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FILE - In this March 29, 1999, file photo, Duke's Chris Burgess tries to keep the ball from going out of bounds as Connecticut's Edmund Saunders (51) watches in the first half of the championship game of the NCAA college basketball Final Four, in St. Petersburg, Fla. UConn won 77-74. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

Top title games: UConn's '99 win vs. Duke a program changer

Apr. 5, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

Khalid El-Amin remembers Connecticut’s resolve to win a program-changing national championship. The last hurdle to transforming the Huskies into a national power? Edging a dominant Duke team in a classic title game 21 years ago. “We thought and we knew that if we ever had an opportunity to play...

FILE - In this March 28, 1992, file photo, Duke's Christian Laettner takes the winning shot in overtime over Kentucky's Deron Feldhaus for a 104-103 victory in the East Regional final NCAA college basketball game in Philadelphia. A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Duke vs Kentucky game on March 28, 1992, was voted No. 2. (AP Photo/Charles Arbogast, File)

AP Was There: Laettner's shot stuns Kentucky in OT, 104-103

Apr. 4, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Duke-Kentucky game on March 28, 1992, was voted No. 2 and the...

FILE - In this March 30, 1991, file photo, UNLV's Anderson Hunt (12) and unidentified teammates leave the floor after losing to Duke in an NCAA national semifinal game in Indianapolis. UNLV came down court with one final chance at keeping its dreams alive, but Anderson Hunt's 3-pointer with 2 seconds to play bounced off the rim. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

AP Was There: Duke ends UNLV's repeat bid in '91 Final Four

Mar. 27, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 5 and the following story was sent March...

FILE - In this April 5, 2010, file photo, Duke's Miles Plumlee (21) and teammates celebrate after Duke's 61-59 win over Butler in the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

AP Was There: Duke hangs on for '10 championship over Butler

Mar. 22, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. The AP game stories are being republished because the sport has been shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 7 and this story was sent after...

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2019, file photo, Duke center Vernon Carey Jr. dunks against Boston College during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Durham, N.C. Carey Jr. was selected to the Associated Press All-ACC team selected Tuesday, March 10, 2020.  Carey Jr. was also named AP ACC Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year in the ACC. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Duke's Carey, FSU's Hamilton headline AP top honors in ACC

Mar. 10, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

Duke freshman big man Vernon Carey Jr. is both The Associated Press player and newcomer of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton is the coach of the year. Carey and teammate Tre Jones were the only unanimous picks to the AP All-ACC team announced Tuesday, a day...

Florida State's head coach Leonard Hamilton celebrates with his team their first ever ACC championship after an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College Saturday, March 7 2020, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State won 80-62. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

A first: Hamilton, Florida State ACC tourney's top seed

Mar. 9, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

Florida State has accomplished several milestones in Leonard Hamilton’s nearly two decades with the Seminoles, from winning an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament to getting within a game of the Final Four two seasons ago. Yet his fourth-ranked Seminoles have never been in the position they are this week:...

Florida State's head coach Leonard Hamilton talks up his bench in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game with Boston College Saturday, March 7 2020, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State won 80-62. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

Duke's Jones, Florida State's Hamilton snag top ACC honors

Mar. 9, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday named Duke guard Tre Jones as the league's player of the year and its defensive player of the year and Leonard Hamilton of regular season champion Florida State as coach of the year. Jones, a sophomore, is averaging 16.2 points and 6.4 assists...

North Carolina guard Christian Keeling, left, and Duke guard Tre Jones chase the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Carey, Robinson help No. 12 Duke beat rival UNC 89-76

Mar. 7, 2020 10:04 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Vernon Carey Jr., Tre Jones and No. 12 Duke didn't need any wild escape to beat rival North Carolina this time. The Blue Devils took care of the Tar Heels with a strong start-to-finish performance — with the only unexpected part being the jolt coming from graduate reserve Justin...

North Carolina State guard Markell Johnson (11) and Duke guard Cassius Stanley (2) chase the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Stanley, boardwork, zone help No. 12 Duke top NC State 88-69

Mar. 2, 2020 10:35 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Cassius Stanley saw the pass coming his way, soared high to corral the ball then threw it down with his right hand to throw the home crowd into a frenzy as Duke's lead ballooned. The 12th-ranked Blue Devils had finally gotten loose in the second half, both from North Carolina State and...

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite (25) shoots over Duke forward Matthew Hurt (21) during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)

Huff plays huge as Virginia beats No. 7 Duke, 52-50

Feb. 29, 2020 9:49 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jay Huff brought his flair for the dramatic to a completely new level, and brought down the program he grew up rooting for in his hometown. Virginia's 7-footer from Durham, North Carolina, with a career marked by a knack for highlight reel dunks and blocked shots, but not so...