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Grayson Allen's roller-coaster career ends in heartbreak after tantalizing roll off the rim

(03/26/18 2:25am)

OMAHA, Neb.—As Grayson Allen worked for a final shot against Malik Newman in the closing seconds of regulation, Duke’s captain had a chance for another signature moment—one that would almost certainly play in videos before the beginning of any game in Cameron Indoor Stadium for years to come. 





Film room: Breaking down Syracuse's 2-3 zone and how Duke can attack it

(03/21/18 5:31am)

Heading into Duke’s Sweet 16 matchup against Syracuse this weekend, expect to hear the term “zone defense” somewhere around 1 to 100 times. Perhaps one of the few common trends between the Orange and Blue Devils is their reliance on a defensive scheme that has made college basketball unwatchable at times.  


Chron chat: Our predictions for the Final Four and who will take home the title

(03/14/18 5:14am)

With the first round of the NCAA tournament starting Thursday afternoon, our men’s basketball beat writers make their predictions for which teams will make the Final Four and eventually be crowned national champions. If you want to compete against their picks, you can register and play in The Chronicle’s Bracket Challenge here.






Gary Trent Jr. finds role as Duke men's basketball's most consistent 3-point threat

(03/07/18 6:07am)

Playing their ninth game in 20 days, the Blue Devils had their hands full in their first true road test of the season against a feisty Indiana team. And for much of that night in Assembly Hall, freshman Gary Trent Jr. was having a nightmare of an evening as he struggled to find the bottom of the net with his perimeter jumper. 






Five things to watch in Duke and North Carolina's first matchup of the year

(02/07/18 4:47am)

After a stunning loss to St. John’s, the Blue Devils will look to avoid their third loss in four games when they take on North Carolina Thursday. The Tar Heels have also been reeling with three consecutive losses before a win against cellar-dweller Pittsburgh. We review the five biggest questions heading into the first edition of the Tobacco Road Rivalry.