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The Duke roster got a new addition with Stanford transfer Neil Begovich and while he projects as a practice player, his transfer presents a golden opportunity for the Duke Basketball Roundup gang to chat about Duke's amazing success at holding onto players this off-season. With the portal window due to close in only hours, Duke has not lost a single player to the rush to find greener pastures. The DBR Podcast guys also dive into the decision facing Jeremy Roach. He didn't get invited to any of the NBA combines. Does that mean his only real choice is to return to Durham? And, after the break, the guys give us quick hits on a bunch of Duke topics including JJ Redick eyeing a NBA coaching gig and some of the strange transfer decisions hitting other ACC teams this off-season.
The Duke Basketball Roundup dives into the latest big man in the portal getting interest from Jon Scheyer and his staff. His name is Aziz Badaogo and he was a shot-blocking machine last season at Utah Valley. We discuss how he would fit on the 2023-24 Blue Devils and why Duke might interest this young man from Senagal. After the break, the podcast crew does something unusual... they are critical and disappointed in the Duke basketball team. The NCAA has released its latest Academic Progress Report and Duke hoops scored embarrassingly low. The DBR guys dove into the numbers and they think they know exactly what went wrong and when it happened. Have a listen and let us know if you agree. Write to us at DBRPodcast at gmail dot com.
We are back! It's been a couple of weeks where due to work and travel we couldn't get together, but now we have some things to talk about. Sam, Jason, and Donald are here to bring it to you on Episode 512! Duke lands a top 10 recruit in the Class of 2024 in Isaiah Evans, and we begin by discussing what he brings to the table. There's a reason people call him Baby Ingram. We then use that to enter a discussion about Cooper Flagg and the potential for him to reclassify into the Class of 2024 to join Evans and Darren Harris. Next, the transfer portal seemed to be hot, with Duke considering several big men a couple weeks ago. Now, it seems the market has cooled off a bit, with Duke not landing anyone yet. We discuss whether that's a good thing and if Duke feels confident about the players already on the roster. After the break, we get into the 2023-24 schedule, and Duke appears to be foregoing some of the more traditional early season tournaments to set up a multi-team event of their own. Except, this one would feature LaSalle, Bucknell, and Southern Indiana. We discuss the fact that while these teams are not going to excite any Duke fans, it could be part of filling out a non-conference schedule that will have some very big opponents. Finally, we take a few minutes to celebrate the life of Dick Groat, who passed away last Thursday at age 92. He was a legend in two sports, and is revered not just at Duke, but at Linktree! Also, follow us on Twitter @DukeRoundup. We will be back in your feeds again very soon.
Wow, one of the biggest news hours in Duke history this morning as Kyle Filipowski announced he is running it back for his sophomore season at Duke and then, minutes later, superstar recruit Mackenzie Mgbako said he would be looking for a different school and not coming to Duke. The Duke Basketball Roundup podcast gang is here to break down all of it. First, they talk about Flip's return, an almost unprecedented thing for Duke as a player eschewed being a first round draft pick so he could come back to school. The podcast looks at historical comparisons for what Duke will return next season and also discusses how Flip can evolve his game this summer to be even better next season. After the break the guys do a deep dive into Mgbako's decision to go elsewhere. There are no hard feelings here as it just looks like the Duke roster may not have been a good fit for what MM wanted or needed from a college program.
Jeremy Roach is entering the NBA draft... but is he staying there? The Duke Basketball Roundup has plenty of thoughts and opinions on the decision facing Duke's captain. Should he stay or should he go? And, regardless of what he chooses, how will it impact other Dukies we expect to be on the roster in the 2023-24 season? After the break, the guys come back with a conversation about the Nike Hoop Summit. Three future Dukies were in action and, for the first time, we got to see a glimpse of how good Mackenzie Mgbako can be.
Hello Duke fans and welcome to the Duke Basketball...Roundup? YES! With the calendar moving to April, it's official...we are the Duke Basketball Roundup Podcast! We spend a couple of minutes going through the new name and some of the changes that are forthcoming to the show over the next week as we move to our new home on Podbean. The main highlight of the show isn't us however...it's the announcement that Dereck Lively has decided to depart Duke for the NBA Draft. Jason, Sam, and Donald reflect on the year that D-Live had for the Blue Devils and how they think he will carve out a terrific NBA career. We will always have 8 blocks against UNC, and his defense and motor are going to be something that teams really want in a 5 at the next level. After the break, with Dereck Lively leaving, Duke is looking at the transfer portal. There are 4 big men out there that are looking at new homes that Duke has either contacted or fans are loosely linking to Duke, and we go through those players and what they bring to the table. In the end, while none of them have Lively's qualities, Duke is right to try and add them to a team that is looking like one of the best in the country to start the 2023-24 season. We have a new Twitter account! Find us on there @DukeRoundup. We will also have some new landing pages and links coming to you over the next week, but our trusty email address stays the same: DBR Podcast at Gmail dot com. Let us know your thoughts on the new name and any other topics that we can save for an offseason day!
On DBR Bites Episode 23, we have Donald and Sam react to the news that Duke forward Mark Mitchell is returning to Durham for his sophomore season! We discuss how valuable Mitchell's return will be to this team and what he can improve on in year 2. His return is giving potential DPOY vibes! We also comment on where he can improve on offense, and how his leadership and motor could serve the incoming freshman class well. Needless to say, we're excited about Mark Mitchell's return! We also get some late breaking news while we're recording that Kyle Filipowski has won the Kyle Macy Award, an award given to the nation's top freshman. Flip wins the award over Alabama's Brandon Miller. It's a surprise award, but Flip deserves it and we react in real time to him winning this prestigious award. He's the 5th Blue Devil to win the award, joining Jabari Parker, Brandon Ingram, Marvin Bagley III, and Zion Williamson. We will be back as soon as the next player announces what they're going to do, so you should probably look for another episode tomorrow as we close out March!
We have our first departure to the NBA Draft, and we discuss it on Episode 508. Dariq Whitehead is leaving Duke for the NBA, and we are not surprised given his draft prognosis falling somewhere in the mid-to-late first round. We discuss what he brought to the table and where he could fit at the next level. There's a nice discussion about the Dariq Whitehead that was expected when he arrived on Duke's campus as well as how he evolved with the injuries he suffered in the preseason and during the regular season. We're all in agreement that his workouts will determine where he ends up in the draft. After the break, we discuss the McDonald's All American games that took place last night in Houston. Duke had 3 recruits in the Boys Game - Sean Stewart, Jared McCain, and Mackenzie Mgbako - and Jadyn Donovan in the Girls Game. We break down how each of them did, and we're pretty convinced: the future is bright for both Duke Men's and Women's Basketball. We will be back in your feeds again soon once we find out some of the other guys that have yet to make a decision about their futures. Until then, send us some questions that we could react to on a future episode at DBR Podcast at Gmail dot com.
On this episode of the soon-to-be-renamed and now vaguely pre-rebranded Duke Basketball Report Podcast, we're talking Tyrese Proctor's return to Duke for his sophomore campaign, Celeste Taylor's news about the same, and Duke recruits' performance in the skills events at the McDonald's All American Game festivities on Monday. Proctor announced his return with a quick social media post, and Jason and Sam are giddy, not just because they correctly predicted that Proctor would return, but because Proctor could be the latest Duke guard to show significant improvement in his second year, with recent examples like Tre Jones, Luke Kennard, and Grayson Allen for him to look up to. Jason tells us how much these guys improved after their move to West Campus, and we speculate about the ways that Proctor will distinguish himself with a full summer working with the staff and team in Durham. After the break, we dive into Celeste Taylor's decision to return to Duke for one last season, and we finish with Jared McCain's performance in the three-point contest and Sean Stewart's in the dunk contest, both of which were winning displays. Duke fans have a lot to look forward to this fall when the team returns. We'll be back to talk further NBA Draft and high all-star circuit news. Stay in touch like always at dbrpodcast at gmail.com!
If you missed the last episode of the Duke Basketball Report podcast, go back to #505 right now and listen to it. Only once you have heard the podcast crew break down the stay or portal or NBA decisions of the perimeter players on the Duke team are you allowed to listen to episode #506 in which they do a deep dive on the big men. Kyle Filipowski, Mark Mitchel, Dereck Lively, and Christian Reeves all face decisions that could make or break Duke's future. The podcast gang even takes a few minutes to look at what the future holds for the one big man who has made his intentions known, 6th year senior Ryan Young. As with the last episode, the pod gang gives you their predictions on what each player WILL do and what they SHOULD do, and the answers are not always one and the same. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Do you want to know which Blue Devils will be back for another year in the Gothic Wonderland? Wondering whether the NBA or the transfer portal is going to come calling for your favorite 2022-23 Dukie? Well, the DBR Podcast is here with all the answers. Ok, ok, we don't really have the answers but we do have what you might charitably call "educated opinions" about the decisions the 10 scholarship players with remaining eligibility may make. On this episode, Jason, Donald, and Sam will do a deep dive into the guards and wings -- Tyrese Proctor, Jeremy Roach, Dariq Whitehead, Jalen Blakes, and Jaeden Schutt. Tune in to hear what the guys think each player will do... and what they should do. You may be in for a few surprises. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We're all still reeling from the abrupt end to Duke's season in the first weekend of the tournament, but as is tradition on the DBR Podcast, we are back today to recap the stats game, our special way of previewing the season. You will have to listen to find out who won, but it was not a pretty thing. It turns that Duke's season took many different turns than what we anticipated, from the good (Kyle Filipowski 2nd team All-ACC! Tyrese Proctor's emergence!) to the new as good (mostly injuries and Jacob Grandison not hitting his threes). All that said, though, we are holding ourselves accountable to our picks, at least the ones that were easy enough to track. After the break, we review what happened in the second round of the women's NCAA tournament, where Duke lost a heartbreaker in Cameron to Colorado. Similar to the men, it's a frustrating way to end the season, but also similar to the men, the future appears to be bright, so we eagerly await the return of Duke Basketball this fall. Stay in touch with us throughout the offseason as Duke players make their decisions for next year, and we will be back soon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It's certainly not the most fun mostly annual tradition, but the podcast is back to talk about Duke's loss to Tennessee on Saturday, a loss that ends Jon Scheyer's first season in the head coaching role. We dive deep into how the Volunteers dismantled Duke on defense. The Blue Devils had their lowest first half scoring output of the season, and without Mark Mitchell, Duke didn't have enough playmakers to counter Tennessee's attack at either