Duke Blue Devils Headlines
Duke Blue Devils Headlines
The Duke University men's basketball team arrived in Indianapolis Wednesday evening for the last stop in the season-long quest for a national title.
Since basketball games are played on planks of wood rather than pieces of paper, there's a possibility this Final Four will not come close to meeting expectations.
Duke's Marshall Plumlee spends his practices trying to match up with a possible No. 1 overall NBA draft pick and most games seeing only spot duty on the Blue Devils' latest Final Four team.
Jeff Capel, associate head coach of the Duke men's basketball team told Adam Gold and Joe Ovies Tuesday on 99.9 FM The Fan that senior Quinn Cook is "undoubtedly the heart and soul" of this year's Final Four-bound squad.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski said his team spent Monday catching up from two tough games and will practice on a regular schedule this week in Indianapolis.
The Blue Devils are not the most experienced or deep team in the NCAA Tournament, but that has not precluded success.
As soon as Duke dropped Gonzaga 66-52 on Sunday to advance to the Final Four, university officials called in an order for T-shirts and hats to stock the campus bookstore.
Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor are as different as stories can be in college basketball. The two, however, have a lot in common — both are in the Final Four and both were the top selections on The Associated Press' 2014-15 All-America team.
Duke players and coaches cut down the nets Sunday in Houston as they advanced to the Final Four.
Like his Duke teammates sitting on either side of him at the podium, Quinn Cook had a strand of the cut-down net sticking out of his regional championship cap.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has said after every game that because of their youth this team is still learning. Sunday, he put himself in that category as well.
Mike Krzyzewski is living in the moment with his youngest team ever, not thinking too much about the significance of his latest trip to the NCAA Final Four.
On campus Sunday night, Duke fans gathered to cheer for the Blue Devils against Gonzaga.
The Duke Blue Devils cut down the net in Houston after defeating Gonzaga for a spot in the Final Four.
Marcus Davis owns popular Houston restaurant The Breakfast Klub and he is also the uncle of Blue Devil freshman Justise Winslow.
It didn't come in dominating fashion but it never really seemed like the outcome was in question as Duke defeated Utah 63-57 Friday.
Justise Winslow says coach Mike Krzyzewski never treated him and the other Duke freshmen like, well, freshmen.
Utah gets within six of the Blue Devils but cannot cut it any closer in the final minute of play. A foul called with .07 on the clock puts Quinn Cook at the line, he hits one to bring it to the 63-57 final.
It took traveling across the country for a couple of old ACC foes to be reunited.
Duke freshman Justise Winslow grew up in Houston where he was a high school star before heading to Durham.
Die-hard Duke fan Wilma McMillan can trash talk with the best of them, and this week, the 92-year-old Salt Lake City resident finds herself at odds with her Utah-backing grandchildren.
Coach K vs. Coach K.
Duke (31-4, 15-3) will face Utah (26-8, 13-5 Pac-12) Friday at NRG Stadium in Houston in the program's 14th Sweet 16 appearance under head coach Mike Krzyzewski, tipoff is set for 9:45 p.m. on WRAL-TV.
As Duke practices for Friday's Sweet 16 match-up against Utah, assistant coach Jon Scheyer is taking a trip down memory lane.
Blue Devil senior Elizabeth Williams was selected one of 12 finalists for The Wade Trophy Thursday, which was released by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The Wade Trophy is presented annually to the nation's most outstanding NCAA Division I women's basketball player.
Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak told a story about running into Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski during a recruiting trip in Las Vegas last summer. The two were at a 7-11 store when Krystkowiak proclaimed, "There's the real Coach K" and gave him a high-five.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski says his team got better in the Charlotte sub-regional, and suggests Duke is peaking now.
Jahlil Okafor showed off all the moves — a spin, a dribble drive, a short jumper — that have made Duke's freshman big man possibly the nation's top player.
The No. 1 seeded Duke Blue Devils are headed to the Sweet 16 after a 68-49 win over San Diego State in Charlotte Sunday.