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New NCAA Champs: Duke

They beat Wisconsin 68-63

(Newser) - The package deal has delivered Duke another national championship. Tyus Jones scored 23 points, his good buddy and freshman teammate Jahlil Okafor added a couple of key baskets in the closing minutes, and the Blue Devils beat Wisconsin 68-63 last night to give coach Mike Krzyzewski his fifth national championship.... More »

Duke, Wisconsin Head to Final

Kentucky's perfect season ends; Blue Devils go back to Indianapolis

(Newser) - Duke trounced Michigan State today, and Wisconsin ruined Kentucky's perfect season to set up the national championship game: the Blue Devils vs. Badgers. In the Duke game, Justise Winslow scored 19 points, fellow freshman Jahlil Okafor added 18, and senior Quinn Cook had 17 to lead top-seeded Duke to... More »

No Billion-Dollar Winner: Last Bracket Is Busted

Last three standing fell on Memphis' win over George Washington

(Newser) - A few too many upsets has ended any hope that a college hoops fan will be $1 billion richer at the end of the NCAA tournament. Thanks to upsets of Duke and Ohio State, among others, only three people were still alive in the Warren Buffett challenge heading into yesterday'... More »

Duke Loses in Stunning Day of Upsets

Lehigh upsets Blue Devils, and Norfolk St. beats Missouri

(Newser) - Oh, those fabulous 15s. Did they leave your bracket in shambles? Join the club. And sit back and enjoy this one. Because years from now, they still might be talking about Friday the 16th as the day the 15s rose up and produced one of the greatest episodes in NCAA... More »

18 Reasons to Hate the Blue Devils

Loathing Duke's basketball team is just part of March Madness

(Newser) - Think the Yankees are despised? Now that March Madness is here, Duke-hating "is as much a rite ... as marking up your bracket with a red pen," write Josh Levin and Jim Pagels in Slate . They not-so-kindly run down 18 of the Blue Devils' most loathsome moments:
  • 1986: Duke
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Duke's Krzyzweski Scores Record 903rd Win

Coach K passes Bob Knight's record

(Newser) - Duke Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski gave mentor Bob Knight a hug immediately after surpassing his record of 902 wins last night. The victory over Michigan State made the man known as Coach K, now in his 37th season, Division I's all-time winningest coach, and the season is just... More »

Duke Reclaims National Crown

Blue Devils end Butler's run, win fourth title

(Newser) - Cinderella Butler took favored Duke to the wire tonight in the NCAA men's basketball championship game, but couldn't quite complete the voyage, with the Blue Devils holding on for a 61-59 victory after the Bulldogs' last chance clanged off the rim at the buzzer. It's the school's fourth title under... More »

Duke Returns to Title Game

Blue Devils' 78-57 victory sends West Virginia packing

(Newser) - Duke moved within 40 minutes of its first national title in 9 years tonight, getting 23 points from Jon Scheyer to pull away from West Virginia, 78-57. Kyle Singler had 21 and Nolan Smith 19 for the Blue Devils, who squashed West Virginia's feel-good story and will now try to... More »

No. 1 Seed Duke Advances

Blue Devils eliminate Baylor to gain Final Four

(Newser) - Nolan Smith scored a career-high 29 points and top-seeded Duke used a big run late in the game to beat Baylor, 78-71, today in Houston. Duke, the lone No. 1 seed remaining in the tournament, will play in the national semis for the first time since 2004, against East Regional... More »

Michigan State Returns to Final Four

Tennessee heads home after Spartans pull out another squeaker, 70-69

(Newser) - Raymar Morgan made a free throw with 1.8 seconds left today in St. Louis, giving fifth-seeded Michigan State a 70-69 victory over sixth-seeded Tennessee and a spot in its second straight Final Four. The Vols' Scotty Hopson tied the game with a free throw with 11.2 seconds left,... More »

