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The upset bug has bitten the ACC Tournament.
From staff reports.
CHAPEL HILL — When Duke inbounded the ball clinging to a two-point lead with 36.8 seconds left Sunday, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams had already instructed his players to foul.
CHAPEL HILL — Murphy’s Law: everything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Sunday, the law applied to college basketball.
Duke’s “big three” has accounted for more than 65 percent of its points and just about 100 percent of its individual accolades this season.
When important people in our lives move on, those of us who were affected by them tend to reflect. After all, it is during this period when we decide how we will remember our heroes.
On a night that was supposed to belong to seniors Daniel Ewing and Reggie Love, junior J.J. Redick stole the show.
At Duke, Daniel Ewing has won a lot of games, but he’s also had to take the back seat.
NEW YORK — Lee Melchionni was the only one awake for the start of Saturday’s matinee at Madison Square Garden, but it was enough for a Blue Devil victory.
NEW YORK — “I mean, they’re only human,” head coach Mike Krzyzewski said after Saturday’s win over St. John’s.
Just when Duke was getting back to full strength, the men’s basketball team was dealt another blow.
“Revenge” is a dirty word.
Once again, Coach K got his way. The Athletic Department is in the final planning and fundraising stage for a new two-court training facility to be built behind Cameron.
Paul Hewitt had no idea when he started coaching basketball that he would now have the head job at Georgia Tech—or that he would even be coaching in college at all.
The Blue Devils should be embarrassed by their performance Thursday night at Virginia Tech. Not because they lost. Not because they had their worst shooting performance of the season.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech was up by two points with 4.9 seconds to go, and with Duke’s Daniel Ewing set to inbound the ball, the Hokie fans were all leaning up against the railing.
Moments after Lee Melchionni fouled out with 3:09 remaining in the overtime period against Maryland Saturday night, Reggie Love stood up from the end of the bench and removed his warm-ups.
Dominant, scoring big men may be a thing of the past in the ACC.