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Duke-Louisville basketball matchup in Battle 4 Atlantis finals is a Krzyzewski-Pitino redux

(11/25/12 12:06am)

On March 28, 1992, Rick Pitino was 39 years old, with exactly 200 collegiate wins to his name. Mike Krzyzewski was slightly his senior, as a 45-year-old with 367 wins. That night, Christian Laettner hit what would go on to become one of the most famous shots in basketball history, sending Duke to the Final Four with a 104-103 victory against Pitino’s Kentucky squad.

Duke basketball faces VCU in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals

(11/24/12 12:34am)

NASSAU, Bahamas—On March 15, 2007, Virginia Commonwealth guard Eric Maynor sank a miraculous 15-foot jumpshot with five seconds left in the game to hand Duke a first-round loss in the NCAA Tournament. The No. 11-seeded Rams forced 17 turnovers in that game, including six by point guard Greg Paulus. They also shot the lights out from beyond the arc, with a 9-for-16 showing that overcame Duke’s superior shooting performance overall.

Duke basketball heads to the Battle 4 Atlantis

(11/22/12 6:01am)

When the Duke basketball team headed to Hawaii last November for the Maui Invitational, it was hard to imagine a more exotic place for a basketball tournament. The squad may have outdone itself this year, though, as it heads south to the Bahamas for the second annual Battle 4 Atlantis, which will take place at the Atlantis Paradise Island resort in Nassau Thursday through Saturday.

Leadership styles distinguish Duke's top four returning players

(11/09/12 3:01pm)

Head coach Joanne P. McCallie and her team shared a great deal of disappointment at the team’s heartbreaking loss in the regional finals of last year’s NCAA Tournament. But there’s a silver lining as a new season gets underway—nearly all of those disappointed players are back on campus in an effort to make another run at a title.

Sulaimon and Jefferson already possess Duke basketball character

(11/09/12 2:57pm)

Rasheed Sulaimon has known for years that he wanted to play college basketball for Duke. Amile Jefferson made a last-minute decision to commit to the Blue Devils after head coach Mike Krzyzewski became a late entry into his recruiting process. Sulaimon is a soft-spoken 6-foot-4 Texan with excellent size for a guard. Jefferson is a vocal 6-foot-8 forward from Philadelphia who will need to continue adding muscle to compete at the collegiate level.

Duke women's basketball rocks Shaw like a hurricane

(10/31/12 9:21am)

If you’re the head coach of a Division II team, even one that won the national championship last season, it’s difficult preparing for No. 3 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium. If your championship squad lost eight players and returns just one starter, it’s nearly impossible. If four of your five current starters are sidelined and you have just seven players available to play, you might resort to meteorology.

Is it all in the shoes?

(10/04/12 6:43am)

Basketball is a diverse sport, with players of all shapes, sizes and nationalities, but they all have one thing in common—they wear shoes. And in the world of college basketball recruiting, the companies that make those shoes are exerting an ever-greater influence on recruits and their college decisions.