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Friday, December 7, 2012

Why does the ACC basketball preseason last forever?

Posted By on Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 9:01 AM

The 2012-13 college basketball season has now been going on for a month. Most league teams began play on Friday Nov. 9; tomorrow is Saturday, Dec. 8, and features 10 games involving conference teams. That's right, 10 nonconference games on a Saturday, a month into the season. A look at the schedule reveals that this might well be the dullest full day in ACC basketball history (leaving aside the first day of the ACC Tournament since the move to 12 schools). To be sure, there is one game of legitimate national interest: Duke takes on unbeaten Temple at its satellite...

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Williams' 25 leads Blue Devils in 35th straight over Georgia Tech

Posted By on Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 10:27 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM It’s the opening night of conference play in ACC women’s basketball, and the preseason rankings say this is a marquee matchup. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke center Elizabeth WilliamsNo. 4 Duke (6-0), the preseason pick for the conference title, will host Georgia Tech (3-4), which was picked third and is playing its third straight Top 15 team. Duke has won a ridiculous 34 straight in the series, the sixth longest such streak between conference foes in NCAA Division I. (Duke’s 37-game streak against Wake Forest is No. 5.) The Blue Devils will play short again tonight, as center...

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On-again, off-again Tar Heel shooters seek consistency

Posted By on Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 3:28 PM

You can’t say they’re slumping. If anything, North Carolina’s three-point shooters have opened the 2012-13 season on fire. After two years of disappointing accuracy, the Heels finally have rediscovered the touch that enabled them to strike offensive balance during the 2007-09 era. Carolina has shot threes better on a percentage basis than even Duke — 38-37 —which sports an undefeated record and No. 2 national ranking. And yet, the Heels themselves have appeared spotty out of the gate. They’ve yet to defeat a top-100 opponent and in their two defeats fell behind by 29 points to both Indiana and Butler,...

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Who's No. 1? Zeller and the Indiana Hoosiers poll-blocking Plumlee and the Blue Devils

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 9:16 AM

When this week’s Top 25 college basketball polls were released, the most baffling thing was that regardless of the 8-0, No. 2-ranked Duke Blue Devils having defeated three top-five teams in November (something that no other team has ever achieved) they still weren’t able to land the country’s No. 1 spot in either the AP or USA Today polls. Last Saturday, after Duke’s 80-55 win over Delaware and inside what Coach Kryzewski has recently dubbed “Club Cameron”, the Cameron Crazies hoisted a poster that read “What Does It Take to Be Number 1?”, which also pictured the team logos of...

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Duke off to lightning start while Tar Heels, Wolfpack hit some bumps

Posted By on Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Duke is off to the kind of start that could lead to that elusive Final Four appearance and perhaps even a shot at the NCAA championship. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke coach Joanne P. McCallieBut UNC ran into a brick wall after a very impressive start to the season, and as for N.C. State it seems the Wolfpack is going through some tough times. Sunday was the biggest day so far this season for Triangle ACC women’s basketball teams, and while the Blue Devils had an impressive victory at home the Tar Heels suffered a very hard loss on the road...

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Liston, Gray lift No. 4 Duke over No. 10 California

Posted By on Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM Duke has had a couple of moderate challenges in its last two games, but today the No. 4 Blue Devils get their first big one of the season. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke guard Tricia ListonThe visitor is No. 10 California, in the first of a two-game series that will give Duke guard Chelsea Gray her “homecoming” trip to Northern California next season as a senior. Gray will be facing off with Cal guard Afure Jemerigbe, the duo having won a California state 6A title for Stockton St. Mary’s during their senior year in high school. It’s a...

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Tar Heels race past Blazers, 102-84

Posted By on Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Only a thorough brainwash could have caused North Carolina fans to forget their team's 83-59 defeat to Indiana this past Tuesday, but at least the Tar Heels generated a new story after their impressive second half versus Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday night. The Heels turned in a strong shooting effort in the second frame, nailing 64 percent on threes. Sports information director Steve Kirschner announced in the postgame press conference that UNC's 72 percent second half shooting marked the first occasion since 2008 that the club had surpassed 70 percent in any half. The UAB contest marked a recurring theme, one...

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Deviled eggs: Blue Hens get their eggs cracked at Club Cameron

Posted By on Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 3:40 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM—This afternoon’s brutal 88-50 whooping that the Duke Blue Devils laid on the Delaware Blue Hens came at the end of Duke’s undefeated eight-game stretch, which Coach Krzyzewski referred to as an “energy cycle” during today’s post-game press conference. He also described the second-ranked Duke team’s fatigue level as “dead” following their Nov. 28 win over Ohio St. So, with only a few days to recuperate, Duke showed no signs of a letdown. Seth Curry, whose ankle injury from the Ohio St. game kept him out of today’s lineup, watched from the bench as Duke tore into a...

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Gray faces high school teammate as Duke hosts Cal Sunday

Posted By on Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Chelsea Gray is going to play a big-time basketball game on Sunday with her very best childhood friend on the other side. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke guard Chelsea GrayAnd that just adds a little extra spice to the mix, as No. 4 Duke (4-0) gets its first real home-court challenge this season when No. 10 California (6-0) visits Cameron Indoor Stadium at 2 p.m. Gray and Cal’s 6-foot junior guard Afure Jemerigbe have been good friends since elementary school, and three years ago they experienced a real high when the McDonald’s All-Americans led Stockton St. Mary’s to a 34-1 record...

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Indiana Hoosiers defeat Tar Heels 1-0 and advance to men's soccer College Cup

Posted By on Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 12:20 AM

FETZER FIELD/CHAPEL HILL—Although North Carolina and Indiana played an NCAA men’s soccer tournament quarterfinals match Friday evening in Chapel Hill, another athletic result between the schools from earlier this week cast a long shadow over the Fetzer Field crowd of 4,352 that included a boisterous contingent of Hoosier faithful. It wasn’t long into the first half before IU fans began chanting, “Cody Zeller...,” reminding the Tar Heels of their principal nemesis during the 83-59 trouncing their basketball suffered from the top-ranked Hoosiers Tuesday night in Bloomington. And as the clock ticked down on Indiana’s 1-0 victory over the UNC soccer...

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