end. Turnovers returned to plague Duke in a way we thought Scheyer's squad had shored up given their performance in the first round. All that said, we have to spend a few minutes on the officiating, which most of us were not thrilled with. It was an overly physical game, and Duke couldn't figure out how to overcome the circumstances. After the break, we have to touch on Duke Blue Planet's feature video on Dereck Lively II and his mother and on Purdue's loss to Fairleigh Dickinson in the first round of the tournament. We'll be back on a future episode to recap the season and speculate about all of the players' pending NBA draft decisions, but until then, stay in touch with us via email and we will talk to you again very soon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Duke Blue Devils are in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament, and on DBR Bites Episode 22, we preview their upcoming game against the Tennessee Volunteers. Duke is riding high off its victory over Oral Roberts, but they are meeting a team that has been great defensively all season. Jason gives us the metrics on what Tennessee has been doing great and where they may have weaknesses. They are missing their star point guard, but they have plenty of reasons why they are still a really good team. After he takes off, Sam and Donald continue the preview by highlighting Tennessee's season and how they've struggled in recent weeks. Sam discusses some of the other key players and gives us a warm bath on Rick Barnes and the most recent times Duke has taken on Barnes-led teams. We will be back at some point after the game on Saturday, which is at approximately 2:40pm ET. Let's go Duke! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The NCAA Tournament began yesterday, and the Duke Blue Devils starred in a big victory over Oral Roberts. We recap everything on Episode 502! After some of the great headlines we received, we get into the good. Duke had a ton of good in this game, beginning with the defense. We spend about 10 minutes discussing how great the defense was in this game and how some players who may have had off days on offense excelled on the defensive end for the Blue Devils. Oh don't worry, we discuss the offense as well, with Jeremy Roach destroying everyone and Dariq Whitehead raining 3s. Duke was tremendous on the night and it led to it being a very relaxing evening for fans. We do pinpoint a couple of items that Duke could improve on as they advance in the tournament. After the break, we dish out our favorite plays, and there were plenty to choose from. Then, we have to talk about a couple of the major upsets from Day 1, including Furman over Virginia and Princeton over Arizona. We will be back in your feeds literally this afternoon! We have another game tomorrow against the Tennessee Volunteers, and we will preview what to expect in a Bites episode, so stay tuned! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Blue Devils dive into the big dance tomorrow night with a matchup against a very good Oral Roberts club. The DBR Podcast team went deep into the stats and the videotape to figure out what has allowed ORU to win every game they have played since early January. And at the core of this analysis is two players -- scoring guard Max Abmas, a three-point specialist, and 7-5 Connor Vanover, who's game is different from pretty much any man-mountain you have ever seen. The podcast crew looks at how Oral Roberts has done against other quality competition and what the matchups will look like when they play Duke. Anyone who thinks this game will be easy is fooling themselves. After the break, the podcast guys talk about something that has changed about Duke lately -- their pace of play. They explain why slowing things down has led to better results. And, before they guys are done with the edition of the most popular Duke podcast around, they also lay out the path for the Duke Devil women as they embark on their own road to the Final Four. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The DBR Podcast is excited for the NCAA Tournament, and on Bites Episode 21, we welcome back Duke great and current ACC Network analyst Carlos Boozer to discuss the NCAA Tournament! Boozer has seen more ACC basketball than just about anyone, so we discuss the teams that made the NCAA Tournament and why they collectively have a chance to once again show that the conference deserves more respect than it's getting. We of course talk about how far Duke can go and the key to success for the Blue Devils. We then discuss his partnership with the DraftKings Zero Right Bracket Challenge presented by Pepsi Zero Sugar, where picking the wrong teams could get you some serious cash! Most of us are already picking the wrong teams in the bracket, and in this bracket those same wrong picks can make you a winner. We also touch a bit on Boozer's thoughts on Jon Scheyer and the job he's done for Duke this year. Boozer is also the proud father of two twins - Cameron and Cayden - who are two of the best high school sophomores in the country. He talks to us about what it's been like to witness their recruiting frenzy and how they may decide on where they end up going to college. We end our time with Boozer by asking for his Final Four picks and his champion, then react to Boozer's interview and give our favorite moments. The DBR Podcast will be back tomorrow evening to preview our opening game in the NCAA Tournament against Oral Roberts. Get those brackets in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We have reached the 500th episode of the DBR Podcast, and we're so happy to welcome back Kenny Dennard to the show! The Dog is a beloved friend of the podcast and has featured on episodes 100, 200, 300, and 400, so it makes sense to bring him back on for this one. We have a nice discussion with Kenny about this year's Duke Blue Devils team, which is a 5 seed in the East Regional and one of the popular picks to get to at least the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament. We talk about what has worked well for the Blue Devils lately and the Dog gives us his bracket picks. We also get to reflect on this year's team and the job Jon Scheyer has done in his first season as head coach. Kenny also gives some insight on what it's like for a team that has big expectations to try and fight it out in the NIT after a season that didn't go to plan. We love having Kenny Dennard on, and we thank all of you for being a part of 500 full episodes of the DBR Podcast. We will be back in your feeds real soon with more content this week, so stay tuned! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The field has been revealed. The Duke Blue Devils find themselves criminally under-seeded as the #5 seed in the East Region, which is loaded with strong teams. But, the DBR Podcast crew is undaunted and actually thinks the Devils got a pretty good bracket, one that could easily end up with Duke cutting down nets and moving on to the Final Four. That notion seemed pretty far-fetched just a couple weeks ago, but with a team that seems to be peaking at just the right moment, there is plenty to be excited about. The Podcast gang also looks at other ACC teams and the opponents they will face as the conference again tries to put on an impressive showing to prove the pundits wrong about the strength of the league. After the break, the Pod has more to say about Duke's victory in the ACC Tournament, including some interesting tidbits about the players from Duke who made it onto the All-Tournament team. Get ready for a big week from the podcast, as they have a couple great guests lined up as we get ready for the start of March Madness! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We are the champions! The Duke Basketball Report podcast is here to celebrate Jon Scheyer's first banner as head coach of the Blue Devils as Duke throttles Virginia and wins an ACC Tournament title in Scheyer's first season. The podcast crew, broadcasting for the first time from a swanky swimming pool, begin with lots of praise for the lockdown Duke defense that kept Virginia from getting any easy shots and scared the Cavs into one of the their worst offensive performances of the year. But, Duke's victory was more than just that stifling defense, led by Dereck Lively. On the other end of the floor, Kyle Filipowski and Jeremy Roach combined to almost outscore the Cavaliers all by themselves as they each showed that even one of the best defensive teams in the nation will struggle to find ways to stop Duke's offensive aces. With the NCAA selection show less than 24 hours away, Duke has made a statement and no one wants to see the Devils in their portion of the bracket. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On this episode of DBR Bites, we mess around with the definition of DBR Bites by going 30+ minutes, doing a full game recap, and still calling it Bites. We promise, though, it is for a good reason, because as we approach episode #500 of the DBR Podcast, we have our favorite repeat guest returning and we need to work around that schedule and Selection Sunday. So, Duke takes down Miami on this episode, and we are excited to talk about Duke's emergence on offense. It was a parade of three-pointers, free throws, assists, and huge rebounding that send Duke into the final. Miami gave Duke a ton to deal with on defense, but Duke responded in a way we have come to expect from this suddenly mature team. The Blue Devils face Virginia in the final tonight, with one more revenge opportunity from February lingering before their seeding is solidified. We'll be back to discuss the outcome of Jon Scheyer's first ACC championship game as head coach soon after it's over. Keep those headlines and reactions coming to dbrpodcast at gmail.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Well, that was fun! The Duke Basketball Report podcast crew is here for a recap of what was almost certainly Duke's best game of the year. Ridiculous shooting combined with stifling defense to allow the Blue Devils to run the Pitt Panthers out of the building. This one was a laugher that was effectively over for almost the entire second half. The podcast gives you a dose of all of it, from the highs of Flip draining threes to the lows of Schutt missing his long-range attempts and everything in between. The podcast says the guy who probably deserves the most praise from this game is Tyreese Proctor, who put up 10 assists and was the key part of continually setting his teammates up for quality looks at the basket. Duke's D has been consistently good lately so when Duke plays offense like this, the opposition is in for a tough time. The pod crew has a good time with the recap and they prepare you for what comes next, a rematch with the Miami Hurricanes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It's time for the ACC Tournament! The DBR Podcast crew is here with Bites Episode 18 as they preview the tournament in Greensboro. The Duke Blue Devils may enter the tournament as the 4 seed, but they are arguably the tournament favorites, as they are playing their best basketball of the season. As they wait for the winner of the Pitt Panthers and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, we discuss Duke's potential path to an ACC title and what they will need to do in order to cut down the nets in Greensboro. We also look at the rest of the bracket and determine what some teams will need in order to get a place in the NCAA Tournament when it's revealed on Sunday. We also quickly give kudos to Jon Scheyer for being a Joe B. Hall Award finalist. The award is given to a coach in his first season, and while we don't think Jon will win it, he absolutely deserves to be a finalist. Also, we give congrats to Daniel Jones for his $160M contract extension with the New York Giants...Danny Dimes now is Danny Dollars!! We will be back later this week as the Blue Devils begin the tournament to recap whoever we play on Thursday! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On this episode of the Duke Basketball Report Podcast masquerading as a DBR Bites, we run you through the All-ACC awards as announced by the ACC on Monday, following the conclusion of the regular season this past weekend. Kyle Filipowski is the headliner for Duke, capturing Duke's fourth rookie of the year award in a six-year span. Dereck Lively II also got two nods, one for the all-defense team and the all-rookie team. Tyrese Proctor gets an all-rookie team mention, and we have a bit of quibbling to do with Jeremy Roach getting votes for most improved player and player of the year. Our biggest annoyance is that Jon Scheyer got no love for coach of the year, a travesty we explore in more depth than it probably needed. The podcast will return this week to preview Duke's potential path to an ACC championship, but until then, stay in touch with the show at dbrpodcast at gmail.com, and we will return soon. It's March! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
