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Duke Blue Devils
2014–15 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team
Duke Blue Devils  athletic logo
UniversityDuke University
ConferenceACC
LocationDurham, NC
Head coachMike Krzyzewski (33rd year)
ArenaCameron Indoor Stadium
(Capacity: 9,314)
NicknameBlue Devils
Student sectionCameron Crazies
Colors

Duke Blue and White

            
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NCAA Tournament champions
1991, 1992, 2001, 2010
NCAA Tournament runner up
1964, 1978, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1999
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2010
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2010, 2013
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
NCAA Tournament appearances
1955, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference tournament champions
1938, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
Conference regular season champions
1940, 1942, 1943, 1954, 1958, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1979, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2010
 
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Duke Blue Devils
2014–15 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team
Duke Blue Devils  athletic logo
UniversityDuke University
ConferenceACC
LocationDurham, NC
Head coachMike Krzyzewski (33rd year)
ArenaCameron Indoor Stadium
(Capacity: 9,314)
NicknameBlue Devils
Student sectionCameron Crazies
Colors

Duke Blue and White

            
Uniforms
Kit body thinsidesonwhite.png
Home jersey
Kit shorts blanksides2.png
Team colours
Home
Kit body thinbluesides.png
Away jersey
Kit shorts bluesides.png
Team colours
Away
Kit body thinblacksides.png
Alternate jersey
Kit shorts blacksides.png
Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament champions
1991, 1992, 2001, 2010
NCAA Tournament runner up
1964, 1978, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1999
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2010
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2010, 2013
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
NCAA Tournament appearances
1955, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference tournament champions
1938, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
Conference regular season champions
1940, 1942, 1943, 1954, 1958, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1979, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2010

The Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team is the college basketball program representing Duke University in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I. The team is tied for the fourth-highest number of all-time wins of any NCAA men's basketball program.[1] and is coached by Mike Krzyzewski.

Duke has won 4 NCAA championships (tied for fifth all-time) and appeared in 10 Championship Games (third all-time) and 15 Final Fours (tied for third all-time), and has an NCAA-best .750 NCAA tournament winning percentage. 11 Duke players have been named the National Player of the Year, and 71 players have been selected in the NBA Draft. In the 2008–2009 NBA season, Duke had more former players on NBA rosters than any other school.[2] Additionally, Duke has 36 players named All-Americans (chosen 60 times) and 14 Academic All-Americans. Duke has been the Atlantic Coast Conference Champions a record 19 times. The program also lays claim to 19 ACC regular season titles.[3] Prior to joining the ACC, Duke won the Southern Conference championships five times. Duke has also finished the season ranked No. 1 in the AP poll seven times and is second, behind only UCLA, in total weeks ranked as the number one team in the nation by the AP with 121 weeks.[4] Additionally, the Blue Devils have the second longest streak in the AP Top 25 in history with 200 consecutive appearances from 1996 to 2007, trailing only UCLA's 221 consecutive polls from 1966–1980.[5] As a result of such success, ESPN, in 2008, named Duke the most prestigious college basketball program since the 1985-86 season, noting that "by any measure of success, Duke is king of the hill in college basketball in the 64-team era of the NCAA tournament."[5] Since that designation, Duke won another national title in 2010.

By the Numbers[edit]

Team history[edit]

Retired basketball jerseys[6]
NumberPlayerYear
10Dick Groat1952
43Mike Gminski1980
24Johnny Dawkins1986
35Danny Ferry1989
25Art Heyman1990
32Christian Laettner1992
11Bobby Hurley1993
33Grant Hill1994
44Jeff Mullins1994
31Shane Battier2001
22Jason Williams2003
23Shelden Williams2007
4J. J. Redick2007

Adapted from Duke University Archives[7]
In 1906, Wilbur Wade Card, Trinity College's Athletic Director and a member of the Class of 1900, introduced the game of basketball to Trinity. The January 30 issue of The Trinity Chronicle headlined the new sport on its front page. Trinity's first game ended in a loss to Wake Forest, 24–10. The game was played in the Angier B. Duke Gymnasium, later known as The Ark. The Trinity team won its first title in 1920, the state championship, by beating the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (now NC State) 25 to 24. Earlier in the season they had beaten the University of North Carolina 19–18 in the first match-up between the two schools. Trinity college then became Duke University.

Billy Werber, Class of 1930, became Duke's first All-American in basketball. The Gothic-style West Campus opened that year, with a new gym, later to be named for Coach Card. The Indoor Stadium opened in 1940. Initially it was referred to as an "Addition" to the gymnasium. Part of its cost was paid for with the proceeds from the Duke football team's appearance in the 1938 Rose Bowl. In 1972 it would be named for Eddie Cameron, head coach from 1929 to 1942.

