| Mar 12, 2013
Miami won the ACC regular season outright and went a combined 7-1 against teams in the top half of the standings. Duke is 18-0 when at full strength and fresh off a road victory over neighborhood rival North Carolina.
Yet the top two seeds for this...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:59 AM
Coach Mark Turgeon is hoarse with a bad cold, scoring leader Dez Wells has been nursing a sore knee since midway through the ACC tournament, and Maryland has had to get over playing four games in seven days and not making the NCAA tournament.
| Mar 22, 2013
PHILADELPHIA — Albany's players know coach Will Brown isn't jerking their chain. Yes, they can shock Duke on Friday. Yes, they can torch millions of NCAA tournament brackets.
"A 15 (seed) has beaten a two," Brown said Thursday. "So when you talk...
| Mar 23, 2013
PHILADELPHIA — Albany coach Will Brown said Thursday that Duke was the best team in this NCAA tournament. The Blue Devils didn't approach that rare air Friday against Brown's Great Danes.
No, this isn't some Carolina-blue time warp in which Duke...
| Mar 24, 2013
PHILADELPHIA — For the first time in 23 years, Duke has three established senior starters and leaders. Moreover, Mason Plumlee, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly offer compelling stories, collectively and individually.
They've celebrated a national...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Duke has won 29 games this basketball season. None like this. Foul trouble: check. Frigid shooting: check. Stars MIA: check. Rookies tested like never before: check.
The Blue Devils experienced all of the above Sunday night against Creighton in the NCAA...
| Mar 6, 2013
DURHAM, N.C. — For the second time in two weeks Tuesday, Duke punished Virginia Tech. The Blue Devils again shredded the Hokies' defense, especially from beyond the 3-point arc, committed precious few turnovers and survived Erick Green's nightly...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:24 AM
In our one-and-done college basketball culture, rare is the elite program with multiple seniors playing marquee roles. Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke honored three.
Mason Plumlee, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly are the Blue Devils’ top...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Isaiah Wilkins’ commitment to Virginia this week brings additional NBA pedigree to the Cavaliers’ future roster.
A 6-foot-8 senior forward at the Greater Atlanta Christian School, Wilkins is the stepson of former NBA all-star Dominique...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 12:13 PM
For the first time since 1959-61, ACC basketball has gone three consecutive years without a Final Four representative. Only four league teams made the tournament, fewer than the Mountain West, Pacific 12 and Atlantic 10, and the conference’s lone...
| May 27, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Duke faithful used to worry that coaching the pros would lure Mike Krzyzewski away from the Blue Devils. The Celtics called, the Lakers called, and heaven knows who else.
Never mind the notion that a college basketball lifer wouldn’t translate...