Duke’s season is officially over.
Selection Sunday came and passed, and the Blue Devils were not granted an at-large bid or selected as a COVID-replacement team.
Duke's season may not be over after all.
Obviously, the news was stunning for the Blue Devils, and many players expressed their disappointment via social media.
Duke's season is over. According to a team release, the Blue Devils will "not continue competing in the 2021 ACC Tournament" following a "positive COVID-19 test within a member of the program's Tier 1 personnel after Wednesday's game." Furthermore, athletic director Kevin White said in a statement in the release that "this will end [the team's] 2020-21 season."
In desperate times, the Blue Devils have found a way to keep on winning. And when it comes to postseason play, that only means one thing: the next one is tougher than the last.
The biggest factor in Duke keeping Louisville at bay for most of the game was an identity shift that began on the defensive side of the ball.
Tonight’s game was encouraging for the Blue Devils, as big men Mark Williams and Matthew Hurt accounted for 43 of the team’s 70 points.
As the saying goes, it’s hard beating the same team three times in one season.
Relying on Matthew Hurt’s scoring and Mark Williams’ defense, the Blue Devils shot out to an early lead, withstanding a late run by Louisville to take a 30-29 edge entering the break.
As much as the final score was a team effort, the biggest takeaway was the combined play of guards Jeremy Roach, DJ Steward and Jordan Goldwire.
The Blue Devils have a date with Louisville Wednesday in the second round of the 2021 ACC Tournament while the daily fight for their postseason lives continues
After firing on all cylinders Tuesday, it finally appears as if head coach Mike Krzyzewski and his squad are primed for their best basketball this week in Greensboro, and it could not come at a better time.
Facing the daunting task of winning five games in five days to keep their season alive, the Blue Devils did the only thing they could do Tuesday afternoon: win the first one.
The Blue Devils started off on the right foot against Boston College Tuesday, taking a 41-27 halftime lead into the locker room.
The Blue Zone gets you ready for the ACC Tournament with a Duke player to look out for and an aspect of the game that the Blue Devils will need to excel at in order to make a run.
If there’s one thing that may work in the Blue Devils’ favor, it’s the positive mojo that comes with playing in historic Greensboro Coliseum.
Matthew Hurt, DJ Steward and Jordan Goldwire were all recognized Monday morning in the annual ACC awards.