In 1952, Dick Groat became the first Duke player to be named National Player of the Year. Duke left the Southern Conference to become a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953. The Duke team under Vic Bubas made its first appearance in the Final Four in 1963, losing 74–71 to Loyola in the semifinal. The next year, Bubas' team reached the national title game, losing to the Bruins of UCLA, who claimed 10 titles in the next 12 years.

The basketball program won its 1000th game in 1974, making Duke only the eighth school in NCAA history to reach that figure. In a turnaround, Coach Bill Foster's 1978 Blue Devils, who had gone 2–10 in the ACC the previous year, won the conference tournament and went on to the NCAA championship game, where they fell to Kentucky. Mike Gminski ('80) and Jim Spanarkel ('79) ran the floor.

Mike Krzyzewski era[edit]

Main article: Mike Krzyzewski
Mike Krzyzewski

Mike Krzyzewski has been at Duke since 1980. His many accomplishments include:

  • 4 National Championships (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010 )
  • 11 Final Fours (most since 1984–85) as well as five in a row from 1988 to 1992.
  • 21 Sweet Sixteens (most since 1984–85) and nine straight from 1998–2006
  • 29 NCAA tournament berths
  • 81 NCAA tournament wins (most ever)
  • 12 No. 1 seeds
  • 25 conference titles (12 regular season, 13 tournament), 10 of last 13 ACC Tournament Titles
  • 12 30-win seasons
  • 29 20-win seasons
  • Number 1 AP ranking in 17 of the past 28 seasons
  • 7 Naismith College Player of the Year Awards
  • 9 National Defensive Players of the Year Awards
  • 26 AP All-Americans
  • 14 consensus first team All-Americans
  • 11 NBA top-10 picks: T-1st[8]
  • 23 NBA Draft first round picks
  • 976 Career wins (most wins by a coach in Mens' Division 1 basketball as of 2/11/2014)

Krzyzewski's teams made the Final Four in 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004 and 2010.

Duke upset the heavily favored UNLV Runnin' Rebels 79–77 in the Final Four in 1991, a rematch of the 1990 final in which Duke lost by an embarrassing 30 points. The team, led by Christian Laettner, Bobby Hurley, Grant Hill, and Thomas Hill went on to defeat Kansas 72–65 to win the university's first NCAA Championship. Ranked #1 all season and favored to repeat as national champions in 1992, Duke took part in a game "acclaimed by many [as] the greatest college basketball game ever played," according to ESPN.[9][10][11][12] In the Elite Eight, Duke met the Rick Pitino-led Kentucky Wildcats. It appeared Kentucky had sealed the win in overtime when guard Sean Woods hit a running shot off the glass in the lane to put Kentucky up by one with 2.1 seconds left on the clock. After a timeout, Duke's Grant Hill threw a full-court pass to Christian Laettner. Laettner took a dribble and nailed a turn-around jumper at the buzzer to send Duke into the Final Four with a 104–103 victory. To the Duke faithful, this play will forever be known as "The Shot." The shot was named the most memorable basketball shot of all-time (including the NBA, college, and high school) by the Best Damn Sports Show Period in 2007[13] and the fifth most unforgettable sports moment of all-time across all sports in 2006.[14] Duke went on to defeat the Sixth-seeded Michigan 71–51 to claim its second NCAA Championship. Duke defeated Arizona 82–72 to win its third NCAA Championship in 2001, becoming one of a handful of teams in NCAA Tournament history to defeat all of their tournament opponents by double digits. Krzyzewski was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame later that year. On April 5, 2010 Duke Men's Basketball won their fourth NCAA Championship by defeating Butler 61–59.

Highly ranked recruit Jabari Parker signed with Duke before the start of the 2013-2014 season. He was ranked as the second best recruit by ESPN. [15] He has the record for most 20 point games by a Blue Devil in their Freshmen year.

Duke has been ranked as the #1 team in the nation 235 weeks in their history.


