Articles Tagged ‘Duke’

Veteran Backcourt Quietly Leading Duke

It’s hard to believe that Duke could be both overlooked and underrated.  But that might be the case this year as the Blue Devils aren’t seriously being talked about as a Final Four contender. Take note, however, of their underrated backcourt which features Jon Scheyer and Nolan Smith, who are the key to the Blue… more »

Wisconsin 73, Duke 69

Wisconsin scored a big victory for both its program and the Big Ten conference on Wednesday night. The Badgers upset No. 5 Duke 73-69 on the final day of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, all but clinching the Big Ten’s first win in the 11-year history of the event. Wisconsin’s triumph officially evened the 2009 score at… more »

Wisconsin at Duke

Wisconsin (5-0) has not left the Kohl Center yet this season, but it will be much different environment in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday. It could be different outcome as well, considering the Badgers are undefeated after five home games. They pounded three puffcakes then destroyed Colorado by 26 and rolled past Georgia by 19…. more »

2007 Maui Invitational Preview

In the past the Maui Invitational has brought us teams coming off of Final Four appearances. The championship in Maui often seems like a potential preview of April’s National Championship. This year Maui has a little bit of a different feel. I’m not saying that this field isn’t talented. Duke and Marquette definitely have dreams… more »

Reactions to the 2007 NCAA Tournament Bracket

General Comments: Selection Committee Chair Gary Walters has repeated in numerous interviews that this was the hardest field to select and seed that he has encountered in his five years on the Selection Committee. I agree wholeheartedly. The number of teams in contention for the last couple of at-large slots was already massive before all… more »

ACC Tournament Day 1&2 Recap

Summary: The first round of the ACC Tournament produced four lower seeds as victors. Florida State pulled out a one-point victory over fellow bubble team Clemson in the opening game. Miami followed that up with an upset of red-hot Maryland, controlling the game throughout and holding on for the win. The nightcap started with an… more »

2007 Duke Blue Devils

For the last decade, the Big Dance has been all about four letters. No, not N-C-A-A. I mean D-U-K-E. When Duke showed up in a schools bracket, several other four-letter words were uttered by fans. Some have even gone so far as to joke its first two games in the last decade were the Durham… more »

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