Ultimate News

Duke University (Trevon Duval) »

  • No. 12 Duke tops No. 11 Clemson 66-57

    Posted 2018-02-19 02:34:19 by: Exec Exec

    (Duval, Duke) CLEMSON, S.C. - Duke coach  has gotten more than he's expected out of the Blue Devils the past couple of weeks with  out. And he's certain it will pay dividends down the stretch once Duke's leading scorer and rebounder returns. Jr. hit three foul shots with 1:31 left to put No. 12 Duke ahead for good, and the Blue Devils won their third straight with Bagley on the sidelines, 66-57 over Clemson on Sunday. "For us, that's three wins with arguably as talented a kid as there is in the country out," Kzyzewski said. Krzyzewski said Bagley's right knee sprain is improving. The coach said it's unsure when Bagley will be back, but "it'll be soon." That won't be good news for Duke's opponents down the stretch, especially if the Blue Devils show the toughness they displayed at Clemson. The Blue Devils gave up all of their 10-point lead over a six-minute stretch when the Tigers tied it at 57 on David Skara's jumper. That's when Trent was off the mark on his 3 from the right corner, but got fouled by Clemson reserve Scott Spencer. Trent's first shot rattled around before falling through and he swished the next two for Duke (22-5, 10-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Blue Devils outscored the Tigers 9-0 the final 90 seconds.  Jr. followed Trent's foul shots with an inside bucket, and the Tigers (20-6, 9-5) could not respond in losing for the first time at home this season. "Some of these young guys grew up a little bit today," Kzyzewski said.  had 19 points for Duke, all but two in the opening half. Carter had 15 points and 10 rebounds while  (Sanford) had 12 and Trent scored 11. "We're becoming a team," Allen said. "We're coming together." Marcquise Reed and Elijah Thomas led Clemson with 13 points apiece. Thomas also had 15 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the year. The Tigers were also without one of their starters in point guard Shelton Mitchell, who suffered a concussion in a loss to ...

    Comments: 0   View more...

  • Trent's 30 Helps No. 5 Duke Rally Past Miami 83-75

    Posted 2018-01-16 15:32:44 by: Exec Exec

      (Duval, Duke) CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Jr. scored a season-high 30 points and No. 5-ranked Duke needed less than three minutes to erase a 13-point second-half deficit, scoring 18 consecutive points to overtake No. 25 Miami 83-75 on Monday night. The Blue Devils scored 15 points in only six possessions to rally, and the comeback included a trio of 3-pointers by Trent. He shot 9 for 14, including 6 for 9 from beyond the arc. Duke (16-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) extended its winning streak against ranked teams to seven games, including four this season. Miami (13-4, 2-3) lost at home for the first time this season. had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils, who shot 55 percent and won despite tying a season high with 19 turnovers. They committed none in the final 10 minutes as they rallied. The sellout crowd included 37 NBA scouts, Miami Heat owner Micky Arison, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez. It also included Duke coach , back on the bench after missing Saturday's 89-71 victory over Wake Forest because of a virus. Krzyzewski's sport coat came off when the Hurricanes forced three turnovers during a 16-0 run that put them up 56-44. Duke went nearly eight minutes without a point, and Bagley missed four free throws during the drought. Lonnie Walker IV finished with 19 points for Miami. Dewan Huell added 18 points and 13 rebounds, but standout Miami guard Bruce Brown was held scoreless for the first 18 minutes and finished with seven points. Smothering defense helped the Hurricanes outscore Duke 31-6 on fast-break points. They led 66-53 with eight minutes left, but the Blue Devils went on a 9-0 run on their next three possessions. Trent sank consecutive 3-pointers, and Bagley's three-point play made it 66-62. drove for a basket to tie it at 66, and 's (Wilmington) driving layup on Duke's next possession put them ahead with 4:40 left. The Blue Devils' lead reached 71-66 before Brown ended Miami's drought with a three-point ...

    Comments: 0   View more...

