Duke commits 25 turnovers, gets outrebounded, in ACC road loss
N.C. State shoots its way to resounding upset for Blue Devils
As dominant as Duke has been at Cameron Indoor Stadium in recent years, road games in the ACC have been quite a different story. The Blue Devils own a 41-game winning streak at home that covers the last two full regular seasons and half of this one so far. Rival North Carolina is the last team to beat Duke in Durham as the Tar Heels won 88-70 in the regular-season finale on March 3, 2012.
A towering force in the Duke athletics department for nearly four decades, Chris Kennedy and his late wife Ana have been honored as their name now adorns the newest building to tower over the school’s expanding athletic campus. On Saturday, Duke christened the Kennedy Tower, which has risen out of the ground and over Koskinen Stadium and the school’s new Williams Track and Field Stadium over the last few months.
To keep the Wolfpack big men in check, the Blue Devils will rely on the same post defense that’s helped them to an undefeated season thus far.
The lead that Duke struggled to protect the entire game Thursday night finally disappeared, done in by sloppy ball handling and ineffective rebounding.
One freshman had a game like no other in a bad way, while another had a standout performance in a good way.
After considering an early entry to the NFL Draft, All-ACC Duke safety Jeremy Cash has announced he will remain at Duke and play for the Blue Devils in the fall.
Duke trails in second half, but rallies to stay unbeaten
Tired of hearing about their defensive short comings, the Blue Devils spent all summer improving their defense.
Junior Celine Boutier of the Duke women’s golf program has moved to the No. 1 slot in the latest women’s world amateur golf ranking system that lists the top female amateur golfers in the world.
Blue Devils lose freshman guard Calhoun to transfer, then rally past Wake Forest in ACC opener
When Boston College wasn’t missing shots, the agitated Eagles were irritating Duke’s Jahlil Okafor with some extra-curricular contact that drew the ire of the officials.
Neither proved to be good moves.
An inspired Okafor poured in a season-high 28 points, his third consecutive game with more than 20 points, as No. 2 Duke opened is ACC schedule Saturday with an 85-62 rout of Boston College at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
No. 9 North Carolina (13-1) hosts N.C. State (9-4) in the Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball opener for both teams at Carmichael Arena Sunday, Jan. 4 (3 p.m, Fox Sports Carolinas). Meanwhile, No. 10 Duke (9-4) hosts Wake Forest (9-5) at 2 p.m. in another ACC women’s opener.