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FSU, Leonard Hamilton make history in win vs. Duke

Florida State Seminoles basketball upset No. 6 Duke on Tuesday night in a 79-78 overtime thriller, with Rayquan Evans hitting a pair of game-winning free throws for the second time in the last week. The win was much-needed for the Seminoles, who have missed out on the chance to build...
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2022 men's college basketball recruiting class rankings: Duke, Kansas and Texas rise in top 10

It has been more than two months since the early signing period ended ... and not much has happened on the recruiting trail in the 2022 class. We last fully updated our rankings shortly after the signing period in November, and since then, only three ESPN 100 prospects have committed. Part of the reason for that was the small number of top-100 seniors still on the board coming out of the signing period. Zero five-star prospects were available after the early period and only nine ESPN 100 prospects total.
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Florida State Knocks Off Duke In OT, 79-78

There’s an expression you hear a lot in basketball. They made one more play than we did. Or as Wendell Moore, Jr. put it, “at the end of the day, the ball didn’t bounce our way.”. Florida State made one more play than Duke and the ball...

ACC Roundup - Historic Loss For UNC

In Wednesday’s ACC Action, Clemson fell at Syracuse - big surprise - 91-78. But UNC? What the hell?. The Heels lost to Miami by 28. That’s so bad by historical standards, but UNC is worse than we imagined. Twenty-eight? Wow. Our thought was that Armando Bacot would be...

No. 6 Duke Edged in OT at Florida State, 79-78

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 6 Duke came back from a nine-point deficit with under seven minutes left in the second half to force overtime, but a Wendell Moore Jr., attempt in the final seconds was blocked as the Blue Devils fell at Florida State, 79-78, Tuesday night at the Tucker Center.

Tuesday College Basketball Best Bets: Will Florida State Hang With No. 6 Duke?

After a smaller Monday slate of games, Tuesday’s college basketball schedule presents bettors with plenty of promising matchups and situational spots. These circumstances are directed by bounce-back, letdown, look-ahead or revenge opportunities. Here’s a look at my college basketball best bets — highlighted by an ACC clash between No. 6 Duke and Florida State.

No. 6 Duke falls in OT at Florida State, 79-78

No. 6 Duke (14-3, 4-2 ACC) came into its game in Tallahassee on a bit of a roll, having won two straight. But Florida State (11-5, 5-2 ACC) does not lose very often at home. And it did not lose this time, either, beating Duke 79-78 in overtime, winning its 47th ACC home game in its last 51 tries.

Pundit calls former Duke basketball guard a ‘half man’

“The Chuckster” has chucked insults at a Duke basketball product. Charles Barkley sounds fed up with Brooklyn Nets part-time point guard Kyrie Irving. Now, the NBA on TNT unfiltered analyst claims to be actively rooting against the former Duke basketball one-and-done and his squad in light of the 29-year-old’s controversial unvaccinated status.

Duke basketball: Predicting a big jump from Blue Devils

The Duke basketball team is again clicking on all cylinders. Last week, following a lackluster win at home over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-9, 1-5 ACC) and a loss in Durham to the Miami Hurricanes (13-4, 5-1 ACC), Duke basketball dropped from No. 2 to No. 8 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll.

Duke basketball gets chance to impress prime UNC target

Duke basketball could seize the lead for a recruit high on UNC’s wishlist. In the eyes of the 247Sports Crystal Ball, the UNC basketball staff remains the pacesetter in its pursuit of Ridge View (S.C.) power forward GG Jackson. That said, the new On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine pegs the race as a dead heat right now between the Tar Heel coaches and their Duke basketball rival counterparts.

Duke basketball commit on ‘deep reclassification watch’

Duke basketball reportedly supports the idea of a Caleb Foster reclass. As noted here a couple of times in recent months, Oak Hill (Va.) junior point guard Caleb Foster might move up a grade to join the stacked 2022 Duke basketball recruiting class. And in an article on Monday, 247Sports national recruiting insider Brandon Jenkins fueled the talk further by officially putting the 6-foot-5, 190-pound five-star on “deep reclassification watch.”

Duke basketball alum guides squad to monumental upset

A Duke basketball product has regained his footing with a most improbable win. In 2017, after directing the Northwestern basketball program to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in history, head coach Chris Collins was beginning to look like a prime candidate to become Duke basketball’s next leader. Ever since, though, the former Blue Devil guard and assistant hasn’t exactly solidified his job security amid four consecutive losing seasons.

Duke basketball: No. 1 recruit to visit the Blue Devils

Duke basketball has secured a visit from one of the nation’s top prospects. At the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Hoophall Classic in Massachusetts this Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend, there’s no hotter name than sophomore small forward Naasir Cunningham. And judging from multiple reports on Sunday night, it’s safe to say the 6-foot-7, 180-pound consensus five-star is building a significant relationship with the Duke basketball staff.

Duke basketball throws nation’s best block parties of late

No program blocks more shots than Duke basketball these days. In Saturday’s 88-73 home victory over NC State Wolfpack (9-9, 2-5 ACC), the now-No. 6 Duke Blue Devils (14-2, 4-1 ACC) tallied 10 blocked shots, including a career-high eight from sophomore Mark Williams without the towering center committing a single foul. His total was the most from any Duke basketball player during a game in more than 15 years.

ACC men's basketball power rankings: Duke takes back sole possession of No. 1, North Carolina on the rise

1. Duke (14-2, 4-1) Previous ranking: T-1 // Average ranking: 1.0. I’m glad my fellow voters came to their senses. Yes, the Miami loss was bad, but Duke is far and away the best team in the ACC and proved that this week. First came a victory on the road at Wake Forest Wednesday, where the Blue Devils played perhaps their best basketball of the year during a 22-1 run to end the first half/open the second. And then came another convincing win against N.C. State, this one at home, in which Duke’s starters played perhaps their best all-around game of the season. Consistency will be key if the Blue Devils want to bring home the regular-season ACC crown outright, but there shouldn't be any doubt about who sits atop these power rankings. -Evan Kolin.