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YouTube Gold: Watch As Tre Jones Slices Houston To Ribbons

YouTube Gold: Watch As Tre Jones Slices Houston To Ribbons

SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 4: Tre Jones #33 of the San Antonio Spurs dribbles the ball during the game against the Phoenix Suns on December 4, 2022 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.  | Photos by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via There was no stopping him on this night. Duke fans have a pretty good idea of how good Tre Jones can be. When he was in Durham, he was dominant defensively, and at times in a way that was truly incredible. In his freshman year, when Syracuse came to Cameron, Jones set a standard defensively that maybe - maybe - Billy King and Tommy Amaker...
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Next Up - UMES

Next Up - UMES

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 06: Dariq Whitehead #0 of the Duke Blue Devils gestures to a teammate during the first half of the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Madison Square Garden on December 06, 2022 in New York City. | Photo by Dustin Satloff/ As Duke heads into the exam break Duke’s opponent Saturday is the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and that presents some issues when you’re trying to talk about an opponent. First, for someone from North Carolina, having two coasts is an odd concept. Floridians can handle it and it’s fairly obvious on a map, but...
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ACC Roundup - A Night Of Close Shaves For Almost Everyone Who Played

ACC Roundup - A Night Of Close Shaves For Almost Everyone Who Played

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 07: Pittsburgh Panthers forward John Hugley IV (4) is double teamed by Vanderbilt Commodores forward Liam Robbins (21) and guard Tyrin Lawrence (0) during a game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and Pittsburgh Panthers, December 7, 2022, at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tennessee. | Photo by Matthew Maxey/Icon Sportswire via But not the Hokies. The acronym is FAFO and it’s a warning. The last words are “around and find out”. The first one? Well, some people use something that’s often considered a vulgarity. Scott Drew and Hubert...
Dec 8, 2022
Charles Barkley Finds An Unknown Duke Great In The NBA

Charles Barkley Finds An Unknown Duke Great In The NBA

 PHOENIX, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 07: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics handles the ball during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on December 07, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.  | Photo by Christian Petersen/ Who knew? Over the years, basketball has had some great announcers and a lot of them with big quirks. Think Al McGuire, Dick Vitale, Bill Walton and, we hasten to add, Charles Barkley. Barkley has been funny his entire life. He laughed his way through Auburn and when he was waiting for the draft, realized that Philly would...
Dec 8, 2022
YouTube Gold: The NBA’s Rising Stars In 1971

YouTube Gold: The NBA’s Rising Stars In 1971

Former Duke star Jack Marin as a Chicago Bull Including one Blue Devil In the early 1970’s, professional basketball was in a major transition. The Boston Celtics dynasty was apparently over (it would be back soon). Wilt Chamberlain was winding down. The Knicks were ascendant but otherwise, the league was getting a bit boring. There were some new stars on the way though, and this video from 1971 highlights some of them. They make a stop in Houston where young Elvin Hayes, Rudy Tomjanovich and Calvin Murphy were just getting started. For Duke fans, the fun part is...
Dec 7, 2022
Norlander On Jeremy Roach

Norlander On Jeremy Roach

Dec 6, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Duke Blue Devils guard Jeremy Roach (3) is fouled by Iowa Hawkeyes guard Tony Perkins (11) as he drives to the basket during the first half at Madison Square Garden. | Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports As Duke’s point guard gets some well-deserved praise. You may remember not too long ago we ripped into CBS’s Matt Norlander because, in our judgement, he clearly had an issue with Duke. It wasn’t so much the actual words he wrote on their website or spoke on their podcast. It was more the tone, the things that he clearly stopped...
Dec 7, 2022
Duke’s Offense Is Improving But Not As Much As It May Soon

Duke’s Offense Is Improving But Not As Much As It May Soon

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - NOVEMBER 21: Jeremy Roach #3 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after making a three-point shot against the Bellarmine Knights during the second half of their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 21, 2022 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 74-57. | Photo by Grant Halverson/ When the threes start falling, look out. Jon Scheyer has been pretty clear that he wants to use Duke’s size and talent to attack the basket. So how’s that going? Mostly pretty well. You could see Kyle Filipowski getting after it last night, taking his defenders...
Dec 7, 2022
ACC Roundup: One Upset, Two Injuries

ACC Roundup: One Upset, Two Injuries

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - DECEMBER 03: Virginia Cavaliers guard Reece Beekman (2) shoots the ball during a men’s college basketball game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Virginia Cavaliers on December 03, 2022, at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA. | Photo by Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire via NC State and Virginia are hoping for good news In Tuesday’s ACC Action, Virginia got by JMU 55-50, Syracuse blasted Oakland 95-66, NC State knocked off Coppin State 94-72, Georgia Tech got the satisfaction of beating Georgia 79-77 and New Hampshire got BC in OT...
Dec 7, 2022
YouTube Gold: The Portland Trailblazers And Bill Walton At The Peak Of Glory In 1977

