Duke Basketball to a 81-71 win over Michigan State. This was the first real test for Duke and our first glimpse into what kind of team Duke can be by the end of the season. We got to see some great scoring and how well they play as a team when the win was a given but now we got to see...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke to wear throwback uniforms against Michigan State tonight

An awesome day of college basketball has been building to tonight’s main event, the Champion’s Classic in Indianapolis. In back-to-back match-ups, Duke will face Michigan State and Kentucky will play Kansas. To celebrate the occasion, Duke is breaking out throwback uniforms for tonight’s game, as revealed on the program’s Instagram page. Throwbacks tonight #herecomesduke...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky fans excited about ESPN’s new 30 For 30, ‘I Hate Christian Laettner’

If you’re a Kentucky fan, your feelings toward former Duke star Christian Laettner are pretty simple.  You hate him.  ESPN announced today that it is releasing a new 30 for 30 documentary this March titled, “I Hate Christian Laettner.” It will attempt to figure out why Laettner, one of college basketball’s greatest players ever, was – and, is still- so disliked....
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November 18, 2014  |  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...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Duke’s Bench Went Insane After Center Marshall Plumlee Hit A Three Against Presbyterian

Marshall Plumlee hit the first three of his career during Duke’s 113-44 win over Presbyterian on Friday. The center’s shot came when the game was already decided, as he made the three with 32 seconds left in the contest. Apparently, Duke’s bench knew that it was the first three of Plumlee’s career, because after the ball went in, everyone went insane. Duke basketball put...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Winslow helps No. 4 Duke clobber Fairfield at Coaches vs. Cancer

  Duke put up another huge point total -- and none of the fourth-ranked Blue Devils have had to do too much by themselves. "One of our main things is sharing the ball," preseason All-American Jahlil Okafor said. "Everybody's eating right now." Freshman Justise Winslow scored 18 points in Duke's 109-59 rout of Fairfield on Saturday night in its second game of the Coaches vs. Cancer...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball, Jahlil Okafor open season strong

We all knew Duke was going to beat Presbyterian College; that much was certain. What wasn’t certain was how the freshman were going to react in their first game at Cameron Indoor Stadium or how some of the older players (most notably Rasheed Sulaimon) were going to react to being relegated to substitute positions. The top rated freshman class scored 67 of Duke’s 113 points, Sulaimon...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Freshmen, led by Okafor, pace No. 4 Duke to rout of Presbyterian

  Preseason All-American Jahlil Okafor scored 19 points in his college debut and No. 4 Duke routed Presbyterian 113-44 on Friday night in the opening round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. All four members of a heavily hyped freshman class scored in double figures for the Blue Devils (1-0): Greyson Allen had 18, and Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones had 15 apiece. Duke shot 61 percent...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski expects Jahlil Okafor to go pro after this season

The 2014-15 college basketball season hasn’t even started yet, but Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski already knows that it will be the only season that star freshman big man Jahlil Okafor will spend in Durham. In a speech to the Durham Sports Club today, Coach K said that he thinks the preseason All-American will have a great freshman year, then he’ll leave for the NBA Draft. Coach...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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