Lapses on 'D' doom Duke in heartbreaker

<b>Game Analysis</b>: With more than 14 minutes remaining in the first half, the Blue Devils broke the Maryland press, and DeMarcus Nelson knocked down an open three.

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The women's basketball team played a perfect season, becoming the first team in Duke's history to end undefeated. The women look to the postseason to score the long-sought national title.

Blue Devils prepare for close-game possibility

With her team trailing by two points and less than 10 seconds showing on the clock in Cameron Indoor Stadium, Abby Waner took an inbounds pass under the basket, dribbled to mid-court and heaved a...

Terrapins snap Duke win streak

Without a lead at the half for the first time since their last meeting with Maryland, the Blue Devils struggled through the second period to take back control Wednesday night in Cameron Indoor...

Duke looks to find greater consistency

It's hard to criticize a team with a perfect record. It's even harder when that team's greatest weakness might actually be its greatest strength.

Duke welcomes Gay's addition to the lineup

The 6-foot-2 forward is not the flashiest player on the court and does not fill stat sheets with mind-blowing numbers. Nevertheless, Gay's presence is felt all over the floor.

Duke shuns pressure as it hopes for 1st title

Entering the 2006 NCAA Tournament with a 26-3 record and the leadership of three experienced seniors-including National Player of the Year candidate Monique Currie-Duke was burdened with the...

Duke names athletics center for Coach K

Duke's Board of Trustees approved naming the Center for Athletic Excellence after the men's basketball head coach when it convened last Friday. The $15.2 million facility, which is currently under...

Blue Devils dance their way toward success

Duke has been smooth all year, defeating its opponents by an average of over 26 points per game on their way to the team's first undefeated regular season.

Waner looks to break through into broadcasting

When Abby Waner shadowed Denver Nuggets color commentator Scott Hastings for a high school project, the guard got her first taste of professional broadcasting.

A Day in the Life with ESPN

<b>Women's ACC Tourney Preview</b>: The ESPN crew has taken Cameron hostage to shoot promotional film for the upcoming NCAA Tournament. The following is a behind-the-scenes look at how the Blue...

Players assist coaches in scouting responsibilities

In 1996, would-be junior Shaeeta Williams (who was then known as Shaeeta Brown) had exploratory surgery on a left knee that had been troubling her since her freshman year. When doctors found a...

Women's basketball sees rise in popularity

When Goestenkorsopolis rose out of the muddy remains of Krzyzewskiville and the Cameron Crazies created a bonfire for a Duke women's victory over North Carolina, it was hard not to notice the...

Parker's dominance can't be touched by Harding

The best player in the nation deserves to be named the National Player of the Year. The logic speaks for itself, and a precedent has been set. The last two years, LSU's Seimone Augustus won the...

Harding deserves NPOY for contributions to Duke

In women's basketball this year, there is no need to even have a conversation over the sport's most prestigious honor. Put simply, the National Player of the Year award should be given to the best...

Blue Devils shoot for revenge

It was the low point of the season. The Blue Devils entered Maryland's Comcast Center Feb. 11 attempting to end their three-game losing streak but left embarrassed after their worst performance of...

Black learns to help from the bench

As the clock wound down Feb. 25 against North Carolina, Chante Black watched from the bench as her team completed its first-ever perfect regular season.

Bubble teams have work left

With the regular season drawing to a close and Selection Sunday less than two weeks away, the pressure is on Clemson, Florida State and Georgia Tech to make their cases for a trip to the Big...

Blue Devils get back on track

After losing four straight games and falling out of the polls for the first time since 1996, Duke is finally starting to hit its stride. The Blue Devils have quickly ascended the polls in the last...

Blowout 1st half pushes Duke past St. John's

The Blue Devils started quickly and led the Red Storm 7-0 before St. John's was forced to take its first timeout just more than 2:30 into the game. Quickly the lead grew to 12-0, and it eventually...

Assertive Bales provides edge for Blue Devils

<b>Game Analysis</b>: After Lindsey Harding thanked family, friends and fans during the post-game senior day ceremony, the Cameron Crazies chanted, "M-V-P, M-V-P!" Although Harding put up her...

Lockdown 'D' propels Blue Devils

<b>Game Analysis</b>: Playing in the city that never sleeps, Duke was able to lull St. John's into an offensive slumber in the first half, using its pressure defense to limit the Red Storm to a...

Blue Devils race out early, hold on for win

After a nearly 11-minute first-half stretch without a field goal, Clemson rallied in the second period in an attempt to avenge its controversial loss to Duke earlier this season. But the No. 18...

Duke aims for perfection

Gail Goestenkors has coached in enough big games inside Cameron Indoor Stadium to know what the atmosphere for a home game against North Carolina feels like. But with Duke's first undefeated...

Duke players do not crack under pressure

CLEMSON, S.C. - In the ACC, it is all but impossible to waltz into an opposing gym and blow the home team out. It is true every year, and it is especially true this year.