West Virginia Stuns Kentucky

Backup point guard Joe Mazzulla leads Mountaineers into Final FOur

(Newser) - It's almost heaven, West Virginia. Da'Sean Butler and the Mountaineers are off to the Final Four for the first time since 1959. Injury replacement Joe Mazzulla scored a career-high 17 points in his first start this season and No. 2 seed West Virginia handled a cold-shooting, top-seeded Kentucky team stocked... More »

Duke, Michigan St. Round Out Final Eight

No. 1 Blue Devils top Purdue; Spartans oust N. Iowa

(Newser) - Top-seeded Duke pulled away in tonight’s second half to eliminate No. 4 Purdue, 70-57, and claim its spot in the final eight of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Blue Devils (32-5) are one of only two No. 1 seeds left in the dance—Kentucky, in the East... More »

Tennessee, Baylor Move Into Final Eight

Vols upset No. 2 Ohio State; Bears bounce St. Mary's

(Newser) - Sixth seed Tennessee upset No. 2 Ohio State tonight, winning 76-73 to secure a place in the final eight of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Volunteers (28-8) will face Michigan State in Sunday’s Midwest Regional final, with a trip to the Final Four on the line. More »

Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse Top Brackets

Jayhawks snag overall No. 1 seed

(Newser) - Overall No. 1 seed Kansas leads the field of 65 NCAA tournament teams, with Kentucky, Duke, and Syracuse—late-season slump and all—topping their respective brackets. The 32-2 Jayhawks, who won the 2008 title, captured this season's Big 12 tournament and will tangle with Syracuse in one semifinal if the... More »

Eye on NFL, Duke Hoops Player May Head to Mich.

(Newser) - A quest to play pro football might keep a Duke basketball player in school for another year, ESPN reports. Greg Paulus, who has used up his basketball eligibility at Duke, has been offered a tryout for the school’s football team—but at receiver, not quarterback, where he starred in... More »

Missouri, 'Nova Make Elite 8

Wildcats crush Blue Devils; Missouri comes out top in Tigers showdown

(Newser) - Villanova and Missouri have powered through to the Elite Eight, reports the Los Angeles Times. Villanova rolled over Duke 77-54 to set up a Big East showdown with Pittsburgh. Wildcats guard Scottie Reynolds scored a game-high 16 points, while the No. 2 seeded Blue Devils were held to their worst... More »

Duke, and Other March Villains

(Newser) - Along with the obligatory madness, March always brings along a slew of detestable teams and characters. This year, thankfully, Billy Packer is gone, but Josh Levin, writing for Slate, still has plenty to disparage. The list starts, as always, with:
  • Duke: This isn’t the most deplorable squad ever, but
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Stanford Hires Duke's Dawkins as Coach

Longtime Blue Devils assistant takes over after Johnson leaves

(Newser) - Johnny Dawkins, a longtime assistant coach at Duke, has been hired as Stanford's new men's basketball coach. Dawkins replaces Pac-10 Coach of the Year Trent Johnson, who left for LSU earlier this month, two people close to the situation said today. Both people requested anonymity because Stanford had not made... More »

Summitt Gets 100th NCAA Tourney Victory

Tennessee, Louisville, Duke reach women's Sweet Sixteen

(Newser) - The Tennessee Lady Vols beat Purdue 78-52 to move onto the regional semifinals and give coach Pat Summitt her 100th career win in the NCAA tournament. She's the first coach, men’s or women’s, to reach that milestone. Top-seeded Tennessee will face either Oklahoma or Notre Dame in the... More »

Lady Vols Roll to 1st-Round Rout of Oral Roberts

Duke smashes newbie Murray State, Virginia gallops past UCSB

(Newser) - The Tennessee women had no trouble securing their 27th straight first-round win yesterday, staying comfortably ahead of Oral Roberts and finishing with a decisive 94-55 victory. In only 14 minutes of play Candace Parker racked up 14 points, four rebounds and four steals, while Angie Bjorklund led UT's scoring with... More »

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