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January 1, 2012 | By Jonathan Jones, FOR THE INQUIRER
DURHAM, N.C. - Penn dropped its second straight game in North Carolina on Sunday, falling to No. 7 Duke, 85-55. The Quakers (6-8) couldn't keep pace with the Blue Devils (12-1) from the start, falling behind by 20-4 to start the game. Duke's Ryan Kelly hit his first four shots, including three three-pointers, and Mason Plumlee gave Penn forward Henry Brooks all he could handle in the paint. Miles Cartwright did his best to get the Quakers back into the game, getting a steal and layup with seven minutes left in the first half to bring the margin to 12. But Duke closed the half up by 44-26.
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March 23, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was all so foreign for 15th-seeded Albany: Duke. Philadelphia. The NCAA tournament's bright glare. And, like so many who find themselves in exotic locales, the Great Danes succumbed to a familiar pitfall on Friday - too much hot Curry. Seth Curry, as cool as he was hot, scored 26 points on 10-for-14 shooting, sky-hooking Mason Plumlee added 23 points, and Duke used its typically relentless man-to-man defense to push past gritty but outclassed Albany, 73-61, in its entertaining 2013 NCAA tournament debut at the Wells Fargo Center.
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January 3, 2013 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Boeheim notched his 903d career victory, breaking a tie with Bob Knight for second all-time among Division I men's coaches, and No. 7 Syracuse rolled past Rutgers, 78-53, on Wednesday night in the Big East opener for both teams. Boeheim, in his 37th season at his alma mater, trails only Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, who has 940 victories. Syracuse (13-1, 1-0) has won 33 straight home games, the longest active streak in the nation, and has beaten Rutgers (9-3, 0-1) 13 straight times.
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December 21, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
CALL IT a winning day for top-ranked Duke - in more ways than one. First, the Blue Devils won the sweepstakes for one of the top recruits in the nation, and then they capped off the night with an easy win over visiting Elon. Jabari Parker, a 6-8 forward from Chicago's Simeon Career Academy who is ranked No. 2 among high school prospects, announced Thursday afternoon that he would attend Duke. He chose the Blue Devils over Michigan State, Florida, Stanford and BYU, and announced his decision live on ESPNU from school.
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March 19, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Kyrie Irving stole the inbound pass and sped downcourt toward a helpless Hampton defender. He leaped for a layup with his right hand, then switched to his left in mid-air. Duke's electrifying freshman point guard didn't look like he hadn't played since December. Irving scored 14 points in his first game in 3 months, and top-seeded Duke routed 16th-seeded Hampton 87-45 yesterday in the second round of the West Regional at Charlotte, N.C., in coach Mike Krzyzewski's 899th career victory.
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March 1, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
HAPPY anniversary, Cavaliers! Joe Harris scored a career-high 36 points and host Virginia celebrated the 11-year anniversary of its last victory over a top-five team by doing it again, beating No. 3 Duke, 73-68, on Thursday night. Akil Mitchell added 19 points and 12 rebounds as he and Harris outplayed Duke's top twosome of Seth Curry and Mason Plumlee, giving Virginia (20-8, 10-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) its 16th consecutive victory at home. It came 11 years to the day since an 87-84 victory, also against No. 3 Duke.
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May 18, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHICAGO - Jeff Withey is projected to be picked in the middle of the first round in the NBA draft next month. The Kansas center is keyed up about Friday's interview with the Sixers, who are likely to pick 11th. "I'm extremely excited," Withey said Thursday at the NBA draft combine at Harrison Street Gym. "I know a couple of guys on the team. Jrue Holiday, I played with him way back when. . . . And I'm excited to go meet with them and go talk with them. Obviously, I haven't done it yet. So I'm just trying to prepare myself for it mentally.
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December 30, 2012 | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Seth Curry scored 12 of his season-high 31 points during the late run that helped No. 1 Duke pull away for a 90-77 victory over pesky Santa Clara on Saturday in Durham, N.C. Mason Plumlee added 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Devils (12-0), who overcame a real scare from the Broncos (11-3).   Holy Family 76, Assumption 74 - Ervin Ezell (Deptford) stole a midcourt inbounds pass with six seconds left in the first overtime period and coasted in for the game-winning layup to give the Tigers the victory in the East Coast Classic hosted by Stonehill College.
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December 22, 2012 | Associated Press
Prized prospect Jabari Parker of Chicago's Simeon Career Academy, one of the most highly touted recruits in years, is headed to Duke. With a national TV audience watching, he announced his decision at a news conference at his high school gym. Parker can't sign his letter of intent until April 17, but he made his intentions clear with one highly anticipated oral commitment. Michigan State, Florida, Stanford, and Brigham Young also made his top five, but he said it really came down to three schools in the end, with the Gators and Spartans close with the Blue Devils.
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December 9, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Temple couldn't make it two in a row against perhaps the biggest bully in college basketball. The second-ranked Duke Blue Devils crushed the Owls, 90-67, on Saturday at the IZOD Center, a year after Temple upset Duke at the Wells Fargo Center. Duke (9-0) holds a 19-10 series lead. Temple (6-1) hasn't won consecutive games over the Blue Devils since 1949-50. This time around, Duke had the perfect game plan: Stop Khalif Wyatt and Scootie Randall. Wyatt was held to six points on 3-for-15 shooting.
