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Beats' picks: Will Duke men's basketball defeat Purdue for Phil Knight Legacy title?

(11/27/22 2:56pm)

On the heels of back-to-back wins against Oregon State and Xavier, No. 8 Duke now looks ahead to its championship tilt at the Phil Knight Legacy against No. 24 Purdue in Portland, Ore. With both the Blue Devils and Boilermakers in pursuit of a trophy in the Rose Quarter, our beat writers make their predictions before Sunday's 3:30 p.m. tipoff at the Moda Center.











Five observations from Duke men's basketball's first half against North Carolina

(04/03/22 1:43am)

NEW ORLEANS—Let’s do this dance one more time. No. 2-seed Duke flew down to New Orleans to face off against No. 8-seed North Carolina Saturday in the Superdome for the first time in the NCAA tournament. We are through 20 minutes and so far, the Blue Devils lead 37-34. 


Beats' picks: Will Duke men's basketball defeat North Carolina in Final Four rubber match?

(04/02/22 6:31am)

The stakes have never been higher for No. 2-seed Duke and No. 8-seed North Carolina, with the two sides facing off Saturday in the Final Four in New Orleans for the first time in NCAA tournament history. With a spot in the national championship game on the line, here's who our beats predict will come out on top.




Beats' picks: Can Duke men's basketball down Arkansas and move on to Final Four?

(03/26/22 2:54pm)

No. 2-seed Duke comes in as a four-point favorite in this Elite Eight matchup against No. 4-seed Arkansas in San Francisco. At the end of this one, the winner at Chase Center will come away with a spot in the Final Four in New Orleans and a chance at putting their team in the college basketball record books.   



Beats' picks: Will Duke men's basketball get past Michigan State and move on to Sweet Sixteen?

(03/20/22 6:59pm)

No. 2-seed Duke enters its Round of 32 matchup as 6.5-point a favorite but has a tough draw against No. 7-seed Michigan State. The Blue Devils last played the Spartans in the 2020-21 season and lost, and the last time these two squads met in the NCAA tournament, Michigan State came out on top. Let's take a look at who our beats think will be moving on to the Sweet Sixteen.