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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...

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 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...

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...

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...