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May 29, 2014 | BY TYLER R. TYNES, Daily News Staff Writer tynest@phillynews.com
FORMER City 6 guards Chris Fouch, of Drexel, and James Bell, of Villanova, worked out with the 76ers yesterday. The club has seven picks in the upcoming draft, scheduled for June 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Also working out was North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo. The Sixers hold the third and 10th overall picks, which were decided in last week's draft lottery, and also have five second-round selections - Nos. 32, 39, 47, 52 and 54. Fouch averaged 18.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2 assists per game and scored 25 points or more seven times as a senior.
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May 18, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHICAGO - Jeff Withey is projected to be picked in the middle of the first round in the NBA draft next month. The Kansas center is keyed up about Friday's interview with the Sixers, who are likely to pick 11th. "I'm extremely excited," Withey said Thursday at the NBA draft combine at Harrison Street Gym. "I know a couple of guys on the team. Jrue Holiday, I played with him way back when. . . . And I'm excited to go meet with them and go talk with them. Obviously, I haven't done it yet. So I'm just trying to prepare myself for it mentally.
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March 24, 2013 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Staff Writer
Mason Plumlee was heading toward the basket and an Albany fan behind press row said: "How big is that guy?" A few minutes later, Seth Curry made a smooth baseline drive for a basket and another fan said: "That's the NBA right there. He'd look good on the Sixers. " A second fan said: "Sixers?" Thankfully, it was not about the Sixers on Friday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. It was about No. 2 NCAA seed Duke against No. 15 Albany, surprise champions of the America East. The Great Danes were game for the entire 40 minutes, playing with great heart.
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March 24, 2013
As a general rule, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn't look to the past when preparing for the NCAA Tournament. The fact that the Blue Devils won national titles in 1991, 1992, 2001 and 2010 has no bearing on what the 2013 team might do. "Well, you know, if we keep looking back at our experiences, then we would really get overconfident, because we've won four national championships and been to 11 Final Fours," said the coach who has won more Division...
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March 23, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was all so foreign for 15th-seeded Albany: Duke. Philadelphia. The NCAA tournament's bright glare. And, like so many who find themselves in exotic locales, the Great Danes succumbed to a familiar pitfall on Friday - too much hot Curry. Seth Curry, as cool as he was hot, scored 26 points on 10-for-14 shooting, sky-hooking Mason Plumlee added 23 points, and Duke used its typically relentless man-to-man defense to push past gritty but outclassed Albany, 73-61, in its entertaining 2013 NCAA tournament debut at the Wells Fargo Center.
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March 19, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
They won't have Christian Laettner or Shane Battier, but the Duke Blue Devils will return to Philadelphia for the NCAA tournament on Friday for the first time since 2001. Coach Mike Krzyzewski and senior forward Mason Plumlee will lead to second-seeded Duke against No. 15 Albany in a West Regional second-round matchup on Friday at 12:15 p.m. It was in Philadelphia that Duke clinched a spot in the 1992 Final Four en route to Coach K's second national title. He would not win another one until 2001, when he captured Philadelphia's East Regional.
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March 18, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Marc Narducci, and Keith Pompey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
1.) LOUISVILLE Record: 29-5, 14-4 Big East, tied for 1st. RPI: 3. Coach: Rick Pitino (27th season, 654-235 overall; 302-111 in 11 seasons at Louisville; 42-16 NCAA). Best win: 78-61 vs. Syracuse, March 16. Worst loss: 73-64 vs. Villanova, Jan. 22. Three-pointers: 33.1 percent. Free throws: 71.2 percent. Top three: Russ Smith (18.1 ppg., 3.6 rpg., 2.0 spg.), Gorgui Dieng (10.0 ppg., 9.9 rpg., 2.5 bpg.), Peyton Siva (10.0 ppg., 5.9 apg., 2.2 spg.). The skinny: The Cardinals, a Final Four participant last season and this year's Big East tourney champs, used a suffocating press to force 18.7 turnovers per game and are among the NCAA leaders in steals.
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March 1, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
HAPPY anniversary, Cavaliers! Joe Harris scored a career-high 36 points and host Virginia celebrated the 11-year anniversary of its last victory over a top-five team by doing it again, beating No. 3 Duke, 73-68, on Thursday night. Akil Mitchell added 19 points and 12 rebounds as he and Harris outplayed Duke's top twosome of Seth Curry and Mason Plumlee, giving Virginia (20-8, 10-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) its 16th consecutive victory at home. It came 11 years to the day since an 87-84 victory, also against No. 3 Duke.
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January 3, 2013 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Boeheim notched his 903d career victory, breaking a tie with Bob Knight for second all-time among Division I men's coaches, and No. 7 Syracuse rolled past Rutgers, 78-53, on Wednesday night in the Big East opener for both teams. Boeheim, in his 37th season at his alma mater, trails only Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, who has 940 victories. Syracuse (13-1, 1-0) has won 33 straight home games, the longest active streak in the nation, and has beaten Rutgers (9-3, 0-1) 13 straight times.
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December 30, 2012 | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Seth Curry scored 12 of his season-high 31 points during the late run that helped No. 1 Duke pull away for a 90-77 victory over pesky Santa Clara on Saturday in Durham, N.C. Mason Plumlee added 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Devils (12-0), who overcame a real scare from the Broncos (11-3).   Holy Family 76, Assumption 74 - Ervin Ezell (Deptford) stole a midcourt inbounds pass with six seconds left in the first overtime period and coasted in for the game-winning layup to give the Tigers the victory in the East Coast Classic hosted by Stonehill College.
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