Duke Rumors & News

  • Harry Giles joins Jayson Tatum in declaring for NBA Draft

    The Duke Chronicle "Almost a week after losing swingman Jayson Tatum when he declared for the NBA Draft, the Blue Devils will now say good-bye to his close friend Harry Giles. Giles announced his decision to join Tatum in June's NBA Draft Tuesday afternoon. He is currently projected as a mid-to late first-round..." March 28

  • Christian Laettner praises Luke Maye, trolls Kentucky

    ESPN "Apparently even Duke and North Carolina's rivalry takes a backseat when there's a chance to send a dig at Kentucky. On Sunday night, former Duke All-American Christian Laettner congratulated North Carolina's Luke Maye, whose last-second jumper beat Kentucky to send the Tar Heels to the Final..." March 27

  • Duke's Chase Jeter, former 5-star, to transfer

    Campus Insiders "Chase Jeter arrived at Duke as one of the most highly recruited high school prospects in the country, and the immense expectations seemed justified. Jeter now will try to live up to them elsewhere. Duke announced on Thursday that Jeter intends to transfer following the spring semester and..." March 23

  • A year after Coach K, Oregon Ducks' Dillon Brooks has learned to play under the spotlight

    Oregonian "Dillon Brooks hasn't watched tape from the last time the Oregon Ducks lost in the NCAA Tournament. It was almost exactly a year ago. Elite Eight. Oklahoma 80, Oregon 68. Season over. Brooks had just seven points in the loss. He had as many turnovers -- three -- as field goals and fouled out..." March 23

  • South Carolina stuns second-seeded Duke

    The Sports Xchange "GREENVILLE, S.C. -- South Carolina showed a full array of toughness at an ideal time. The Gamecocks collected a gigantic prize as a result. Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points and seventh-seeded South Carolina used sudden hot shooting in the second half to knock second-seeded Duke out..." March 20

  • NCAA's political stance gave Duke essentially a road game vs. South Carolina

    CBS Sports "You can easily make the argument that Duke would have lost against South Carolina no matter where those teams played that game on Sunday night. The seventh-seeded Gamecocks dropped 65 second-half points on No. 2 Duke to win 88-81 in an East Regional Round of 32 game, giving the tournament its..." March 20

  • Allen, Tatum lead Duke past Troy

    The Sports Xchange "GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Duke brought its sharp-shooting stroke into the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils rained a bunch of early long-range shots and that helped carry them in Friday night's first-round game. Grayson Allen scored 21 points and Jayson Tatum racked up 18 as early..." March 17

  • No. 2 seed Duke favored in Vegas to win national championship

    ESPN "Duke is a No. 2 seed, but the Blue Devils are the favorites to win the NCAA tournament at multiple Las Vegas sportsbooks. The Wynn and Westgate SuperBook each installed Duke as the favorite at 5-1 on Sunday afternoon after the bracket was released. William Hill's Nevada sportsbook, however,..." March 13

  • No. 14 Duke makes history in winning ACC title

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- During the final 10 minutes of Duke's epic four games in four days run to the ACC Tournament title, coach Mike Krzyzewski never called one play. He just kept saying, "motion, motion." The plan worked as the No. 14 and fifth-seeded Blue Devils (27-8) became the first team in ACC..." March 12

  • Duke takes down UNC in ACC semis

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The potential weariness of playing three games in three days this late in the season didn't stop No. 14 Duke from staging a dramatic second-half comeback against No. 6 and top-seeded North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament on Friday. The fifth-seeded Blue Devils..." March 10

  • Coach K stands with Grayson Allen: 'I've got his back all the time'

    USA Today "No college basketball player has been scrutinized more this season than Duke’s Grayson Allen, fairly or unfairly — there is no in-between on a player as polarizing as Allen. It hasn’t helped that he’s gotten himself whistled for multiple technicals this season (including in Wednesday’s win..." March 10

  • Down by 12, Duke rallies to beat Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In a game that could be a preview of a late-round game in the NCAA Tournament, Wednesday afternoon's matchup pitting No. 5 seed Duke and No. 4 seed Louisville had to be limited to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. The 14th-ranked Blue Devils reeled off their second win in..." March 09

