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Tre Jones faces delayed NBA future with family

Tre Jones faces delayed NBA future with family

Wilson Times linkBy Tom Shanahan, Special to the Wilson TimesDuke’s Tre Jones joined a video chat with the media on Friday about his decision to declare for the NBA draft. Such an interview normally covers thoughts on the trainers he is working with and what teams want him to...

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....

Duke takes advantage of second Pack game

Duke takes advantage of second Pack game

DURHAM – Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski still says 20 conference games is two too many, but the increase this season from 18 was necessary to accommodate ESPN launching the ACC Network. His players, though, disagree. They are happy with the expansion, especially with what happened...

Blue Devils anything but overrated for Hokies

Blue Devils anything but overrated for Hokies

DURHAM – Three months ago, Virginia Tech’s players celebrated wildly on the court in the Maui Invitational as the Hokies upset then-No. 3-ranked Michigan State. Virginia Tech was 6-0 under new coach Mike Young with what it hoped was a signature win. That was then, this is now....

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...

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...

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 before...