| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Virginia's Joe Harris and Virginia Tech's Erick Green are experiencing very different seasons with their respective men's basketball teams, but they can say they have one characteristic in common.
They're both officially part of the Atlantic Coast...
| 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...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 1:27 PM
In the surging sea of blue-and-orange clad humanity that swarmed onto the John Paul Jones Arena floor after Virginia’s 73-68 win against No. 3 Duke, U.Va.’s players lived out the kind of frenzied postgame celebration that had previously only...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Getting big home wins in January against North Carolina and N.C. State were steps in the right direction for a Virginia program hoping to get back to the NCAA tournament for a second straight season, but one fact remains.
Those Atlantic Coast Conference...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:45 PM
For the first time in nearly three weeks Thursday, Duke was able to exhale. There was no rematch with North Carolina State, road escape at Boston College, biannual bloodletting against North Carolina or farewell trip to Maryland.
Instead, the sixth-...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 5:06 PM
As he sat next to his wife, Sonya, watching their son, Seth, torch Virginia Tech from 3-point range in the first half, Dell Curry never cheered, never rose from his seat behind Duke’s bench and never even clapped his hands.
Dell had to be...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 10:26 PM
For a precious few moments — as Maryland students rushed the floor and enveloped the players after a rare and sorely needed victory over No. 2 Duke — the Terps, their fans and beleaguered coach could embrace the occasion and forget about the...