Basketball purists emphasize the team game, although it helps to have somebody on a squad who can flat-out get buckets.
Jeremy Ingram is that guy for 5-1 N.C. Central, who take the court this evening at 4-3 Old Dominion (7 p.m., NCCUEaglePride.com).
Coastal Division-champion Duke placed a school-record 11 players on the 2013 all-ACC football teams, the conference announced Monday.
Junior linebacker Kelby Brown, sophomore safety Jeremy Cash, senior cornerback Ross Cockrell and junior wide receiver Jamison Crowder gave the Blue Devils four first-team selections for the first time since 1994.
No. 20 Duke’s route to a school-record 10 wins and a chance to win the ACC championship has been navigated by an offense that knows how to keep things moving in the right direction.
The Blue Devils have averaged a healthy 33.7 points per game while leading the ACC with the fewest number of plays resulting in negative yardage.
Duke headed to New York City last week searching for improved defensive play.
Even though the Blue Devils came home from the big city with one more loss than it arrived with, they are happy with how things progressed in that area of focus.
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T.J. Warren scored 30 points — 26 in the second half — to lead North Carolina State to a 75-56 victory over Eastern Kentucky Saturday night at PNC Arena.
Tricia Liston scored 19 points and Elizabeth Williams added 17 to lead No. 2 Duke to a 73-40 win over Kansas on Saturday at the Paradise Jam.
Stephanie Mavunga had a game-high 24 points and 12 rebounds as No. 11 North Carolina defeated Illinois 87-51 Saturday at the Cancun Challenge at the Hard Rock Resort.
North Carolina has been looking for a player to take control of the center position since the start of last season. Freshman Kennedy Meeks finally took a step in that direction Sunday against Louisville, and looks to continue his progression today against Alabama-Birmingham (6 p.m., Fox Sports 1).
C.J. Brown ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more, and Maryland beat North Carolina State 41-21 on Saturday in its final Atlantic Coast Conference game.
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Ross Martin kicked a 27-yard field goal with 2:22 left and No. 24 Duke beat North Carolina 27-25 on Saturday, completing the Blue Devils' improbable run to reach the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
Anthony Boone threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns to Jamison Crowder as the Blue Devils (10-2, 6-2 ACC) clinched the Coastal Division championship with their eighth straight victory. DeVon Edwards' interception with 13 seconds left clinched the long-suffering program's first 10-win season.
Duke will face No. 2 Florida State on Saturday in Charlotte, where the heavy underdog Blue Devils will go for their first ACC crown since 1989.
Duke led 24-15 in the third quarter but needed to rally to beat the rival Tar Heels (6-6, 4-4).
Marquise Williams ran for two scores and threw for another for UNC, which had won five straight.
Defensive backs Tré Boston and Brian Walker dropped likely interceptions on back-to-back plays while running back T.J. Logan dropped a 37-yard pass that would have been a touchdown. Russell Bodine pushed a player after the whistle and Travis Hughes pushed a player into the goalpost to record unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.
Freshman defensive back answers UNC go-ahead score with 99-yard kickoff return, sets up key Duke touchdown in second half with interception.