| Jan 17, 2013
Ten days ago, Virginia was relishing a home victory over North Carolina in the teams' ACC basketball opener. With two winnable road games on the horizon, a 3-0 conference start certainly was plausible.
Meanwhile, Duke had ascended to No. 1 in the...
| 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.
| 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 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 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 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...
| 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 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 28, 2013
| 10:26 PM
Springsteen was a different kind of loud and certainly more sustained. Stevie Van Zandt riffing on guitar, the Big Man wailing on sax, and The Boss himself at full throttle.
But other than that evening, I’ve never heard John Paul Jones Arena...