Former Duke stars such as Alaa Abdelnaby, Johnny Dawkins, Cherokee Parks, Bobby Hurley, Antonio Lang, Roshown McLeod, William Avery, Trajan Langdon, Grant Hill, Danny Ferry, Christian Laettner, Brian Davis, Elton Brand, Shane Battier, Carlos Boozer, Chris Duhon, Mike Dunleavy, Dahntay Jones, Daniel Ewing, J.J. Redick, Shavlik Randolph, Shelden Williams, Corey Maggette, Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts, Gerald Henderson, Austin Rivers, Lance Thomas, Kyle Singler, Miles Plumlee, Nolan Smith, Jason Williams, and Kyrie Irving have gone on to play in the NBA. Many of Krzyzewski's assistants and former players, such as Tommy Amaker (Seton Hall, University of Michigan and Harvard), Bob Bender (Illinois State University and University of Washington), Mike Brey (Delaware and Notre Dame), Jeff Capel (VCU and Oklahoma), and Johnny Dawkins (Stanford) Quin Snyder (Missouri), Steve Wojciechowski (Marquette) have become head basketball coaches at major universities, while Pete Gaudet is now the head coach of the India women's national basketball team.

Results by season (1980–2014)[edit]

Jon Scheyer vs. Long Beach State (December 2009)
For the entire season-by-season results, see List of Duke Blue Devils men's basketball seasons.
SeasonCoachOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Mike Krzyzewski (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1980–Present)
1980–81Mike Krzyzewski17–136–8T-5thNIT Quarterfinals
1981–82Mike Krzyzewski10–174–10T-6th
1982–83Mike Krzyzewski11–173–117th
1983–84Mike Krzyzewski24–107–7T-3rdNCAA Round of 32
1984–85Mike Krzyzewski23–88–6T-4thNCAA Round of 32
1985–86Mike Krzyzewski37–312–21stNCAA Finalist
1986–87Mike Krzyzewski24–99–53rdNCAA Sweet Sixteen
1987–88Mike Krzyzewski28–79–53rdNCAA Final Four
1988–89Mike Krzyzewski28–89–5T-2ndNCAA Final Four
1989–90Mike Krzyzewski29–99–5T-2ndNCAA Finalist
1990–91Mike Krzyzewski32–711–31stNational Champions
1991–92Mike Krzyzewski34–214–21stNational Champions
1992–93Mike Krzyzewski24–810–6T-3rdNCAA Round of 32
1993–94Mike Krzyzewski28–612–41stNCAA Finalist
1994–95Mike Krzyzewski
Pete Gaudet
13–182–149th
1995–96Mike Krzyzewski18–138–8T-4thNCAA Round of 64
1996–97Mike Krzyzewski24–912–41stNCAA Round of 32
1997–98Mike Krzyzewski32–415–11stNCAA Elite Eight
1998–99Mike Krzyzewski37–216–01stNCAA Finalist
1999–2000Mike Krzyzewski29–515–11stNCAA Sweet Sixteen
2000–01Mike Krzyzewski35–413–3T-1stNational Champions
2001–02Mike Krzyzewski31–413–32ndNCAA Sweet Sixteen
2002–03Mike Krzyzewski26–711–5T-2ndNCAA Sweet Sixteen
2003–04Mike Krzyzewski31–613–31stNCAA Final Four
2004–05Mike Krzyzewski27–611–53rdNCAA Sweet Sixteen
2005–06Mike Krzyzewski32–414–21stNCAA Sweet Sixteen
2006–07Mike Krzyzewski22–118–8T-6thNCAA Round of 64
2007–08Mike Krzyzewski28–613–32ndNCAA Round of 32
2008–09Mike Krzyzewski30–711–5T-2ndNCAA Sweet Sixteen
2009–10Mike Krzyzewski35–513–3T-1stNational Champions
2010–11Mike Krzyzewski32–513–32ndNCAA Sweet Sixteen
2011–12Mike Krzyzewski27-713-32ndNCAA Round of 64
2012–13Mike Krzyzewski30-614-42ndNCAA Elite Eight
2013–14Mike Krzyzewski26-813-53rdNCAA Round of 64
Mike Krzyzewski:910-246350-153
Total:881-236

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

NCAA Tournament seeding history[edit]

The NCAA began seeding the tournament with the 1979 edition.

Years →'79'80'84'85'86'87'88'89'90'91'92'93'94'96'97'98'99'00'01'02'03'04'05'06'07'08'09'10'11'12'13'14
Seeds →24331522321328211111311162211223

National Championships[edit]

