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How did the Duke men's basketball assistant coaches fare as players in Duke-UNC rivalry?

(02/04/22 4:36am)

The Brotherhood runs strong through Duke men’s basketball, and nowhere is that more clear than in its coaching staff. Every man behind the Blue Devil bench was also once a Blue Devil himself. Now, as Duke approaches its first matchup against archrival North Carolina, let’s take a look at each of their extensive histories with Duke's foes down Tobacco Road.


Jeremy Roach continues to excel in initiating the offense in Duke men's basketball's latest win

(01/30/22 2:16pm)

LOUISVILLE, KY.—In a program with as storied a history and filled with as much NBA-caliber talent as Duke, it’s easy to glance past the guys who didn’t sprint out of the gate. The guys who didn’t start the season with 20-point games, who don’t protect the rim with stadium-rocking blocks or shoot from downtown with lethal accuracy. But the guy who has glided under the radar has also quietly developed into the player that makes the Duke clock tick. 


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

(01/29/22 5:52pm)

LOUISVILLE, KY.—Duke touched down in Louisville Friday for its noon tipoff Saturday against the Cardinals. After a slow start for the first couple minutes, the Blue Devils exploded into a 14-2 run, but Louisville fought back. The Blue Devils only take a 40-35 lead into the locker room. Here’s our five observations from the first 20 minutes.


Coach K, will you accept this rose? Former Bachelorette contestants attend Duke men's basketball game

(01/27/22 3:31pm)

Greg Grippo's time on Season 17 of The Bachelorette ended in nail-biting fashion, as Grippo, who had won the first impression rose and was clearly a frontrunner for Bachelorette Katie Thurston's heart from the start, confessed his love for Thurston in the all-important hometown dates. His baring of his heart did not go as planned, however, and the second-to-last episode ended with a fight about honesty between the two and Grippo ultimately leaving the show.




'Same mentality': Griffin sets career-high in first start in Duke men's basketball's win against Wake Forest

(01/13/22 4:00pm)

The great Jennifer Holliday in her iconic role as Effie White in Dreamgirls on Broadway once crooned, “I am changing…I'll change my life, I'll make a vow, and nothing's gonna stop me now,” triumphantly announcing to the world that she would not be brought down by past struggles. 


Five observations from Duke men's basketball's first half against Wake Forest

(01/13/22 12:52am)

Duke made the short bus ride to Winston-Salem, N.C., for a 7 p.m. showdown against Wake Forest. The Blue Devils got out to an eight-point lead at one point, but the Demon Deacons came roaring back to whittle Duke’s lead down to 35-29 at the half. Here’s five of our observations from the opening 20 minutes.








VIDEO: Duke men's basketball Gonzaga review/Ohio State preview

(11/30/21 9:07pm)

Following Duke's colossal win against then-No. 1 Gonzaga Friday night, men's basketball beat writers Evan Kolin, Jonathan Levitan, Alex Jackson and Micah Hurewitz run through their general reactions, players who stood out and what to watch for ahead of the Blue Devils' ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup at Ohio State Tuesday night. Video by Sasha Richie.



Beats' picks: Will Duke men's basketball pass its first true road test against Ohio State?

(11/30/21 4:39am)

No. 1 Duke is on the road Tuesday for its first true away game of the season against Ohio State. This was supposed to be a ranked matchup heading into the year, but the Buckeyes have dropped two games already. That being said, the Blue Devils will have a tall task in front of them as three-point favorites to avoid the upset in Columbus, Ohio.



Beats' picks: Who will come out on top in No. 5 Duke men's basketball's matchup against No. 1 Gonzaga?

(11/26/21 6:46pm)

No. 5 Duke has a marquee matchup at 10:30 p.m. Friday against No. 1 Gonzaga, who is an 8.5-point favorite, and this contest almost has too many storylines to count. There's the freshman matchup of Paolo Banchero versus Chet Holmgren, the battle down low between Mark Williams and Drew Timme and the dueling point guards of Jeremy Roach and Andrew Nembhard. And that's not even all of them. Here's who our beats think will come out on top.