1. NCAA Basketball Firestorm: In Defense of Karl Hess

    I'm going out on a limb. I'm going to now become what seems like the only person in the entire country who's on the side of Karl Hess...

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  2. NCAA Bracket 2011 Predictions: What Texas Longhorns Must Do To Reach Sweet 16

    After barely squeaking into the Top 25 rankings in the preseason, expectations were a bit tempered in Longhorn country for an unproven team that has struggled in the NCAA tournament as of late...

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  3. Duke Basketball: Coach K Says Kyrie Irving Could Play Friday for the Blue Devils

    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski announced in a press conference Tuesday that freshman point guard Kyrie Irving practiced with the team and may play Friday in the Blue Devils' opening-round matchup against Hampton in Charlotte...

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  4. NCAA Bracket 2011 Predictions: 10 Teams Most Likely to Suffer an Upset

    Busted brackets and shattered hopes. They're what give March Madness its drama. Last year, it was Kansas going down to Northern Iowa in the first weekend. In 2008, it was No. 2 seed Duke falling to seventh-seeded West Virginia...

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  5. NCAA Bracket 2011 Predictions: 10 Reasons Why Duke Is Destined to Repeat

    Don't doubt the Blue Devils. Many made that mistake last year and ended up paying dearly in the office bracket pool...

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  6. Kyrie Irving: Return to the Duke Blue Devils a 'Definite Possibility'

    For the first time in months, Duke's Kyrie Irving spoke to reporters about his toe, his rehab and his potential return to the Blue Devils lineup. And there's a glimmer of hope for those hoping to see the freshman sensation in action again...

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  7. ACC Tournament 2011: No Nolan Smith Is a Toe-tal Bummer for Duke in Semifinals

    The Duke athletic department might want to look into a new shoe contract. With star freshman Kyrie Irving looking on from the bench in street clothes, Nolan Smith went to the ...

    James Patterson Written by James Patterson about over 3 years ago 897 reads 3 comments

  8. Duke Basketball: 5 Reasons Why the Blue Devils Still Deserve a No. 1 Seed

    T-minus four days and counting until Selection Sunday. Three teams—Ohio State, Kansas and Pittsburgh—are virtual locks for three of the four No. 1 seeds dished out when the brackets are announced...

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  9. 2011 ACC Tournament Preview: Breaking Down the Biggest Storylines

    Site: Greensboro Coliseum—Greensboro, N.C. Dates: March 10-13 Format: ACC Tournament Bracket Overview: One of college basketball's most exciting traditions gets under way later this week as 12 teams collide in Greensboro, N...

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  10. Kyrie Irving Cleared for Practice: Does That Mean He'll Play?

    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski announced in a press conference Friday that freshman point guard Kyrie Irving was cleared by doctors to begin practice-related activities, but stopped short of saying Irving would appear in any game action this season...

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  11. Kyle Singler: Where Does He Rank Among Duke's All-Time Best?

    Just after Kyle Singler signed his national letter of intent to become a Blue Devil, recruiting expert Dave Telep noted his "no-nonsense" approach to the game of basketball was one of the things that made him so highly sought after...

    James Patterson Written by James Patterson about over 3 years ago 1,547 reads 2 comments

  12. Brandon Davies Suspended By BYU for Remainder of Season

    The BYU Cougars' No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament may be on the line after their starting forward Brandon Davies was suspended for an undisclosed "Honor Code" violation. The 6'9'' Davies, a sophomore starter who has averaged 11...

    James Patterson Written by James Patterson about over 3 years ago 1,251 reads 1 comments

  13. College Hoops Oops: Kentucky Celebrates John Calipari's Milestone Prematurely

    John Calipari will most likely break the 500 wins threshold someday. But that day wasn't Saturday. Hours after beating the University of Florida in a key SEC matchup, Kentucky ...

    James Patterson Written by James Patterson about over 3 years ago 1,283 reads 2 comments

  14. College Basketball: Top 10 Candidates for 2011 Coach of the Year

    They prowl the sidelines, looking for every available advantage and begging their players to leave it out on the floor. They work the refs, make last-minute game decisions and fret over every turnover...

    James Patterson Written by James Patterson about over 3 years ago 2,079 reads 11 comments

  15. Duke and North Carolina: Battle for ACC Supremacy Will Come Down to Wire

    Just the way it should be. Heading into the last week of the ACC regular season, two of the most storied programs in all of college basketball are locked in a collision course toward ...

    James Patterson Written by James Patterson about over 3 years ago 512 reads 1 comments

  16. Ohio State Back to No. 1 in Latest NCAA Basketball Coaches' Poll

    The shakeups continue in the college basketball rankings. Ohio State jumped back up to the No. 1 spot in the latest ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll. The Buckeyes grabbed 17 out of 31 first place votes after wins this week over Illinois and Indiana...

    James Patterson Written by James Patterson about over 3 years ago 642 reads 0 comments

  17. Déjà Vu Duke: Why Saturday's Loss May Spell Good Fortune for the Blue Devils

    Duke walked out of Cassell Coliseum Saturday night with a late season loss on the road in a hostile environment against a team desperate to make a statement. This, a few weeks after getting drilled on the road against a rising Big East team...

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  18. Duke Basketball: No. 1 Team Falls To Virginia Tech on the Road in ACC Play

    In the end, Cassell Coliseum was no place for a Curry. With his father, former Hokie star Dell Curry in the stands watching, Seth Curry had one of his worst performances of the season and turned the ball over in the final seconds as No...

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  19. Red Storm Rising: How Steve Lavin Turned St. John's Basketball's Fortunes Around

    With its win over 14th-ranked Villanova on Saturday, St. John's added another ranked team to its list of victims in what is becoming the best comeback story of the NCAA basketball season...

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  20. 5 Reasons Roy Williams' North Carolina Tar Heels Will Be Dancing This Year

    It's hard to believe, but it's been almost two years since the North Carolina Tar Heels played a game in the NCAA Tournament...

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  21. 5 Coaches on the NCAA Hoops Hot Seat

    In college basketball, the postseason is everything. Making a deep run in the NCAA Tournament equals happy fans and a coach who can breathe a sigh of relief about his job security—at least for the next season...

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  22. Duke Blue Devils at Virginia Tech Hokies: ACC Game of the Week

    It's got all the makings of an instant classic: the No. 1 team in the country heads into hostile territory to face a Virginia Tech team in serious need of a marquee win to bolster their NCAA Tournament résumé...

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  23. Kyrie Irving's Potential Return and The Effect It Could Have on The Blue Devils

    It's been almost three months since one of the most fascinating freshmen to hit the college hoops scene went down with what seemed to be an innocuous toe injury against Butler on December 4...

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