YearCoachOpponentScoreRecord
1991Mike KrzyzewskiKansas Jayhawks72–6532–7
1992Mike KrzyzewskiMichigan Wolverines71–5134–2
2001Mike KrzyzewskiArizona Wildcats82–7235–4
2010Mike KrzyzewskiButler Bulldogs61–5935–5
National Championships4
1991 NCAA Tournament Results
RoundOpponentScore
Round #1#15 Northeast Louisiana102–73
Round #2#7 Iowa85–70
Sweet 16#11 Connecticut81–67
Elite 8#4 St. John's78–61
Final 4#1 UNLV79–77
Championship#3 Kansas72–65
1992 NCAA Tournament Results
RoundOpponentScore
Round #1#16 Campbell82–56
Round #2#9 Iowa75–62
Sweet 16#4 Seton Hall81–69
Elite 8#2 Kentucky104–103
Final 4#2 Indiana81–78
Championship#6 Michigan71–51
2001 NCAA Tournament Results
RoundOpponentScore
Round #1#16 Monmouth95–52
Round #2#9 Missouri94–81
Sweet 16#4 UCLA76–63
Elite 8#6 USC79–69
Final 4#3 Maryland95–84
Championship#2 Arizona82–72
2010 NCAA Tournament Results
RoundOpponentScore
Round #1#16 Arkansas-Pine Bluff73–44
Round #2#8 California68–53
Sweet 16#4 Purdue70–57
Elite 8#3 Baylor78–71
Final 4#2 West Virginia78–57
Championship#5 Butler61–59

Final Four history[edit]

1963–Third Place1964–Finalist1966–Third Place1978–Finalist
1986–Finalist1988–Semifinalist1989–Semifinalist1990–Finalist
1991–Champion1992–Champion1994–Finalist1999–Finalist
2001–Champion2004–Semifinalist2010–Champion

Complete NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Blue Devils have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 38 times. Their combined record is 99–34.

YearSeedRoundOpponentResult
1955First RoundVillanovaL 73–74
1960First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Princeton
St. Joseph's
NYU
W 84–60
W 58–56
L 59–74
1963Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
NYU
St. Joseph's
Loyola–Chicago
Oregon State
W 81–76
W 73–59
L 75–94
W 85–63
1964Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
Villanova
Connecticut
Michigan
UCLA
W 87–73
W 101–54
W 91–80
L 83–98
1966Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
St. Joseph's
Syracuse
Kentucky
Utah
W 76–74
W 91–81
L 79–83
W 79–77
1978First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
Rhode Island
Penn
Villanova
Notre Dame
Kentucky
W 63–62
W 84–80
W 90–72
W 90–86
L 88–94
1979#2Second Round#10 St. John'sL 78–80
1980#4Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#12 Penn
#1 Kentucky
Purdue
W 52–42
W 55–54
L 60–68
1984#3Second Round#6 WashingtonL 78–80
1985#3First Round
Second Round
#14 Pepperdine
#11 Boston College
W 75–62
L 73–74
1986#1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
#16 Mississippi Valley STate
#8 Old Dominion
#12 DePaul
#7 Navy
#1 Kansas
#2 Louisville
W 85–78
W 89–61
W 74–67
W 71–50
W 71–67
L 69–72
1987#5First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 Texas A&M
#13 Xavier
#1 Indiana
W 58–51
W 65–50
L 82–88
1988#2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#15 Boston University
#7 SMU
#11 Rhode Island
#1 Templa
#6 Kansas
W 85–69
W 94–79
W 73–72
W 63–53
L 59–66
1989#2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#15 South Carolina State
#7 West Virginia
#11 Minnesota
#1 Georgetown
Seton Hall
W 90–69
W 70–63
W 87–70
W 85–77
L 78–95
1990#3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
#14 Richmond
#6 St. John's
#7 UCLA
#1 Connecticut
#4 Arkansas
#1 UNLV
W 81–46
W 76–72
W 90–81
W 79–78OT
W 97–83
L 73–103
1991#2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
#15 Northeast Louisiana
#7 Iowa
#11 Connecticut
#4 St. John's
#1 UNLV
#3 Kansas
W 102–73
W 85–70
W 81–67
W 61–78
W 79–77
W 72–65
1992#1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
#16 Campbell
#9 Iowa
#4 Seton Hall
#2 Kentucky
#2 Indiana
#6 Michigan
W 82–56
W 75–62
W 81–69
W 104–103OT
W 81–78
W 71–51
1993#3First Round
Second Round
#14 Southern Illinois
#6 California
W 105–70
L 77–82
1994#2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
#15 Texas Southern
#7 Michigan State
#6 Marquette
#1 Purdue
#3 Florida
#1 Arkansas
W 82–70
W 75–63
W 59–49
W 69–60
W 70–65
L 72–76
1996#8First Round#9 Eastern MichiganL 60–75
1997#2First Round
Second Round
#15 Murray State
#10 Providence
W 71–68
L 87–98
1998#1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#16 Radford
#8 Oklahoma State
#5 Syracuse
#2 Kentucky
W 99–63
W 79–73
W 80–67
L 84–86
1999#1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
#16 Florida A&M
#9 Tulsa
#4 SW Missouri State
#6 Temple
#1 Michigan State
#1 Connecticut
W 99–58
W 97–56
W 78–61
W 85–64
W 68–62
L 74–77
2000#1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#16 Lamar
#8 Kansas
#5 Florida
W 82–55
W 69–64
L 78–87
2001#1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
#16 Monmouth
#9 Missouri
#4 UCLA
#6 USC
#3 Maryland
#2 Arizona
W 95–57
W 94–81
W 76–63
W 79–69
W 95–84
W 82–72
2002#1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#16 Winthrop
#8 Notre Dame
#5 Indiana
W 84–37
W 84–77
L 73–74
2003#3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#14 Colorado State
#11 Central Michinga
#2 Kansas
W 67–57
W 86–60
L 65–69
2004#1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#16 Alabama State
#8 Seton Hall
#5 Illinois
#7 Xavier
#2 Connecticut
W 96–61
W 90–62
W 72–62
W 66–63
L 78–79
2005#1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#16 Delaware State
#9 Mississippi State
#5 Michigan State
W 57–46
W 63–55
L 68–78
2006#1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#16 Southern
#8 George Washington
#4 LSU
W 70–54
W 74–61
L 54–62
2007#6First Round#11 VCUL 77–79
2008#2First Round
Second Round
#15 Belmont
#7 West Virginia
W 71–70
L 67–73
2009#2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#15 Binghamton
#7 Texas
#3 Villanova
W 86–62
W 74–69
L 54–77
2010#1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
#16 Arkansas–Pine Bluff
#8 California
#4 Purdue
#3 Baylor
#2 West Virginia
#5 Butler
W 73–44
W 68–53
W 70–57
W 78–71
W 78–57
W 61–59
2011#1Second Round
Third Round
Sweet Sixteen
#16 Hampton
#8 Michinga
#5 Arizona
W 87–45
W 73–71
L 77–93
2012#2Second Round#15 LehighL 70–75
2013#2Second Round
Third Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Albany
#7 Creighton
#3 Michigan State
#1 Louisville
W 73–61
W 50–66
W 61–71
L 63–85
2014#3Second Round#14 MercerL 71–78

