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  • Ryan Kelly’s younger brother added to Duke roster

    College Basketball Talk "Duke released their roster for the 2014-2015 season this week, and the only name that was a surprise was Sean Kelly. Kelly is a 6-foot-3 senior guard that will walk-on to the team. He’s the younger brother of Ryan Kelly, the 6-foot-11 former Duke forward that graduated in 2013. He’s currently..." July 03

  • How Rodney Hood used his redshirt year at Duke to transform into possible lottery pick

    Pro Basketball Talk "Among 2014 NBA Draft prospects, Rodney Hood has the unique experience of being one of the few early entrants who transferred schools and had a redshirt year. After Hood spent his freshman season at Mississippi State under former head coach Rick Stansbury in 2011-12, the native of Meridian,..." June 01

  • Coach K: Chris Mullin the recruit 'who got away'

    SI - NCAAB - One and One "Mike Krzyzewski has recruited some of the top high school players in the country during his tenure at Duke. From Grant Hill to Jay Williams to Jahlil Okafor, a long line of heralded prospects have joined the Blue Devils. Of course, Kryzyzewski has had his share of recruiting misses, too. Answering..." May 30

  • Kentucky has best odds to win the 2014-2015 Men’s Basketball National Title

    College Basketball Talk "As you might have expected, after losing just two players to the NBA Draft, Kentucky has become the favorite to win the national title at 5/1 odds. Duke (9/1) and Wisconsin (16/1) round out the top three, but the most interesting bet here seems to be Arizona, who is getting 16/1 odds. After..." April 28

  • Observations: Jahlil Okafor best college big man since Tim Duncan?

    CBSSports.com "1. Duke's Jahlil Okafor is going to remind people of Tim Duncan. I'm not saying Okafor is going to be Tim Duncan because that wouldn't be fair. Duncan is one of the best big men to ever basketball at any level, but Okafor is going to be the best pure center that the college game has seen in..." April 24

  • Blue Devils land transfer Sean Obi

    ESPN.com "The Duke Blue Devils have landed Rice Owls transfer Sean Obi. The 6-foot-9, 265-pound big man told ESPN.com that he committed to Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils on Monday night. The Nigerian native averaged 11.4 points and led Conference USA in rebounding (9.3) as a freshman this past..." April 21

  • Rodney Hood leaves Duke for draft

    ESPN.com "One day after freshman star Jabari Parker officially left for the NBA, fellow Duke forward Rodney Hood did the same. The 6-foot-8 Hood, who played just one season in Durham after transferring from Mississippi State, is considered a definitive first-rounder by many NBA executives and could wind..." April 18

  • Duke’s Jabari Parker will make 2014 NBA Draft decision on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker was honored with the Wayman Tisdale Award as college basketball’s top freshman on Monday, but the 6-foot-8 forward will also decide on his future this week, according to a report from the AP. Parker — in Oklahoma City to accept the Tisdale Award — told the AP..." April 15

  • Arizona favored to win next year's college hoops title

    Covers.com "The nets at AT&T Stadium in Dallas are just freshly cut down by national champions Connecticut, but that doesn't mean we cant start looking ahead to futures for the winner of next year's Big Dance. The Arizona Wildcats and head coach Sean Miller, were oh so close to this year's Final Four and..." April 09

  • What went wrong with ACC hoops this season

    Fox Sports South "The numbers aren't pretty for the ACC, any way you slice it. A hoops-dominated conference that recently expanded in the hopes of becoming the nation's preeminent basketball league missed on that mark in Year 1. And it's been trending downward for quite some time. This marks the fourth..." April 02

  • Duke commit Grayson Allen is the player you will love to hate

    SB Nation "Meet Grayson Allen, a 6'4 shooting guard from Jacksonville Fla. He's going to Duke next year, and he already knows you're going to hate him. "I think it's going to be a lot of fun," Allen said of the taunting he's expecting from opposing fans next season on Tuesday at the media session for the..." April 02

  • Several scouts believe Jabari Parker will return to Duke

    Sporting News "Duke forward Jabari Parker — projected as the No. 1 pick by Sporting News — will be a surefire lottery pick if he chooses to enter the NBA draft. But that may not be enough for Parker, who is considering a second collegiate season, according to Chad Ford of ESPN.com (via Real GM). Multiple NBA..." April 02

  • Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski to interview for Marquette job

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski will interview with Marquette, according to the Durham Herald Sun. He has been with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski for 19 years, four as a decorated point guard and 15 as an assistant. Coach Wojo, as he is known, would be a good hire based on his..." April 01

  • Marquette hires Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski as coach

    CBSSports.com "Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Marquette, a source told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. A formal announcement is expected soon. CBSSports.com previously reported that Wojciechowski interviewed with Marquette..." April 01

  • Creighton's Doug McDermott leads Wooden All-America Team

    CBSSports.com "Senior Doug McDermott is the headliners on the 10-member Wooden All-American Team announced Monday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The first team -- all finalists for the Wooden Award, presented by the LAAC to honor the college basketball player of the year -- features Creighton's McDermott,..." April 01

  • Johnson, Napier, Stauskas lead NABC All-America team

    CBSSports.com "The National Association of Basketball Coaches named its 2013-14 All-America teams Thursday, with a trio of players still alive in the NCAA Tournament named to the first team. Arizona's Nick Johnson, UConn's Shabazz Napier and Michigan's Nik Stauskas join Creighton's Doug McDermott and Duke's..." March 28

  • Coach K plan: At least 5 more years at Duke

    ESPN.com "Mike Krzyzewski will remain synonymous with Duke for the forseeable future, as the coach said Wednesday that he plans to coach the Blue Devils for at least five more seasons. "I'm looking forward to the next five years," Krzyzewski said during his end-of-season address to reporters. "What do we..." March 27

  • Will Jabari Parker stay at Duke, team with Jahlil Okafor?

    CSN Chicago "A first-round exit to Mercer was not how Jabari Parker expected capping his freshman season at Duke. And it's because of that shocking upset in the NCAA tournament that many are speculating that Parker, who's expected to be selected as one of the top picks in the NBA Draft, might opt to stay in..." March 26

  • Grant Hill, Shaquille O'Neal headline 2014 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame class

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Grant Hill and Shaquille O'Neal had long, successful NBA careers, but before making their impact as pros they terrorized their opponents as college stars at Duke And LSU, respectively. Now they're being recognized for their collegiate greatness. The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame..." March 25

  • Five-star shooting guard Luke Kennard announces committment to Duke

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Luke Kennard, a five-star shooting guard of Franklin, Ohio, announced his commitment to Duke during an assembly at his high school on Monday evening. Rated by Rivals.com the No. 16 overall prospect in the 2015 recruiting class, Kennard chose the Blue Devils over Ohio State and Kentucky. "I..." March 24

  • Roddy White tries to get out of March Madness season-ticket bet

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons receiver Roddy White plans only to partially pay off a March Madness bet he made with a fan on Twitter. After White tweeted that he thought Duke would win the NCAA Championship, he heard from a fan on Twitter named Dylan Hoyt who said that Mercer (located 90 miles south of Atlanta)..." March 23

  • Roddy White kind of pays off bet to fan who picked Mercer-Duke upset

    CBSSports.com "If you're interested in Atlanta Falcons season tickets and you don't want to pay for them, then just go argue college basketball with Roddy White on Twitter and you might get them for free. That's what one fan did. White was asked on March 18 how far he thought Duke would go in the NCAA..." March 22

  • Mercer shocks No. 3 seed Duke for first NCAA tourney win

    CBSSports.com "Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA Tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71 on Friday. Jakob Gollon added 20 points for the 14th-seeded Bears. The senior-laden Bears were simply too much for a Duke team with stars Rodney Hood and freshman..." March 21

  • Mercer Advances to Round of 32 with 78-71 Win over No. 3 Duke

    MercerBears.com "In what may be described as one of the biggest upsets in recent NCAA Tournament history, the No. 14 seeded Mercer men's basketball team made all the plays down the stretch to capture a 78-71 win over No. 3 seeded Duke in the second round of the Midwest Regional on Friday afternoon at PNC Arena...." March 21

  • Mercer Basketball to Meet Duke in NCAA Second Round

    MercerBears.com "The Mercer men's basketball team received the No. 14 seed in the in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional as announced by the tournament selection committee on Sunday evening. Mercer is set to face third-seeded Duke on Friday at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., with game time scheduled for 12:15..." March 20

