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Miller hits 7 3s, NCCU eases past Morgan State 92-64

Jan. 21, 2019 7:05 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Randy Miller Jr. made seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points, two other North Carolina Central players had double-doubles and the Eagles beat Morgan State 92-64 on Monday night. Miller had 21 points, making all five of his shots from distance, in the first half to help NCCU build a 55-27...

Duke hires Trooper Taylor to coach WRs

Jan. 20, 2019 7:22 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has hired Trooper Taylor to coach its wide receivers. Coach David Cutcliffe announced the hiring Sunday night. Cutcliffe and Taylor worked together on the Tennessee staff in 2006 and '07. Taylor has spent the past five seasons at Arkansas State, the last three as the Red Wolves'...

TOP 25 REWIND: Losses hit top tier of AP Top 25 poll

Jan. 20, 2019 4:43 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — This time, it was the top tier's turn. The headliners in the AP Top 25 couldn't avoid the stumbles that had befallen their lower-ranked poll peers a week earlier, from top-ranked Duke's home loss to Syracuse to the nation's last two unbeaten teams — No. 2 Michigan and No. 4...

Duke loses G Mikayla Boykin with another torn ACL

Jan. 20, 2019 1:35 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says guard Mikayla Boykin will miss the rest of the season after tearing another knee ligament. Coach Joanne P. McCallie disclosed Boykin's diagnosis before her team's game at No. 21 Florida State on Sunday. Boykin tore her right anterior cruciate ligament during a home loss to...

RJ Barrett leads No. 1 Duke past No. 4 Virginia 72-70

Jan. 19, 2019 9:13 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 1 Duke and fourth-ranked Virginia kept trading baskets — and the lead — down the stretch of another classic at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Here's the difference: The Blue Devils had RJ Barrett, Zion Williamson and a defense that —even without key on-the-ball...

Clayton, Morgan lead Coppin State past NC Central 64-60

Jan. 19, 2019 7:48 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Dejuan Clayton scored 16 points and Lamar Morgan scored 15 with seven rebounds and Coppin State knocked off North Carolina Central 64-60 on Saturday. Morgan's 3-pointer with 34 seconds left broke a 58-all tie and Clayton made 3 of 4 foul shots to seal the win. Clayton's layup with 83...

Officials: Driver injured after stray bullet hits school bus

Jan. 18, 2019 6:51 PM EST

DURHAM,N.C. (AP) — Officials say a stray bullet struck a North Carolina school bus, and the driver was taken to a hospital for injuries from flying glass. News outlets report Durham schools spokesman Chip Sudderth said the bus was carrying students home from a middle school on Friday. Durham Police...

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...

Federal funding likely to fall short for new RDU runway

Jan. 17, 2019 8:39 AM EST

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The president of Raleigh-Durham International Airport says federal funding for a runway replacement will likely fall far short of what was initially expected. Michael Landguth tells The News & Observer that he expected half or more of the estimated $350 million cost to be...

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...