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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | April 5, 1992
MINNEAPOLIS -- Defense returned to Duke last night at the Metrodome. So did Bobby Hurley, at least the Hurley who helped lead the Blue Devils to a national championship last season. As a result, the nation's top-ranked team will return to championship game of the NCAA tournament for the third straight year.But it didn't come easily for Duke.After trailing Indiana by 12 points midway through in the first half, and leading by 13 midway though the second half, Duke survived a last-minute three-point blitz by a heretofore unknown Hoosiers guard and made enough free throws to escape with a shaky 81-78 victory before 50,379.
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By Mike Preston, The Baltimore Sun and By Mike Preston, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2014
The beginning of the end came early for Johns Hopkins. Very early. After falling behind 6-0 midway in the first quarter, Johns Hopkins tried to rally several times but couldn't withstand the constant offensive pressure as top-seeded Duke routed the unseeded Blue Jays, 19-11, at Delaware Stadium in an NCAA quarterfinal Sunday afternoon. The win by Duke appears to be part of their annual march to the Final Four - the Blue Devils will make their eighth straight semifinal appearance next weekend at M&T Bank Stadium.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | November 27, 1997
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- It was supposed to be a gradual improvement process for the Duke Blue Devils.Someone evidently hit the fast-forward button.The third-ranked Blue Devils sent a thunderclap message from out in the Pacific Ocean last night when they defeated No. 1 Arizona, 95-87, to win the Maui Invitational.Getting significant contributions from several players, including tournament MVP Steve Wojciechowski (Cardinal Gibbons), who scored 13 points with five assists, the Blue Devils tore into the defending national champions early, then held off a late Arizona comeback to improve to 5-0 and perhaps move into the top spot in the polls.
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By Gene Wang, The Washington Post | February 18, 2014
DURHAM, N.C. - The struggles on the home court of its most heated rival continued for the eighth-ranked Maryland women's basketball team, which fell behind by double figures midway through the second half and was unable to catch No. 7 Duke on the way to an 84-63 loss Monday night. The Terps (20-5, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) stumbled for a sixth straight time at Cameron Indoor Stadium and had a four-game winning streak end amid balky 3-point shooting and a slew of missed chances near the rim. During one stretch early in the second half, for instance, Maryland - which fell to 1-4 against ranked opponents with the loss - missed four layups.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2001
They rolled to 35 victories and their third national championship with an explosive offense and an intimidating style, winning by more than 20 points a game. They return four starters, will plug in a dynamic player who transferred from another conference and boast the preseason choice for Player of the Year. Yes, the Duke Blue Devils, despite losing the one-two punch of talent and leadership that defined Shane Battier, could be even better this time around. Yes, the Duke Blue Devils could win it all again.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | March 23, 2003
SALT LAKE CITY--Winning the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament last week in Greensboro, N.C., seemed to take its toll on the Duke Blue Devils. They came here tired, sick and vulnerable, as evidenced by Thursday's shaky, opening-round NCAA tournament win over 14th-seeded Colorado State at the Huntsman Center. Central Michigan hoped to finish last night what the Rams couldn't quite accomplish. But with a strong first half, third-seeded, seventh-ranked Duke didn't allow the Chippewas to get the same sniff of an upset in this city's rarefied air. Led by senior forward Dahntay Jones, who scored 18 of his career-high 28 points in the first half, the Blue Devils marched to their sixth straight Sweet 16 with a convincing, 86-60 victory.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | September 28, 1997
DURHAM, N.C. -- The 1997 college football season is only a month old, but the Naval Academy's bowl aspirations are in serious trouble after yesterday's humbling 26-17 loss to the rejuvenated Duke Blue Devils.The Midshipmen (2-2) face the daunting task of having to win four of their remaining five games against Division I-A rivals, including Air Force and Notre Dame, to entertain any hope of a postseason bid.In the past two encounters, Navy had outscored Duke, 94-36, and was a 10 1/2 -point favorite to continue its domination.
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By Ron Green Jr. and Ron Green Jr.,Charlotte Observer | April 7, 1992
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Duke Blue Devils did their part. History can decide the rest.The Blue Devils, driven by a seemingly endless supply of emotion, won their second straight NCAA basketball championship last night when they defeated Michigan, 71-51, in the Metrodome.Not since UCLA's streak of seven straight national titles ended with the 1973 championship has a team won consecutive crowns. But the Blue Devils, on top every day of this long and unforgettable season, became the seventh team in history to win back-to-back championships.
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By Ron Green Jr. and Ron Green Jr.,Knight-Ridder | April 10, 1992
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If there was anything the national championship trophy didn't say about the Duke Blue Devils, coach Mike Krzyzewski found it with his words."
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | February 20, 2003
DURHAM, N.C. - The Maryland Terrapins came to raucous, sold-out Cameron Indoor Stadium last night, trying to strengthen their grip on first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference and take down the Duke Blue Devils in a legendarily tough place to play, and the Terps came so close. But after senior point guard Steve Blake's difficult three-point shot fell short with two seconds left, Maryland had to swallow a 75-70 defeat that dropped the Terps into a second-place tie in the ACC with Duke.
