What the heck happened to Arizona
On the dawn of November 22, 2017, Arizona was sitting proudly as the #2 team in all the land. And it wasn’t a shaky #2 either, as many voters had given them first place votes, and if someone said they were better than Duke, Kansas,
Wow, wow, wow, wow. This morning was much more interesting than expected.
At around 9:20 AM this morning, Tom Winter of NBC announced that 10 people were arrested for corruption and bribery charges, including four assistant basketball coaches. The investigation was conducted by the FBI, and had been going since 2015.
Tre Jones, a Point Guard from Apple Valley, Minnesota, has committed to Duke. He chose Duke over Minnesota, Ohio State, USC, UCLA, and Arizona. Minnesota was seen as the primary contender.
Jones, who is currently ranked #9 on 247Sports, and the #1 PG, has risen significantly in the recruiting rankings over
We’re at that point in the offseason. The NBA draft is over, 2018 recruiting is still slumbering, and the international trips won’t be for another month. All I want to do is look back on highlights from last season, but as a Duke fan, the only way I can do
#2 Duke vs. #15 Troy
March Preview: Duke Blue Devils
#2 Duke (27-8, 11-7)
Player to watch: Jayson Tatum
Although Luke Kennard won ACC Tournament MVP, Jayson Tatum might be the toughest player to defend against for opposing teams. Tatum averages 16.9 PPG and 7.3 RPG, and can burn a team in a variety
Ugh… now that I have recovered from Duke losing to UNC, let’s talk about the bubble. This weekend offered plenty of excellent matchups, and did not disappoint. Plenty of locks, plenty of big wins, crushing losses, serving as an excellent warmup to conference tournament season. At this point it’s final
In the grand scheme of things, the late games shouldn’t mean more than the early games. Each game has an equal percentage of weight on a Win-Loss record, and the quality of teams does not always uptick with conference play. Of course, that’s why we look at more than numbers,
Now that was more like it. Duke won, UNC lost, and Purdue won the Big 10. But it was a fun couple of days for the bubble as well, as we have quite a few locks to give out this week. This is always one of my favorite parts of
Well this weekend was fun. Not for me personally, Duke lost, UNC won, and Purdue lost. But this weekend was a crazy fun weekend on the bubble. Where some teams locked up their spots and others saw their positions border on dangerous. Every bubble team played like their lives depended
Welcome to the first edition of College Pride Press Bubble Watch! With 16 days until Selection Sunday, the bubble is starting to become more clear, as more teams have enhanced their chances or seen their bubble burst.
At least, that’s in theory. The reality is that lots of mediocre teams still
Virginia has one of the most suffocating defenses in college basketball.
Apparently someone forgot to tell Jayson Tatum that.
Tatum exploded for 28 points to lead Duke to a 65-55 victory over Virginia in Charlottesville. Tatum scored 21 in the second half in what was otherwise an ugly game for both teams.
Duke needed a signature conference win. They got it at the expense of their top rival.
Grayson Allen scored 25 points to lead Duke to an 86-78 home win over North Carolina. Allen was on fire early and finished 7-12 from three point range before fouling out with 1:15 left. Allen has
Going into tonight, Notre Dame had won 5 of 6 against Duke. The last time Duke had won at Notre Dame, 1995, the majority of writers for this site weren't alive yet (including me).
Both streaks came to an end as #21 Duke took a big lead in the first half,
This one hurts. A lot. And it will for a while.
Dennis Smith scored 32 points, and NC State rallied from a late deficit to stun the Blue Devils 84-82 in Cameron.
NC State (14-7, 3-5) trailed most of the game, but at the end used their defensive length to pressure the
Georgia Tech's tenure on top of the ACC was not a long one.
Just four days after shocking North Carolina in their conference opener, Georgia Tech was destroyed at #8 Duke 110-57 in a game that was a blowout from the start.
Grayson Allen, who returned to action after a one game
Well, well, well, not a bad first full week of college basketball.
In the first week we saw many games worthy of a February/March feel, with late game dramatics, team reaching deep into their depth, and great individual performances
And this is all before Thanksgiving, with preseason tournaments like Maui and Battle