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January 8, 2008 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Everybody around Philadelphia basketball has Gerald Henderson stories. Temple coach Fran Dunphy was asked yesterday if he had an early memory of Henderson. "At West Catholic," he said, "there was like a 20-foot pass along the baseline thrown to him. " Dunphy isn't known for tossing around superlatives, but here's more of his commentary: "There's no way humanly possible that anybody could have made the catch. Somehow, he did. He was running almost full speed toward the basket, and he stretched his arm out [past the baseline]
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March 12, 2012
The committee that selects the teams for the NCAA tournament obviously has a sense of history, because they sent Kentucky and Duke, the combatants in the epic East Regional final 20 years ago at the Spectrum, to the same region again, the South. This time it's the Wildcats who are the No. 1 seed and the favorite to win the whole tournament. Kentucky has a player of the year candidate in Anthony Davis and players like Terrence Jones and Darius Miller who were on its Final Four team of a year ago. The No. 2-seeded Blue Devils played the nation's second-toughest schedule during the year and have one of the best freshmen in the nation in Austin Rivers.
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May 10, 1989 | By Tanya Barrientos, Inquirer Staff Writer
When a small suburban district elected former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke to the Louisiana state legislature in February, political analysts and pollsters said that it was a fluke and that he would never be taken seriously. They apparently were wrong. In just over 60 days since he took office, Duke (R., Metairie) has emerged as a popular political leader here, using a recent statewide campaign against an unpopular tax-restructuring plan as his step to legitimacy, political analysts say. Two weeks ago, voters rejected a fiscal plan touted by Gov. Buddy Roemer, a Democrat, that would have increased some taxes to offset the state's $702 million deficit.
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March 18, 1993 | by Dick Weiss, Daily News Sports Writer
The national media is on a death watch, monitoring Duke's heartbeat, waiting for the two-time defending national champions to expire. "We've had our fun, but I wouldn't call it a fun season," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said last night. "You have fun when you accomplish things maybe someone said you couldn't accomplish, when you achieve something together. "Anything these guys have achieved together hasn't been recognized as an achievement. It's been recognized as status quo. Even now, as we enter the tournament, the main article being prepared for us is, 'When will Duke lose?
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May 22, 2004 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple and Duke are working on a two-year agreement to meet on the basketball court in a home-and-home series starting next season with a contest between the teams in Durham, N.C. "It's one of those things we're hoping for, and right now we have agreed to play home and home, but no contracts have been signed," Owls coach John Chaney said. "We have not finished the agreement. We have not decided where we might play here, and we have not agreed on the dates or the money. " "It's tentative right now," said Temple associated athletic director Joe Giunta, who is in charge of scheduling for the university.
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March 23, 1991 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
You do not let Duke take a big early lead. Connecticut spotted the Blue Devils a 14-4 head start. You then do not complicate things by allowing Duke to outscore you, 14-1, and hold you without a field goal for five minutes, 55 seconds. Duke played out Connecticut's worst case scenario in the nightcap of the Midwest Regional semifinal at the less-than-full Pontiac Silverdome last night. At the end it was Duke 81, Connecticut 67. It grew ugly - Duke 38, UConn 20 - early and did not get better for the 11th-seeded Huskies.
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March 31, 2001 | By Ashley McGeachy INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This is no big deal, the monstrous dome, the hovering media, the raised stakes. Duke and Maryland are antagonistic league rivals, forced to coexist but yearning to beat the bejesus out of each other. So stage the game on a neutral playground, or in the other's gym. It does not matter. The Final Four? That could be cool - unnecessary, but cool. This is what it has come down to for the Blue Devils and Terrapins. Only one can advance tonight, to extend their season for one more glorious game.
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February 6, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Top-ranked Duke treated Roy Williams the same as the last two North Carolina coaches: The Blue Devils won again, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Chris Duhon's reverse layup with 6.5 seconds left in overtime last night gave Duke an 83-81 victory, the Blue Devils' 16th straight overall and fifth in the last six years on No. 17 North Carolina's home court. This one was over first-year coach Roy Williams, and the former assistant to Dean Smith left the court as did predecessors Bill Guthridge and Matt Doherty, losers at home to Duke.
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March 20, 2000 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Duke and Kansas, with 125 NCAA Tournament victories between them, were into the final minute. This NCAA Tournament had long since gone crazy. Could it get wilder, still? Could Kansas, leading by a bunch early and trailing by a bunch late, really be leading by a point? Could the third No. 1 seed go out in 24 hours? Could the Jayhawks, starting three freshmen after a season with several blowout losses, really beat Duke at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, an hour from Duke's campus?
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March 26, 2001 | by Dick Jerardi Daily News Sports Writer
Some results are shocking. Others are merely surprising. Some are inevitable. Duke was inevitable. The Blue Devils always were going to win the East Regional final at the First Union Center on Saturday night. You think they came here to play Temple on Dec. 2 just because they like the city? That was the trial run. This was the real thing. Southern California was the designated victim. USC already had exceeded all expectations. Asking the Trojans to win again was asking too much.
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April 8, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
INDIANAPOLIS - What you hope for in the season's last game is one to match the moment, a memory of two evenly matched teams playing to the stakes and maybe even beyond, every shot important, drama from tip to finish. Last night's NCAA championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium wasn't necessarily perfect (nor, it turned out, was Kentucky), but it was close enough. Duke (35-4) had to come from nine down in the second half against Wisconsin (36-4), but come back it did, overcoming foul trouble to two of its star players and finishing the game with a flourish of offense and defense that carried the Blue Devils home, 68-63.
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April 7, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
INDIANAPOLIS - Duke maybe has not had the toughest road to the championship game, but the Blue Devils have been the most dominant team in this tournament. Michigan State dominated for 4 minutes on Saturday; Duke for 36. "Our kids for the next 36 minutes, they played lights-out basketball," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said of the 81-61 win. "The defense was terrific. We drove the ball with such strength. I actually think our offense gave our defense a push in how hard we were taking it to the basket . . . That's the best we've played in the tournament, and we've played really well in the tournament.
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April 7, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Brett Brown says he is going to watch the NCAA championship game on Monday night "through business eyes. " The 76ers coach will think about his franchise's future while watching Wisconsin battle Duke for the title. "You are going to think about what might happen with some of the players that are on the court that could be a part of our team. Who knows?" Brown said. "You see it through that lens probably at this stage of my coaching career more than this is a great game . "I don't see it predominantly through that lens much anymore.
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March 31, 2015
THE THREE No. 1 seeds in the Final Four are 106-7. And then there is Michigan State (27-11), a team that can't be evaluated off regular-season performance because its coach, Tom Izzo, has developed a formula to get the Spartans to peak in mid-March. Saturday's second national semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis will not only be a rematch of last year's semi (won by Kentucky, 74-73), with many of the same participants, it will match the nation's most efficient offense (Wisconsin's)
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March 20, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
KENTUCKY opened as 32-point favorites against Hampton. Vegas Vic has them at 34. By the time the game starts tonight (9:40, CBS), the line could be 35. It's Vic's highest spread total since Duke was a 34-point favorite against Alabama State in 2004 and covered it with a 96-61 win. Yep. The Dookies were laying 34 and won by 35. In the SEC semifinals this year, Kentucky was favored by 24 1/2 over Auburn and won by 24 (91-67). In the conference title game, the Wildcats beat Florida by 25. They were 13 1/2-point favorites.
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February 27, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jahlil Okafor scored a career-best 30 points, including four in overtime, and No. 4 Duke beat host Virginia Tech 91-86 Wednesday night for the Blue Devils' eighth straight victory. Okafor also grabbed nine rebounds and showed no ill effects of the sprained left ankle that caused him to miss the Blue Devils' last game. Quinn Cook added 26 points and Justise Winslow had 15 for Duke (25-3, 12-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). Jalen Hudson scored a career-high 23 points for Virginia Tech (10-18, 2-13)
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February 23, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Quinn Cook matched a career high with 27 points for No. 4 Duke, and the Blue Devils playing without star Jahlil Okafor, routed Clemson, 78-56, on Saturday in Durham, N.C. Three freshmen - Justise Winslow (20 points), Tyus Jones (11) and Grayson Allen (10) - also reached double figures to help Duke (24-3, 11-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) win its seventh straight. Jaron Blossomgame had 10 points to lead Clemson (15-12, 7-8), which lost for the fourth time in five games and was denied its first win at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 20 years.
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February 19, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
ONCE UPON a time - January 1992 to be exact - there were rumors the Sixers were about to trade Charles Barkley to the Lakers for James Worthy and Elden Campbell. It never happened, but just the thought of it was enough to drive Barkley to drink. "I get a call from my agent one morning and he said, 'Philly has traded you to the Lakers,' " Barkley told Sports Illustrated. "So I went to lunch and started drinking. I'm [bleeping] so excited that I am going to the Lakers. "Three hours later I get a [bleeping]
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February 16, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jahlil Okafor had 23 points and 13 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season, outplaying Syracuse big man Rakeem Christmas as No. 4 Duke beat the Orange, 80-72, on Saturday night in Syracuse, N.Y. Duke (22-3, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its fifth straight and withstood a standout performance from ex-Blue Devil Michael Gbinije, who scored a career-high 27 points for Syracuse. Syracuse (16-9, 7-5) had exhibited plenty of grit in the two games since a postseason ban was announced as the school awaits the results of an NCAA investigation into the athletic department.
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January 30, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jerian Grant had 23 points and 12 assists, and No. 8 Notre Dame made two shots in the final 67 seconds as the shot clock ran out to beat No. 4 Duke, 77-73, on Wednesday night in South Bend. Duke (17-3, 4-3) is off to its worst start in Atlantic Coast Conference play since opening the 1995-96 season at 3-4. Jahlil Okafor led Duke with 22 points and 17 rebouinds, but he was 2 of 7 from the free-throw line. Lafayette 59, Colgate 54 - Sophomore Nick Lindner hit both ends of a one-and-one twice in the final 13.3 seconds to ice the road win. Dan Trist led Lafayette (12-8, 4-5 Patriot League)
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