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By The Washington Post | January 5, 2011
The Maryland women's basketball team no sooner had survived a demanding road game against St. Joseph's on Sunday afternoon when the postgame discourse quickly turned to the Terrapins' next opponent. That would be third-ranked Duke, which has national championship aspirations after having won 14 in a row to open the season and 16 straight at storied Cameron Indoor Arena, where the Blue Devils and Terps will play Thursday. Talk about little time to enjoy an 84-70 victory over the Hawks, during which the Terps showed why they could be primed for an NCAA tournament run of their own, getting a career-high 22 points from freshman Alyssa Thomas and an assertive performance inside from other members of their formidable front line.
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May 16, 2010
DURHAM, N.C. — Juking and twisting, avoiding stick checks and shoves, attackmen for the Duke men's lacrosse team were unstoppable Saturday afternoon. Scoring in droves, they led the Blue Devils to an 18-5 win over Johns Hopkins at Koskinen Stadium, securing their first NCAA tournament victory over the vaunted Blue Jays program since 1997. The No. 5 seeded Devils (13-4) advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament, where they await the winner of today's game between No. 4 seed North Carolina and Delaware.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2005
COLLEGE PARK - The seventh-ranked Maryland women's lacrosse players left the field at halftime yesterday with a six-goal deficit against No. 4 Duke, unhappy with the way they were playing and wondering when the breaks would stop going in the Blue Devils' favor. Coach Cindy Timchal told them they had to create some of their own luck. The Terrapins responded by scoring the first five goals of the second half before a veteran Blue Devils squad doused Maryland's fire and went home to Durham, N.C., with a 10-7 victory in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Maryland's Lacrosse and Field Hockey Complex.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | January 21, 2004
Asher Page, a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Maryland, has a frizzy red wig on his head, the letter "P" painted on his chest, and the Duke Blue Devils on his mind. "I absolutely can't stand them," said Page, who, with the help of some friends, spelled out GO TERPS! in the front row of the student section during Maryland's 90-84 victory over North Carolina last week. "They're a bunch of rich snobs, and they don't respect us at all. ... We don't like North Carolina, either, but it doesn't even compare to how much we hate Duke."
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | March 23, 2003
SALT LAKE CITY--Winning the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament last week in Greensboro, N.C., seemed to take its toll on the Duke Blue Devils. They came here tired, sick and vulnerable, as evidenced by Thursday's shaky, opening-round NCAA tournament win over 14th-seeded Colorado State at the Huntsman Center. Central Michigan hoped to finish last night what the Rams couldn't quite accomplish. But with a strong first half, third-seeded, seventh-ranked Duke didn't allow the Chippewas to get the same sniff of an upset in this city's rarefied air. Led by senior forward Dahntay Jones, who scored 18 of his career-high 28 points in the first half, the Blue Devils marched to their sixth straight Sweet 16 with a convincing, 86-60 victory.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | February 20, 2003
DURHAM, N.C. - The Maryland Terrapins came to raucous, sold-out Cameron Indoor Stadium last night, trying to strengthen their grip on first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference and take down the Duke Blue Devils in a legendarily tough place to play, and the Terps came so close. But after senior point guard Steve Blake's difficult three-point shot fell short with two seconds left, Maryland had to swallow a 75-70 defeat that dropped the Terps into a second-place tie in the ACC with Duke.
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By Tom Sorensen and Tom Sorensen,Knight-Ridder | March 31, 1992
Last season, the Duke Blue Devils were everybody's All-Americans. Players came across as interesting, articulate guys who were good enough to get to the Final Four, but not quite good enough to win it. So despite their success, they were underdogs.Then they beat Nevada-Las Vegas -- a seemingly unbeatable team favored mainly by deeply tanned men with jewelry -- and, in the NCAA championship, Kansas.Basketball fans rejoiced.They aren't rejoicing now. We are in Year 1 of the great Duke backlash.
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By Melissa Isaacson and Melissa Isaacson,Chicago Tribune | March 25, 1991
PONTIAC, Mich. -- It is, perhaps, the most unavoidable curse of success, and with that knowledge, the Duke Blue Devils should feel flattered.Pessimism, after all, is merely prosperity turned inside out. And so it was that minutes after they dominated St. John's 78-61 in the Midwest Regional championship game yesterday afternoon, one of the very first questions addressed how it is that the Blue Devils intend to atone for last year's embarrassing NCAA title-game...
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | January 17, 2002
DURHAM, N.C. - On the surface, tonight's invasion of top-ranked Duke by the No. 3 Maryland Terrapins serves as a midseason clash between two elite programs that might not count for much in the bigger picture yet to unfold under the postseason glare of March. Scratch the surface, though, and everything changes. Look for a tournament-game charge in the air at Cameron Indoor Stadium, where two fierce, supremely talented rivals who measure themselves against each other will renew an association that has become one of the most compelling in the collegiate game.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2001
They rolled to 35 victories and their third national championship with an explosive offense and an intimidating style, winning by more than 20 points a game. They return four starters, will plug in a dynamic player who transferred from another conference and boast the preseason choice for Player of the Year. Yes, the Duke Blue Devils, despite losing the one-two punch of talent and leadership that defined Shane Battier, could be even better this time around. Yes, the Duke Blue Devils could win it all again.
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