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Without Jones, No. 1 Duke braces for visit from No. 4 U-Va.

Jan. 18, 2019 4:13 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Top-ranked Duke hopes its team defense doesn't slip without point guard Tre Jones — for however long he's out. The Blue Devils were just getting back to playing the kind of tough man-to-man defense that had been their trademark after several years of struggles. Now they're hoping...

No. 1 Duke loses most irreplaceable player _ guard Tre Jones

Jan. 15, 2019 12:41 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 1 Duke has to figure out how to replace arguably its most irreplaceable player — point guard Tre Jones. The strength of this Blue Devils team has been how neatly its four star freshmen fit into clearly defined roles. Zion Williamson makes headlines with his...

No. 1 Duke loses PG Jones indefinitely with shoulder injury

Jan. 14, 2019 11:13 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke point guard Tre Jones is out indefinitely with a right shoulder injury suffered in the top-ranked Blue Devils' 95-91 overtime loss to Syracuse on Monday night. Team spokesman Mike DeGeorge said Jones suffered an AC joint separation during a collision with Syracuse's Frank Howard...

Syracuse upsets No. 1 Duke 95-91 in OT after Jones' injury

Jan. 14, 2019 11:06 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Syracuse packed its patented 2-3 zone defense around Zion Williamson, and dared a depleted Duke team to win from the 3-point line. Without shooter Cameron Reddish, the top-ranked Blue Devils couldn't do it. And without point guard Tre Jones, their defense couldn't pressure the Orange,...

Z-eye-on: Williamson starting for No. 1 Duke after eye poke

Jan. 14, 2019 6:43 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman sensation Zion Williamson is back in the starting lineup for top-ranked Duke, two days after he was poked in the eye during a game. Williamson was the last Duke player out for pregame warmups before Monday night's game against Syracuse. He loosened up with no apparent issues...

Court papers: Suspect texted about killing dad, sent photos

Jan. 14, 2019 4:03 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina man accused of killing his father sent text messages about it to his co-workers and sent photos of a man lying face down in blood. The Durham County Sheriff's Office told news outlets 33-year-old that Chivalry Alexander Moore of Kinston was shot by a...

County: Put crumpled Confederate statue in indoor display

Jan. 8, 2019 2:51 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A crumpled Confederate statue that was damaged when protesters toppled it would go back on display inside a historic courthouse under the latest proposal by North Carolina officials to deal with monuments increasingly decried by protesters as racist symbols. A Durham city-county...

The Latest: County: Put Confederate statue in indoor display

Jan. 8, 2019 11:01 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a proposal for the fate of a Confederate monument toppled by protesters in 2017. (all times local): 11 a.m. A North Carolina county where protesters tore down a Confederate monument has proposed returning the crumpled statue to public view as part of an indoor display. A...

Carter helps No. 3 Louisville women rout Duke, 73-51

Jan. 6, 2019 4:25 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Arica Carter kept taking, and making, 3-pointers for No. 3 Louisville. It added up to a career day — and the Cardinals' first victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Carter had career highs of 23 points and seven 3-pointers in Louisville's 73-51 rout of Duke on Sunday. Dana Evans...

Williamson leads No. 1 Duke past Clemson 87-68 in ACC opener

Jan. 5, 2019 10:57 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson took two dribbles in the open court, and inspiration struck: This was the perfect time to show off his 360-degree dunk. In a freshman season full of highlight-reel plays for No. 1 Duke, this one might have been the most breathtaking. "I said, 'You know what? I'm wide...