CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With nine seconds left on the clock, the top-seeded Blue Devils were in a familiar position.
Coach K beats Beilein at his own game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michigan head coach John Beilein challenged Duke to a chess match against his unusual 1-3-1 zone defense and arsenal of 3-point shooters.
Duke’s opponent features formidable guard tandem
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Duke’s NCAA Tournament begins today at 3:10 p.m. in Charlotte, N.C. And despite the distracting news about a certain toe, the top-seeded Blue Devils will try to focus on their...
GUESS WHO’S BACK?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After months of endless speculation, freshman Kyrie Irving will finally return to the court today against Hampton.
Don’t forget who brought Duke here
Run a Google search for “Duke,” and the bulk of your results will be related to Jalen Rose’s recent comments about Duke recruits being “Uncle Toms” and the imminent return—or non-return—of Kyrie...
The truth* about Duke’s season
There were two options for this column: Either I could write a reasoned analysis of Duke’s chances to reach the Final Four, or I could write something totally outrageous.
No one ignoring improved Kelly now
As Ryan Kelly languished on the bench last season, many Duke fans forgot that he was actually the most decorated member of the Blue Devils’ 2010 recruiting class.
The Case for...Kansas
Following Mario’s Miracle in the 2008 National Championship game, Kansas was faced with a rebuilding project
HOW THE WEST WAS ONE?
Check out The Chronicle's special supplement for the 2011 NCAA Tournament complete with a timeline of the entire season, bracket, cases for the No. 1 seeds and much more.
Recent history, deep field work against one-seeds
While the number one seeds this season may pack a powerful punch, they far from guarantee a knockout blow.
Curry, Dawkins carry on Duke sharpshooting tradition
“Live by the three, die by the three,” the adage goes.
THE BEST PLAYER IN THE NATION?
Late in Duke’s ACC quarterfinal matchup, Nolan Smith hopped across the court, grimacing in pain before finally collapsing on the floor beside press row.
The Case for...Duke
For those who have lived under a rock for the past year or so, Duke won the 2010 national championship in Indianapolis
The Case for...Ohio St.
History has not been particularly kind to the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
The Case for...Pitt
As soon as the brackets were unveiled, it was immediately clear that one of the top seeds had been dealt a favorable hand.
Back in starting lineup, Miles Plumlee makes impact
Last year, Jon Scheyer, Nolan Smith and Kyle Singler fueled the Blue Devils’ scoring output. But it was big men Brian Zoubek and Lance Thomas who unexpectedly emerged as essential contributors to...
Krzyzewski says Irving may return for NCAA tourney
For the first time this year, head coach Mike Krzyzewski expressed some op(toe)mism.
Duke draws difficult bracket
Last year, it was common to hear pundits or college basketball fans say Duke’s bracket was gift-wrapped. This time, it’s a little harder to find anyone expressing that sentiment.
Duke advances to face UNC once again
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Nolan Smith had already seen his teammate Kyrie Irving miss most of the season with a toe injury. But with a spot in the ACC tournament championship game on the line, Smith never...
Irving hints at return
Kyrie Irving warmed up on the Greensboro Coliseum court before the Maryland and North Carolina contests this weekend. But after each workout, he soon returned to wearing street clothes.
Blue Devils avenge March 5 defeat
GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina made history Friday and Saturday by becoming the first team to overcome halftime deficits of nine or more points twice in the same ACC tournament.
Barnes, Marshall hampered by Duke defense
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Harrison Barnes knew that the Blue Devils would be gunning for him Sunday after the freshman dropped 40 points in a record-breaking performance in the ACC semifinals.
Singler steps up in Duke win
GREENSBORO, N.C. — On a night where ACC Player of the Year Nolan Smith shot poorly and left the game injured, fellow team captain Kyle Singler picked up the slack and showed why he received the...
Dean Dome domination
At halftime in Saturday’s battle for the ACC title in Chapel Hill, the Blue Devils looked to be in a position similar to the last time they faced North Carolina. After going into the locker room...
Tar Heels’ offensive rebounding dooms Duke’s defense
While the Blue Devils’ fans might be wondering where Duke’s defensive tenacity was in Chapel Hill Saturday night, the place where it was most missed was on the glass.
Duke athletics more than halfway to Duke Forward goal
Amile Jefferson puts on weight to help fill Duke basketball's void in the post
John Danowski receives contract extension to coach Duke lacrosse through 2018
Duke basketball has options for replacing Ryan Kelly
John Danowski changed the meaning of Duke lacrosse