5:57 PM EST, Sun February 17, 2019
6 hours ago
Campbell’s Chris Clemons Passes 3,000 Career Points

Campbell’s Chris Clemons Passes 3,000 Career Points

Some ACC coaches probably are feeling pretty foolish about now The ACC has had some wonderful small guards over the years. From Monte Towe to Spud Webb, Muggsy Bogues and Boogie McIntyre, the ACC has always found room for talented short players. Currently the conference can boast Miami’s 5-7 Chris Lykes and Virginia’s 5-9 (if you buy that) Kihei Clark. The ACC does not have Chris Clemons though and that’s too bad. On Saturday, Clemons, who chose Campbell after finishing high school in Raleigh, passed the 3,000 point barrier for career scoring. Among the guys he passed? Oscar...
8 hours ago
Thoughts On Duke-NC State

Thoughts On Duke-NC State

We’re the luckiest fans in the world As fans, there’s always so much you don’t know. It’s way more than what you do know. We do know that Duke is coming off of two extraordinarily intense road games. Beating Virginia is so hard to do and requires immense mental energy as well as physical. And to fall behind to Louisville by 23 and then come back...that was incredible but it must have been draining. We also know that RJ Barrett has become a tremendous force for Duke and that Marques Bolden has become a consistent and reliable big man. Most of us didn’t know they’d been really...
9 hours ago
ACC Roundup - Clock Winding Down On Danny Manning’s Wake Forest Career

ACC Roundup - Clock Winding Down On Danny Manning’s Wake Forest Career

Another dreadful collapse by Wake Forest makes Manning’s position much weaker. When Wake Forest fans and Winston-Salem media turned on former Wake Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik, it was uglier and meaner than what’s happening now but make no mistake: they’ve both turned on his successor Danny Manning too. It’s just going to get worse after the UNC massacre. Take a look at ESPN’s Game Flow chart: it opens wide as a two-tone pair of scissors. Wake Forest had 20 turnovers and shot just 32.8%. By contrast, UNC hit 64% - from three point range - and 62.3% overall. There might be lots of...
18 hours ago
RJ Barrett’s NC State Highlights

RJ Barrett’s NC State Highlights

Duke’s versatile star had yet another big game RJ Barrett had another triple double in the NC State game, finishing with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Here are his highlights against the Wolfpack. If you're going to shop Amazon please start here and help DBR DBR Auctions|Blue Healer Auctions| Drop us a line
18 hours ago
Zion Williamson’s NC State Highlights

Zion Williamson’s NC State Highlights

More fun stuff from Duke had a full house for NC State including many returning members of the Brotherhood, Kevin Durant, and Floyd Mayweather, who beats up men in the ring and women outside of it.Zion OMG Williamson had a full raft of highlights in this one so get comfortable and watch for a bit. If you're going to shop Amazon please start here and help DBR DBR Auctions|Blue Healer Auctions| Drop us a line
20 hours ago
Duke Stuffs NC State 94-78

Duke Stuffs NC State 94-78

That didn’t feel like a 16 point win. Kevin Keatts first trip to Cameron was a loss, but his team nonetheless acquitted itself well. Duke won by 16 but could never pull away from the Wolfpack. Both teams showed grit and heart but Duke just had a little bit more on this occasion. Jim will be along soon with his report from Cameron. If you're going to shop Amazon please start here and help DBR DBR Auctions|Blue Healer Auctions| Drop us a line
Feb 16, 2019
Jordan Tucker Update

Jordan Tucker Update

Briefly a Blue Devil, Tucker has found a home with Butler We were sorry to see Jordan Tucker leave Duke so quickly - after just one semester - but he appears to be thriving with Butler. Here’s a nice update on the Bulldog’s highest rated recruit ever. We’ve felt a bond with Butler fans ever since the extraordinary 2010 title game and this just makes it that much stronger. If you're going to shop Amazon please start here and help DBR DBR Auctions|Blue Healer Auctions| Drop us a line
Feb 16, 2019
ACC Roundup - A Busy Saturday Awaits

ACC Roundup - A Busy Saturday Awaits

The most interesting game is going to be in Louisville In Saturday’s ACC action, UNC visits Wake Forest, Clemson journeys northwest to see if Lousville has healed or shattered after the shocking comeback that Duke pulled off earlier in the week, Notre Dame goes to Virginia for an all-but-guaranteed beating, Florida State goes to Atlanta expecting to swat the Yellow Jackets, the Hokies head up to Blitzburgh to take on the Panthers, and of course NC State zips over to Durham to take on the Blue Devils, as detailed elsewhere on DBR. Weak Forest gets a break as Leaky Black and Sterling...
Feb 16, 2019
Former Blue Devil Seth Curry Is Engaged To...

