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With 10 consecutive wins to its name and a first-round victory against Oral Roberts in the books, No. 5-seed Duke meets No. 4-seed Tennessee in Orlando, Fla., Saturday afternoon with a trip to the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 on the line. As tipoff nears, The Chronicle's beat writers make their picks.
No. 5-seed Duke came out roaring in Thursday’s NCAA tournament opener against No. 12-seed Oral Roberts, scoring the first 15 points at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., and limiting the Golden Eagles’ high-flying offense. With 20 minutes to play in this Round of 64 tilt, the Blue Devils are in front 40-23.
After winning its last nine games and claiming an ACC tournament title, No. 5-seed Duke begins its NCAA tournament journey Thursday evening against No. 12-seed Oral Roberts at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. Before the 7:10 p.m. tipoff, The Chronicle's beat writers make their predictions.
On Thursday, the NCAA tournament begins in earnest, and that evening, No. 5-seed Duke begins a new NCAA tournament run, this time with a new head coach but the same goal of a sixth national title banner in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
This time back in February, Duke was sitting on back-to-back losses after crushing defeats at Miami and Virginia.
GREENSBORO, N.C.—One month to the day before Saturday’s conference championship game, Duke suffered a controversial overtime loss at Virginia, all but ending any hope of a regular-season conference title in Durham.
At 8:30 p.m. Saturday, No. 4-seed Duke and No. 2-seed Virginia meet to cap a wild week in Greensboro Coliseum in the ACC tournament final. Before tipoff, The Chronicle's beat writers make their predictions on which team will take home the title.
GREENSBORO, N.C.—With the shot clock turned off and Duke safely ahead by seven points, Dariq Whitehead anticipated the pass and jumped in front of Miami standout Jordan Miller, effectively sealing the deal for the Blue Devils.
GREENSBORO, N.C.—Playing for the right to compete in Saturday’s ACC tournament championship game, No. 4-seed Duke and No. 1-seed Miami are neck and neck with one another through 20 minutes at Greensboro Coliseum. The Blue Devils have a slight 41-36 advantage entering the locker room.
GREENSBORO, N.C.—Kyle Filipowski caught his defender in the air, stepped through and brushed past the contact, laying one in off the glass as the referee beneath the basket signaled for a foul.
GREENSBORO, N.C.—In its postseason debut, No. 4-seed Duke started strong in Thursday afternoon’s ACC tournament quarterfinal against No. 5-seed Pittsburgh. Halfway through, the Blue Devils lead 48-32 at Greensboro Coliseum with a semifinal berth on the line.
At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Duke and North Carolina meet for the second time this season, this time down the road in Chapel Hill. Before the regular-season finale tips off, The Chronicle's beat writers make their predictions.
It was a convincing win, maybe even his team’s best to date, and it came in stark contrast to an earlier loss to the same opponent. Every Duke starter scored in double digits, the defense excelled and no one player had to do too much.
Cameron Indoor Stadium is a notoriously tough trip for visiting teams. This season, it was nothing more than a fool’s errand.
Last time the Blue Devils traveled to the state of Virginia, they lost freshman forward Dariq Whitehead to injury, a sprain in his lower left leg.
Most stories, at some point, have an ending. Maybe the Tobacco Road saga will run its course someday, but for now, the rivalry has new life.
Before North Carolina takes the trip down to the road to face Duke, The Chronicle's beat writers are here to make their score predictions and more.
On a rainy December night in New York, Duke waltzed into Madison Square Garden for a nationally televised matchup against Iowa. The win that followed was relatively unremarkable; the Blue Devils shut down Hawkeye star Kris Murray and cruised to a 74-62 victory behind their defense.
Another year, another new look for the Blue Devil defense.
Duke is getting its captain back: Starting guard Jeremy Roach is available to return from a three-game injury absence Saturday against No. 17 Miami, per a team release Saturday morning.