President Barack Obama has congratulated the Duke men’s and University of Connecticut women’s teams on winning the NCAA basketball championships.
Nothing much changes for Duke except the star players Mike Krzyzewski recruits. It’s a program of consistency. It’s a program that has become the model for others.
John Wooden is somewhat of the ‘Gold Standard’ when it comes to coaching college basketball — or any sport for that matter.
Duke languished in the shadows of Kentucky all season, the big blue juggernaut that nobody seemed to be talking about.
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.
Should you commit a foul and let the offense shoot two free throws, hoping to avoid the possibility of a tying 3-pointer? Or should you simply play defense and try to prevent any good looks from beyond the arc?
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.
“To spend a day here is better than any offensive or defensive drill you could have,” Krzyzewski said. “It bonds the team together and that’s what today was about.”
With LeBron James sticking around and some of the NBA’s best players joining him, the U.S. basketball team could be better than ever.
The Blue Devils have three known commodities in Jabari Parker, Rodney Hood and point guard Quinn Cook, but after that everything is in flux.
After Kevin Ware’s scary leg injuy, Louisville persevered over the Duke Blue Devils and into the Final Four.
The U.S. men’s basketball team defended its title by fighting off another huge challenge from Spain, pulling away in the final minutes for a 107-100 victory and its second straight Olympic championship.
The U.S. team had scored 100 points by the middle of the third quarter. It was that kind of night for the Americans.
It’s pointless to compare the 2012 Men’s Olympic basketball roster to the 1992 “Dream Team.” USA’s current roster has their own challenge in front of them.