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NC State beats Duke with an old style ACC win

NC State beats Duke with an old style ACC win

RALEIGH – Ah, this must have been what it was like in the older, smaller ACC days when N.C. State played on an NCAA Tournament level with neighboring Duke and North Carolina for bragging rights in the Triangle. Unranked N.C. State looked like anything but a team still seeking an...

Carey puts on a Zion night with Zion in house

Carey puts on a Zion night with Zion in house

DURHAM – Duke’s unparalleled No. 1 from a year ago made a surprise campus visit to watch the Blue Devils and the player wearing his No. 1 this season. Zion Williamson, 2019 national player of the year, meet Vernon Carey, Duke’s 2020 national player of the year candidate. With...

This Duke team has Coach K sounding giddy

This Duke team has Coach K sounding giddy

By Tom Shanahan | Special to the TimesDURHAM — Mike Krzyzewksi, Duke’s hall-of-fame basketball coach, sounded positively giddy Monday night, just three days before his 73rd birthday. And that’s a good thing not to be confused with a chuckling over a grandfatherly moment.Coach K...

Tre Jones doubling up on dramatic finishes

Tre Jones doubling up on dramatic finishes

DURHAM – Two dramatic finishes, two clutch performances.In just 48 hours, Tre Jones has gone from little brother of Duke icon Tyus Jones – a star on the 2015 NCAA title team -- to his own Blue Devils iconic stature. He's at least getting there until the season ends with or...

Duke steals one on charitable missed FTs

Duke steals one on charitable missed FTs

CHAPEL HILL – The next time unranked North Carolina faces a Duke team rated in the Top 10, bank on the Tar Heels pulling off an upset. If they can make free throws, that is.Struggling North Carolina was on the verge of shocking its historic Tobacco Road rival, but sub-.50-percent...

North Carolina has attention of Duke players

North Carolina has attention of Duke players

DURHAM – Are you listening this Saturday, Blue Devils?Pay attention to the opponent was Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s complaint with his team last Saturday when the Blue Devils took Boston College lightly. Duke trailed most of the game until pulling out a 63-55 victory against a...

Carolina and Duke lack only national intrigue

Carolina and Duke lack only national intrigue

By Tom Shanahan Special to the TimesDURHAM — If only it was this easy to compare scores and pick college basketball results.A week after struggling North Carolina lost at home to middling ACC foe Boston College, Duke completed a sweep of the those same Eagles with an eight-point...

Capel return showed the passion of Coach K

Capel return showed the passion of Coach K

By Tom Shanahan Special to the TimesDuke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn’t like to play against his former players that have been an assistant for and then landed their own job as a head coach. We saw just how much he dislikes it at the Pitt-Duke game.Coach K admitted after the game...

Blue Devils win on emotional night for Coach K

Blue Devils win on emotional night for Coach K

Mike Krzyzewski frequently shows anger on a basketball court, but it’s limited to poor play from his Blue Devils or calls he feels the referees missed. This time his wrath found a new target in Duke’s 79-67 win Tuesday night over visiting Pitt. At the halftime buzzer, the...

Another Basketball  Jones point guard tandem

Another Basketball Jones point guard tandem

DURHAM – The first Basketball Jones-led point guard tandem that pushed Duke to its 2015 NCAA basketball title was Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook. As interchangeable parts they set their Blue Devils lore into the quarry stone used to build Cameron Indoor Stadium. Now,...