Defense leads way on cold night for offense

The frigid temperatures seemed to sneak inside Cameron Indoor Stadium Thursday night, with Duke and Wake Forest both struggling to heat up offensively.

Duke continues undefeated run with ugly win

RALEIGH - In its first game since earning the No. 1 ranking, Duke pulled out a sloppy 65-51 win over N.C. State Thursday night at Reynolds Coliseum.

Defense helps team escape slow 1st half

RALEIGH - The Wolfpack came into Thursday night's matchup with brash confidence, telling The Technician, N.C. State's campus newspaper, that it thought it would take down the top team in the nation.

Defense leads way to easy win

After Wake Forest had closed Duke's lead to six points with six minutes remaining in the first half, Greg Paulus hit a floating three-pointer, his third of the game. On the ensuing Demon Deacon...

Wolfpack rally around sidelined Coach Yow

Even coaches who have been inducted into seven different halls of fame have their weaknesses. For N.C. State head coach Kay Yow, breast cancer has proven-at least temporarily-to be that stopping...

Duke looks to build on Miami win

After a startling 0-2 beginning to conference play, Duke went back to the basics. The Blue Devils recommitted themselves to practice, resulting in one of their finest performances Sunday at Miami.

No boys allowed

At the tail end of a recent Duke practice, a scrum of blue and white jerseys fought for a rebound under the basket. Neither Alison Bales nor Wanisha Smith emerged with the basketball-Jason Jacobs did.

Clemson sheds losing reputation

Until last Saturday, the only undefeated Division I team in the country called the ACC home. But for once, that team did not have a trace of blue-of any shade-on its uniforms.

Offense re-emerges in 1st ACC victory

After a recent stretch during which the Blue Devils have struggled to put the ball in the basket, Duke had little trouble lighting up the scoreboard Sunday-and was almost perfect from the field in...

Blue Devils dominate Terrapins

Playing against its first challenging opponent of the season Saturday, Duke could have tumbled like it did in the final minutes of last April's title game.

Payback: Duke dethrones Terps

In the midst of the raucous and sold-out Cameron Indoor Stadium Saturday, the then-No. 3 Blue Devils dominated top-ranked Maryland in almost every facet of the highly-anticipated game en route to...

Back on track: Duke storms past Hurricanes

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Following the Blue Devils' second straight loss to begin conference play Wednesday night, head coach Mike Krzyzewski told the media his players did not inherit wins simply by...

Women's basketball team looks to avenge defeat

All the pieces were in place. Monique Currie had returned for a fifth year, the Blue Devils finished the regular season ranked No. 1, and with 15 minutes remaining in the National Championship game...

Blue Devils take aim on first ACC victory

With the two teams combining for 45 turnovers, most would consider Duke's 74-63 loss to Georgia Tech Wednesday to be an overall ugly game.

Dates set for jersey retirements

J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams will have their jerseys retired at two separate ceremonies this winter, Duke announced Thursday.

Women defeat No. 1 Maryland

<b>Online Update 1/13:</b> In the midst of the raucous and sold-out Cameron Indoor Stadium, the No. 3 Blue Devils dominated top-ranked Maryland in almost every facet of the highly-anticipated game...

Backcourt tandem paves way for Blue Devils

Deep into the first half, Abby Waner nailed a three-pointer and followed it with a layup after Lindsey Harding stole the subsequent inbounds pass and found her wide open teammate.

Blue Devils lose 2nd ACC game

ATLANTA, Ga. - Duke failed its first road test of the season, falling, 74-63, to Georgia Tech Wednesday night at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Jackets expose Duke's weak spots

ATLANTA, Ga. - As the buzzer sounded on Georgia Tech's 74-63 victory over the Blue Devils Wednesday, a few students and fans stormed center court.

The last time Duke was 0-2 in the ACC

In its 1995-1996 season, Duke opened up its conference schedule by going 0-4 over a span of 10 days, losing to Georgia Tech and Wake Forest at home and Clemson and Virginia on the road. Similar...

Hot shooting pushes Duke past Ga. Tech

With 17 minutes left in the second half and the shot clock winding down, sophomore guard Abby Waner received a pass several feet beyond the three-point line and calmly swished the trey, giving new...

Blue Devils continue to search for identity

With four freshmen playing significant minutes and Greg Paulus recovering from a preseason foot injury, the Duke coaches spent much of the first half of the season trying to determine just what...

Women's basketball team makes its mark with stingy defense

Duke is the toughest defensive team in the ACC, relinquishing a meager 45.6 points per game, second nationally only to No. 5 LSU, which gives up 43.6.

Duke shoots to rebound from Va. Tech loss

The young Blue Devils were dealt a harsh dose of reality in their ACC opener Saturday as an upset-minded and vengeful Virginia Tech squad came into Cameron Indoor Stadium and knocked off the...

Blue Devils brace for Yellow Jackets' best

Duke may have won its last game by 32 points, but head coach Gail Goestenkors doesn't care. She called her team's effort against Virginia Tech Jan. 7 disappointing, as the Hokies put up 54...