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Beyond the arc: Duke breezes past the Aztecs in Maui opener

(11/20/18 4:05pm)

The Blue Devils came into Hawaii an undefeated 15-0 in the Maui Invitational, having won the tournament each of the five times they have participated dating back to 1992. Duke kept that winning streak alive Monday, dismantling San Diego State 90-64 in the first-round. The Blue Zone gives three key takeaways and stats and looks forward for the Blue Devils: 

Extra point: Despite hot start, Duke football unable to bridge talent gap against Clemson

(11/18/18 9:12pm)

For a while, Duke looked like it was prepared to pull off the biggest win in recent program history, handling No. 2 Clemson on both sides of the ball and bursting out to a 6-0 edge. The Tigers were eventually able to find their groove, though, finishing off the Blue Devils for a 35-6 victory. The Blue Zone gives three key takeaways and stats and looks forward for Duke:

Beyond the arc: Duke easily handles Black Knights in home opener

(11/12/18 4:36am)

Sunday marked the first time the Blue Devils’ heralded freshman class played in front of their home crowd in a game that counted, and the rookies did not disappoint. Duke showed no mercy toward Army on Veteran’s Day, breezing past the Black Knights 94-72 behind a powerful second-half surge. The Blue Zone gives three key takeaways and stats and looks forward for the Blue Devils: 

Beyond the arc: Duke demolishes Kentucky in season opener

(11/08/18 5:13am)

Duke-Kentucky was supposed to be a game for the ages, a matchup between arguably the country’s two national-title favorites. But the Blue Devils quickly turned it into a showcase for their own dominance, as Duke dismantled the Wildcats 118-84 anchored by its unprecedentedly talented freshmen class. The Blue Zone gives three key takeaways and stats and looks forward for the Blue Devils: 

Duke men's basketball 2018-19 player preview: Cam Reddish

(10/31/18 2:38pm)

Game Breakdown: There is a reason Reddish is coming into Durham as the No. 3 overall recruit in his class, behind only teammates R.J. Barrett and Zion Williamson. The Norristown, Pa. native is an elite scorer, both one-on-one and catch-and-shoot, and is terrific at drawing fouls and getting to the free-throw line. Furthermore, the McDonald’s All-American has the physical tools to defend virtually anyone in the country. Overall, many scouts actually label Reddish as having the most pure basketball talent out of Duke’s top three freshmen, but with that talent comes causes of concern as well. 

Duke women’s basketball 2018-19 player preview: Jade Williams

(10/31/18 2:28pm)

Game Breakdown: The No. 14 overall prospect in the Class of 2017, Williams is one of the more talented young bigs in the ACC. Her greatest strength is her presence on defense—despite placing just sixth on the team in minutes last year, the 2017-18 All-ACC Freshman Team selection led the Blue Devils in blocks. Offensively, Williams will not be a threat from downtown—she missed her lone three-point attempt last season. But the faceup-five has a keen ability to finish inside and a mid-range shooting touch that forces defenders to keep an eye on her at all times.

Point: Healthy returners will lead Duke women's basketball back to the NCAA tournament

(10/29/18 3:22am)

Two of our women's basketball beats Evan Kolin and Glen Morgenstern engage in a point/counterpoint debating whether or not the Blue Devils will return to the NCAA tournament. Here is Evan's argument for why Duke will make it back to March Madness, to read the counterpoint, click here: