This edition of Speak of the Devil includes who is the National Championship favorite? Is the Big 10 really the best conference in college basketball? Duke picking up a bounce back win over Virginia Tech and how soon Ryan Kelly could be back on the floor for the Blue Devils.
Virginia Tech jumped out to a 4-0 lead and that was where the game may as well have ended for the Hokies. Duke went on an 11-0 run, eventually stretching the lead to 48-28 at the half on their way to an impressive 88-56 dismantling of the lowly Hokies.
With 2.8 seconds left, Quinn Cook ran up court and heaved up a three pointer. From the looks of it, I thought there was going to be devastation at College Park, but Maryland held on to finish off the upset.
The fine folks from Duke have done it again, producing a wonderful look at some under-the-radar numbers ahead of Wednesday night’s marquee matchup with North Carolina. The game notes this week give an inside look at what has made this Duke team so good and where they are historically both in general and against North […]
With 24 seconds left in a tie game, Mason Plumlee stepped to the free throw line as chants of "Ugly Plumlee" rained down from the dual student sections in Conte Forum. The tension of the moment was obvious, but it became much more real when Plumlee missed the first shot. Undaunted and not shaken, the Player of the Year candidate calmly sank the first one and contributed to Duke's final stop as the Blue Devils escaped Boston College with a 62-61 win.
He didn't even touch the possession. Rasheed Sulaimon's three came up short and Seth Curry started to jog back on defense when Sulaimon reacted first to grab the board. Curry changed direction, caught the pass and fired.
If all's well that ends well, Duke can rest assured that their fate hasn't been sealed in the first half. After an up and down first few minutes, Duke managed to pull even on a last-second dunk by Mason Plumlee and went into the locker room tied at 27.
What a difference one game can make. After shooting just 2-of-14 from three on Wednesday against Wake Forest and riding Mason Plumlee to their first road win, Duke flipped the script to get a blowout, 79-60, win over Florida state behind an 11-for-18 mark from three and just eight points from Plumlee.
We were all there. Sitting on the edge of our seats waiting to see how Duke would try to pull away from Wake Forest on Wednesday night. Tied 66-66, the Blue Devils ran a play for Seth Curry to spring him for the three that put the game just far enough out of reach that […]
It was the first true test of how much Duke missed Ryan Kelly and after escaping Wake Forest with a 75-70 win proves just how much of a difference the senior big man makes. The Blue Devils got a career game from Mason Plumlee and a solid shooting night from Seth Curry as they left […]