The eighth-ranked Duke Blue Devils handily beat the visiting Buffalo Bulls 88-54 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday night, but they needed some time to do it.
No.4 Duke navigated a difficult first week of games without a slip. The Blue Devils played five games in eight days, including three over a five-day stretch that were played in two different NBA arenas, and won them all.
Duke’s football players are angry, annoyed by losses to Virginia Tech and North Carolina last week that knocked the Blue Devils out of the Top 25 and ruined their ACC championship hopes. The task at hand is to get the Blue Devils to focus on their final regular-season game, against Wake Forest Saturday (7 p.m., ESPNU), and focus that energy toward ending the two-game losing streak.
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Rebecca Greenwell had 22 points with 12 rebounds and fellow freshman Azura Stevens added 18 and 10 to help No. 7 Duke beat Marquette 83-51 on Sunday.
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Blue Devils reach Coaches vs. Cancer Classic title game, where Coach K will face off against Johnny Dawkins' Stanford Cardinal
Style points, or any points for that matter, were in low supply on Friday night.
No. 4 Duke found a way to slog through the muck and get a win anyway.
The Blue Devils survived a poor night of shooting, playing tight defense of their own to stifle Temple, beating the Owls 74-54 in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic semifinals at the Barclays Center.
Duke (4-0) will face Stanford (3-0) in the tournament championship game Saturday night (9:30 p.m., TruTV) in an intriguing coaching matchup. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will face off against his former player and assistant coach, Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins, for the first time.
The Blue Devils remained unbeaten and reached the tournament final despite their poorest night of offense in the young season. Duke’s 74 points were far below the season average of 101 it carried into the game.
Duke’s shooting was below 30 percent well into the second half before the Blue Devils finally heated up to pull away from the equally cold Owls.
The pressures of going from a plucky underdog to a favorite might just have been too much for Duke’s football team to handle this month.
After opening the season with a pair of road games that best could be described as a chemistry experiment, No. 7 Duke opens its home schedule on Sunday against Marquette.
In the return to their home state of Virginia, Duke seniors Ka'lia Johnson and Elizabeth Williams led the seventh-ranked Blue Devils to an 82-66 victory at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va., Thursday night.
Marquise Williams threw touchdown passes of 1 yard to Mack Hollins and three yards to Quinshad Davis and ran for scores of 1 and 16 yards as UNC beat Duke 45-20 Thursday night in a key ACC Coastal Division showdown at Wallace Wade Stadium.
The chemistry between veteran Quinn Cook and freshman Tyus Jones in the backcourt couldn’t have been better when Duke beat Michigan State 81-71 in the Champions Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Cook led Duke with 19 points while Jones scored 17. In addition to the 36 points they combined to produce, the dished out 10 assists while playing a total of 67 minutes without committing a turnover.
It’s been two years since UNC players have rung the Victory Bell signifying a win over Duke and the Tar Heels want to make that sweet sound again. UNC senior safety Tim Scott said UNC needs to get the bell back and restore it to a lighter shade of blue when the teams meet on Thursday, Nov. 20 (7:30 p.m., ESPN)