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  1. Energetic Wells leads Maryland to upset

    Robbi Pickeral

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- With less than seven minutes left Friday night -- and his team leading by double figures -- Maryland's Dez Wells slapped the floor, Duke-style, as he shuffled back on defense. He said he wasn't trying to disrespect his opponent...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  2. Pickeral: Duke at top of its game vs. UNC

    Robbi Pickeral

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Less than 10 feet from the bucket and falling backward in Saturday's first half, Duke guard Seth Curry swirled through an unmakeable-looking basket that, he insisted with a grin, "I knew was going in the whole time." It was th...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  3. Duke Blue Devils at the top of their game against North Carolina ...

    Robbi Pickeral

    Duke seemed back in top form on Saturday in a convincing win over North Carolina. Seth Curry led the Blue Devils, who are clearly stronger since the return of Ryan Kelly to the starting lineup.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2013
  4. Conference Power Rankings: ACC

    Robbi Pickeral

    So what was more surprising on Thursday night: Michael Snaer's fourth game winner this season (and sixth over the past two seasons), or another loss by Virginia, which continues to play slip-and-slide with the NCAA tournament bubble? With one more we...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  5. Conference Power Rankings: ACC

    Robbi Pickeral

    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski often has said he doesn't believe in revenge games. But after losing at Miami by 27 points in January, and getting beaten at Virginia on Thursday night, is there much doubt there will be some extra, er, motivation for the B...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  6. Duke has learned to play without Kelly

    Robbi Pickeral

    DURHAM, N.C. -- The last time Duke played NC State -- an eight-point loss in Raleigh last month that snapped a 15-game Blue Devils winning streak and pushed them out of the top spot in the national polls -- it was still searching for an offensive ide...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  7. Freshmen lead Duke to victory

    Robbi Pickeral

    DURHAM, N.C. -- No one is going to be able to replace Ryan Kelly. With his experience, height, and ability to draw tall defenders away from the basket by hitting 3-pointers, the senior -- out indefinitely with a right foot injury -- is just too disti...

    Blog | January 26, 2013
  8. Conference Power Rankings: ACC

    Robbi Pickeral

    Can we just call places 3 through 6 a tie? After the first week of ACC play, it's harder than ever to judge the middle of the league pack. But here are this week's ACC Power Rankings, based on myriad factors, including how teams have performed lately...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  9. Pickeral: Duke makes case as top team

    Robbi Pickeral

    DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke forward Ryan Kelly says he tends not to get a lot of sleep after games, tossing and turning and thinking about all of the things he should-have-could-have-might-have done. But after Wednesday night's 73-68 come-from-behind vic...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  10. Duke looks to erase memories of 2011 rout

    Robbi Pickeral

    DURHAM, N.C. -- Ryan Kelly's most vivid memories from last season's 85-63 blowout loss at Ohio State aren't necessarily from the game, but from what happened afterward. "Just, when you lose that badly, you don't feel good for days," the Duke seni...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  11. Summer Shootaround: ACC

    Robbi Pickeral

    Editor's note:'s Summer Shootaround series catches up on the offseason storylines for each conference. For more on the ACC, click here. 1. Expectations at NC State: The last time the ACC media picked the Wolfpack to finish first in the le...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  12. Rapid Reaction: Duke 60, Virginia Tech 56

    Robbi Pickeral

    ATLANTA -- Reaction from Duke's 60-56 win over Virginia Tech in an ACC tournament quarterfinal game. Overview: Duke's coaches told sophomore guard Tyler Thornton to take the shot if he was left open. So he did Friday -- again and again and again....

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  13. Tougher Duke can play defense, too

    Robbi Pickeral

    DURHAM, N.C. -- Amid all of his postgame questions about rotations and adjustments and tempo, Duke coach Mike Krzyewski might have summed up the importance of the sixth-ranked Blue Devils' 61-58 victory over No. 17 Virginia on Thursday night with fiv...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  14. Rapid Reaction: Duke 61, Virginia 58

    Robbi Pickeral

    DURHAM, N.C. -- A quick look at No. 6 Duke's 61-58 victory over No. 17 Virginia at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Thursday night: What it means: Despite another superb effort by Virginia forward Mike Scott -- who followed his 23-point effort against Mi...

    Blog | January 12, 2012