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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The New Mexico-Texas Tech women's basketball game was a hard fought, evenly played game for all but the last 7:44 in the game. During that stretch, the Lady Raiders out-scored the Lobos 18-0. Senior forward Plenette Pierson scored 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead Texas Tech to a 71-48 victory over the University of New Mexico and its 16,000 fans.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- While humidity is nearly absent from the arid Albuquerque area, New Mexico was just too Mistie for the Georgia women's basketball team.
SALT LAKE CITY -- It is easy to forget how skilled of a college basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski is. Leading his teams to nine Final Fours and three national championships, Krzyzewski makes it seem as if it is his birthright to win over and over again. But the West Point graduate's game plan for the Central Michigan Chippewas showed once again that there is a non-apriori reason that he is the best collegiate coach of his generation.
SALT LAKE CITY - The road to the Final Four goes through a Chippewa.
SALT LAKE CITY - If you are to conquer a king, you have to kill him.
Coming into Sunday's game with 11 wins in the last 12 games against North Carolina, Duke men's basketball team can firmly claim its title as the best college basketball program on Tobacco Road. But while Duke has the upper hand in the college game, the alumni of North Carolina - most from the era of head coach Dean Smith - continue achieve far more in the NBA.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - After a 13-0 first half spurt pushed the women's team's lead to 35-21, Duke used the theory of containment in the cold shooting war that was the second half to defeat Florida State (15-11, 7-8 in the ACC) to the tune of a 70-49 Blue Devil victory.
ATLANTA - Three checks equals silence.
After last year's teams lost a combined six players to the NBA, Maryland and Duke were aware that they would have to rely on young talent this season.
With the retirement of former UNC head coach Dean Smith and the emergence of Maryland as a national powerhouse, Terrapin head coach Gary Williams and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski have created the premier coaching rivalry in college basketball.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Fans have had a huge impact in the ACC this season. Road wins are as rare as they have ever been in 2003, as it seems the color of the crowds' shirts is the only consistent factor that separates victory from defeat in this hyper competitive conference.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After the men's basketball team (17-4, 7-4 in the ACC) lost four consecutive road games, the Virginia Cavaliers (14-9, 5-6) came out silent when pleading for the fifth.
"They say Virginia is for lovers, but there's hate here for out-of-towners," boasts the Virginia Beach-based rap group Clipse in its song "Virginia." While the street poets are referring to rival gangsters and thugs, the same could be said about the University of Virginia's fans' attitudes toward the Duke men's basketball program.
The women's basketball team (22-1, 10-0 in the ACC) looks to remain undefeated in the ACC against hungry Georgia Tech (15-7, 4-6) Thursday at 7 p.m. in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
In an offseason where there has been much speculation about assistant coaching changes, the football team made its first move when it hired special teams coordinator Don Yanowski, who spent his last two seasons as the defensive line and defensive special teams coach for East Carolina.
Yesterday was an important day: Colin Powell spoke to the United Nations about the need for war in Iraq and Duke and North Carolina wrote the next chapter in college basketball's most storied rivalry.
In three years at Duke University, defenders had few options in guarding Jay Williams. Take away his right hand, he would score with his left. Take away his drive, he'd drain a three. But at tonight's game against North Carolina, the rafters in Cameron will finally Catch-22.
Coming off perhaps the best fall season under head coach Rod Myers, the No. 9 men's golf team looks forward to playing an intense schedule in its quest for the national championship.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Located in the heart of the research triangle, three has always been a good number for Duke basketball: Three national championships, last year the team had three All-ACC first team players for the first time in the league's history and the Blue Devils have always relied heavily on great three-point shooting
Although there have been three history majors on the men's basketball team's last two squads, Duke has - for better or worse - avoided historical trends on its last two trips to Florida State.