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  1. Louisville's Rick Pitino and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski come full cir...

    Dana O'Neil

    Sunday will mark the first time since The Shot that Rick Pitino and Mike Krzyzewski have faced each other in the NCAA tourney. Can their teams -- arguably the two best left in the field -- re-create the magic? We can only hope.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2013
  2. 2013 NCAA tournament - Duke beat Michigan State with toughness on...

    Dana O'Neil

    The public perception is that Duke lacks some toughness, but against Michigan State in the Sweet 16, the Blue Devils trashed that narrative, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  3. Rapid Reaction: Duke 73, Albany 61

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- The No. 2 seed Duke Blue Devils handed 15th-seeded Albany a 73-61 NCAA tournament loss Friday. Overview: Mike Krzyzewski, a man who's amassed a few good memories to recall if the mood strikes him, doesn't believe in looking backwar...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  4. NCAA tournament 2013 -- Reading into the fortunes of 66-team fiel...

    Dana O'Neil

    Time to break down why it will go well -- or poorly -- for each of the tourney teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  5. NCAA tournament 2012 -- Reading into the fortunes of 66-team fiel...

    Dana O'Neil

    Time to break down why it will go well -- or poorly -- for each of the tourney teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  6. In The Know -- Coaching difficulties, NCAA-worthy teams and masco...

    Dana O'Neil

    The comparisons of coaching and parenting, Champ Week and teams sealing their own fate are in the spotlight.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  7. 2010 NCAA tournament: Stunned Butler Bulldogs proved they belong ...

    Dana O'Neil

    The Butler players were stunned they lost. Stunned because it hadn't happened in 105 days. But also stunned because they knew they belonged. Now the country knows -- knows for sure.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2010
  8. NCAA tournament: Duke's Brian Zoubek perseveres, thrives

    Dana O'Neil

    For the first three years of his career, the injury-prone Brian Zoubek was an underachiever. For the most part, so was his Duke team. But Zoubek has transformed himself -- and so have the Blue Devils.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2010
  9. NCAA tournament: Duke Blue Devils' Lance Thomas and Kyle Singler ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Duke's Lance Thomas and Kyle Singler have unique skill sets on the basketball court. Off the court, they've been able to pursue their other passion, art, in the classroom.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2010
  10. NCAA tournament: O'Neil: Nolan Smith's career game honors late fa...

    Dana O'Neil

    This one was for Dad. Buoyed by a pregame television feature on his father, Duke's Nolan Smith went out and had the game of his life, scoring a career-high 29 points against Baylor in leading the Blue Devils to the Final Four for the first time in six years.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2010
  11. NCAA tournament: O'Neil: Baylor not the only team new to this

    Dana O'Neil

    Sure, Baylor is in unfamiliar territory. But no player on the Duke side has played in an Elite Eight game, either. It makes for an intriguing regional final between two teams perhaps more similar than we might think.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2010
  12. Final: Duke 70, Purdue 57

    Dana O'Neil

    HOUSTON -- Some quick thoughts after a hard-played (just ask Chris Kramer) Sweet 16 game between the Duke Blue Devils and Purdue Boilermakers. I have to start out by giving props to Purdue. Everyone thought the Boilermakers would lose in the fir...

    Blog | March 27, 2010
  13. NCAA tournament: O'Neil: These Duke Blue Devils aren't afraid to ...

    Dana O'Neil

    It might not always be pretty, but pretty hadn't produced an Elite Eight in six years. Thanks to a grind-it-out, defensive effort against Purdue, that drought is over for Duke.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2010