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Duke’s Marques Bolden staying in NBA draft; Javin DeLaurier to return

Duke center Marques Bolden is remaining in the NBA draft while Javin DeLaurier will return to the Blue Devils for his senior season. Coach Mike Krzyzewski says Bolden received “some …


USC grad transfer Derryck Thornton has Gonzaga on five-school list

Gonzaga is one of the schools on USC grad transfer Derryck Thornton’s list.


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Gonzaga could make another run at Duke decommit Boogie Ellis

News of Boogie Ellis receiving his release from Duke came out Thursday morning. The Zags were among 10 programs that quickly made contact with the San Diego prep standout.


Duke’s Cam Reddish turns pro, hires agent

Cam Reddish is the latest Duke freshman to leave school for the NBA draft. Reddish announced his decision on social media Thursday, the day after teammate RJ Barrett said he …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 9:44 a.m.

RJ Barrett to enter NBA draft after one season at Duke

Duke freshman forward RJ Barrett announced his decision in a video posted on social media. He calls playing at Duke a dream and adds that “it’s also a dream of …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 9:11 a.m.

Duke’s Zion Williamson wins AP men’s college player of the year

The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson was the runaway choice, claiming 59 of 64 votes from AP Top 25 voters in ballots submitted before the NCAA Tournament in results released Friday.


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Michigan State knocks off Duke to reach Final Four

Cassius Winston put Michigan State on his shoulders and carried the Spartans into the Final Four. The do-everything point guard took over the game when his team faced its biggest …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

Injury questions linger for teams headed to East, Midwest Region Elite Eight games

The injury questions piled up in NCAA Sweet 16 games in the East and Midwest regions with the potential to impact who earns the final two spots in the Final …


Familiar look: Top seeds dominate spots for NCAA Sweet 16

The path to the Final Four will not be easy for Zion Williamson, Luke Maye, De’Andre Hunter and the other top-seeded stars in the NCAA Tournament. For the first time …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

NCAA Tournament: Zion Williamson helps Duke survive upset bid from Central Florida

NCAA Tournament: Zion Williamson made a layup over 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall in the closing seconds and RJ Barrett’s putback provided the margin of victory as top-seeded Duke held off UCF …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

NCAA Tournament roundup: Duke’s Zion Williamson shines in March Madness debut

Zion Williamson had an explosive NCAA Tournament debut with 25 points to lead top-seeded Duke to an 85-62 win over North Dakota State on Friday night.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 7:34 p.m.

How we voted: One day after NCAA seeds are unveiled, most voters come to consensus on top six teams

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

Gonzaga falls to fourth, Duke back on top in final AP poll

The final AP college basketball poll of the season mirrors the NCAA Tournament’s No. 1 seed line. Gonzaga’s three-week stay at No. 1 in the media poll ended with a …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

East Region preview: Zion Williamson, Duke earn tournament’s overall top seed

Zion Williamson and Duke are the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils sit atop the East Region, and their road to Minneapolis could include matchups …



UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

From downing Duke to getting tripped up by Tennessee, here are six games that shaped Gonzaga’s season

Every game has shaped Gonzaga’s 2019 journey, but several not only influenced the Zags’ season but the national landscape.


How Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski mastered college basketball’s one-and-done era

Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski built a championship program his way. To sustain it after more than three decades, he took nearly the opposite path.


Duke freshman star Zion Williamson returns – with new Nikes

Duke freshman sensation Zion Williamson’s nearly flawless performance in the ACC Tournament had the college basketball world buzzing. Returning from a knee injury wearing a modified pair of Nikes, Williamson’s …


Can’t miss moments: Maui Invitational win, rise to No. 1 ranking top list of season highlights for Gonzaga men’s basketball

The No. 1-ranked Bulldogs finished a perfect 16-0 in West Coast Conference play and won the WCC by five games. The only losses for the 29-2 Zags came against Tennessee …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 8 p.m.

From big blowout to big commitment, Gonzaga rides momentum back to No. 1

Gonzaga is enjoying one of the best three-day spans in program history. The Zags crushed BYU by 34 points Saturday on Senior Night. They picked up a commitment from coveted …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Top 25 rewind: Blue Devils regroup from wild week as Gonzaga looks to be No. 1

There isn’t much Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski hasn’t encountered in a Hall of Fame career featuring more than 1,100 wins and five national championships. The past week offered something new.


Top 25 roundup: Top-ranked Duke beats Jim Boeheim, Syracuse 75-65

No matter the outcome, Jim Boeheim needed this. Three days after the Hall of Fame coach of the Syracuse Orange struck and killed a pedestrian on a darkened highway that …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 8:42 p.m.

Top 25 roundup: Arike Ogunbowale’s 25 leads No. 5 Irish past Duke

Arike Ogunbowale scored 25 points to become Notre Dame’s all-time leading scorer as the No. 5 Fighting Irish routed Duke 89-61 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

Jerry Brewer: NCAA needs to rethink amateurism because the next Zion Williamson was watching

In the fight against NCAA amateurism rules, in the fight against the overall financial hypocrisy of our athlete-breeding system, Zion Williamson doesn’t figure to be the revolutionary soldier.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Duke’s loss could create opening for Gonzaga to return to No. 1

Gonzaga could be two home wins away from returning to No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll after No. 8 North Carolina thumped top-ranked Duke 88-72 on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

Duke back on top, Gonzaga second in AP college basketball poll

Duke and Gonzaga, Gonzaga and Duke. The two teams can’t seem to get away from each other in the polls or when they tangled on the basketball court in November.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Duke probably will be new No. 1, followed by Gonzaga

Tennessee’s loss to Kentucky opened the door for a new No. 1 when the AP men’s college basketball poll is released Monday. It’ll almost certainly be a former No. 1. …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Gonzaga moves to No. 3 in AP college basketball poll

Gonzaga’s slow climb up the AP men’s college basketball rankings took another step forward Monday. After a three-week stay at fourth, the Zags moved to third in the latest poll …


Top 25 roundup: No. 2 Duke stuns No. 3 Virginia with early 3s, holds on

RJ Barrett scored 26 points, Zion Williamson had 18 and No. 2 Duke used an early barrage of 3-pointers to stun No. 3 Virginia and then held off the Cavaliers, …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Gonzaga, Duke headline list of contenders well-positioned for Final Four run

Now that the NFL season has reached an anticlimactic conclusion, the nation’s sporting eyes turn to college basketball for the next two months.