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Coach K still shuffling his starting lineups

Coach K still shuffling his starting lineups

By Tom Shanahan Special to the TimesDURHAM — Duke’s third starting lineup three games into the basketball season resulted in Tuesday’s 105-57 romp over Central Arkansas, but head coach Mike Krzyzewski cautioned not to read too much into the shuffling.This time the change was...

Coach K with a new formidable trio up front

Coach K with a new formidable trio up front

DURHAM – Duke basketball again confronts teams with a formidable trio, although it’s not comprised of one-and-done NBA draft picks like a year ago. This trio doesn’t require a hot shooting hand or drives to the basket to have a big night.Its defensive hands create a road block to...

Duke balance displayed in New York warmup

Duke balance displayed in New York warmup

By Tom Shanahan Special to the TimesDURHAM — If there are three teams in the nation better than Duke, they would be hard pressed to look better than the Blue Devils in their second exhibition game, routing Fort Valley State 126-57 Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.Fourth-ranked...

Blue Devils relying on more balanced lineup

Blue Devils relying on more balanced lineup

By Tom Shanahan Special to the TimesCHARLOTTE – Duke’s basketball roster is obviously less talented this season than a year ago. The Zion Williamson Show was a mega-talented roster with Williamson among three one-and-done, first-round NBA draft picks.But Javin DeLaurier and Jack...

Coach K is raking in recruits without Capel

Coach K is raking in recruits without Capel

Duke’s first game against Pitt and former Blue Devils assistant Jeff Capel on Tuesday brought up a touchy subject with Mike Krzyzewski. Capel’s surprise move to Pitt had generated speculation that Duke recruiting might suffer.Try telling Michigan State coach Tom Izzo that Coach K...