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Duke men's lacrosse uses big third quarter to take down North Carolina

(05/02/22 2:39pm)

With 7:23 left in what might have been the final game of his collegiate career, Tar Heel graduate attacker Chris Gray broke the all-time NCAA career points record that Lyle Thompson previously set at Albany in 2015 with an unassisted goal emblematic of the former Tewaaraton Award finalist’s storied career. 

The more you know: Advanced stats shine a light on Duke women’s lacrosse

(04/27/22 12:48am)

The 2011 film Moneyball starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, based on the true story of the successful 2002 Oakland Athletics season, mainstreamed the concept of advanced sports analytics. Yet over 10 years removed from the movie’s release and nearly 20 from the story’s genesis, we are still in the dawn of the advanced analytics age. 

'Really starting to pay off': Duke men's lacrosse rides Adler, O'Neill past Virginia at home

(04/17/22 4:50pm)

Junior attacker Dyson Williams completed a hat trick with 11:29 left in Thursday's game to put Duke up 15-6 against Virginia, which was previously undefeated in conference play. When preseason All-American faceoff specialist Petey LaSalla wasn’t at the dot on the next play despite his 14-for-23 mark, that might as well have been the Cavaliers waving the white flag. 

Beats' picks: Will Duke men's basketball defeat North Carolina in Final Four rubber match?

(04/02/22 6:31am)

The stakes have never been higher for No. 2-seed Duke and No. 8-seed North Carolina, with the two sides facing off Saturday in the Final Four in New Orleans for the first time in NCAA tournament history. With a spot in the national championship game on the line, here's who our beats predict will come out on top.

Five observations from Duke men's basketball's first half against Arkansas

(03/27/22 1:45am)

SAN FRANCISCO—The second-seeded Blue Devils are in the midst of their second game at Chase Center, this time against No. 4-seed Arkansas for a spot in the Final Four. Duke was ahead for most of the half, and took a 45-33 lead into the first period. Here are five of our observations from the first 20 minutes. 

Beats' picks: Can Duke men's basketball down Arkansas and move on to Final Four?

(03/26/22 2:54pm)

No. 2-seed Duke comes in as a four-point favorite in this Elite Eight matchup against No. 4-seed Arkansas in San Francisco. At the end of this one, the winner at Chase Center will come away with a spot in the Final Four in New Orleans and a chance at putting their team in the college basketball record books.