1. Duke Basketball: Breaking Down Mason Plumlee's NBA Potential

    Now that Mason Plumlee ’s college career is over, Duke fans will wish him well as he heads on to the NBA...

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  2. Duke Basketball: Assessing Whether Rasheed Sulaimon Should Stay or Go Pro

    The simple answer to that titular question is stay. Unfortunately, there aren’t any simple answers when millions of dollars are on the line for basketball players who are too young to drink legally...

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  3. Duke Basketball: Who Will Ultimately Replace Coach K?

    First of all, let’s get something straight. Mike Krzyzewski will be patrolling the Duke sidelines for at least—and I can’t stress the words "at least" strongly enough—two more years...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 18,913 reads 47 comments

  4. Duke Basketball: Are the Blue Devils Headed for a Rebuilding Year in 2014?

    There’s been a lot written about Duke’s stacked roster next season. After the 2012-13 season came to an end against Louisville, the speculation about the Blue Devils’ 2013-14 team has moved to the forefront for Duke fans...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 9,561 reads 63 comments

  5. Duke Basketball: The Blue Devils' Schizophrenic Season Comes to an End

    With Duke’s season being derailed by the locomotive force of Louisville, the phrase that comes to mind is The Grateful Dead lyric, “ what a long, strange trip it’s been ...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 4,877 reads 115 comments

  6. Duke Basketball: No Complaints About Ugly Wins Over Albany and Creighton

    Duke has played two NCAA tournament games and neither has been a work of art. The team could never put away a feisty Albany squad and the Creighton game devolved into a slugfest of fouls and missed shots...

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  7. Duke vs. Creighton: Live Score and Analysis for Round of 32 Game

    In a Sunday full of close games demanding clutch performances, Duke beat Creighton 66-50 in an absolute slugfest. The No. 2 seeded Blue Devils avoided the upset against Doug McDermott and the No...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 3,437 reads 7 comments

  8. Duke vs. Albany: Live Blog with Reaction, Analysis and Updates

    Duke kicked off the second day of the round of 64 with a 73-61 victory over Albany. The Great Danes kept the game close for much of the first half and reeled Duke in during the second period...

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  9. Duke Basketball: 4 Teams That Could Give Duke Trouble in the Midwest Region

    The NCAA tournament is all about matchups. Weaknesses are exploited, strengths neutralized and styles mixed into a cauldron of unpredictability...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 4,450 reads 36 comments

  10. Duke Basketball: 5 Teams We'd Love to See the Blue Devils Face in March

    March Madness is all about matchups. In a year where no team truly distinguished itself as head and shoulders above the rest, even the nation’s top teams are vulnerable...

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  11. Duke Basketball: Best-Case, Worst-Case Scenarios in the ACC Tournament

    Obviously the best-case scenario for Duke in the ACC tournament involves the Blue Devils cutting down the nets on Sunday. Likewise, it stands to reason that a worst-case scenario is losing in the first game...

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  12. Duke vs. North Carolina: The 5 Best Subplots in This ACC Showdown

    My favorite part of sports is the narratives they create. Without that, sports are just a collection of stats and physiology...

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  13. Duke Basketball: 5 Biggest Questions Facing the Blue Devils as March Heats Up

    March Madness is almost here and a season full of twists and turns has provided a lot of insight about the nation’s top teams. Still, the tournament is all about asking difficult questions...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 3,826 reads 22 comments

  14. Duke Basketball: 5 Keys to Beating Virginia in an ACC Clash

    When the Blue Devils play the Cavaliers in Charlottesville Thursday, it will be a battle between two teams that each have reasons to be confident in their ability to pull out a victory...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 2,590 reads 10 comments

  15. Duke Basketball: Report Card Grades for Coach K on the 2013 Recruiting Trail

    I know that this season isn’t over and it’s premature to look ahead to next year. But really, a blowout win over Boston College didn’t generate many talking points for Duke...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 11,858 reads 29 comments

  16. Duke Basketball: 5 Signs the Blue Devils Are Ready for a Deep Run in March

    As a Duke fan, it’s easy to be overly critical of the Blue Devils . The team has familiarized its followers with success to such an extent that even the slightest short-coming ...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 127 reads 28 comments

  17. Duke Basketball: 10 Things Learned in the Loss to Maryland

    Duke’s final ACC matchup against Maryland didn’t go the Blue Devils' way. The Big Ten-bound Terps used crowd momentum and an ineffectual night from Mason Plumlee to secure an 83-81 victory...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 6,006 reads 63 comments

  18. Duke Basketball: 10 Things We Learned from the Win over UNC

    There is something to be learned from each and every game. However, when it’s Duke versus UNC, the strengths and weaknesses of a team are highlighted by one of sports’ greatest rivalries...

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  19. Duke Basketball: 5 Questions for the Blue Devils in the Season's Second Half

    Duke’s season has been anything but straightforward. From preseason injuries to variations on the starting five, this team has had a lot of questions asked of it. So far, the Blue Devils have responded to those questions with serviceable answers...

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  20. Duke Basketball: What Mason Plumlee Must Do to Be the 2013 Player of the Year

    The race for Player of the Year is usually an up and down affair. This basketball season has been no different. The preseason pick was Indiana’s Cody Zeller ...

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  21. Duke Basketball: Breaking Down Rasheed Sulaimon's Strengths and Weaknesses

    Duke’s season thus far has been a bit of a roller coaster ride. The undefeated start, the Ryan Kelly injury, the Jabari Parker signing, blowout wins and a historic blowout loss has produced a multitude of storylines ...

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  22. Duke Blue Devils: Why Coach K Has Himself to Blame for Blue Devils' Road Woes

    So far this season, Duke has lost only two games. First they lost to NC State in a hard fought battle. Then they lost by 27 to a Miami team that blew them out of the water from the opening whistle...

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  23. Duke Basketball: Ranking the 5 Blue Devils with the Most NBA Potential

    Duke started the season with three seniors in the starting five. With Ryan Kelly sideline indefinitely and Seth Curry limited by a nagging injury, the Blue Devils are more reliant than ever on the development of younger players...

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  24. Duke Basketball: Report Card Grades for Blue Devils Loss to Miami

    Duke’s blowout loss, 90-63 , to Miami was unequivocally the worst effort by a Duke Blue Devils team I have ever seen...

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  25. Duke Basketball: 5-Step Plan to Locking Up a No. 1 Seed in the NCAA Tourney

    The success of each season for the Duke Blue Devils is measured by how well they fare in the NCAA tournament. Of course, a deep tournament run is made much easier by locking up a No...

    Dantzler Smith Written by Dantzler Smith about over 1 year ago 4,128 reads 8 comments