Women's basketball looks for improvement against ODU

Despite Duke's unblemished record so far this season, Goestenkors knows there are still areas in which her team can improve. Since the start of the Blue Devils' season, Goestenkors has emphasized...

Late-game woes spell trouble

For the second time in three contests, Duke struggled to score in the final minutes of a close game. Fortunately for the Blue Devils, the outcome of Tuesday's game was better than last week's...

Blue Devils hold on

Duke never trailed against Indiana at Cameron Indoor Stadium Tuesday night, but the No. 11 Blue Devils' perfect record in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge was put in jeopardy in the final minute of a game...

Duke aims to repeat against Hoosiers

Indiana lost its top three scorers from last year's game-a 75-67 Duke victory-in Marshall Strickland, Robert Vaden and Marco Killingsworth, who dominated Shelden Williams down low on his way to 34...

Duke wins big in rebounding from 1st loss

The No. 9 Blue Devils bounced back just the way they had hoped Saturday and easily disposed of Davidson, 75-47, following their loss to Marquette last Tuesday in the finals of the CBE Classic.

Smothering defense leads way to easy win

Saturday's game against Michigan was a homecoming of sorts for Duke head coach Gail Goestenkors, a native of Waterford, Mich.

Blue Devils fly into CBE Finals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Air Force may have been the veteran team, but it was the young Duke squad that made the necessary plays to pull out a 71-56 victory Monday in the semifinals of the CBE Classic in...

Women's basketball team steps up effort in 2nd win

After a sluggish 71-50 win over the Red Foxes-with an effort head coach Gail Goestenkors said was "disappointing"-No. 6Duke came out with more passion and energy in its 81-35 drubbing of the Lady...

Duke aims to fly past Air Force

With a title game that would potentially pit Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski against Texas Tech head coach Bobby Knight looming over the CBE Classic's semifinals, the Blue Devils (3-0) insist they...

Women's basketball leaders invigorate team in victory over Houston

Although Duke did not look like a national championship-caliber team against Marist, the Blue Devils should not worry too much about their inconsistent play in the two games this weekend-as long as...

Harding faces hometown foe

That is the situation that the Blue Devils' senior point guard Lindsey Harding faces this weekend, as No. 5 Duke (1-0) will host Houston (0-1) Sunday at 2 p.m. Marist (1-0) will also pay a visit to...

Defense holds strong in win over UNC-G

After trailing Georgia Southern for much of the first half in its last game, Duke jumped out to a 9-0 lead and never looked back in its 75-48 victory over UNC Greensboro Thursday night at Cameron...

Players adjust to new half-court offense

Duke did a lot of things right Thursday night against UNC Greensboro, especially on the defensive end. But the Blue Devils are a young team, and, at times, they looked it.

Duke's youth faces 3rd test

In 2005-06, Duke basketball was defined by two scoring options and a thin bench. After comfortable wins in the first two rounds of the CBE Classic, this year's team is beginning to step out of that...

Walk-ons seize rare opportunity

"It really just doesn't seem real," Sutton said. "It doesn't hit you. Every once in a while-once a week, once a month-you just step back, and you realize what's going on."

Duke battles through inconsistency

It's no secret that Duke is a young team this year. J.J. Redick, Shelden Williams, Sean Dockery and Lee Melchionni are gone, and there is not a single scholarship senior on the roster.

Blue Devils move on in CBE

Duke (2-0) clamped down on defense and defeated Georgia Southern (1-1), 72-48, in the second round of the CBE Classic Monday night in Cameron Indoor Stadium. In doing so, the Blue Devils advanced...

Increased depth drives Duke against Columbia

No longer is Duke a team that relies on the success of one or two players. The Blue Devils now have a plethora of options and showed last night that they could key on their depth to win games.

Women's Basketball team buries Huskies with 2nd-half run

Duke struggled at times in the first half, but the Blue Devils regained their focus and came out with renewed intensity after halftime. Duke scored 15 unanswered points in the first five minutes of...

Freshmen shine bright in collegiate debuts

Freshmen Joy Cheek and Bridgette Mitchell, playing their first official games in Cameron Indoor Stadium Saturday, became the first Duke players to record double-doubles in their first collegiate...

Duke cruises in season opener

Duke (1-0) was dominant throughout the opening game of the College Basketball Experience, cruising to an easy 86-43 win over Columbia (0-1) at home. Four different players scored in double digits...

Duke freshmen provide spark

Given their recruiting hype, Joy Cheek and Bridgette Mitchell could eventually become Duke's most dynamic duo since last year's pair of Mistie Williams and Monique Currie.

Duke hopes Thomas proves worth the wait

When the Blue Devils opened practice in October of 2005, Lance Thomas had not committed to Duke. When they beat North Carolina in February, he had not yet committed. When they lost to Louisiana...

Healthy again, McClure hopes to make impact

He sat on the sideline during games, wearing slacks instead of shorts and loafers instead of high-tops, as he watched tall, athletic wings like Boston College's Jared Dudley and Florida State's Al...

Deacons' youth provides hope

Picked to finish 10th in the ACC, Wake Forest looks to rebound from a difficult campaign that featured a conference record of 3-13 and an overall record of 17-17. Head coach Skip Prosser will have...