| Dec 10, 2011
| 4:26 PM
Freshman Austin Rivers scored 18 points, and No. 5 Duke survived a bad day at the free-throw line to hold off Washington 86-80 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The Blue Devils (9-1), who have won two in a row since losing at No. 2 Ohio State on...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 9:12 PM
Comcast Center was thick with memories Wednesday night.
The nostalgia was created by the presence of retired Maryland coach Gary Williams, returning for one last pre-game fist pump to the student section as the court was dedicated in his name. It was...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 2:36 AM
Virginia Tech’s basketball program is 3-8 against Duke since joining the ACC. Sounds rather grim until you consider how the rest of the conference has fared against Mike Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils.
Over the same span, since the 2004-05 season...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 9:53 PM
Almost without fail, in victory or defeat, Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski says something gracious about the Blue Devils’ opponent.
Duke’s 75-60 win at Virginia Tech on Thursday was no different.
“They can hit threes, and (Erick)...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 5:11 AM
The Kansas-Missouri Border War makes for great college basketball theater, witness the No. 4 Tigers’ stunning come-from-behind victory over the No. 7 Jayhawks on Saturday night.
The game marked the third time in rivalry history that both teams were...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Christian Laettner still reigns. The stakes, the drama, the 10-for-10 perfection.
But in the pantheon of Duke buzzer-beaters, only Laettner’s epic 20 years ago ranks above Austin Rivers’ dagger Wednesday night.
Perhaps you were among the 21,...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 8:13 PM
DURHAM, N.C. — Terrell Stoglin sat slumped on the Maryland bench in the second half of Saturday's game, his body radiating displeasure.
To Stoglin's left, Terps coach Mark Turgeon gazed at the Cameron Indoor Stadium rafters as if in search of...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 8:14 PM
Virginia lost again at Duke on Thursday night. But this one felt different than most, if not all, the Cavaliers’ defeats in an 0-for-15 stretch at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The Blue Devils survived 61-58 when last-second 3-pointers by Virginia’...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:01 PM
As basketball observers go, Mike Krzyzewski and Austin Rivers have impeccable credentials. One’s a Hall of Fame coach, the other a future first-round draft choice whose dad guided the NBA’s most storied franchise to a championship.
| Feb 17, 2012
| 10:08 AM
Today (Feb. 23), less than a week after this post, Mason Plumlee was named first-team Academic All-America.
International travel carries many requirements, passport, patience and Pepto-Bismol among them. For Mason...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 12:03 PM
All season, Virginia's Mike Scott has served as his team's lone dependable offensive threat on a game-by-game basis, while Bethel High graduate Jontel Evans has been U.Va.'s primary defensive catalyst.
Without either of them, climbing to the fourth...