Official Site of the Blue Devils: No. 2 Duke Hosts UCA Tuesday at Cameron Indoor for 2K Empire Classic
THE TIP-OFF No. 2 Duke remains home Tuesday night to welcome Central Arkansas for the first of two campus games in the 2K Empire Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.
The Blue Devils are also home Friday versus Georgia State before a pair of games next Thursday (Cal) and Friday (Georgetown/Texas) at Madison Square Garden.
Duke has won the 2K Empire Classic in each of its last two appearances, and is 8-2 all-time in the event. Under head coach Mike Krzyzewski, the Blue Devils are 96-18 (.842) when playing in-season tournaments with 19 titles.
Duke Basketball Report: Duke Up To #2 In AP Poll
Duke is up to #2 in the latest AP Poll but don't get too excited. Duke's not the #2 team in the country - yet.Kentucky is #1, followed by Duke, Michigan State, Louisville, Kansas, UNC, Maryland, Gonzaga, Virginia and Villanova.
If we re-ranked these 10, we might go UK, Louisville, Michigan State, Duke, Virginia, UNC, Maryland, Gonzaga, Villanova and Kansas and might flip Duke and Virginia too.
We wouldn't move KU down solely because of the Duke game but also because UNC-G gave them a tough game. Wes Miller has built a sturdy program but there's now way that should have been close.
Duke Basketball Report: ACC Basketball Limbo: How Low Can You Go?
When Syracuse opened the 2019-20 season at home, Carmelo Anthony, star of the Orange's 2003 NCAA championship club, addressed Jim Boeheim's squad in the locker room prior to the game. Any words of wisdom or exhortatory pleas seemingly felt on deaf ears as Syracuse dropped a 48-34 decision to No. 11 Virginia.Tony Bennett's defending national champs apparently reverted to the strength that have long sustained his program. The Cavaliers turned to their pack-line defense to dictate tempo and terms of engagement a year after losing Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome, a pair of veteran guards adept at outside shooting.
Duke Basketball Report: DBR Podcast Episode 172: Duke Takes Down KU And Colorado State
The crew is back with Episode 172 to discuss Duke Basketball's big Champions Classic win over the Kansas Jayhawks and its win over the Colorado State Rams. They also preview this week's upcoming games against the Central Arkansas Bears and the Georgia State Panthers, talk some recruiting, and recap Duke Football's loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.Time stamps: 0:00 - Jason is hosting from the phone because U-Verse took his internet away
2:17 - We begin with basketball with some questions: Who is Duke's 2nd best player?
Official Site of the Blue Devils: Allen, Robinson, Besser Named to NABC Honors Court
DURHAM -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has named a trio of Duke Blue Devils to its 2017-18 Honors Court, recognizing those basketball players that excelled academically this past season.Duke's Honors Court recipients were Grayson Allen, Justin Robinson and Brennan Besser. In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must be academically a junior or senior and a varsity player; have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2017-18 academic year; and must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
GoDuke.com: Duke Earns 18th Berth in NCAA Championships; Will Play Iowa
DURHAM, N.C.--For the 18th time overall and seventh consecutive year, the Duke field hockey team earned a spot in the NCAA Field Hockey Championship. The Blue Devils will play Iowa in the opening round on the campus of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.Duke (13-7) will take on the Big Ten Champion Hawkeyes, Friday, Nov. 15 at 2:30 p.m. The Blue Devils are 24-17 all-time in NCAA Tournament history and 9-6 under head coach Pam Bustin. The matchup against Iowa is the first in NCAA postseason history for the Blue Devils and the 10th against a Big Ten opponent.
Duke Basketball Report: Marshall Plumlee Update
Coach K left his job at Army in 1980 and probably thought he had seen his player enter the service.Well not quite.
After his Duke career and a relatively brief time in the pros, former Duke center Marshall Plumlee, who had joined ROTC at Duke, quit basketball for what he calls a bigger team, and is now an Army Ranger.
In this video he talks about his choices and how he views Duke and the US Army as the two greatest teams he could possibly join.
We're thrilled that he's happy but we have a mild reservation about his service: he's the biggest damn target since Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm I had his Potsdam Giants.
Duke Basketball Report: A Few Notes About Central Arkansas
Duke's next opponent is Central Arkansas and that's a fairly obscure opponent to most ACC fans. So before we do our UCA preview, we thought we'd talk about about the program, the school and town.First you can get there by heading west on I-40. Straight shot but it'll take 13 hours.
The program has produced one basketball immortal: Scottie Pippen went there before he went on to achieve greatness with the Chicago Bulls. Former Arkansas triplet legend Marvin Delph was born there as well.
UCA competes in the Southland Conference which is a good ways downstream from the ACC.
Duke Basketball Report: Chris Collins, Northwestern, Had A Bad Loss Friday
When Northwest Missouri State came to Duke and fell behind by 19, the Bearcats didn't panic. They are an experienced and very good team and they rallied at the end.At Northwestern, former Duke guard and assistant Chris Collins went through an analogous situation though it wasn't precisely the same.
Merrimack is the newest D-1 team in the country and they're 1-1 with the win coming at the expense of the Wildcats on Friday.
It was shocking and no doubt depressing for Northwestern but it shouldn't be a total shock.
Northwestern graduated some of its best players and is in rebuild mode and has had two tough years, at least partly due to injuries.
Duke Basketball Report: ACC Roundup - Two Steps Up, One Back For Pitt
One of the lessons that Jeff Capel learned from Coach K is that, no matter what, you always have to respect your opponent.He's going to have to work harder to convince his team that that's important. Fortunately, or perhaps unfortunately, he now has the means to do that as Pitt was upset by Nicholls, 75-70.
Nicholls is out of the Southland conference and honestly, ACC teams aren't supposed to lose to Southland teams.
Pitt managed it, partly because Nicholls shot well from three point range and hit 11-24 and Pitt's 21 turnovers had something to do with it too.
Fansided: Better Duke basketball decathlete: Cassius Stanley or Zion Williamson?
No offense, Zion Williamson, for Duke basketball fans still miss you, but there's a new kid in town making it a little easier for them to move on.Look, Zion, while you can run circles around, leap over, and smash all mere humans on this planet, your combined athleticism may have met its match -- or maybe not, but it's definitely close -- in the form of fellow UFO Cassius "Cash" Stanley (son of Tonya Sedwick, a former conference-champion heptathlete for UCLA).
Despite landing down in Durham with the lowest ranking on the 247Sports 2019 Composite (No.
Duke Report: WATCH: Duke vs. Colorado St. Highlights
The Blue Devils got their first win of the season at Cameron Indoor with a 89-55 victory over Colorado State. Duke shot the ball well, making 53.1% of their shots and hitting on 11 of 18 three-point attempts. Five Blue Devils scored in double-figures with freshman Cassius Stanley leading the way with 19 points while also grabbing seven rebounds. Sophomore point guard Tre Jones had 15 points, eight assists, five rebounds, and a steal. For Colorado State, both David Roddy and Isaiah Stevens scored 12 points:
DukeBlog: Observations So Far & Quotes from Last Nights Game vs Colorado State
Some observations regarding the Blue Devils so far. Having only played 2 games, a very small sample size, but still an important stat to watch for this team are the turnovers. Kansas was admittedly not quite ready for prime time but the older and more experienced team still coughed it up 28 times - the Rams of CSU gave it up 18 times to Duke. Even looking beyond that at the number of steals where the Blue Devils had 12 against the Rams and 11 against the Jayhawks.Clearly Duke isn't hitting on all cylinders offensively but a subtle difference in the game against Kansas and Colorado was the turnovers that Duke committed.
Duke Basketball Report: ACC Roundup - Virginia Tech Continues To Surprise, Cole Anthony Has Another Big Night
In Friday's ACC action, UNC struggled a bit but beat UNC-W 78-62, Miami knocked off Florida Atlantic 74-60 and Virginia Tech beat Coppin State 74-42.Cole Anthony had another big outing for UNC with 24 points and more impressively 10 rebounds after 11 against Notre Dame.
However, as we noted last time, UNC is relying on him too much. He took 40 percent of UNC's shots against Notre Dame and 33 percent against ECU.
In fairness, as Ol' Roy Williams mentioned after the game, UNC is having a serious injury problem and after playing just three minutes, Armando Bacot may have suffered a concussion.
Fansided: Duke rolls CSU in home opener despite non-existent 3-point shooting
No. 4 Duke kept on rolling after its win in the State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday night over the No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks.The Blue Devils returned to Cameron Indoor Stadium for its home opener against the Colorado State Rams and after a slow start, Duke found its footing towards the end of the first half and never looked back, winning 89 - 55.
Duke took a 42-26 lead into halftime but did not see many 3-pointers go in, not only in the first half, but throughout the game.
Alex O'Connell led the way for the Blue Devils behind the arc, making 3-of-6 attempts, but the only other Dukie to make a deep shot besides O'Connell was Matthew Hurt.
- There are no injuries listed at this time.