  • Duke holds off Clemson in ACC tourney

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- If Duke should go where no ACC tournament team has ventured, winning four games in four days en route to the title, it will need the type of production it received from its starters in Wednesday's 79-72 second-round win over Clemson. Luke Kennard, Jayson Tatum and Frank Jackson..." March 08

  • No. 5 North Carolina rebuffs No. 17 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The only way for No. 5 North Carolina to find real joy at the end of the regular season was to finish with pizzazz. Joel Berry II scored 28 points and North Carolina pulled away in the final minutes to defeat No. 17 Duke 90-83 in another riveting clash between the ACC..." March 04

  • Jackson helps No. 17 Duke hold off No. 15 Florida State

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke celebrated Senior Night and welcomed a key contribution from a freshman Tuesday night. Freshman guard Frank Jackson took over for a stretch as No. 13 Duke blitzed No. 15 Florida State 75-70 to win its home finale Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. "Our..." February 28

  • Brown, Miami take down No. 10 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami guard Bruce Brown may only be a freshman, but he is quickly establishing himself as a "big game" player. Brown, who had a career-high 30 points in a rout of North Carolina earlier this season, scored a game-high 25 points and was the only one on his team in double..." February 25

  • Grayson Allen, battling ankle injury, ruled out for Duke's game against Miami

    CBS Sports "According to a report from Greg Gumbel of CBS Sports, Duke star guard Grayson Allen, who is nursing an ankle injury will not play Saturday when the No. 10 Blue Devils face Miami in Coral Gables. Allen has missed just two games all season for Duke this season before Saturday, once for a..." February 25

  • Gillon's late heroics lift Syracuse over No. 10 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- In a historic matchup of legendary coaches, Syracuse's John Gillon took center stage. Gillon's 3-point bank shot at the buzzer lifted the Orange to a 78-75 victory over the 10th-ranked Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at the Carrier..." February 22

  • No. 12 Duke holds off Wake Forest behind Kennard's 23

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Even with six players scoring in double figures and breaking out from some recent low offensive numbers, it came down to defense for No. 12 Duke on Saturday. The Blue Devils thwarted three consecutive Wake Forest possessions in the final minute, pulling out a 99-94 victory..." February 18

  • No. 12 Duke defeats No. 14 Virginia to extend winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Up just four points with less than three minutes to play with the Virginia crowd pleading for a stop, the shot clock was ticking away as Duke guard Jayson Tatum handled the ball at the top of the arc. With no time to spare, the freshman flicked a nearly effortless 20-footer..." February 16

  • Kennard, No. 18 Duke fend off Clemson

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Not only did No. 18 Duke have to overcome Clemson on Saturday afternoon, but the Blue Devils had to deal with human nature as well. Two days after a showdown with its biggest rival, Duke didn't secure a 64-62 victory until Clemson's last possession went awry. The game..." February 11

  • No. 18 Duke outlasts No. 8 North Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- With the spotlight shining on him again because of good play, Duke guard Grayson Allen showed more signs of regaining a comfort level. He picked a big stage to do so. Allen scored 25 points and No. 18 Duke defeated No. 8 North Carolina 86-78 in a back-and-forth battle..." February 09

  • No. 21 Duke beats Pitt in Coach K's return

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski felt liking crying when Saturday afternoon's game began but he was all smiles afterward. Freshman guard Frank Jackson scored eight points in a late four-minute stretch and Grayson Allen had 21 points to ignite No. 21 Duke, which marked the return of..." February 04

  • Hard to believe, but Duke's Grayson Allen whistled for tripping again

    CBS Sports "In Duke's 72-64 victory vs. Pitt on Saturday, Blue Devils star Grayson Allen was once again at the center of controversy. Allen, who served a one-game suspension earlier this season for tripping an Elon player in mid-December, has been at the center of several controversial plays since..." February 04

  • Did Grayson Allen stomp on opponent's foot?

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Grayson Allen is under a microscope, but that apparently isn't stopping the Duke guard from apparently suspicious behavior. In Monday night's game against Notre Dame, Allen appears to stomp on Temple Gibbs' foot. Gibbs falls to the floor on a play away from the ball." January 31

  • Allen propels No. 21 Duke past No. 20 Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Grayson Allen scored 21 points and Jayson Tatum added 19 as No. 21 Duke delivered another big Atlantic Coast Conference road win Monday, beating No. 20 Notre Dame 84-74. Luke Kennard and Matt Jones had 16 points apiece for the Blue Devils, who have won two straight --..." January 30

  • Kennard, No. 17 Duke rally past Wake Forest

    The Sports Xchange "WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- With an unlikely chance to win based on how Saturday afternoon's game unfolded, Duke was going to get the ball to Luke Kennard on the final possession. It couldn't have worked out better for the No. 17 Blue Devils. Kennard's 3-point basket from the right wing..." January 28

  • Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski bans players from locker room, report says

    Sporting News "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is not happy with how his team has been playing, so he resorted to an unusual tactic. According to a report from ESPN, Krzyzewski has decided to ban his players from the locker room. The team reportedly also is forbidden from wearing any Duke apparel or..." January 26

  • Ted Cruz acknowledges Grayson Allen look-alike in great tweet

    Larry Brown Sports "Senator Ted Cruz earned some major street cred among sports fans with a perfect tweet sent on Tuesday. Sports blog Deadspin asked on Twitter for people to send “proof” of Cruz playing basketball. The senator himself responded perfectly by sharing a photo of Duke’s Grayson Allen, showing that he..." January 25

  • Grayson Allen appears to shove NC State player while walking to Duke bench

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Grayson Allen has once again found himself in a controversial exchange. As the Duke guard was walking to the Blue Devils' bench in the first half of Monday's game against NC State, Allen and NC State's Terry Henderson got tangled up, and Allen appeared to shove Henderson. It also looked like..." January 24

  • Duke’s Chase Jeter ruled out with herniated disc in back

    Fanrag Sports "Duke Blue Devils’ sophomore center Chase Jeter underwent a procedure on Monday to correct an issue with a herniated disc in his lower back. So far this season, Jeter has appeared in 16 games but sat out during the team’s win over Miami on Saturday due to the injury. Despite averaging just 14.9..." January 24

  • Smith lifts N.C. State to rare road win vs. No. 7 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Dennis Smith Jr. attended numerous games at Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium during the recruiting process. He probably never witnessed the type of show he put on in the building Monday night for the visiting team. Smith, a freshman guard, scored a season-best 32 points..." January 23

  • No. 18 Duke comes alive in second half to rally past Miami

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- A new lineup for the second half gave No. 18 Duke new life. And quite a bit more by the time the Blue Devils were finished Saturday night. Using an adjustment in personnel to launch the second half, Duke stormed past Miami in a comeback from a double-digit deficit to..." January 21

  • Grayson Allen's NBA Draft stock likely won't be affected by on-court antics

    Sporting News "We’ve seen his legs and arms flail as he cheap-shots opponents. We’ve seen his coach fail in levying a one-game suspension and somehow labeling it “indefinite.” We’ve seen Duke’s Grayson Allen flip and flop and agonize and take a hit or two. We’ve heard interim coach Jeff Capel say that scrutiny..." January 18

  • Yes, Grayson Allen needs to rein it in, but we're the ones who've gone too far

    CBS Sports "Grayson Allen has kicked opponents, embarrassed Duke, supposedly shoved an opposing assistant coach, had an on-the-bench meltdown and devolved from star player to reviled villain. Got it. Now let's move on. In the crash and rush of today's social-media driven frenzy, it's too easy for..." January 17

  • Louisville's Rick Pitino defends Grayson Allen's tripping habit, calls it a 'reflex'

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Aside from the bottom line that Louisville won the game, one of the most memorable aspects of the Cardinals' 78-69 victory over Duke Saturday was the KFC Yum! Center crowd's loud, game-long booing of Duke guard Grayson Allen. Allen, who has become college basketball's No. 1 villain for his..." January 15

  • No. 14 Louisville upends No. 7 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE -- No. 14 Louisville got 17 points and 11 rebounds from junior center Anas Mahmoud and forced No. 7 Duke into 18 turnovers during a 78-69 win on Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center. "Their big kid, Mahmoud, was terrific today," interim Duke coach Jeff Capel said. "He had a..." January 14

  • Florida State coach's defense of Grayson Allen actually makes 'shove' look worse

    CBS Sports "Another game, another Grayson Allen video that the world now needs to dissect. In this instance, an opposing coach is getting out in front of the issue and vehemently defending Duke's polarizing star. The Blue Devils were badly beaten by Florida State on Tuesday night, 88-72. (There's plenty of..." January 11

  • Duke's Grayson Allen shoves FSU assistant while chasing loose ball

    ESPN "Duke guard Grayson Allen, in his third game back since serving a one-game suspension for tripping an opponent in his third such incident in the past 10 months, shoved a Florida State assistant coach as he was falling into the seats late in the Blue Devils' 88-72 loss on Tuesday. The play, which..." January 11

  • Seminoles dump Duke in ACC Top-10 showdown

    The Sports Xchange "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The last time Florida State point guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes faced Duke, he went tumbling down thanks to an unsportsmanlike trip from embattled Blue Devils star guard Grayson Allen. On Tuesday night in the rematch, Rathan-Mayes got back on his feet in a big way. The..." January 10

  • Once the nation's top recruit, Duke's Harry Giles may finally get his moment

    CBS Sports "The most hyped freshman entering college basketball this season: Duke's Harry Giles. Well, it was supposed to be Giles. Then, a few weeks before the season started, it was announced Giles needed to have his knee scoped. He would miss an undetermined amount of time, but it would no doubt bleed..." January 10

  • Did Grayson Allen try to trip another player?

    NESN "Did Duke guard Grayson Allen try to trip another player again? In the Blue Devils’ Saturday game against Boston College, which aired on NESN, the preseason All-American appeared to stick his leg out when moving around a screen. Allen is coming off a one-game suspension for his third..." January 08

  • Duke's Jefferson to undergo tests on injured foot

    CBS Sports "The Duke Blue Devils escaped on Saturday afternoon with a 93-82 win over Boston College. But they didn't come out completely unscathed. Senior center Amile Jefferson, who is one of only a handful of Blue Devils who have played in every game this season, suffered an apparent foot injury in the..." January 08

  • Tatum carries Duke past Boston College

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke had to deal with a little game pressure by the end of Saturday afternoon's assignment, but the Blue Devils dealt with that amid a challenging stretch of the season. Freshman Jayson Tatum scored 22 points to lead six players in double figures as No. 8 Duke, playing..." January 07

  • Jeff Capel focuses on his role as fill-in, but this could be an audition

    USA Today "Jeff Capel isn’t looking at it this way, which makes sense for an interim coach taking over a championship-caliber team during a pivotal point of the college basketball season. But, even so, Capel currently is auditioning for one of the most coveted jobs in all of college sports: The head..." January 05

  • Grayson Allen Will Start For Duke Tonight, Ending His Suspension

    The Spun "Duke’s “indefinite” suspension of star guard Grayson Allen will last just one game. Allen, who was suspended “indefinitely” following his latest tripping incident against Elon on Dec. 21, will start for the Blue Devils tonight against Georgia Tech. Duke’s loss to Virginia Tech last weekend will..." January 04

  • No. 8 Duke destroys Georgia Tech

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke was all better for one night and playing with a complete team. Jayson Tatum scored 19 points as No. 8 Duke steamrolled past Georgia Tech 110-57 in a game that marked the return of Grayson Allen and the temporary farewell for coach Mike Krzyzewski on Wednesday night at..." January 04

  • NCAA selection committee has unique task of judging Duke without Coach K

    CBS Sports "One of the most well-known stipulations when it comes to NCAA Tournament selection and seeding is this: When a player of significant value (a starter, essentially) is injured indefinitely and/or misses a notable amount of games, the selection committee must take said player's absence into..." January 03

  • Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski to undergo back surgery Friday

    wncn.com "Duke University head men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will undergo lower back surgery Friday to remove a fragment of a herniated disc, the University announced Monday. Duke associate head coach Jeff Capel will coach the team in Krzyzewski’s absence. Capel will take over starting with..." January 02

  • Virginia Tech overwhelms No. 5 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Playing its first nationally ranked opponent of the season, Virginia Tech didn't flinch against fifth-ranked Duke. Instead, the Hokies flourished on Saturday. Justin Bibbs scored a season-high 18 points and Virginia Tech had Duke rattled from the beginning in an..." December 31

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