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January 18, 2019

DURHAM — Top-ranked Duke hopes its team defense doesn’t slip without point guard Tre Jones — for however long he’s out.

The Blue Devils were just getting back to playing the kind of tough man-to-man defense that had been their trademark after several years of struggles. Now…


Better pay up: Duke-Virginia game the Triangle's hottest ticket

January 16, 2019

The stage is set this Saturday for a classic regular season matchup between ACC powerhouses Duke and Virginia, who will play at Cameron Indoor Stadium at 6 p.m.

The Blue Devils (14-2), who lost to unranked Syracuse earlier this week, will still enter the game as the No. 1 team in the AP poll. The…


Little turns in big performance for UNC in win

January 16, 2019

CHAPEL HILL — Nassir Little needed 11 minutes to steal his groove back.

“It was just a matter of time,” Little said. “Everybody was just waiting for me to do what I do.”

The North Carolina freshman showed off flashes of his budding potential in the second half of the…


No. 1 Duke must adjust to live without Tre Jones

January 16, 2019

DURHAM — No. 1 Duke has to figure out how to replace arguably its most irreplaceable player — point guard Tre Jones.

The strength of this Blue Devils team has been how neatly its four star freshmen fit into clearly defined roles. Zion Williamson makes headlines with his once-in-a-…