NIT results[edit]

The Blue Devils have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) five times. Their combined record is 5–6.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1967QuarterfinalsSouthern IllinoisL 63–72
1968First Round
Quarterfinals
Oklahoma City
Saint Peter's
W 97–81
L 71–100
1970First RoundUtahL 75–78
1971First Round
Quarterfinals
Semfinals
3rd Place Game
Dayton
Tennessee
North Carolina
St. Bonaventure
W 68–60
W 78–64
L 69–73
L 88–92
1981First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
North Carolina A&T
Alabama
Purdue
W 79–69
W 75–70
L 69–81

Key statistics[edit]

Overall
Years of basketball109
First season1905-06
Head coaches (all-time)19
All Games
All-time record2001-840 (.704)
Home record903-188 (.827)
20+ win seasons47
30+ win seasons12
Conference Games
Conference Record770-370 (.765)
Conference Regular Season Championships22
Conference Tournament Championships24
NCAA Tournament
NCAA Appearances38
NCAA Tournament wins99
Sweet Sixteens27
Elite Eights19
Final Fours15
Championship Games10
Championships4
Accurate as of 11/15/2013

Cameron Indoor Stadium[edit]

Cameron Indoor Stadium, home of the Blue Devils

Cameron Indoor Stadium was completed on January 6, 1940, having cost $400,000. At the time, it was the largest gymnasium in the country south of the Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania. Originally called Duke Indoor Stadium, it was renamed for Coach Cameron on January 22, 1972.[16] The building originally included seating for 8,800, though standing room was sufficient to ensure that 12,000 could fit in on a particularly busy day. Then, as now, Duke students were allowed a large chunk of the seats, including those directly alongside the court. Renovations in 1987–1988 removed the standing room areas and added seats, bringing capacity to 9,314.

Duke's men's basketball teams have had a decided home-court advantage for many years, thanks to the diehard students known as the Cameron Crazies. The hardwood floor has been dedicated and renamed Coach K Court in honor of head coach Mike Krzyzewski, and the tent city outside Cameron where students camp out before big games is what is known as Krzyzewskiville. In 1999, Sports Illustrated ranked Cameron the fourth best venue in all of professional and college sports,[17] and USA Today referred to it as "the toughest road game in the nation".[18]

Player Awards[edit]

National Players of the Year

ACC Men's Basketball Player of the Year

ACC Rookies of the Year

National Defensive Player of the Year

ACC Defensive Player of the Year (since 2005)

Current players in the NBA[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  14. ^ FOX Sports on MSN – Television – Best Damn's Top 50 Unforgettable Sports Moments
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