Onto the Elite 8 they go.
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Onto the Elite 8 they go.
Sportswrap is your one-stop shop for everything Duke athletics, where we’ll recap how each of Duke’s sports currently in competition performed over the last week and give a brief look ahead. Here’s our recap for the week of April 27-May 3.
Wednesday afternoon was burning hot, and the intensity in Chapel Hill between Duke and Notre Dame perfectly matched the 90-degree weather.
Playing two long matches in a little over 24 hours is no easy feat.
Someone must have said something during Duke’s Senior Day recognitions that lit the Blue Devils’ fuse, because they played like dynamite in their match against Wake Forest.
Coming off three straight ranked losses, Duke came into this top-15 matchup knowing a win would prove it can play with the big dogs of this year’s incredibly strong ACC lineup.
As Duke men's basketball wraps up its season, the Blue Zone gives individual breakdowns of each player's season with comparisons to their preseason projections. Read the previous player breakdowns here: Mike Buckmire, Patrick Tapé, Jaemyn Brakefield, Henry Coleman III, Joey Baker, Jeremy Roach and Wendell Moore Jr.
The Blue Devils entered Friday having lost their last five matches to their Tobacco Road rivals. That streak has now been extended to six.
After a year of recapping Duke's games in as concise a way as the Blue Zone can, we bring you our last "one word" of the season, this time for the Blue Devils' entire 2020-21 campaign.
Despite a disappointing start to the season, it looks like the Blue Devils are back on track.
Behind high-level returners and a couple of fresh faces, Duke looks to make its third straight Final Four appearance in three full seasons.
Having not played in over 11 months, Duke clearly entered Davidson, N.C., hungry for a win.
Men’s lacrosse isn’t the only team on campus returning a wealth of experience and adding a top graduate transfer—women’s lacrosse is doing the same. And with all that firepower, the Blue Devils look set to make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2016.
Each week, we’ll recap how each of Duke’s sports currently in competition performed over the last week, and give a brief look ahead.
Duke’s bench hasn’t been particularly notable this season. The majority of Blue Devil points have been scored by Matthew Hurt, DJ Steward and Jalen Johnson. That being said, there are a few players that likely won’t be on the floor at the start of Saturday’s game but could make a difference later in the evening.
After yet another disappointing loss, the Blue Zone is here to give you a summary of the Duke men's basketball game against Louisville in as concise a manner as we can—in one word:
Another day, another road matchup for the Blue Devils, this time against Louisville. For the first time since a miraculous comeback in 2019, Duke will travel to the KFC Yum! Center to take on a Cardinals program that has given the Blue Devils fits since head coach Chris Mack was hired in 2018. The Blue Zone has you covered with a X-Factor from both sides:
Sophomore forward Wendell Moore Jr. shot 22% from the field during the first five games of the season, with his performance against Coppin State being the bright spot in comparison to three other games in which he didn't hit a single shot. In Duke’s sixth game of the season, Moore appeared to live up to the hype he received during preseason talks, totaling 25 points, four rebounds and four steals. The question is, will he be able to continue to do so this season?
After every Duke men's basketball game, the Blue Zone provides you with a single word that encompasses and summarizes the game. That word is accompanied by a single stat and a single player. Read our feelings on their recent loss to Virginia Tech:
After propelling himself onto the national stage with his 19 points and 19 rebounds in his debut, Jalen Johnson’s name is starting to creep higher and higher on draft boards. ESPN analyst Jonathan Givony even stated Johnson is a “dark horse candidate for the No. 1 pick,” so let’s dive into what makes the freshman’s draft stock so attractive: