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Duke finds three point range and magic margin

Duke finds three point range and magic margin

DURHAM – The 30-point Blue Devils are back, ending their two-game losing streak with their fourth 30-point romp in their last five victories. Eighth-ranked Duke (16-3, 6-2 ACC) won 89-59 over Miami (10-8, 2-6 ACC) on Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium 19 days after a...

Clemson makes Coach K case for rotations

Clemson makes Coach K case for rotations

By Tom Shanahan Special to the TimesWell, what did we learn from Duke’s surprising loss at Clemson?Perhaps the most revealing information was Duke’s 10-man rotation has been more than “coachspeak” from Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski. The irony is Coach K has been doubted he...

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...

Blue Devils climb toward NCAA title potential

Blue Devils climb toward NCAA title potential

By Tom Shanahan, Special to the TimesEight straight wins, seven by double figures, five of them by 20-plus points and two those in ACC games by 39 (Boston College) and 33 (Miami). Duke looks again like not only a Final Four team but one that can win it all. With no other...

Mr Robinson teaching Carey the neighborhood

Mr Robinson teaching Carey the neighborhood

By Tom Shanahan, Special to the Times DURHAM – Vernon Carey’s strong inside play has progressed earlier than expected, especially for a freshman known for using his perimeter skills in high school. To understand a key to his rapid development, consider who takes the court late...

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...

Coach K with more old school talk about Duke

Coach K with more old school talk about Duke

DURHAM – Mike Krzyzewski said from the beginning this was an “old-school team, old-school season.” Relying on balance and depth was Duke's path to an ACC and/or NCAA title.He meant teaching his players lost arts as a result of the modern AAU circuit that emphasizes individual...

Duke more than keeping up without Jones

Duke more than keeping up without Jones

DURHAM – Two looks at Duke without Tre Jones in late December have offered contrasting views of the Blue Devils’ depth and balance. Those qualities, coach Mike Krzyzewski believes, are the key to the No. 4-ranked Blue Devils winning an ACC and/or national championship. Duke...

Blue Devils were overlooked in latest poll

Blue Devils were overlooked in latest poll

By Tom Shanahan, Special to the TimesDURHAM – This sounds ironic, but it’s fair to wonder if Duke was overlooked in the latest Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll. The Blue Devils often get the benefit of the doubt, including from referees opposing coaches charge.But despite...

Duke wins with Goldwire filling in for Jones

Duke wins with Goldwire filling in for Jones

DURHAM – Imagine Duke basketball this year without point guard Tre Jones. Well, the No. 4-ranked Blue Devils faced finding out the hard way when Duke announced prior to its home game against Wofford that Jones would sit out with a “minor injury.” Nevertheless, the Blue Devils...