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Barrett has triple-double, No. 2 Duke beats NC State, 94-78

Feb. 16, 2019 9:04 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — RJ Barrett always seems to do it all for No. 2 Duke. This time, it showed up on the stat sheet. The freshman had the program's first triple-double in 13 years, finishing with 23 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high 10 assists in the Blue Devils' 94-78 victory over North Carolina State...

Priest explains why he cancelled speech by black lesbian

Feb. 12, 2019 8:43 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A Catholic priest has defended his decision to cancel a Black History Month speech by a high school's black lesbian alumna as well as his decision to cancel classes that day, saying he had to protect students from planned protests over the woman's views on gay marriage. Immaculate...

Douglas lifts NC Central past Delaware St. 87-52

Feb. 11, 2019 10:12 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Zacarry Douglas registered 19 points and nine rebounds as North Carolina Central romped past Delaware State 87-52 on Monday night. Randy Miller Jr. had 14 points for N.C. Central (12-13, 7-4 Mid-Eastern Conference). Larry McKnight Jr. added 10 points. Raasean Davis had 10 points and...

Davis carries NC Central over Md.-Eastern Shore 78-53

Feb. 9, 2019 6:42 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Raasean Davis had 21 points and 11 rebounds as North Carolina Central easily beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 78-53 on Saturday. Zacarry Douglas had 15 points for NC Central (11-13, 6-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Larry McKnight Jr. added 13 points. Jibri Blount had 12 points for the...

Strong 2nd halves have No. 2 Duke surging into UVa matchup

Feb. 8, 2019 1:57 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 2 Duke is the best second-half team in the country. Good thing, the Blue Devils have been getting off to sluggish starts. That said, no team in Division I outscores its opponents by more in second halves than the Blue Devils. They average 11.6 points more than opponents after...

Catholic school cancels class over protest of lesbian guest

Feb. 8, 2019 7:37 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A Catholic school in North Carolina invited a black lesbian alumna to speak at a Black History Month event, but canceled the event and classes due to threats of protest. The Herald-Sun reports Immaculata Catholic School canceled classes Friday after officials learned "a number of...

Reddish scores 24, No. 2 Duke pulls away to beat BC 80-55

Feb. 5, 2019 9:57 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 2 Duke has the highest-scoring duo in the country — and if Cameron Reddish can stay hot, yet another effective scoring option. Reddish scored 24 points, helping the Blue Devils pull away to beat Boston College 80-55 on Tuesday night. Zion Williamson had 16 points and a...

Williamson's 29 leads No. 2 Duke to 91-61 rout of St. John's

Feb. 2, 2019 3:42 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson stole the ball and soared for dunks. He blocked shots with authority. And once again, he scored points in bunches. In other words, just a typical game for Duke's must-see freshman phenom. Williamson scored 29 points in the second-ranked Blue Devils' 91-61 rout of St....

Achilles heel? No. 2 Duke looks to fix 3-point-shooting woes

Feb. 1, 2019 5:32 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Few teams score quite like Duke but the 3-point line could be the Achilles' heel for the explosive Blue Devils It's a clear weakness for the star-studded squad. No. 2 Duke is shooting just 31.1 percent from behind the arc and is on pace to become the worst team in school history from...

Private jet carrying comedian makes emergency landing at RDU

Jan. 31, 2019 7:48 AM EST

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A private jet carrying a comedian who had just performed in North Carolina had to make an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. News outlets cite an Instagram post from Canadian comedian and actor Russell Peters, who says the plane suffered a flat tire while...