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Game Notes vs. Army…
28 November 2014 | 7:31 pm

DURHAM Six games into Justise Winslow's career at Duke, one thing has already become clear. The freshman forward doesn't care about statistics.
28 November 2014 | 3:14 am

When one takes an early look at the Duke Blue Devils season, several players stand out.  That makes it hard to not talk about the entire roster at times after a 6-0 start tot he season.  Thus far, it appears that every returning player on the team made significant strides from a season ago…
27 November 2014 | 4:04 pm

With Thanksgiving here, it is apparent that the season of giving is upon us. But for Duke, that day came long before—when it kicked off the regular season.Ever since the Blue Devils started the season with a 30-assist performance against Presbyterian, it was clear this team was different than…
27 November 2014 | 3:20 pm

Jahlil Okafor had a season-high 24 points and Amile Jefferson added 16 with 12 rebounds in No. 2 Duke's 93-54 rout of Furman on Wednesday night.
27 November 2014 | 5:46 am

DURHAM, N.C. - It takes a certain level of humility to play with Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor.
27 November 2014 | 12:26 am

No. 4 Duke Downs Furman 93-54…
27 November 2014 | 12:07 am

The Duke basketball team moved to 6-0 tonight with a 93-54 win over the Furman Paladins at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils used another suffocating defensive performance and strong start to jump out to a big lead in the first half and never looked back. Duke started the game on a 17-2 run an…
26 November 2014 | 11:53 pm

The Blue Devils must be excited for Thursday's Thanksgiving meal—they came out hungry Wednesday against Furman.No. 4 Duke cruised past the Paladins 93-54 Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium behind a double-double from junior Amile Jefferson. The captain recorded 16 points—one shy of his…
26 November 2014 | 11:47 pm

Game Notes vs. Furman…
26 November 2014 | 7:30 pm

The Duke basketball team returns home to face the Furman Paladins this evening after a three-game road trip. The 5-0 Blue Devils are ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll and No. 2 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Furman enters the contest at 1-2, with losses to College of Charleston and UC Davis and […]…
26 November 2014 | 1:20 pm

Duke (5-0) vs. Furman (1-2) Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • 5:00 p.m. • ESPNU Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)  Opening Tip • Duke (5-0) returns to Cameron Indoor Stadium following three straight neutral site contests to face Furman (1-2) Wednesday, Nov. 26. Tipo…
26 November 2014 | 1:02 pm

After a grueling five-game stretch, the Blue Devils are ready to get back in the saddle.With most students leaving town for Thanksgiving, No. 4 Duke makes its return to Cameron Indoor Stadium Wednesday at 5 p.m. against Furman. Fresh off claiming the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic with a pair of wins in…
26 November 2014 | 6:50 am

After cruising to two early wins, last week was the first big test for the Blue Devils as they faced three quality opponents and Duke passed with flying colors, taking down then-No. 19 Michigan State, Temple and Stanford to improve to 5-0.The Buzz is The Chronicle's premier sports podcast, giving Du…
26 November 2014 | 12:23 am

Rasheed Sulaimon has been a bit of an enigma during his three years with the Duke basketball program. He arrived to campus in 2012 as Duke’s lone 5-star recruit (Amile Jefferson was a 4-star) and made an immediate impact as an explosive scorer on a talented and experienced 2012-13 team. As a f…
25 November 2014 | 4:30 pm

Furman-Duke Preview…
25 November 2014 | 4:28 pm

After a 5-0 start and a win in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament, this year looks like it could be another outstanding season for Duke basketball. A lot of this success can be attributed to the incoming freshmen, like Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, who have both made major contributions to the team.
25 November 2014 | 12:04 am

USBWA Releases Early-Season Watchlists…
24 November 2014 | 11:10 pm

Roundball Notebook…
24 November 2014 | 11:07 pm

One player led his team to a big win on a rival's home court, while the other helped his team to three neutral court victories. They are the Atlantic Coast Conference's Player and Rookie of the Week by a vote of a selected media panel.
24 November 2014 | 8:08 pm

The college basketball season is only two weeks old, but already Duke's Jahlil Okafor has picked up his second ACC Rookie of the Week award. Okafor, who was named a preseason All-America before ever playing his first game for the Blue Devils, continued to live up to his hype by averaging 14.3 points…
24 November 2014 | 7:34 pm

The 2014-15 Duke Basketball team may have the two best freshmen in the country in Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow. Both were 5-star recruits in Duke’s No. 1 ranked 2014 and both players have immediately had great success as members of the Blue Devils’ starting lineup. While Okafor was…
24 November 2014 | 3:23 pm

Jahlil Okafor might very well be the top overall pick in the NBA draft next June. Perhaps he will and maybe he should be.
23 November 2014 | 10:17 pm

Last year's Wiggins Watch was fun, but with a new year, new prospect, another year of tanking it's time for something new. I thought I'd provide you guys some updates on some of the top prospects after seeing the amount of comments in the Okafor fanpost.
23 November 2014 | 7:44 pm

The college basketball season has officially begun, and Duke's Justise Winslow is trying really hard to end the competition for block of the year with this amazing effort against Stanford on Saturday: The play didn't actually count since there was a foul on the court a but he made the block AND jump…
23 November 2014 | 6:56 am

NEW YORK—Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow, Tyus Jones.Those are the names that have garnered headlines thus far this season for No. 4 Duke. And after Winslow and Okafor were named to the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic All-Tournament Team, those will be the names that continue to monopolize headlines…
23 November 2014 | 6:26 am

The Duke basketball team notched its first championship of the 2014-15 season Saturday night with a 70-59 victory over Stanford in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. The win moved the Blue Devils to 5-0 and concluded a stretch of five games in nine days for the No. 4 team in the country. Duke used anot…
23 November 2014 | 5:19 am

While Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor were seen by many as the most noteworthy members of Duke's 2014 recruiting class, fellow freshmen Justise Winslow and Grayson Allen don't lack for talent either. And in the case of Winslow, his versatility and work on the defensive end of the floor are two reasons…
23 November 2014 | 5:04 am

NEW YORK—Stanford threw the kitchen sink at Jahlil Okafor in hopes of slowing down college basketball's most dominant big man. And although the Cardinal succeeded, it was the Duke supporting cast that had the last laugh.In a matchup that pitted Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski against Stanford'…
23 November 2014 | 4:41 am

Jahlil Okafor had 10 points and 12 rebounds and dominated the closing minutes in leading No. 4 Duke to a 70-59 victory over Stanford in the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Saturday night.
23 November 2014 | 1:51 am

NEW YORK—For Duke to take the title at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, it will have to go through a man who knows a thing or two about winning big games for the Blue Devils.No. 4 Duke will face former Blue Devil Johnny Dawkins' Stanford squad Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at the Barclays Center in Bro…
22 November 2014 | 6:37 pm

The Duke Blue Devils moved to 4-0 on the young college basketball season with a 74-54 win over Temple.  Granted, there was not a lot of flash by the players in the victory.  Instead, Duke won with a workmanlike effort against a team which thrives on getting you into grinder of a game. …
22 November 2014 | 3:12 pm

Four games into his college career, Duke super freshman Jahlil Okafor got a lesson in the tough, physical, inside game of basketball, and learned a little. Okafor had 16 points and eight rebounds in his introduction to the rough-and-tumble world of New York City basketball, and No.
22 November 2014 | 11:08 am

It was Brooklyn, not the Garden, and a college game, not an NBA battle, but the potential future for both the Knicks and their fans opened eyes with a phenomenal play on Friday night at Barclays Center. Even before the shot was released, a loud gasp went through the crowd, the kind of reaction usual…
22 November 2014 | 9:21 am

NEW YORK—"We were playing really well—we just weren't putting points on the board."Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has echoed this sentiment many times throughout his career to provide rationale for his team's losses. Some nights you have it, and some nights you don't.Except on this nigh…
22 November 2014 | 6:59 am

Duke's phenomenal freshman center is going to play many, many more games at the arena, but the next time it'll come with an NBA ticket price. The 6-11, 270-pound wonder is the entire package - developed, intuitive, skilled and quick - and it's the reason he is the odds-on favorite to be chosen with…
22 November 2014 | 6:33 am

The Duke basketball team moved to 4-0 on Friday night with a 74-54 win over Temple. The Blue Devils have now won all four of their games this season by double-digits and handled Temple with a very workman-like effort. It wasn’t the most entertaining game to watch, which is often the case when…
22 November 2014 | 5:06 am

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski yells during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Temple on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in New York.
22 November 2014 | 4:41 am

NEW YORK—For the first time this season No. 4 Duke had significant problems scoring the basketball, but that wasn't enough to derail the Blue Devils as they bested Temple 74-54 in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn Friday night."We did not hit l…
22 November 2014 | 4:34 am

The Duke basketball team will play its fourth game in the past week tonight as it takes on the Temple Owls at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Blue Devils enter the game 3-0 and ranked No. 4 in the country while Temple enters unranked but 2-0 after wins over American and Louisiana Tech. The [&he…
21 November 2014 | 1:20 pm

After being tested by a physical, well-coached team Tuesday night, the Blue Devils will have to quickly get ready for another big-time Friday night battle.No. 4 Duke will take on Temple Friday at 9:30 p.m. at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
21 November 2014 | 7:23 am

I was at the Champions Classic in Indianapolis last night. It was fun. Here are some things I noticed. 1. It's a bizarre college basketball exp...
19 November 2014 | 8:35 pm

As far as big early season games go, Duke had a very nice win against a scrappy Michigan State team.  In the process, the team and talented freshman learned a lot about themselves.  When the dust cleared Duke defeated the Michigan State Spartans 81-71 and they overcame adversity and some S…
19 November 2014 | 2:41 pm

Entering the 2014-15 season, it was known throughout college basketball that Duke would rely heavily on its talented incoming freshmen. But the unanswered question remained how Blue Devil head coach Mike Krzyzewski would handle his dueling point guards in senior Quinn Cook and freshman Tyus Jones? T…
19 November 2014 | 2:24 pm

The #4 Blue Devils got 19 points from Quinn Cook and 17 points from freshman sensation Jahlil Okafor in an 81-71 win over #19 Michigan State in the State Farm Champions Classic. Okafor shot 8-of-10 from the field and grabbed 5 rebounds while fellow freshman Tyus Jones scored 17 points on the night.
19 November 2014 | 12:50 pm

Dick Vitale was impressed with Duke in its win over Michigan State at the Champions Classic.
19 November 2014 | 12:35 pm

With Jahlil Okafor headed to the bench after picking up his fourth foul with 8:59 left, Michigan State seemed poised to capitalize. Having cut the deficit to three points just three minutes earlier, the Spartans would get to spend the next several minutes without Okafor posting up down low and witho…
19 November 2014 | 11:27 am

Another "W" is marked in the books for Coach K as Tyus Jones and his freshman compatriots lead Duke Basketball to a 81-71 win over Michigan State. This was the first real test for Duke and our first glimpse into what kind of team Duke can be by the end of the season.
19 November 2014 | 11:22 am

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19 November 2014 | 7:57 am

If someone watched them practice, they might be mistaken for a Division I basketball team. Intricate passes are distributed throughout the court, a coach is explaining defensive sets and someone is throwing down a nonchalant dunk every thirty seconds.
19 November 2014 | 7:22 am