Behind Zion’s Return, 2019 ACC Tournament Tickets Are Most Expensive This Decade 

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Regardless of what you think of Duke or Coach K – Zion Williamson is a headliner. Everyone knew coming into the season that his following was the stuff of legend. I’m not sure if any of us knew how it would translate to real dollars and cents. This ACC Tournament is giving us a live look. On the ground it’s … Read More

Blue Devils Struggle & Advance Past Cuse 84-72; Zion Scores 29 points; Goes13 for 13

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I figured there would be an adjustment period for reintroducing Zion Williamson back into the Duke lineup but I foolishly assumed that the adjustment would be Zion’s for be was the one who actually missed game time. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils it was the rest of the team that seemed to struggle. That struggle came closer than most expected … Read More

Duke Handles Wake ON THE ROAD 87-65; Zion Goes for 30 & 10; White with 5 Blocks

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In their FIRST TRUE ROAD GAME the Duke Blue Devils dispatched of Danny Manning’s Wake Forest Demon Deacons 87-65. The Blue Devils once again started slowly on the offensive end turning the ball over 4 times in the first 6 minutes of the game. Duke did not waiver on the defensive end, but their lack of execution in the half … Read More

Dukes Awakens in the 2nd Half, Downs Clemson 87-68; Zion goes for 25; Jones 9 Assists to 0 TO’s

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Predictably the Duke Blue Devils came out in their first ACC game rusty. The 16 day layoff took its toll on the Blue Devils offensive execution. Duke had a hard time settling into an offensive flow but used their prowess on the offensive glass and second chance points (12 to 0 first half advantage) to inch ahead for a 7 … Read More

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

Duke’s RJ Barrett has been named both the ACC Player and Freshman of the Week

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Per the ACC: Greensboro, N.C. ( – Duke’s RJ Barrett has been named both the ACC Player and Freshman of the Week following a pair of outstanding performances this past week. ACC weekly honors are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel and are announced on Mondays throughout the regular season. In winning his second-straight Freshman of the Week … Read More

Duke Turns Defense into Offense and Blasts Yale 91 – 58; Barrett Scores 30; Williamson Scores 20

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Stream the Duke Earn Everything docuseries and live college basketball all season on ESPN+. Start your 7-day FREE trial today! For the second game in a row the Blue Devils came out somewhat slowly at home but also for the second straight game the Devils rode freshman R.J. Barrett to victory – this time against Yale, 91 to 58. Yale … 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