  • A Guard's Game

    Durham Herald-Sun "Duke has played games where it displayed a more traditional player rotation and others where Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski has subbed five guys in as a group. Postseason play, more specifically the NCAA Tournament, means things could change again, particularly with perimeter..." March 20

  • Jabari Parker finds a new home

    The Duke Chronicle "In his first—and likely only—season with the Blue Devils, Jabari Parker wasted no time becoming one of college basketball's household names. But Parker did not just come to Duke to score 19.3 points per game, learn from head coach Mike Krzyzewski and have a shot at hoisting a national championship..." March 20

  • Krzyzewski’s idea of building around Parker and Hood became reality

    Charlotte Observer "After Duke beat N.C. State in the ACC tournament, Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski, Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood all sat in a row, fielding questions from the media. Midway through, Krzyzewski was asked if, since Parker has commanded such a national spotlight, Hood has been unfairly stuck in his..." March 19

  • Jabari Parker named Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year

    CBSSports.com "Duke forward Jabari Parker has been named the Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year. Parker will be presented with the award on April 14 in Oklahoma City. Kansas' Joel Embiid, Syracuse's Tyler Ennis, Kentucky's Julius Randle and Kansas' Andrew Wiggins round out the Freshman All-America..." March 18

  • No. 6 Virginia Cavaliers Clinch ACC Title Over No. 7 Duke, 72-63

    VirginiaSports.com "Malcolm Brogdon scored 23 points and No. 6 Virginia claimed its first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title since 1976 by beating No. 7 Duke 72-63 on Sunday. Tournament MVP Joe Harris added 15 points and hit the backbreaking 3-pointer with just under 2 minutes remaining for the top-seeded..." March 17

  • Duke 75, N.C. State 67

    ProSportsDaily "Jabari Parker scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures as the Blue Devils advanced to the ACC championship game. Duke (26-7) will face Virginia in the conference title game at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday after getting 16 points from Rasheed Sulaimon and 14 points each from Rodney Hood..." March 16

  • Duke squeaks by Clemson

    Fox Sports Carolinas "Duke (25-7) hung on to edge Clemson (20-12) in the final ACC Tournament quarterfinal. Three of the four games on Friday came down to the end, and two of the four saw one team lose a large lead but still hang on for the win. Duke was the victim in the final game of the night, losing a 13-point..." March 15

  • Report: ACC finalizing deal to move tournament to Brooklyn

    CBSSports.com "During conference realignment, there has always been the thought that the ACC would eventually move its conference tournament to Madison Square Garden. Even after the Big East and MSG extended their deal to 2026, the discussion was still there. According to a report late Thursday night by Pete..." March 14

  • Basketball Writers Association names 13/14 All-Americans

    USBWA.com "The 2013-14 USBWA Men's All-America Team features seven seniors, including forward Doug McDermott of Creighton, who becomes just the 19th player in the 58-year history of the team to earn three-time USBWA All-America honors. Based on regular-season performance, the entire USBWA membership of..." March 12

  • Parker, Warren, Paige on all-ACC first team

    Durham Herald-Sun "A Duke program that’s seen so much excellence over the years experienced a rarity on Monday. On the same day he was named first-team all-ACC, Duke’s Jabari Parker joined Austin Rivers in 2012 as the only two Blue Devils freshmen to be named a first-team all-American. The Sporting News..." March 11

  • Parker scores career-high 30 as Duke stops North Carolina, 93-81

    Durham Herald-Sun "Just three nights earlier, Duke’s Jabari Parker fumed following the Blue Devils loss at Wake Forest. He blamed himself for not delivering winning plays and vowed to do so in the future. Consider that promised delivered. Parker scored a season-best 30 points as No. 4 Duke pulled away from..." March 09

  • Four freshmen listed among 15 finalists for Wooden Award

    CBSSports.com "The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Saturday the 15 finalists for the 2014 John R. Wooden Award, which is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player. The 15 finalists are: (Players listed in alphabetical order) Kyle Anderson (UCLA) Cleanthony Early..." March 08

  • Deacs Deck Duke - Wake Forest beats #4 Duke 82-72

    Durham Herald-Sun "March is the month when college basketball teams strive to be their best. No. 4 Duke fell far short of that goal Wednesday night. The Blue Devils let a struggling Wake Forest team score 17 consecutive points during a second-half run that gave the Demon Deacons an 82-72 upset win in ACC..." March 06

