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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 »

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, 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 »

Duke Dumped

Blue Devils' offense goes cold as Mountaineers advance

(Newser) - West Virginia ended today what Belmont failed to on Thursday: an upset of second-seeded Duke, reports the AP. Joe Alexander had 22 points and 11 rebounds as West Virginia held the Blue Devils to 38% shooting, out-rebounding them 47-27 in the 73-67 victory. Duke has now missed the Sweet Sixteen... More »

Close But No Cigar for Belmont

Upset bid falls short as Duke holds on to win, 71-70

(Newser) - In the most compelling game of a so-far uneventful day in the NCAA tournament, Belmont made every effort to change that, as No. 2 Duke prevailed but barely in over the 15th-seeded Bruins 71-70, reports the Associated Press. A coast-to-coast drive and layup by Blue Devil swingman Gerald Henderson with... More »

Carolina Top Seed in NCAA Tourney Field

Memphis, UCLA and Kansas other No. 1s among 65 teams invited

(Newser) - The seedings are in and its time to fill out those brackets. North Carolina  was rated the No. 1 overall seed for this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, which begins in earnest on Thursday. The Tar Heels are the No. 1 seed in the East region, joined by fellow top... More »

No. 1 Tar Heels Clip Seminoles

Elsewhere, Duke defeats Georgia Tech while Texas outlasts Oklahoma State

(Newser) - All-American Tyler Hansbrough scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half as North Carolina sent Florida State packing, 82-70, in the ACC quarterfinals. The Tar Heels got back to their game in the second half: working inside, drawing contact and attempting 21 free throws, reports the Charlotte Observer.... More »

UNC Ousts Duke for ACC Title

Tar Heels score games final 10 points to beat Blue Devils

(Newser) - No. 6 Duke has lost only once at Cameron Indoor Stadium this season, but it is one loss too many as far as the ACC title goes. Top-ranked North Carolina got 16 points and 15 rebounds from Tyler Hansbrough en route to beating their bitter rival Blue Devils 76-68 last... More »

No. 6 Duke Shoots Past Virginia 86-70

No. 18 Indiana tops Minnesota, No. 19 Notre Dame bests St. John's

(Newser) - Gerald Henderson scored 19 points to lead No. 6 Duke past Virginia in an 86-70 rout. The win sets up the Blue Devils for a showdown against No. 1 North Carolina on Saturday to determine the ACC regular-season champion. Virginia never seriously threatened after a 10-2 Duke run to open... More »

Duke Rallies to Give Coach K His 800th Win

Nelson free throws lift No. 7 Duke past North Carolina State

(Newser) - For much of coach Mike Krzyzewski's 800th win, it looked more like his 265th loss. No. 7 Duke, however, finished the game on a 14-5 run to beat North Carolina State 87-86 today, reports the Associated Press. DeMarcus Nelson hit two free throws with 1:01 as the Blue Devils... More »

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