  • No. 7 Duke Bounces Back with 87-52 Win at Pitt

    Posted 2018-01-11 20:45:09 by: Exec Exec

      (Duval, Duke) PITTSBURGH - knows he doesn't have a lot of time to pack in a full college career's worth of lessons on his supremely talented freshmen-laden roster. The Duke coach knows he's got six months. Tops. So after watching the seventh-ranked Blue Devils look disjointed and disinterested defensively in an upset loss at North Carolina State last weekend, Krzyzewski basically locked his team in the gym and forced them to get serious at both ends of the court, not just the fun half. The early results were promising, even against an overmatched opponent. scored 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Duke held Pittsburgh to 33 percent shooting in an 87-52 victory on Wednesday night.  (Wilmington) and Jr. added 14 points each for the Blue Devils, who had six players finish in double figures. "We've been practicing like crazy trying to get better," Krzyzewski said. "We were better tonight. We have to just keep working at it. They're young kids and we're not deep. They're real young and they have talent but they're real young and have to keep learning these new habits. Today was a step forward." Bagley also blocked a shot while recording his 13th double-double of the season, one shy of the Duke freshman record shared by Jabari Parker and Gene Banks. The 6-foot-11 Bagley, one of the best NBA prospects in the country, did it despite shooting 7 of 16 from the field and just 2 of 8 from the free throw line. Not that it mattered against the undersized Panthers. After listening to his coach preach defense over and over (and over) after N.C. State ran right by them, Bagley understood the Blue Devils (14-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) needed to stop worrying about scoring baskets and start worrying about preventing them. The proof came during a dominant opening 17 minutes in which Duke built a 30-point lead. "You could hear a lot of the players, everybody actually, calling out screens," Bagley said. "Just everybody was talking and connecting and ...

    Comments: 0   View more...

  • NC State tops No. 2 Duke 96-85

    Posted 2018-01-08 04:15:49 by: Exec Exec

      (Duval, Duke) RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts saw his team respond to a pair of double-digit Atlantic Coast Conference losses with a fearless style and aggressive play. And for the second time this season, it was good enough for the Wolfpack to take down the nation's No. 2-ranked team - this time instate neighbor Duke. Omer Yurtseven had 16 points while Torin Dorn hit two huge 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes to help N.C. State upset the Blue Devils 96-85 on Saturday night, giving the Wolfpack's first-year coach his first league win. It came roughly six weeks after his team beat then-No. 2 Arizona in an early season tournament. "I don't know what my team learned, I know what I've learned," Keatts said. "Every team that we play, I'm going to tell them they're ranked No. 2 in the country." Much like that Arizona win, the Wolfpack (11-5, 1-2 ACC) played with confident control. N.C. State erased an 11-point first-half lead to take a 43-41 lead at the break, then shot 55 percent after halftime and never trailed. Quite a performance for a team that was coming off an 88-58 loss at Notre Dame on Wednesday, and a 78-62 loss at Clemson before that. "I don't think this team ever lost confidence," Keatts said, adding: "We just needed to get home and sleep in our own bed. We needed to get home and get some home-cooking. And certainly it worked out." Yurtseven and Dorn (16 points) led six players in double figures for N.C. State, which finished with a 34-32 advantage on the boards against a team that came in ranked second nationally in rebounding margin. Duke's offense didn't have much trouble against the first wave of the Wolfpack's fullcourt pressure. Star freshman had 31 points and 10 rebounds, and Duke shot 52 percent. But Duke (13-2, 1-2) made just 3 of 15 3-point attempts and committed 16 turnovers leading to 22 points for N.C. State, which celebrated this one with its rowdy red-clad fans charging to midcourt at the horn. ...

    Comments: 0   View more...

  • Bagley, No. 4 Duke Outlast No. 24 FSU, 100-93

    Posted 2017-12-30 21:40:00 by: Exec Exec

    Bagley posts impressive 32 points and 21 ...

    Comments: 0   View more...

  • Duke Falls to Boston College, 89-84

    Posted 2017-12-09 19:30:00 by: Exec Exec

    Gary Trent Jr. leads the offense with 25 ...

    Comments: 0   View more...

  • No. 1 Duke Runs Past St. Francis, 124-67

    Posted 2017-12-06 04:30:00 by: Exec Exec

    71-point first half push Blue Devils to ...

    Comments: 0   View more...

  • No. 1 Duke Pulls Away From Indiana Late in 91-81 Win

    Posted 2017-11-30 11:00:00 by: Exec Exec

    Wendell Carter Jr. one of four Blue Devils to record 15+ ...

    Comments: 0   View more...

  • MBB: Coach K Reaction - Michigan State

    Posted 2017-11-15 19:00:00 by: Exec Exec

    ...

    Comments: 0   View more...