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  • Luke DeCock: Krzyzewski's longevity as notable as his record

    DURHAM, N.C. There are only a handful of people who can comprehend the sheer amount of time invested in winning 1,000 basketball games, a mark Mike Krzyzewski will attempt to reach Sunday. Syracuse's Jim Boeheim, his new ACC rival and old coaching partner...
  • Are ACC's home courts more imposing than old Big East's?

    Are ACC's home courts more imposing than old Big East's?
    Virginia has won 20 consecutive home basketball games. Moreover, the Cavaliers have won 20 straight at John Paul Jones Arena versus ACC opponents. Duke’s home winning streak was 41 games prior to last week’s loss to Miami. Virginia Tech...
  • Jefferson and Okafor combine for 37 points, No. 4 Duke beats No. 6 Louisville 63-52

    Nice as it was to finally halt the losing streak, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski cautioned against reading too much into Saturday's 63-52 win over No. 6 Louisville. That's asking a lot considering how effective the Blue Devils' zone defense was in denying...
  • Duke 'D' stifles Louisville in 63-52 victory

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said he would evaluate and make changes after the loss to Miami. He was true to his word. Duke played a 2-3 matchup zone defense for the majority of the game, and the result was a Blue Devils 63-52 win over...
  • Sideline Chatter: He fails when it comes to telling fact from fiction

    Let's just say Mark Jackson wasn't the quickest study in NBA history. "When I played for Rick Pitino in New York, he kept telling me I was the best point guard in the game," the ESPN commentator recounted during Wednesday's Blazers-Clippers telecast....
  • Rodriguez helps Miami dominate 2nd half to stun No. 4 Duke 90-74, end Devils' long home streak

    Suddenly, fourth-ranked Duke looks a bit lost. The defense isn't there. The 3-point shots aren't falling. And its Hall of Fame coach senses a lack of confidence from his freshman-led team. Now Mike Krzyzewski will see how his Blue Devils respond to two...
  • No. 25 Wyoming returns to AP Top 25; 2 top-10 matchups headline week's AP Top 25 schedule

    It took Wyoming nearly three decades to get back into the AP Top 25. Now Larry Shyatt's Cowboys get the chance to stick around. Back in the poll for the first time since 1988, No. 25 Wyoming hosts San Diego State on Wednesday night as it tries to stay...
  • Virginia Tech's trip to play No. 6 Louisville opens possible stretch of four straight games vs. ranked foes

    It’s been a while since coach Buzz Williams has seen a stretch like the one Virginia Tech is about to confront, but at least he’s no stranger to it. That’s more than can be said for his young team in Blacksburg. They’re about...
  • Paige's late basket helps No. 18 UNC rally from 13 down to beat No. 5 Louisville 72-71 in ACC

    Marcus Paige ignored the pain in his twice-injured right foot, put his head down and drove toward the rim. He sent a shot high on the backboard that dropped through the net, giving No. 18 North Carolina a comeback win that might also jolt the preseason...
  • ACC's benching of referee Karl Hess proper, overdue, inevitable

    ACC's benching of referee Karl Hess proper, overdue, inevitable
    With six Final Fours and nine ACC tournament finals on his résumé, Karl Hess’ officiating chops are beyond reproach. But I never cared for his confrontational style, and it’s exactly that approach that led the conference to bench him....
  • Which ACC basketball team will remain undefeated the longest?

    Three of Division I college basketball’s undefeated teams reside in the ACC. Humans and mathematical formulas alike rank Duke, Virginia and Louisville among the nation’s top 10, and all are capable of reaching the Final Four in Indianapolis....