I'm not going to lie, I was worried.
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I'm not going to lie, I was worried.
After North Dakota State beat N.C. Central 78-74 in the First Four, the 16th-seeded Bison are set to take on the top-seeded Blue Devils Friday at 7:10 p.m. in the Round of 64. The Blue Zone looks at three aspects of the game that could be crucial for the Blue Devils in securing a victory:
For a No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament that looks unbeatable at full health, Duke sure has a glaring flaw: it shoots the 3-point ball at a meager 30.2 percent, the 16th-worst rate in the nation.
Down to its last two outs of the series and trailing by four runs, Duke needed a miraculous comeback to prevent Louisville from securing its third victory of the weekend.
St. John's Red Storm: 21-12, 8-10 in the Big East Conference
After taking care of Syracuse in the quarterfinals, Duke continues ACC Tournament play against North Carolina in the semifinals, hoping to avoid its third loss to the Tar Heels. The Blue Zone looks at three aspects of the game that could be crucial for the Blue Devils in securing a victory:
Colgate Raiders: 24-10, 13-5 in the Patriot League Head coach: Matt Langel (8th season) Players to watch: Rapolas Ivanauskas (16.4 PPG, 43.4 3P%); Jordan Burns (15.8 PPG, 5.8 APG); Will Rayman (13.1 PPG, 43.2 3P%)
Villanova Wildcats: 25-9, 13-5 in the Big East Conference
Seton Hall Pirates: 20-13, 9-9 in the Big East Conference
Syracuse Orange: 20-13, 10-8 in the Atlantic Coast Conference
In 2018, the Blue Devils opened ACC play against Virginia with something to prove—Duke had not secured a series win against the Cavaliers in a decade, and sought to assert itself as a legitimate threat in the conference.
Just more than two weeks ago, Duke hit its low point of the season—rival North Carolina walloped the Blue Devils 88-72 on Duke’s home court, spoiling the most anticipated matchup of the year for the Cameron Crazies. To make matters worse, beloved forward Zion Williamson exited that contest with a knee injury after just 30 seconds of play, and has not played since.
With just one week remaining in regular season play, things are starting to shape up across college basketball, as seen in the latest AP poll:
On Tuesday night, Duke struggled mightily to find an offensive rhythm in Zion Williamson’s absence.
With just three weeks until Selection Sunday, things are starting to shape up across college basketball, as seen in the latest AP poll:
SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Joey Baker saw the first game action of his college career against Syracuse.
SYRACUSE, N.Y.—As perhaps the most successful coach in college basketball history, rarely is Mike Krzyzewski desperate.
Wednesday night, the 249th edition of the greatest rivalry in college basketball occurred and Barack Obama made an appearance at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Why in the world is Zion Williamson’s left sneaker all anybody can talk about right now?
Ahead of the Blue Devils' latest marquee battle against No. 8 North Carolina, our men's basketball beats make their predictions for the outcome of Wednesday evening's contest:
The 2017-18 Duke squad struggled mightily with finding consistent production outside its starting five, and not a single reserve averaged more than 4.0 points or 13 minutes per game. But with the same options returning to the team this winter—Marques Bolden, Javin DeLaurier, Jack White, Alex O’Connell and Jordan Goldwire—this season’s Blue Devils would finally have depth.