Duke, Gonzaga, Virgina and North Carolina earn top seeds

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — The Duke Blue Devils along with fellow ACC teams Virginia and North Carolina, and Mid Major powerhouse Gonzaga each earned No.1 seeds by the NCAA selection committee for this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Receiving No. 2 seeds were Tennessee, Michigan State, Kentucky and Michigan. The No. 3 seeds are LSU, Purdue,…

Jeremy Harris lifts Buffalo to its fourth MAC title in 5 years

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Jeremy Harris scored 31 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists to lift No. 18 Buffalo (31-3) to its fourth Mid-American Conference title in five years — by beating Bowling Green (22-12), 87-73 on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. “We want to make it to the second weekend,” said coach Nate Oats….

Duke wins ACC title, Zion wins tourney MVP

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Zion Williamson led the Duke Blue Devils with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in a 73-63 victory over No. 12 Florida State on Saturday night to capture the ACC Championship. The Blue Devils locked up the conferences automatic bid to the NCAA tournament — possibly earning itself a No. 1…

Watch: Zion Williamson late tip in lifts Duke over Tarheels

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Zion Williamson ( 31 points and 11 rebounds) converted an offensive rebound to lift the Duke Blue Devils over the third-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels 74-73 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinals. ZI🤯N wasn’t gonna be denied. 31 points. 11 boards. 13-19 FG. 1-0 vs. UNC. pic.twitter.com/RIOj8kKdME…

Zion Williamson goes 13-of-13 with 29 points in return for Blue Devils

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Zion Williamson returned after missing six games with a knee injury to lift the Duke Blue Devils to a 84-72 win over Syracuse in Thursday’s quarterfinals of the ACC tournament. “I’ve been in this game over 50 years, and I’ve seen some great players,” Boeheim said. “I’m not saying he’s better…

Northern Kentucky clinches NCAA Tournament berth with 77-66 win over Wright State

DETROIT, Michigan — The Northern Kentucky University (26-8) men’s basketball team clinched a berth to the 2019 NCAA Tournament following a 77-66 win over Wright State to claim the Horizon League Tournament Championship. The victory marks the second trip to the Big Dance for the Norse in the past three years. “The way we played,…

Wright St., Northern Kentucky to face off in Horizon League finals

DETROIT, Michigan — The Wright State men’s basketball team advanced to the Horizon League finals after defeating Green Bay 66-54 Monday night at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Bill Wampler led the way for the Raiders with 18 points, while Loudon Love finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds for his 12th double-double of the…

Zion named ACC’s top player, rookie of the year

GREENSBORO, North Carolina — The ACC on announced that Duke freshman Zion Williamson has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference’s player and rookie of the year. Williamson received 49 votes for the overall award and 47 for the rookie award. Virginia Cavaliers Tony Bennett was picked as coach of the year. Bennett had 30…

Blue Devils Zion Williamson out with “mild knee sprain”

DURHAM, North Carolina — Duke freshman sensation Zion Williamson and projected 2019 NBA lottery selection, exited Wednesday night’s game against rival North Carolina after just 3O seconds with what Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski called a “mild knee sprain.” Williamson blew out his shoe, in the first half — he left the game and did…

No. 2 Duke overcomes 23-point deficit to stop No. 16 Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Cam Reddish scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half to help lift No. 2 Duke to a 71-69 win over No. 16 Louisville on Tuesday night after being down 23-points. Duke won its eighth game in a row. The Blue Devils (22-2, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference)…