| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Random Monday musings as the ACC releases its all-conference basketball teams and prepares for the league tournament in Atlanta.
* Short of a hanging chad, can’t imagine how any of my media brethren failed to vote Virginia forward Mike Scott...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 7:52 AM
The non-conference portion of the ACC basketball season ended in familiar fashion Wednesday night. Duke won with defense, Miami beat a quality opponent, Georgia Tech bested a lightweight, and Florida State endured a disappointing loss.
| Jan 25, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Most college basketball coaches never like their teams to play an opponent that has just been blown out.
As much as Maryland fans enjoyed seeing Duke get embarrassed at Miami on Wednesday night, I’m sure Mark Turgeon did not. It equaled the...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 2:29 AM
Virginia Tech’s Erick Green has led the nation in scoring for about a month, and retaining that stature would be notable on several levels. But there’s another Green statistic that worries Hokies coach James Johnson.
Green leads the ACC in...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports.
Maryland finally got an ACC road victory and has won two in a row. Are the Terps on the right track?...