  • Mike Krzyzewski OK after dizziness

    ESPN.com "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has "improved considerably" after feeling dizzy and light-headed during and after Wednesday night's loss at Wake Forest. Krzyzewski had to take a knee during a timeout late in the game and missed his postgame news conference. He was examined by the team medical staff..." March 06

  • McDermott, Parker, Wiggins among 10 players still on Naismith list

    CBSSports.com "The Atlanta TipOff Club on Friday announced the 10 national semifinalists for the 2014 Naismith Trophy. Listed alphabetically, they are: Tyler Ennis (Syracuse) Nick Johnson (Arizona) Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati) Doug McDermott (Creighton) Shabazz Napier (Connecticut)..." February 28

  • Duke Gets Bye

    Durham Herald-Sun "With the finish line of a marathon stretch of games quickly approaching, No.6 Duke put a quick end to Virginia Tech’s upset hopes Tuesday night. Playing their fifth game in 11 days, the Blue Devils built a 20-point lead 10 minutes into the game, survived a sluggish stretch and whipped the..." February 26

  • Duke 66, Virginia Tech 48

    ProSportsDaily "Rodney Hood scored 21 points as the Blue Devils cruised past the Hokies to stretch the nation’s longest homecourt winning streak to 32 games. Rasheed Sulaimon added 15 points and made four 3-pointers for Duke (23-6, 12-4 ACC). Jabari Parker contributed 11 points, 12 rebounds, three steals and..." February 26

  • Krzyzewski on Marshall Plumlee: ‘He’ll have a more and more prominent role’

    Charlotte Observer "After logging a career-high in minutes and blocks and collecting at least five rebounds for just the third time in his career, Marshall Plumlee was asked if the Syracuse game, specifically the first half, was his finest collegiate moment to date. “I don’t know, I guess that’s up for viewer’s..." February 25

  • Duke works past Syracuse, holds on amid wild finish

    CBSSports.com "The rematch of one of college basketball's best games of the season ended with Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim ejected after he charged onto the court to argue a block/charge call. Rodney Hood scored 13 points and drew that game-changing charging call that helped No. 5 Duke beat No. 1 Syracuse..." February 23

  • X Factor: Duke basketball vs. Syracuse

    The Duke Chronicle "The Blue Devils take on the Orange of Syracuse at 7 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Before every basketball game, we’ll break down a player on each team who could be the difference-maker in the upcoming contest. Duke: forward Amile Jefferson Jefferson has struggled offensively in his past..." February 22

  • North Carolina takes advantage of lifeless Duke in second half

    Charlotte Observer "There are painted white cinder blocks that separate the Duke locker room from the outside hallway in the depths of the Smith Center. Mike Krzyzewski’s voice penetrated through them as he addressed his Blue Devils after they lost 74-66 at North Carolina, letting a second-half lead slip away as they..." February 21

  • Leslie McDonald helps UNC knock off No. 5 Duke 74-66

    Charlotte Observer "There are any number of ways to explain North Carolina’s 74-66 victory over fifth-ranked Duke, one that had a sea of light blue filling the Smith Center court late Thursday night. Tar Heels senior Leslie McDonald, in the most challenging of seasons, rediscovered his jump shot. Point guard..." February 21

  • Syracuse basketball attempts to put BC loss aside and focus on Duke

    Syracuse.com "It had been more than 10 months since Syracuse players lost a basketball game. Not since Michigan eliminated the Orange from national title contention last April had SU players experienced defeat. Orange players greeted reporters in the trauma of Wednesday's Boston College loss with honest..." February 20

  • Into The Fire

    Durham Herald-Sun "The preliminaries are done and No. 5 Duke can focus squarely on the two mammoth games looming the rest of the week. The Blue Devils were keenly focused on Georgia Tech Tuesday night at McCamish Pavilion, unleashing a torrent of offense early and stingy defense all night in a 68-51 ACC win over..." February 19

  • Duke basketball's backcourt by committee

    The Duke Chronicle "The Blue Devils went down to Georgia Tuesday and secured another crucial ACC win, but one thing they haven't secured is a starting lineup. In the past eight games, guards Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon have split Duke's fifth starting spot right down the middle—four games apiece. The Blue..." February 19

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