Both Miles and Mason Plumlee won a national title with Duke in Indianapolis in 2010, only 2 1/2 hours from where they grew up in Warsaw, Ind. Now the third Plumlee, redshirt junior Marshall, will attempt to do the same.
Gerald D. McRath, a defensive teams graduate assistant in the North Carolina football program and former Tennessee Titans player, was charged Monday with driving while impaired, Durham arrest records show.
Duke guard Matt Jones’ 16-point performance in the Elite Eight against Gonzaga earned him one of five spots on the South Region all-tournament team. All three of his second-half 3-pointers came at critical moments.
Tom Izzo has modeled many aspects of his Michigan State program on what Mike Krzyzewski has done at Duke, with tremendous success. And yet Izzo has had almost no success against Krzyzewski, in the NCAA tournament or otherwise.
Senior midfield Chad Tutton connected on a sweeping shot with less than nine minutes left to break a tie and give No. 4 North Carolina a lead over No. 6 Duke it wouldn’t relinquish in the Tar Heels’ 15-14 men’s lacrosse win Sunday at Fetzer Field.
The Tar Heels began the season ranked among the top six teams in the nation, and they ended it in a regional semifinal for the first time in three years. In between there was no shortage of injuries, inconsistency, second-half collapses and finally, a March renaissance of sorts.
NC State captured the series over Pitt with a 7-1 college baseball victory on Saturday at Doak Field at Dail Park behind 15 combined strikeouts from Brian Brown, Jon Olczak, Will Gilbert, and Tommy DeJuneas.
In the disappointment over the way the Tar Heels and Wolfpack exited the NCAA tournament, there is this: Both are in position to return almost their entire teams next season. With Duke facing a likely NBA exodus, and a retooling if not a rebuilding, the balance of power in the Triangle is going to shift.
College basketball coaches don’t wear a uniform, but for most, a suit and tie is the same thing. For some others, it’s hard to tell if they even own a tie. Suits and sportcoats hold sway, but neckwear is the wild card.
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