Jake Piazza is a Trinity junior and sports editor of The Chronicle's 117th volume.
Just weeks after junior Michael Savarino's grandfather, head coach Mike Krzyzewski, coached his last game as a Blue Devil, Savarino entered the transfer portal, On3sports' Matt Zenitz reported Tuesday morning.
After getting swept in their last two ACC series, the Blue Devils took all three games from No. 10 Notre Dame at Jack Coombs Field to remind the rest of the conference that the defending ACC champs are not to be counted out just yet.
This loss in April, this close to the storybook ending, hurts no doubt, but let’s rewind to June 2021.
Let’s do this dance one more time. No. 2-seed Duke flew down to New Orleans to face off against No. 8-seed North Carolina Saturday in the Superdome for the first time in the NCAA tournament. We are through 20 minutes and so far, the Blue Devils lead 37-34.
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.
Only 700 people in this line would get their name picked out of the lottery for a chance to buy a $20 ticket to the Final Four that’s good for both the semifinal and national championship (conditional on Duke winning).
Duke comes in as a four-point favorite in this Elite Eight matchup against 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.
Duke will face off against Texas Tech at 9:30 p.m. at Chase Center in San Francisco, and given the way these two teams match up and the one-point spread in favor of the Red Raiders, all signs point to a nail-biter. Let's see who our beats pick to move on to the Elite Eight.