YouTube Gold: The Portland Trailblazers And Bill Walton At The Peak Of Glory In 1977

LANDOVER, MD - CIRCA 1978: Bill Walton #32 of the Portland Trail Blazers passes the ball against the Washington Bullets during an NBA basketball game circa 1978 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. Walton played for the Trail Blazers from 1974-78. | Photo by Focus on Sport/ At his finest, Walton approached Bill Russell’s level of greatness. To a lot of people, Bill Walton is just an odd old man who says strange things on ESPN broadcasts and occasionally takes off his shirt for no particular reason while doing so. But after a rocky start to his NBA career,...
Dec 7, 2022
Duke Downs Iowa In The Jimmy V Classic, 74-62

Duke Downs Iowa In The Jimmy V Classic, 74-62

: Dec 6, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Dariq Whitehead (0) drives to the basket against Iowa Hawkeyes forward Payton Sandfort (20) during the first half at Madison Square Garden. | Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports A different team is emerging than the one we saw earlier. With Duke’s 74-62 win over Iowa, the Blue Devils are now 2-1 in the Big Ten and 1-0 in the ACC. Just kidding but wins over solid Iowa and Ohio State teams counts for a lot. For a time in the first half, it was a pretty even game. Duke surged ahead several times only to see...
Dec 6, 2022
Duke vs Iowa: How To Watch, Live Stream Info

Duke vs Iowa: How To Watch, Live Stream Info

 Dec 3, 2022; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Duke Blue Devils head coach Jon Scheyer reacts during the first half at Cameron Indoor Stadium. | Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports Almost time to hoop with the cornfed! Duke is playing Iowa in Madison Square Garden Tuesday night, where Duke likes to play once or twice a year. This if for at least two reasons: 1), there are plenty of Duke alums in the New York City metro area, and 2) New York means tons of media exposure. And you could probably toss in the simple fact that the Garden has massive history for college basketball and...
Dec 6, 2022
ACC Roundup - A Busy Tuesday, But Not Many Interesting Games

ACC Roundup - A Busy Tuesday, But Not Many Interesting Games

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - DECEMBER 03: Virginia Cavaliers guard Kihei Clark (0) looks to pass the ball during a men’s college basketball game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Virginia Cavaliers on December 03, 2022, at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA. | Photo by Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire via Georgia at Georgia Tech could be interesting but for the most part, you don’t want interesting games with this lot. Tuesday is a busy day in the ACC with six games, counting Duke although as always, Duke gets special love. The rest of the night goes like...
Dec 6, 2022
Zion Williamson Has A Strikingly Mature Game. Where Did It Come From?

Zion Williamson Has A Strikingly Mature Game. Where Did It Come From?

 SAN ANTONIO, TX - NOVEMBER 23: Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans looks to pass around Jakob Poeltl #25 of the San Antonio Spurs in the second half at AT&T Center on November 23, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas.  | Photo by Ronald Cortes/ Not a big surprise but still pretty cool. Zion Williamson, who is celebrated for his massive size and freakish corresponding athletic ability, has always said he sees himself as a basketball player rather than a dunker. Not to say he’s a perfect basketball player. Who is? Everybody has weaknesses to their game. But the...
Dec 6, 2022
YouTube Gold: Scottie Pippen’s Finest

YouTube Gold: Scottie Pippen’s Finest

Scottie Pippen taking the ball upcourt Too often dismissed as Michael Jordan’s sidekick, Pippen was an incredible player in his own right. If you watched the documentary about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls called The Last Dance that came out during the pandemic, you’ll know that despite the immense he had in Chicago, Scottie Pippen was never very happy with the Bulls. He signed a long-term deal as a young player in order to be sure he could provide for his family only to find out that he was far better than he ever dreamed he would be and was therefore...
Dec 5, 2022
Kyle Filipowski Wins ACC Rookie Of The Week (Again)

Kyle Filipowski Wins ACC Rookie Of The Week (Again)

 PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 27: Kyle Filipowski #30 of the Duke Blue Devils brings the ball up court against the Purdue Boilermakers in the Phil Knight Legacy Tournament Men’s Championship at Moda Center on November 27, 2022 in Portland, Oregon. | Photo by Michael Hickey/ This is the fourth straight time too. At some point, someone else is going to win the ACC Rookie of the Week Award. Right now, though, it appears to belong exclusively to Blue Devil Kyle Filipowski. This is the fourth straight time he’s won it. We don’t know what the record is, but normal...

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