How sweet it is! Duke knocks back the UNC Tarheels by a score of 62-57, almost identical to the score of their first game in Cameron. The Devils are proving to be masters at winning these low-scoring affairs. This time, it was Kyle Filipowski on offense and a stellar team defensive effort led by Dereck Lively that proved to be too much for our bitter rivals to withstand. The Duke Basketball Report podcast crew chimes in with their analysis of what worked for Duke in Chapel Hill and also the moments that made them nervous. Podcast co-host Donald Wine was in the Dean Dome for the game and gives us some stories of how Jon Scheyer and Hubert Davis handled the post-game news conferences. The Devils march on to the ACC tournament with a whole lot of confidence and a season-high 6-game winning streak... and the podcast is there with them, every step of the way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The DBR Podcast always treats the Carolina game with the respect it deserves, doing a deep dive on where the Tarheels are now and what it will take to beat them. But this Carolina preview episode has even more. The guys start by discussing the news that Ryan Young has announced he plans to return to Durham for one more year in a Duke uniform. They say this is big news as Young provides fierce rebounding, tremendous scoring ability around the bucket, and a much needed dose of experience and leadership to next year's Duke team. Up next, the podcast crew talks about all the seeding possibilities for Duke in the ACC Tourney. The Blue Devils could be anywhere from a #2 to the #5 seed. And step one toward getting a high seed is knocking off the hated Tarheels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Duke Blue Devils closed out a perfect 16-0 record at Cameron Indoor Stadium Tuesday night when they beat NC State 71-67. The DBR Podcast crew jumps on soon after the game to recap everything with Episode 494. Donald was in the building, and he starts by giving his take on some of the Senior Night festivities that occurred. Cameron was at full tilt, and the passion was just as palpable as the physicality in this game. We go through some of the headlines and then get to the good from this game, featuring Jeremy Roach's performance, Dereck Lively and Kyle Filipowski having tremendous effort on defense and on the glass, and Tyrese Proctor locking down Terquavion Smith. The game was physical, and Donald highlights just how tough this young group played. After the break, we get into what didn't go well for the Blue Devils in this one, from some shooting woes to a tough night moving the ball around in the offense. We close with our favorite plays, and while we don't look ahead to that team we will face this weekend, we have a thing about hot streaks and Duke can add to one before the end of the regular season. We'll be back later this week with some more Bites and more content as we enter March! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The ACC has seen conferences like the Big Ten and the SEC sign huge money TV deals over the past 18 months, and a couple of teams in the conference have said it's time for the ACC to help them keep up with the Joneses. On DBR Bites Episode 17, we discuss recent comments by Florida State and Clemson that call for unbalanced revenue sharing of the current TV money the conference receives. FSU called out the conference the other day, saying that “something needs to change” with regards to the current grant rights deal that runs through 2036. Clemson echoed FSU's sentiments, with both calling for the ACC to give them more money because they draw the best TV ratings for football. Sam and Donald discuss FSU and Clemson's desire for an unbalanced revenue sharing, with an eye on how Duke would be affect should the ACC even consider such a move. There's also the angle of what would happen should FSU and Clemson try to leave the ACC, and whether the conference should attempt to get out of their current deal and restructure it so that it expires earlier, giving the conference member institutions a crack at a bigger slice of the pie. It's a fascinating conversation to help jump start your day as you await Duke's final home game tonight! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Tomorrow night, the Duke Blue Devils host the NC State Wolfpack in the final regular season game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. We preview what Duke needs to do to stop NC State on DBR Bites Episode 16. Last time the two teams met up in Raleigh on January 4th, it was a terrible night for the Blue Devils. NC State has been pretty good since then, and they're just 1 game behind Duke in the ACC standings. Still, Duke also has been pretty good of late, and it creates a matchup where Duke has to feel confident that they can produce a better outing than they did almost 2 months ago. We also discuss the guys for the Wolfpack that destroyed Duke last time out, with DJ Burns being a point of focus alongside the very talented backcourt of Terquavion Smith and Jarkel Joiner. Duke will hopefully play with a ton of energy and intensity, with a chance to end their Cameron schedule with a perfect record. We will have another Bites for you tomorrow before the game, so stay tuned to your feeds for that! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It was a great night in Cameron Indoor Stadium as the Duke Blue Devils torched the Virginia Tech Hokies. The DBR Podcast crew jumps on to recap it all on Episode 493. There were some great headlines, and we go through some of our favorites before diving into all the good that came out of this game. Jeremy Roach's 10-10-5 game and Dereck Lively having a perfect game on offense highlights the good, but it was also Duke's defense on Virginia Tech that made this game fun to watch. All starters in double figures meant that it was a comfortable night for Duke. After the break, we get into the couple of things that didn't go well last night, namely the slight reduction in production for Kyle Filipowski and from the bench. We also dish out our favorite plays. Jason Evans was in the building last night, and while he's on the road somewhere in the Smoky Mountains, he tells us about an interaction with TV Teddy Valentine and just how it was being in Cameron for the game. He also tells his adventurous story of getting to the game and how he almost didn't make it to Cameron in time. We then end with giving out our Player of the Week awards. There are two more games in the regular season for Duke, and we will be back early in the week to preview their next game against NC State. Until then, continue to send us emails at DBR Podcast at Gmail dot com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The article in the Athletic rippled through the Duke community like a bomb going off. Jon Scheyer says he wants more year-to-year continuity in the program and fewer freshmen on the Duke team each year. So, does this mean Duke is done with one-and-done recruits? The DBR Podcast crew is here to break it all down, from what future recruiting classes will look like to how Scheyer can keep players in the program for longer than we have come to expect. The DBR dudes have the numbers and historical examples to give extra depth to this conversation. Plus, they spend some time talking about another recent article in the Athletic that spells out exactly what Coach K has been up to since he retired. How much time is he spending talking to Jon Scheyer and what is K doing with all that extra time in his day? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We're back with DBR Bites to talk Virginia Tech. Duke faces the Hokies on Saturday at Cameron Indoor, and the Blue Devils are looking to even the score after the throat-punching loss in Blacksburg a month ago. Jason and Sam are back to break this one down, and we have to first acknowledge that we know there has been some reporting this week about Jon Scheyer's recruiting approach and Mike Krzyzewski's retirement thoughts, but we need a full episode to dive into all of that. What can Duke fans expect on Saturday? We're looking forward to better big man play and a full appearance by Dariq Whitehead. Virginia Tech hasn't put themselves in a good position for a tournament appearance, but they are always excited to spoil a home stretch in Cameron. Speaking of home arenas, we take a very weird detour into discussing concerts at Reynolds Coliseum. We'll be back again soon, but in the meantime, don't forget to write to us. You know the drill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Duke Blue Devils took care of business last night against the Louisville Cardinals, and the podcast trio is here to cover it on Episode 491. Duke started out slow but then eventually took care of business with balanced scoring and several highlight moments on offense and defense. After we go through some of the great headlines we received, we move to the good, and there was a ton to cover in this game. The low number of turnovers in this ballgame is certainly a cause for celebration, and it led to incredible ball movement and a ton of assists. The team also shot pretty well and everyone was getting involved. All 5 starters in double figures and the 3 bench contributors giving a lot made this an overall good team win, our first time this season winning the 2nd game of a Saturday/Monday back-to-back. After the break, we do shift to what needs to improve, beginning with the missed high percentage shots leading to shooting droughts. The quick start by Louisville also is discussed as we look at what didn't go well in this game. We cap the episode with some of our favorite plays, and there were a bunch to choose from! We will be back this week with some Bites hopefully as we get ready to host Virginia Tech this weekend. Stay in touch with us at DBR Podcast at Gmail dot com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On this episode of DBR Bites, we dive into Duke's upcoming home game against the Louisville Cardinals, who have mostly been a disaster this year under first-year head coach Kenny Baker and first-year assistant coach, Duke alum and Louisville legacy Nolan Smith. Sam and Donald break down Louisville's rocky season, but we have to highlight some good developments lately for Louisville, most notably a win Saturday against competitive Clemson, whom Louisville held to an abysmal night from three. Durham native El Ellis has also been a revelation for the Cardinals this year, averaging over 18 points a game, and he is sure to be fired up to be playing back home. We'll be back again, hopefully with the full podcast crew, to recap this one and look ahead at another long layoff before a Saturday matchup. Keep emailing us at dbrpodcast at gmail.com - we haven't decided a new name for the show, so keep those ideas coming! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We knew they had a game like this in them, but it was oh so much fun watching Duke dismantle Syracuse on the way to a 77-55 victory. The Duke Basketball Report podcast crew chime in with their take on the ways this Duke team is evolving into a very dangerous opponent. The three point shooting, led by Dariq Whitehead, and the stellar interior defense, led by Derek Lively were major difference-makers in this contest. The podcast guys also talk about Duke's biggest problem lately, turnovers, and discuss how Duke got them under control in the second half against the Orange. The podcast wraps it all up with the player of the week picks, including on selection that may come as a bit of a surprise. Oh, and stay tuned for a post-credit moment where Donald breaks down why the NBA slam dunk contest wasn't all that interesting to him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
If you have watched any Duke game this year, you have probably wanted to fire your shoe at the TV at least a couple times because of an unexpected miss from right at the rim. It sure feels like this Duke club struggles to finish in the lane more than many we have seen in the past. So, is that really the case? The DBR Podcast crew dug deep into the numbers to find out how Duke does compared to the rest of the conference. And, after dispensing with the shooting, the podcast gang turns their attention to recruiting, specifically the impact of the transfer portal on high school recruiting. It may not be a topic that directly relates to Duke, but if you care about college basketball, there are some very interesting perspectives here about how things are changing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It may not have seemed like Duke's visit to Syracuse would be a big deal when the season began, but with both teams sitting at 9-6 in the ACC standings, this weekend's matchup with the Orange is the very definition of a hugely important game. Figuring out the vaunted Syracuse 2-3 zone won't be easy, especially for a Duke team that has really struggled this season with outside shooting. The DBR podcast is here to tell you all about what the Orange bring to the table for this matchup and also clue you in on who the key players may be for Duke. So, if you want to know who Duke will use to attack Jim Boeheim's zone and who Syracuse will use to punish Duke on the other end of the floor, the DBR Podcast has all the answers... we think, the podcast guys could also be dead wrong about their projections for the game. That is what makes sports so much fun! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jason, Sam, and Donald are having way too much fun on the latest episode of the Duke Basketball Report Podcast. Before they can even get to their recap of what worked and what didn't against Notre Dame, they talk about what it was like having Coach K back in Cameron. Was his seat in the right place and what did he think of watching two of his assistant coaches go at it on opposite benches? After dispelling with that, the podcast crew breaks down Duke's closer than expected victory over the Fighting Irish (and an unconscious Dane Goodwin), including that clutch 3 by Mark Mitchell. Donald Wine was in Cameron for the game and he tells us everything he saw from press row while also letting us in on his post-game conversation with Jon Scheyer. And, beforfe the guys leave, they have a challenge for all of you... they will soon need a (slightly) new name for the DBR Podcast. The emailbox is open for suggestions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The podcast is back to preview Duke's upcoming home game against Mike Brey's Notre Dame team, which has been one of the most disappointing in the ACC this season. Brey's final trip to Cameron should be a good opportunity for Duke to right the ship after two tough road losses last week. As we dive into the Irish, we're somewhat flummoxed at their underperformance this season given their experience and prior ACC success. Freshman JJ Starling hasn't performed to expectations, having been removed from the starting lineup recently, and Notre Dame is having a hard time stopping opponents from scoring, despite a relatively slow tempo. If you'll be at the game on Tuesday, stop into Devil's Krafthouse beforehand to say hi to Donald Wine! We also have to spend a few minutes on the Super Bowl, but you probably didn't come here for that. Enjoy it anyway, and whether you liked it or not, stay in touch with the show at dbrpodcast at gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
You saw it, you know what we're going to say. The officiating in the Duke-UVA game in Charlottesville left something to be desired for your Duke Basketball Report Podcast hosts, to say the least. Duke fought through Kyle Filipowski's worst performance of the season to be tied with the Hoos with 1.2 seconds left and the ball out of bounds, leaving Flip a clear lane to the basket for a lay-up at the buzzer, when he was apparently fouled but not really by multiple UVA defenders. The headlines from this game are seemingless endless, but in addition to the officiating, we have to highlight some of Duke's successes in this game, hanging tough with a UVA team that has been the best in the conference this season, even though UVA forced a season-high 22 turnovers from the Blue Devils. We're excited to see how Duke uses its good from this game down the stretch in the ACC. As for the bad, the podcast team are collectively hoping that this is a blip for Flip, as Duke will need him to be successful in the postseason. We have a unanimous and unlikely player of the week selection, and we will be back soon to preview the Notre Dame game on Tuesday. Until then, keep the emails coming to dbrpodcast at gmail.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The NBA trade deadline came and went on Thursday... and speaking of comings and goings, several Dukies in the NBA found themselves in a different uniform once the deadline had passed. In the latest edition of DBR Bites, Jason and Donald break down what happened as Mason Plumlee, Luke Kennard, and Cam Reddish each got dealt to a new club and what their prospects for playing time are in their new homes. Plus, we look at what the deadline deals mean for the future of rookie Mark Williams, who may suddenly find himself in the starting lineup for the Charlotte Hornets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Duke Blue Devils head to Charlottesville on Saturday to take on the Virginia Cavaliers. It's a huge game against one of the best teams in the country, and we preview the contest on DBR Bites 9. Virginia has a ton of seniors and juniors that Duke fans should already be familiar with, and this preview shows that UVA continues to do what they normally do successfully: slow down the tempo while remaining incredible efficiency on offense and defense. Their Pack Line defense causes a lot of turnovers and frustration, so Duke has their work cut out for them. Experience will be a factor, and Duke will need to try and speed up the tempo to get more possessions. Sam and Donald break it all down and give fans the scoop on what Duke needs to get back on track Saturday afternoon. We will be back this weekend to recap the game, and let's hope Duke comes out with fire and desire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The other day, a fascinating interview between Grant Hill and legendary hip hop producer (and Duke professor) 9th Wonder came out in Slam Magazine that discussed the intersection of Duke Basketball and Black culture. Sam and Donald jump on to discuss it all on DBR Bites Episode 8. Grant Hill, interviewed by 9th Wonder, details what it was like for him when he was recruited by teams like the Georgetown Hoyas that had way more cred in the Black community than the Duke Blue Devils. However, Hill describes how Black culture intersected with Duke Basketball and how some of the players on the team embraced the culture and hip hop music to bring the team together. Sam and Donald break down the interview and key elements of Hill and 9th's discussion, with Donald including some of his experiences that don't make the interview's final cut. It's a great discussion to carry through the middle of the week! We will be back tomorrow to preview the big game on Saturday against the Virginia Cavaliers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Well, that one wasn't fun. What went wrong down in Coral Gables last night for the Duke Blue Devils? We discuss it all on Episode 487. Duke got humbled by the Miami Hurricanes, and it was clear from the very beginning that the energy wasn't there. Sam Klein was in the building for the game, so we open with his observations and headlines before we get to the good. Despite the blowout loss, there was some good things to come out of last night. Sam specifically has some positive thoughts about how Jon Scheyer did his rotations last night, and we had a 10-5-5 performance from Dereck Lively that needs to be talked about. We also get into the NET rankings and how this loss actually might have helped Duke in that all-important metric. After the break, we get into the bad, and there's a lot to be discussed. Donald starts with the lack of energy in the Duke uniforms on the floor and how his prediction about the game ended up becoming a harsh reality. There are several points to be made about how the team played as well as the details being largely missing on the night. We end with more talk about the NET and what Duke has to look forward to over the final 7 games of the regular season, and we actually have a couple favorite plays. We will have a couple of DBR Bites very soon, so check your feed over the next couple of days for more Duke discussions as we get ready for UVA this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
