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CONNED: Duke women's basketball never leads, bows out of NCAA tournament with loss to UConn

(03/31/24 2:24am)

PORTLAND, Ore.— At this point in the season, three basketball programs have teams remaining in both the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments. On Saturday evening in the Moda Center, two of those squads met: No. 3-seed UConn and No. 7-seed Duke, two perennial basketball powerhouses, each heading out west hoping to keep on their journey through March Madness. 

Beats' picks: Can No. 7-seed Duke women's basketball continue run, upset Bueckers and UConn in Sweet 16?

(03/30/24 8:02pm)

No. 7-seed Duke, fresh off a second-round upset of No. 2-seed Ohio State, make the trip to Portland, Ore., Saturday evening for a date with No. 3-seed UConn. The Chronicle's beat writers are here with their predictions about whether the Blue Devils can continue their remarkable run and advance to the Elite Eight:

'Kept their belief': Duke women's basketball's season of growth bears ultimate fruit in test against Ohio State

(03/25/24 5:22am)

COLUMBUS, Ohio—At the end of the first quarter, it felt like the game between No. 7-seed Duke and second-seed Ohio State was already over. The Blue Devils had failed to make a field goal since the 8:05 mark in the period, and Duke was down 20-10. The Buckeye press was suffocating, and former Blue Devil Celeste Taylor was already causing problems on both ends of the floor. 

Beats' picks: Will No. 7-seed Duke women's basketball keep marching, take down Ohio State to advance to Sweet 16?

(03/24/24 5:16am)

No. 7-seed Duke continues its NCAA tournament quest Sunday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio against No. 2-seed Ohio State. The Chronicle’s beat writers offer their predictions about whether the Blue Devils can spring the upset and book their spot in the Sweet 16:

EXTERMINATORS: Duke women's basketball finds second-half rhythm, downs Richmond to open NCAA tournament

(03/22/24 8:19pm)

COLUMBUS, Ohio—It was a long trip and a very different environment for Duke, as the seventh-seeded Blue Devils trekked up to Columbus to play their first-round game against No. 10-seed Richmond. Despite the novel setting, Duke seemed perfectly at home. 

Five things to know before No. 7-seed Duke women's basketball tips off NCAA tournament play in Columbus, Ohio

(03/22/24 6:06am)

With March Madness finally here, stakes are high. Each game is win-or-go-home from this point on, and every single trip down the floor will matter just a little bit more. On the women’s side of the tournament, the seventh-seeded Blue Devils are headed to Columbus, Ohio, to face off first against No. 10-seed Richmond, then will take on the winner of No. 2-seed Ohio State and No. 15-seed Maine. With the first games tipping off Friday afternoon, here are five things to know:

A look at Duke women's basketball's potential path through the ACC tournament

(03/07/24 7:28pm)

Following a regular season that exceeded expectations complete with big-time wins against tough teams like No. 10 N.C. State and No. 11 Virginia Tech, the Blue Devils are now headed to the 2024 ACC tournament. Held less than an hour from Durham in Greensboro Coliseum, Duke will likely be coming up against some of the top squads in the conference in rematches from the regular season as it heads into a stacked playoff bracket. 

Beats picks: Will Duke women's basketball sweep North Carolina at regular-season closer in Chapel Hill?

(03/03/24 5:28am)

The Blue Devils head to Chapel Hill Sunday afternoon for a vital rivalry clash against North Carolina, looking for both a season sweep and a boost in seeding for the ACC tournament. The Chronicle's beat writers are here to offer their predictions of how Duke will fare:

And one: Big outing from Sallis, trouble with fouls, turnovers plague Duke men's basketball against Wake Forest

(02/25/24 10:41pm)

After each Duke men's basketball game this season, check back here for the Player of the Game and more. No. 8 Duke played down to the final seconds before suffering a brutal loss to a punchy Wake Forest group, and the Blue Zone is here to review the action:

Duke baseball 2024 season preview

(02/15/24 1:58pm)

Following an expectation-defying season finishing one win short of a trip to the College World Series, head coach Chris Pollard has revamped the Duke roster in hopes of achieving the ultimate goal this time around. Entering the season ranked No. 12 in the country, the Blue Devils have their eyes set on reaching Omaha, Neb., for the first time since 1961.

FIRST: Duke women's basketball forces overtime, beats North Carolina for Lawson's first regular-season rivalry win as head coach

(02/11/24 9:20pm)

It was always going to be a big game. Two punchy teams with lofty aspirations, two teams with the same ACC record. It did not disappoint. Despite falling behind in the third quarter, Duke rallied  behind a monstrous performance from forward Delaney Thomas in the fourth quarter to win the game 68-60 in overtime. 

Beats' picks: Can Duke women's basketball outlast North Carolina in season's first rivalry showdown?

(02/11/24 6:08am)

Duke welcomes hometown rival North Carolina to Cameron Indoor Stadium Sunday afternoon for their first showdown of the season. Before the 2 p.m. tipoff, The Chronicle’s beat writers are here to offer their predictions about how the Blue Devils will fare: