After Duke’s 60-44 win over Syracuse, the talk wasn’t about the return of Marvin Bagley III or the Blue Devils’ fourth straight win while holding an ACC opponent under 60 points. The talk instead from Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim was about the dark cloud hanging over college basketball.
Former NC State basketball coaches Mark Gottfried and Orlando Early were in contact with Christian Dawkins, the associate of Andy Miller, an NBA agent who had been disassociated from NC State, according to federal documents published by Yahoo on Feb. 23, 2018. Both the agent and the associate are involved in the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball.
Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III returned to action after missing four games with a mild knee sprain when the Blue Devils hosted Syracuse on Saturday. However, Bagley came off the bench for the first time in his Duke career during a 60-44 win.
Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 122-105 on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Kemba Walker had 20 of his 24 points in the second half. Frank Kaminsky scored 23 points off the bench. Hornets are 3-0 against the NBA Southeast leaders this season.