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In season-ending loss to Tennessee, Duke men’s basketball’s youth finally catches up with it

(03/19/23 9:01am)

ORLANDO, Fla.—Last Saturday, after the Blue Devils earned the right to hang another ACC championship banner in Cameron Indoor Stadium, Tyrese Proctor said, “I don’t think we are freshmen at all anymore. We’ve grown up really quick.” It was true then, and with all they accomplished and how much they grew, it is still true, even in the shadow of a second-round NCAA tournament exit.

Beats' picks: Can Duke men's basketball advance past Tennessee in Round of 32?

(03/18/23 9:58am)

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.

EAGLES GROUNDED: Roach, Duke men's basketball race past Oral Roberts to open NCAA tournament

(03/17/23 1:02am)

ORLANDO, Fla.—In the eight minutes and change it took Oral Roberts to score a point Thursday evening, you could have listened to almost all of Don McLean’s 1971 single American Pie, the longest song to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 until Taylor Swift’s All Too Well (10 Minute Version) in 2021.

Beats' picks: Will Duke men's basketball stave off first-round upset against Oral Roberts?

(03/16/23 2:42pm)

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.

PITT STOPPED: Duke men's basketball piles it on to rout Pittsburgh, advance to ACC tournament semifinals

(03/09/23 9:36pm)

GREENSBORO, N.C.—You could have sounded the final buzzer then. With 17:04 left in the game, 7-foot-2 center Dereck Lively II lined up on the wing and hit his second-career three to put Duke up 60-32. If the game was out of control before, that was when it ended. 

'The growth continues': Imperfect win against N.C. State shows Duke men's basketball is peaking at the right time

(03/01/23 7:48am)

In the teams’ Jan. 4 bout, N.C. State whooped the Blue Devils 84-60 in Duke’s worst loss of the season. Two weeks prior, Duke had fallen to Wake Forest and 10 days later, it would suffer another blow at the hands of Clemson. The only thing to take from a performance defined by turnovers and a breakdown of the team’s game plan was that the Blue Devils had serious questions to answer. Amidst lineup churn and glaring deficiencies, could Duke become a true postseason challenger by March? 

Duke men's basketball's Stanley Borden raises $7.8K in fundraising run for victims of Turkey, Syria earthquakes

(02/18/23 7:16pm)

The sky was a cloudy gray and a light breeze danced through the air — perfect weather for a 7.8-kilometer run. Shaded by the oak trees that line the East Campus trail, dozens of members of the Duke community lined up behind Baldwin Auditorium Wednesday afternoon and looked to Duke men’s basketball sophomore Stanley Borden at the front of the crowd as he explained the route.

First half of Duke women's basketball's loss to Florida State played with a men's ball, head coach Kara Lawson says

(02/03/23 3:13am)

The first half of Duke women's basketball's Sunday loss at Florida State was played with a men's ball, according to a closing statement made by head coach Kara Lawson in her postgame press conference Thursday evening following the Blue Devils' home win against Pittsburgh.