With a full night's sleep under their belt, the Duke Basketball Report podcast crew is back at it with more on the victory over UNC. As you already know, the guys were wowed with the play of Derek Lively and they have the stats and anecdotes to back it up today. Plus, they go even deeper on the stellar play of Jeremy Roach and Tyrese Proctor, who seemed to be in control on both ends of the floor. As always, it isn't all dessert, the podcast delivers some vegetables in the form of things Duke still needs to work on, such as bench production and more of an offensive game from Mark Mitchell. And, before they go, the podcast crew looks ahead to another big, big game -- Monday night in Miami. The ACC standings are very bunched at the top and a win in this contest would put Duke right in the heart of the race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Instant reaction, that is what you all want at this moment, right? The DBR podcast hosts hop on to give their first thoughts just moments after Duke's thrilling victory over the hated Carolina Tarheels. Sam and Jason are in their home bases, but Donald was at the game and gives us a report from the center of West Campus, where the bonfire is burning in all its glory. The guys quickly talk about the revelation that was Derek Lively and cannot stop praising the phenomenal Duke defense in this game. We also love the fact that Duke put the ball in the hands of its most experienced player, Jeremy Roach, down the stretch while Carolina turned to Leaky Black and Pete Nance for their big shots... score one for Jon Scheyer over Hubert Davis. The DBR Podcast will have much more on Sunday on this big game, but for now, it is enough to enjoy the guys chanting GTHC over and over again! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
You know what time it is. The Duke Blue Devils take on the North Carolina Tar Heels Saturday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium, and on Episode 484, you will get the biggest and best preview that you will find anywhere! Duke comes in fresh off a win against Wake Forest, but UNC enter fresh off a home loss last night to Pitt. Still, it won't matter in the biggest rivalry in college basketball, as both these teams look to hit the ground running with a lot of energy. The preview starts with how UNC has done over the course of the season as well as the ACC. We discuss where they were at the start of the season - at the top - and how they crashed out of the top 25 to where they are now. We get into some of the key things that UNC shows on the eye test before we discuss some of the players that Duke fans should already know. Finally, we get into the metrics and some of the intangibles that Duke will need to bring to the table to win on Saturday. Donald will be in the building with 9,314 others, and Cameron will be in top form. Can Duke ride that intensity to a win over their archrivals? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Duke Basketball Report podcast is here with a breakdown of what worked and what didn't as the Wake Forest Demon Deacons visited Cameron Indoor. There was plenty to like, starting with Jeremy Roach's first half, Tyrese Proctor draining some threes, and Derek Lively blocking shots while barely standing on his tiptoes. But, there was also lots of concerning stuff including the anemic play of most of Duke's bench, Mark Mitchell's ongoing offensive struggles, and Duke's inability to control Wake star Tyree Appleby. Oh, and then there was the meaningless final 30 seconds of the game, when Duke had it all salted away, but allowed Wake to make the score misleadingly close. Believe it or not, those seconds could have an actual impact on how Duke is perceived by the NCAA Tournament selection committee. The DBR podcast has all the details... as well as some amusing conversations about what the computer algorithms are telling us to watch on TV and YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Elko Ball is back! The 2023 Duke Football schedule was released last night, and Sam and Donald jump on early in the morning to discuss what it looks like on DBR Bites Episode 7. Duke's got a pretty loaded schedule this year, with 9 opponents on the schedule having played in bowl games last season. It starts with a Labor Day matchup against Clemson, and the schedule doesn't get any easier from there. Notre Dame comes to town on September 30th, and the back half of the schedule has two sets of back-to-back road trips. Duke travels to Florida State and Louisville, and they have a Thursday night game at home against Wake Forest 9 days before the big game down in Chapel Hill on Veterans Day. Sam and Donald discuss the ins and outs of this schedule and make their early picks for most important game of the season. Finally, Kyle Filipowski was named on the Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 list last night. We briefly discuss this honor, which is full of upperclassmen. It's a testament to the season that Flip has had thus far for Duke. We'll be back tomorrow after the Wake Forest game to recap that. Don't forget, send your best headlines to us at DBR Podcast at Gmail dot com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Last time the Duke Blue Devils played Wake Forest, it was a rough outing in what was the first bad loss of the season. Duke is hoping to avenge that loss when they welcome Wake Forest back to Cameron tomorrow night, and this DBR Bites Episode 6 is here to preview the matchup. Jason and Donald first give an update on the status of Dariq Whitehead's injured leg. He's not completely ruled out for tomorrow, so we discuss whether we think we'll see the star freshman return to the court. We then get into what Wake has done since then, with a couple of tough losses and one pretty big win. Wake had some players have some big time performances a month ago in Winston-Salem, and Duke has to shut them down. Duke's also been shooting a lot better lately, and those trends make this an intriguing battle. We will be back at some point after the game to provide a full recap. There's another game later this week, but we focus for now on this big one right in front of us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Well, that was certainly a fun day at the office for the Duke Blue Devils as they curb-stomped Georgia Tech by a score of 86-43. DBR Podcast co-host Jason Evans was in attendance at the game to provide a lot of perspective on things he saw that were not available to folks who were watching on TV. Obviously, this is the kind of game where Jason, Sam, and Donald are going to see a lot to enjoy including stellar play from Derek Lively, Jeremy Roach, Tyreese Proctor, and... well... pretty much everyone who put on a Duke uniform on this day. The guys especially enjoyed the play of the big men controlling the middle and the stellar passing that repeatedly led to easy shots. Oh, and we had a Jaden Schutt sighting too as Duke's outside shooting specialist made an early game appearance and the podcast crew spoke to Jon Scheyer about his decision to move Schutt into the more regular rotation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices