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.

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...

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...

Blue Devils shoot for 3rd straight

After Duke's controversial 68-66 win over Clemson in Durham Jan. 25, the ACC admitted that a timing error allowed the Blue Devils additional time on the game's final play.

With UNC looming, Duke enjoys rare respite

The rigors of an NCAA basketball schedule on a student-athlete are certainly astounding. For No. 1 Duke, this season has meant road trips to arenas as far away as Ann Arbor, Mich., Piscataway,...

Top teams battle for position

For much of its 53-year basketball history, the ACC has been defined by an eight-mile stretch on Tobacco Road.

Paulus helps steady Blue Devils

It has often been said that being point guard at Duke is like being quarterback at Notre Dame. Each is the premier position in its respective sport, and each is also among the most scrutinized.

Blue Devils' defense sparks transition offense

<b>Game Analysis</b>: The first time Duke played Georgia Tech this season, the Blue Devils forced a season-high 28 turnovers. That type of defensive performance usually guarantees that Duke would...

Krzyzewski reaches 700-win plateau at Duke

With his five grandchildren at his side, head coach Mike Krzyzewski was honored in a brief postgame ceremony for winning his 700th career game at Duke.<br> <b><a...

Duke holds off Georgia Tech

In commemoration of head coach Mike Krzyzewski's 700th win at Duke, Director of Athletics Joe Alleva gave Krzyzewski the game ball after the Blue Devils' contest against Georgia Tech Sunday. But it...

Harding drives Duke to brink of perfection

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Even the snow and ice outside the Comcast Center could not keep Lindsey Harding from torching the Terrapins yet again.

Bales avoids fouling out, leads team down stretch

COLLEGE PARK, MD - This season, Duke has shown consistently that it can win by whatever means possible under any circumstances.

Blue Devils seek 2nd in a row

For the first time in four outings, the cloud of a previous defeat will not be hanging over the Blue Devils-and they certainly will not miss it.

Eagles pose no problem for Duke

The Boston College defense struggled all night against Duke's high-powered and lightning-quick offense, which opened the game with a 13-2 run in the first four minutes.

Maryland looks for revenge in rematch

The No. 1 Blue Devils (27-0, 12-0 in the ACC) have two top-10 teams standing in between them and the first undefeated regular season in school history. But before they start worrying about No. 2...

Duke aims to lift level of intensity

This week the Blue Devils were rewarded for their school-best 26-0 start with a unanimous No. 1 ranking in the polls. To that, head coach Gail Goestenkors had only one thing to say.

Duke looks to end skid at BC

For the first time in 380 games, Duke will step onto the court as an unranked team when it takes on the ACC's first-place Boston College tonight in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Out of the spotlight, Smith shines for Duke

At a recent home game in Cameron Indoor Stadium, ushers distributed free posters to all fans. The poster read "You Can't Control the Elements" and featured photos of Duke's three All-America...

Could Duke miss the Dance?

In 2006, Duke celebrated Valentine's Day with an easy 93-70 victory over Wake Forest at Cameron Indoor Stadium. It was the 12th consecutive ACC win for the second-ranked Blue Devils, and the only...

Despite shaky shooting, Duke blasts Wake

WINSTON-SALEM - With few shots falling and their center on the bench in foul trouble in the second half, the Blue Devils relied on senior point guard Lindsey Harding and their stingy defense to...

Defensive prowess powers Blue Devils

<b>Game Analysis</b>: Coming off the most hyped matchup of the season Thursday at North Carolina, Duke could have come out flat against ACC bottom-dweller Wake Forest.

Missed opportunities plague Blue Devils again

<b>Game Analysis</b>: Despite trailing by as many as 20 points in the first half Sunday against Maryland, Duke found itself in a position to get back into the game with 9:54 remaining in the second.

Blue Devils drop 4th straight

For the fourth straight game, the Blue Devils left the court with heads hung low after another tough loss. <br> <b><a...

Duke aims to right ship against Terps

The last time Duke lost four games in a row, assistant coaches Chris Collins and Steve Wojciechowski sat a bit farther down the bench.

Blue Devils exact revenge

Abby Waner may have been struggling with her long-range shooting, but the Duke sharpshooter wanted the ball when it mattered most Thursday night in Carmichael Auditorium.