January 22, 2015 |
MIKE KRZYZEWSKI'S college basketball teams have won 999 games. His Duke teams have won four national championships, been to 11 Final Fours, won 12 ACC regular-season titles and 13 ACC Tournaments. He was also the head coach for the USA when it won two Olympic gold medals and two world championships. Two years ago, Rick Pitino called him "our John Wooden. " Coach K can get win No. 1,000 as early as Sunday against St. John's. Nobody is ever going to touch Wooden's 10 national titles because the game has changed so much from the 1960s and 1970s.
December 24, 2014 |
GIVEN THAT all the superpowers know they will be in the tournament before the season ever begins, regular-season games are rarely must-watch anymore. Kentucky at Louisville on Saturday is must-watch. The teams will arrive at the KFC Yum! Center, hard by the Ohio River in the 'Ville's downtown, with combined records of 23-0 and rankings of No. 1 (Kentucky) and No. 4 (Louisville). Rick Pitino's Cardinals team lost most of the key players from the 2013 national champs and last season's Sweet 16 team, which was knocked out by Kentucky.
November 23, 2014 |
NEW YORK – The emphasis Temple placed on defense this offseason was apparent Friday against Duke. Unfortunately for Temple, there was no offense to go along with it. Facing the No. 4 team in the nation, the Owls made just 37.3 percent of their shots (22 of 59 ) and committed more turnovers (17) than assists (six) in falling to the Blue Devils, 74-54, at the Coaches for Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center. Temple, which will face UNLV here in the consolation game, fell to 2-1. Will Cummings paced the Owls with 18 points.
November 22, 2014 |
Fran Dunphy's Temple Owls will step up in class Friday night, when they face No. 4 Duke in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Blue Devils lost Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood in the first round of the NBA draft, but they quickly reloaded with four McDonald's all-Americans. Center Jahlil Okafor, 6-foot-11 and 270 pounds, was the top-rated player in the recruiting class and could be the No. 1 pick in 2015 if he makes himself eligible for the draft.
November 16, 2014 |
Preseason all-American Jahlil Okafor scored 19 points in his college debut and No. 4 Duke routed Presbyterian, 113-44, on Friday night in the opening round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Durham, N.C. UConn 66, Bryant 53 - Ryan Boatright scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the No. 17 Huskies opened up defense of their national championship with a win over the visiting Bulldogs. Dyami Starks had 18 points for Bryant, which led by six points at halftime and nine points after Angus Riley hit a three-pointer to open up the second half.
July 27, 2014
The Temple men's basketball team will face national powers Duke and Kansas during their nonconference schedule, which was released Friday. "This is a tremendous schedule full of high-caliber opponents," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said in a statement. "We are looking forward to the challenges this season presents. " The Owls will host the Jayhawks at the Wells Fargo Center on Dec. 22 and take on the Blue Devils on Nov. 21 at the Barclays Center in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. - John N. Mitchell The Schedule Times TBA Nov. 14. . . American Nov. 17. . . Louisiana Tech Nov. 21. . . Duke% Nov. 22. . . Stanford or UNLV% Nov. 25. . . Penn Nov. 30. . . LIU-Brooklyn Dec. 3. . . at St. Joseph's Dec. 6. . . La Salle$ Dec. 10. . . Towson Dec. 14. . . at Villanova Dec. 18. . . at Delaware Dec. 22. . . Kansas# Dec. 28 or 29. . . Delaware State %–Coaches vs. Cancer, Barclays Center, New York; $–at the Palestra; #-at the Wells Fargo Center
July 27, 2014 |
A WELLS FARGO Center matchup against Kansas on Monday, Dec. 22, highlights the Temple nonconference basketball schedule released yesterday. The Owls also will play perennial powerhouse Duke in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday, Nov. 21. Temple also will play Stanford or UNLV to conclude the tournament. "This is a tremendous schedule full of high-caliber opponents," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said in a news release. "We are looking forward to the challenges this season presents.
July 10, 2014 |
TODAY WE LEAD with perhaps the greatest movie star of all-time, John Wayne , and his estate's ongoing battle with a prestigious ACC basketball power. Duke University was founded in 1838, but didn't actually become Duke until 1924, when James B. Duke gave the school a pile of money. Wayne was born in 1907 and was nicknamed "Duke" as a boy. Now, the Hollywood Reporter says John Wayne Enterprises is tired of Duke (the school) getting in the way of products profiting Duke (the nickname)
June 30, 2014 |
TEMPLE BASKETBALL will play Duke on Friday, Nov. 21, as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Owls announced yesterday. The game is the nightcap of a doubleheader that will open at 7 p.m. with a game between Stanford and UNLV. The next night will feature another doubleheader for the consolation and championship games. All four games will air on truTV. The event is hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches and wil benefit the American Cancer Society.
June 5, 2014 |
FORMER DUKE guard Andre Dawkins will work out for the Sixers on June 11 or 13, his agent, John Spencer, confirmed last night. The Sixers have seven draft picks in this year's NBA draft, June 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn: Nos. 3 and 10 in the first round and Nos. 32, 39, 47, 52 and 54 in the second round Dawkins is projected as a late second-round selection or an undrafted free agent. Dawkins, a 6-5, 215-pounder from Chesapeake, Va., averaged 7.9 points and 1.3 rebounds last season.