Duke Blue Devils
President Barack Obama has congratulated the Duke men’s and University of Connecticut women’s teams on winning the NCAA basketball championships.
Even without an undefeated team, the NCAA title game has earned its highest preliminary television rating in 18 years.
Here are the numbers. John Calipari doesn’t care if you want to hear them or not.
Even if you don’t consider Coach K the equal of Coach Wooden — or even close — there’s no shame in coming in second place. At least in this case.
Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John’s in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden.
His first chance to become the first men’s coach in Division I history to reach four figures comes Sunday against St. John’s in Madison Square Garden.
Mercer scored 11 straight points during the late 20-5 run that clinched the biggest victory in school history. It’s the second one-and-done in three years for the third-seeded Blue Devils.
Ever since the poet Homer reported about fans eagerly lining the stands to see the Troy Trojans versus the Greek Diners, mankind has been enthralled by rivalries.
I respect the heck out of Buzz Williams as a coach and have always marveled at how he’s gotten the maximum out of every team he’s coached. But this particular Marquette squad was overrated by many people, including myself.
The Blue Devils have three known commodities in Jabari Parker, Rodney Hood and point guard Quinn Cook, but after that everything is in flux.
The Brooklyn Nets have signed first round pick Mason Plumlee on Wednesday.
The Nets took Duke big-man Mason Plumlee 22nd overall at the 2013 NBA Draft. It was a pick that satisfied the Barclays Center crowd.
Ware reportedly underwent successful surgery to insert a rod to fixate the tibia and repair the soft tissue wound caused by the protruding bone. Now he will begin a long convalescence followed by rehab.
After Kevin Ware’s scary leg injuy, Louisville persevered over the Duke Blue Devils and into the Final Four.
The second-seeded Blue Devils had a great shooting effort from Seth Curry on the perimeter and Mason Plumlee inside in a 73-61 victory over Albany on Friday in the second round of the Midwest Regional.