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Allen needs to lead without Coach K in summer

Allen needs to lead without Coach K in summer

One way Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski adapted to college basketball’s one-and-done culture was to bring incoming freshmen to his Durham campus over the summer to bond with returning players.That was especially important in 2014, when Coach K guided USA Basketball to the FIBA World...

Duke is last chance for statement from Pitt

Duke is last chance for statement from Pitt

Former Top 25 team Pitt stages Senior Day against Duke on Sunday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center. Ah, perfect timing for the Panthers to start a run and to regain their brief Top 25 form from earlier this year.Or at least to firm up their NCAA Tournament berth hopes...

Fatigue not among reasons for concern with youthful Duke

Fatigue not among reasons for concern with youthful Duke

Duke sophomore guard Grayson Allen, the ACC’s second-leading scorer, turned 20 years old in October. Three other Blue Devils in their six-man rotation are freshmen teenagers. Luke Kennard turned 19 in late June. Brandon Ingram graduated last spring as a 17-year-old and...

Time for Duke to return to rankings

Time for Duke to return to rankings

Surely Duke rejoins the Top 25 this week.Last week’s upset of No. 13 Louisville wasn’t enough for the Blue Devils to climb out of the ranks of “others” for a third straight week in the Associated Press poll released Feb. 8 after 167 straight weeks in the Top 25. But there is no...

Louisville and Duke trending in opposite directions

Louisville and Duke trending in opposite directions

Duke’s weaknesses remain glaring despite a 72-65 upset of No. 13-ranked Louisville Monday at Cameron Indoor Stadium, but Cardinals fans should be more distressed about remaining regular-season games than the Blue Devils’ partisans.Louisville was supposed to be inspired to play...

Too soon to write off Duke despite tough stretch

Too soon to write off Duke despite tough stretch

Unranked Duke – that sure sounds strange – faces a tough upcoming stretch with three ranked opponents. They face Louisville Monday, Virginia Saturday and  heated rival North Carolina the following Wednesday (Feb. 17).Who saw this coming? ... Click here for the rest of...

Duke bounce back may depend on Jefferson return

Duke bounce back may depend on Jefferson return

Duke basketball entered Monday night’s loss to Syracuse ranked 167th in the nation in defensive rebounding.That’s one stat that explains how the Blue Devils lost their third straight game for the first time since 2007, and dropped three in a row to unranked opponents for the...

Divide in developing talent separates Coach K and Coach Cal

Divide in developing talent separates Coach K and Coach Cal

Mike Krzyzewski heard himself described last year as moving to the dark side of recruiting where John Calipari resides. He was living and dying with three freshmen projected as one-and-done players jumping to the NBA.Indeed, Duke won the NCAA title behind three freshmen that soon...