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Nov 15, 2022
Duke-Kansas Could Hinge On Who Best Exploits The Mismatches

Duke-Kansas Could Hinge On Who Best Exploits The Mismatches

How Duke utilizes freshman Kyle Filipowski could be the X-factor in Tuesday’s showdown against Kansas. | Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports Will Duke’s size impose its will, or will Kansas expose slower defenders? Entering the season, everyone knew this Duke team would look different. The absence of Coach K on the sideline is the difference that has dominated the media coverage, and rightly so. But another unusual element of this team may be more pivotal tonight: Duke’s size up front. Freshmen Dereck Lively and Kyle Filipowski, both listed as 7-footers, were expected to...
Nov 8, 2022
Mitchell, Blakes Take Advantage Of Opportunity In Duke’s Win Over Jacksonville

Mitchell, Blakes Take Advantage Of Opportunity In Duke’s Win Over Jacksonville

Jacksonville Dolphins guard Jarius Cook (20) controls the ball in front of Duke Blue Devils forward Mark Mitchell (25) during the second half at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils won 71-44. | Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports With stars Dereck Lively and Dariq Whitehead out, others staked their claim to playing time There’s an old adage in sports that you can’t (or in some phrasings, shouldn’t) lose your job due to injury. Whether or not that’s entirely true, it glosses over an uncomfortable reality: injuries do present opportunities for others to...

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