Former Blue Devil Seth Curry Is Engaged To...

This is pretty cool. Congrats to both families Well here’s a nice surprise: former Blue Devil Seth Curry is engaged to Callie Rivers, daughter of Doc and sister of Austin. Their children are going to be able to call Grandpa Dell or Uncle Steph for shooting advice and can ask Uncle Austin about that three point shot he hit to beat UNC in 2012. Doc and Callie were in attendance and if you look at the clip you’ll see them celebrating. Not as much as they will be soon though and not as much as Duke fans may be if the Currie-Austin union produces more sharpshooting Blue Devils. If you're...
Feb 16, 2019
NC State’s Funderburk Offers A Bulletin Board Assist To Duke

NC State’s Funderburk Offers A Bulletin Board Assist To Duke

This should go over well It’s impossible to overstate Wilt Chamberlain’s dominance in the NBA. He remains the only guy to ever score 100 points, the only guy to average 50 points and averaged 22 rebounds for his career and topped out at 27 in his best year. Bill Russell, well aware of Chamberlain’s talents, made it a point to be as nice as possible to him. They would have dinner together frequently and Russell was a guest at Wilt’s mother’s dinner table more than once. They greeted each other as friends when the ball went up and the wily Russell had an edge that Chamberlain, as...
Feb 15, 2019
Jim Previews Duke-NC State

Jim Previews Duke-NC State

Never sleep on a Triangle rival. Which ACC team has the longest winning streak against Duke? Why that would be the N.C. State Wolfpack. It’s not a very long streak, only two games. But still. Last year’s game was played in Raleigh, a 96-85 State win that dropped Duke to 1-2 in the ACC. State shot just over 50 percent and placed six players in double figures. This was one of the games that sent Mike Krzyzewski to the dusty part of his file cabinet in search of those zone blueprints. But it was the most recent game in Cameron that had consequences. In 2017 Duke inexplicably lost...
Feb 15, 2019
A Great Zion OMG Williamson Read

A Great Zion OMG Williamson Read

Enjoy the Show while you can Over at TheRinger.com, J Kyle Mann has a piece up called The Unbelievabilty of Zion Williamson. Great title because he does stuff every game that makes you shake your head. Mann does a good job here of not only looking at what Williamson does at Duke but what he could also possibly do in the NBA. Also here’s LeBron James on his visit to John Paul Jones and what he thought about Williamson after seeing him in person. Watching him this season has been a once in a lifetime treat and the thing is, he’s getting better constantly. World, you have been warned: Zion...
Feb 15, 2019
Report: UCLA Pursuing Tony Bennett

Report: UCLA Pursuing Tony Bennett

Supposedly he hasn’t said no but it’s hard to see him leaving brilliant success at Virginia to wrestle the mess at UCLA into submission. This shouldn’t surprise anyone but after firing Steve Alford, UCLA is apparently hot after Virginia’s Tony Bennett. It seems unlikely and a bad fit in several ways. UCLA fans. They're notoriously impatient. Most UCLA coaches don’t last too long. John Wooden. Who can compete with Wooden? Ben Howland. He made three Final Fours and was run out of town, partly for a boring style. It’s hard to imagine Bennett’s low-scoring style being embraced...
Feb 15, 2019
Free From Threes - ACC Teams Struggling With The Bonusphere

Free From Threes - ACC Teams Struggling With The Bonusphere

Three point aversion is an ACC theme this season We’re getting to the point in the season when, barring major streaks or changes, you can more or less define team capabilities by their current averages and percentages. Sure, a squad can go on a run and alter its statistical profile over the final third of the season. Or it can suffer a slump, incur an injury to a key contributor, or spend a significant amount of time on the road or facing teams from the ACC’s upper tier. The pressures of finishing strong, or of tournament competition, also might undermine performance. But where teams...
Feb 15, 2019
Next Up For Duke - NC State

Next Up For Duke - NC State

Just in time for the renewal of the Duke-State rivalry two stories broke. First, the ACC announced its scheme for the new 20-game schedule and no, Duke and State will not get home-and-home. And second, NC State’s Eric Lockett was arrested and charged with assaulting his girlfriend, Saskia Guilbaud. According to her Instagram page, she attended Florida International and is also a Miami Heat Dancer. A one-and-done on the other end (i.e. a grad student transfer from FIU where he presumably met Guilbaud), Lockett has been suspended from the team. So far NC State appears to have handled the...