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Time to look ahead without March Madness

Time to look ahead without March Madness

NOTE: A day after story below was posted, Duke sophomore point guard Tre Jones announced he has declared for the 2020 NBA draft.Jones: "When I started my journey at Duke my main goal was to win a national championship. Given what has had happened in our world recently, our season...

Captain J Rob a better story than movie Rudy

Captain J Rob a better story than movie Rudy

DURHAM – Picture this scene as Duke’s basketball team warms up. The players routinely take shots prior to the national anthem, player introductions and finally the tip-off with that night’s opponent. Freshman center Vernon Carey is rehearsing his post moves under the basket....

NC State proves Duke can lose to many teams

NC State proves Duke can lose to many teams

By Tom Shanahan Special to the TimesRALEIGH — The last two times Duke won national championships in 2010 and 2015, the Blue Devils’ regular season included a double-digit loss at N.C. State’s arena. The Wolfpack won 88-74 in 2010 and 87-75 in 2015.With N.C. State posting a...

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...

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...

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,...

Duke is less Miami and more Golden State

Duke is less Miami and more Golden State

DURHAM – Duke basketball this year is less Miami Heat circa LaBron James with stacked talent and more Golden State Warriors pre-Kevin Durant. The Blue Devils are a younger Steph Curry version of the Warriors with meshed teamwork, and that makes them more intriguing to watch as...

Duke is doubling up with Jones and Goldwire

Duke is doubling up with Jones and Goldwire

DURHAM – Duke looked impressive winning two games without Tre Jones and Jordan Goldwire starting in his place, but, wow, did the Blue Devils show talent, balance and depth with Jones returning to the lineup and Goldwire back to coming off the bench. The No. 2-ranked Blue Devils...