No one said it was going to be easy, well with the exception of the odds makers who had Duke as a 10.5 point favorite over their arch rivals, North Carolina. What we ended up getting wasn’t a classic but a rather typical, hard fought, close game between the two bitter rivals with Duke prevailing
The much billed rematch looked more like a mismatch at least for three quarters of the game, before NC State used a sizzling second half shooting performance to make it a much closer contest. In the end the Blue Devils held on to win 98-85 and get a level of revenge after the first meeting
It took 20 games into the season and the third road game in conference but Duke finally picked up a road victory but it wasn’t much to write home about. The No. 5 Blue Devils improved to 18-2 (5-2 ACC) with a 75-70 victory over Wake Forest, the Demon Deacons’ first loss at home this
There were very few positives in Duke’s 90-63 loss to No. 25 Miami and even those you might as well throw out the window in what was a colossal failure on the Blue Devils part. The loss was the 6th largest defeat in Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke career and the worst since the Blue Devils lost
It was the ugliest 28 point victory perhaps in the history of Duke basketball. How ugly was it? Duke’s halftime lead was 25-10 and their best player, Mason Plumlee scored only 8 points on the night. So naturally the Blue Devils fate fell on the shoulders of a player who shot 0-11 from the floor.
Duke came out and shot lights out from behind the three-point line to put Wake Forest out of contention early in the ACC opener for both teams and the Blue Devils won going away 80-62. It was, however, not a perfect performance. The No. 1 ranked Blue Devils improved their record to 14-0 (1-0 ACC) behind
Not often do you say a victory was disappointing but Duke’s 67-50 victory over the Davidson Wildcats was certainly not inspired or encouraging if you are a Duke fan. Mason Plumlee without a doubt played his worst game this season. The Blue Devils National Player of the Year candidate who has been averaging almost 20