Posted by Laura Keeley on April 9, 2014
It was impossible to know back on Oct. 16 that the most clairvoyant statement of the 2013-14 college basketball season was about to be spoken into existence.
Inside a ballroom in the Charlotte Ritz Carlton, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey was at a roundtable surrounded by reporters at the ACC’s preseason media day. In talking about his team and about college basketball in general, he said, "If you don’t have good guards, you don’t have—"
He didn’t finish. He didn’t have to. He was right, about his team, which tanked after Jerian Grant’s departure, and the game as a whole. Yes, 2013-14 was The Year of the Guard, which Connecticut added an emphatic exclamation point to (The Year of the Guard!) with its win over Kentucky Monday to clinch the national championship.
Posted by Laura Keeley on March 31, 2014
Duke assistant coach Steve Wojciechowski is interviewing for the head coach position at Marquette, a source close to the situation confirmed Monday. Wojciechowski, 37, did not return a call for comment.
Posted on March 21, 2014
Replay the game with our live updates, commentary and photos from the Duke Blue Devils facing the Mercer Bears in NCAA action at PNC Arena in Raleigh.
Posted by Laura Keeley on March 20, 2014
The story in Friday’s paper, about Jabari Parker trying to channel his inner Carmelo Anthony and lead Duke to a title, references a list of 21 specific players from 2003-2013. Those 21 guys were a) one-and-done lottery picks; b) significant contributors to their teams (as defined by Ken Pomeroy as using at least 20 percent of their team’s possessions while on the floor); c) “carried” their team by either leading in points, rebounds or assists.
Posted on March 16, 2014
Replay the game with our updates, commentary and photos from the Duke Blue Devils vying with the Virginia Cavaliers for the ACC tournament championship at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Posted by Laura Keeley on March 15, 2014