April 4, 2010
The Bulldogs edge Michigan State, 52-50, and will try to complete their improbable run to the championship on Monday night in their Indianapolis backyard when they play the Blue Devils, who routed West Virginia, 78-57 PG 8
June 1, 2010
Duke won its first NCAA men's lacrosse championship in dramatic fashion, defeating Notre Dame 6-5 Monday on a goal by C.J. Costabile with five seconds gone in sudden-death overtime in Baltimore. Costabile won the faceoff from Trever Sipperly and sprinted downfield before beating goaltender Scott Rodgers with a shot from directly in front of the net. Duke (16-4) twice before advanced to the title game — and lost by one goal both times. This time, however, the Blue Devils walked away with the championship trophy by defeating the unseeded Irish (10-7)
April 6, 2010
D uke wins its fourth national championship and first since 2001, forcing Butler's Gordon Hayward to miss an off-balance fadeaway with 4 seconds left and a desperation heave at the buzzer to hold off the Bulldogs, 61-59. n Brian Zoubek rebounded Hayward's first miss and hit a free throw with 3.6 seconds remaining to put Duke up by two. n Hayward rebounded Zoubek's intentional miss and took a shot from halfcourt that hit glass and bounced off the rim, ending the unheralded school's run at the title one game short of a Hollywood ending reminiscent of "Hoosiers."
February 22, 2010
Through much of Sunday afternoon at Cameron Indoor Stadium, a pocket of red-wearing Maryland women's basketball fans cheered and waved foam fingers. But they sat quietly in the waning moments of the Terrapins' 71-59 loss to No. 8 Duke. "The first 36 minutes we were there," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. "The last four minutes, you saw veterans for Duke step up and provide great leadership." Despite a gutsy effort, the Terrapins (18-9, 5-7) faded down the stretch as the Blue Devils (23-4, 11-1)
April 5, 2010
There isn't one way to establish a legacy. You have win-and-run nomads like Larry Brown, who can't sit still in a chair for 10 minutes. Yet, Brown has won titles in the NCAA and the NBA. You have guys like Don Nelson, who have never won it all but have made enough horrible teams competitive to compile more coach-of-the-year trophies than Phil Jackson. Or you can be Jackson, align yourself with four or five of the all-time greatest players and Zen your way to 10 championships.
December 21, 2010
Before the season, choices look so clear. Predictions for MVP, Final Four and NCAA champion appear logical and sound. A few weeks into the season, the only question is this: What were people thinking? As the nonconference slates come to an end and we head into the meat of the season, let's reflect on who has proved us right, who has proved us wrong and who has confused the heck out of us. Told ya so: Duke was a unanimous — and deserving — preseason No. 1 in the Associated Press poll.