Duke Struggles but Wins in the Garden vs Texas Tech 69 – 58; Tre Jones with 13 points, 6 steals, 5 assists

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The Duke Blue Devils could not hit the broad side of a barn in Madison Square Garden. In fact Duke did not hit a 3 point shot in the first half of their MSG debut and only 3 in the second half. The problem for Duke was that they didn’t shoot that well from 2 point range either. What did … Read More

62 Point 2nd Half Explosion Spurs Blue Devil Blowout Over Princeton 101 – 50; R.J. Barrett Scores 27; Tre Jones with 6 Asssist, 0 Turnovers

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Knowing that exam season time generally brings a regression in sharpness and lackluster performances one has to grade these Blue Devils on a curve. It presents unique challenges for a coaching staff to keep teams focused and playing at a high level. This young Blue Devil team has had stretches during their past few games they have looked less than … Read More

Lackluster Blue Devils Push Past Hartford 84-54; Barrett Goes for 27 Points, 15 Rebounds

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Duke set out to use the game against the Hartford Hawks as a means to an end. The Blue Devils needed to work on their execution, they needed to defend better, they needed to work on bettering their reads on the offensive end as well. They needed to be sharper. That was not the game that was played. Duke came … Read More

R.J. Barrett Named ACC Freshman of the Week

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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke freshman RJ Barrett earned his first conference award of the season, garnering ACC Freshman of the Week honors for his performances over the past week. Barrett, who was also voted the ACC’s preseason Freshman of the Year earlier this year, averaged a team-best 24.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in a pair of dominant wins over Indiana in the ACC/Big … Read More

Duke Coasts in the ACC – Big 10 Challenge; Downs the Hoosiers 90-69 – Williamson Scores 25; Jones 8 Assists

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In their last game out Duke lost to a really good Gonzaga Bulldogs team – a team that exposed some of the issues this Blue Devil team could have this season. The Blue Devils needed to get back on the court and perform better and to an extent against Indiana they did that. They showed that they can be a … Read More

Duke Blows Out the Aztecs of San Diego State 90 – 64; Barrett Scores 20; Reddish scores 16; Jones 14

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In their first outing at the Maui Invitation the Duke Blue Devils prevailed 90-64 against the San Diego State Aztecs. In a game that I thought could very well come down to the final few possessions because the the age and defensive ability of this Aztec team. I was wrong and Duke breezed by the Aztecs with not much problem … Read More