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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Top 25 roundup: Top-ranked Duke bounces back from stunning loss to beat Winthrop

Freshman Matthew Hurt scored a season-high 20 points, Joey Baker added a career-high 16 and Duke beat Winthrop to bounce back from its stunning loss to Stephen F. Austin.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Luke DeCock: Have Coach K and Roy Williams switched bodies? Duke, UNC are acting like each other

When Roy Williams called timeout less than three minutes into a game against Elon last week, it was the latest sign that something very strange is going on among the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Gonzaga stays put at No. 8 while rest of AP top 10 reshuffles

Two more blowouts didn’t change Gonzaga’s position in the AP college basketball poll.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Top 25 roundup: Tre Jones helps No. 2 Duke pull away from Georgia State

Tre Jones scored a career-high 31 points and No. 2 Duke pulled away to beat pesky Georgia State 74-63 on Friday night.


No. 4 Duke edges No. 3 Kansas 68-66

Tre Jones scored 15 points and Cassius Stanley added 11 of his 13 points in the second half to help No. 4 Duke beat third-ranked Kansas 68-66 in the opener …


Duke picked to win ACC; Jordan Nwora voted preseason player of year

Duke is the preseason pick to win the Atlantic Coast Conference while Louisville forward Jordan Nwora is the league’s preseason player of the year.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.