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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...

Louisville rebuild takes big step at Cameron

Louisville rebuild takes big step at Cameron

DURHAM – The scandal-ridden and rag-tag Louisville basketball program that Chris Mack took over just two years ago has the gait of a legitimate national title contender, after all. Louisville’s climb to the No. 1 national ranking by the fifth week of the season with a 9-0 start...

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...

Spartans and Blue Devils streak back to the top

Spartans and Blue Devils streak back to the top

By Tom Shanahan Michigan State and Duke – respectively the preseason Nos. 1 and 4-ranked teams -- again appear Final Four worthy. Their lineup rotations that endured early season hiccups are coming into sharper focus with conference play fully underway. If so, the NCAA, come...

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...

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...

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...

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...