| Mar 21, 2014
| 11:57 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71 Friday.
Jakob Gollon added 20 points for the 14th-seeded Bears.
The senior-laden Bears were...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 9:51 AM
The ACC’s big four this basketball season are indisputable: Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Virginia and Duke have been the league’s class to date. A more nuanced task is parsing the quartet.
Is undefeated and second-ranked Syracuse truly the Fab...
| Jan 14, 2014
DURHAM, N.C. — Ratings magnet Duke and its iconic arena, Cameron Indoor Stadium, were naturals for the ACC's Big Monday debut. With the league taking over the coveted television window from the Big East, ESPN wanted to showcase two of the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:24 PM
DURHAM, N.C. — Virginia's Akil Mitchell clapped his hands together three times after a timeout, a broad smile adorning his face as he crossed midcourt with U.Va. ahead at Duke for the first time by a point.
The clock showed 36.5 seconds left after...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Late in the 2010 season that would end with his program’s fourth national championship, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and I spent more than an hour talking about leadership. Few topics engage him more, and as we discussed his roles with the Blue Devils...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:50 AM
A couple of observations from Duke’s 80-63 win over UCLA on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden:
Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski is a master of the post-game news conference. Or at least he was after his eighth-ranked Blue Devils played well in a...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:26 PM
BLACKSBURG — Though he hasn't set foot on a basketball court in an Atlantic Coast Conference game yet, Virginia Tech's Adam Smith saw enough last season while sitting on the bench to know he's ready.
If nothing else, the kid doesn't lack...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:30 PM
His father has said it's between Duke and Michigan State. Jabari Parker countered by saying recently that there still were five schools in contention for his oral commitment. The world will find out at 3 p.m. Thursday where the Simeon senior has decided...
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Monday afternoon, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski discussed the improbability of an undefeated college basketball season. Tuesday evening, even as his top-ranked Blue Devils remained unscathed, his words rang true.
The first component Krzyzewski mentioned...
| 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...
| 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...