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Duke Blue Devils
Duke Blue Devils athletic logo

University Duke University
Conference ACC
Coastal Division
Location Durham, NC
Head coach Mike Krzyzewski (30th year)
Arena Cameron Indoor Stadium
(Capacity: 9,314)
Nickname Blue Devils
Student section Cameron Crazies
Colors Royal Blue and White

             

Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Away
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Alternate jersey
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Alternate
NCAA Tournament champions
1991, 1992, 2001
NCAA Tournament runner up
1964, 1978, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1999
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009
NCAA Tournament appearances
1955, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Conference tournament champions
1938, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010
Conference regular season champions
1940, 1942, 1943, 1954, 1958, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1979, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2010

The Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team is the college basketball program representing Duke University. The Blue Devils are widely renowned in American college sports, especially in conjunction with their heated rivalry with the North Carolina Tar Heels[1]. As the fourth-winningest men's basketball program of all-time[2], the team from Duke University has had great success over the past 29 years under coach Mike Krzyzewski. Duke plays in the Atlantic Coast Conference in NCAA Division I.

Duke has won three NCAA championships and appeared in 14 Final Fours. Eleven players have been named the National Player of the Year, while 71 players have been drafted in the NBA Draft. For the 2008–2009 NBA season, Duke has more former players on NBA rosters than any other school.[3] Additionally, Duke has had 55 All-Americans and 14 Academic All-Americans. Duke has won the most Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championships with 18 (1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2010). Duke has also won the regular season 19 times (1954, 1958, 1963–1966, 1979, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997–2001, 2004, 2006, 2010).[4] Duke won Southern Conference championships five times (1938, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946). Duke finished the season ranked No. 1 in the AP poll seven times (1986, 1992, 1999–2002, 2006). Duke is second, behind only UCLA, in total weeks ranked as the number one team in the nation by the AP with 110 weeks.[5] The Blue Devils have the second longest streak in the AP Top 25 in history with 200 consecutive appearances from 1996 to 2007. This streak trails only UCLA's 221 consecutive polls from 1966–1980 as the longest of all time.[6]

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Coaches

Former coaches that coached at least five years include: Wilbur Wade Card (1906–12) – first coach of program; Eddie Cameron (1929–42) – namesake of Cameron Indoor Stadium; Gerry Gerard (1943–50); Harold Bradley (1951–59) – coached legend Dick Groat; Vic Bubas (1960–69) – led team to three Final Fours and a runner-up award, coached Duke greats Art Heyman, Jeff Mullins, and Bob Verga; Bill Foster (1975–80) – took team to National Championship game and an Elite Eight, coached Jim Spanarkel and Mike Gminski.

National Coach of the Year honors for Duke Coaches include Bill Foster (1978 – NABC) and Mike Krzyzewski (1986 – Basketball Times, CBS, UPI; 1989 – Naismith; 1991 – NABC; 1992 – Naismith, The Sporting News; 1997 – Basketball Times; 1999 – Naismith, NABC; 2000 – CBS; 2001 – Victor Awards; 2004 – Claire Bee). ACC Coach of the Year honors include Harold Bradley (1959), Vic Bubas (1963, 1964, 1966), Bill Foster (1978), and Mike Krzyzewski (1984, 1986, 1997, 1999, 2000). "They are the most complete basketball team in the game today bar none." Collin Hill, Chillicothe, Ohio, 2010.

Overall Conference
Name Years Won-Lost Pct. Won-Lost Pct. Note
W.W. "Cap" Card 1906–12 30–17 .638 Duke's first coach.
Joseph E. Brinn 1913 11–8 .579
Noble L. Clay 1914–15 22–18 .550
Bob Doak 1916 9–11 .450
Chick Doak 1917–18 30–9 .769
Henry P. Cole 1919 6–5 .545
Walter J. Rothensies 1920 10–4 .714
Floyd Egan 1921 9–6 .600
James Baldwin 1922 6–12 .333
Jesse S. Burbage 1923–24 34–13 .723
George Buchheit 1925–28 25–36 .410
Eddie Cameron 1929–42 226–99 .695 119–56 .680 Southern Conference Champs 1938, '41, '42
Gerry Gerard 1943–50 131–78 .627 66–30 .688 Southern Conference Champs 1944, '46
Harold Bradley 1951–59 167–78 .682 94–37 .718 ACC Regular Season Champs 1954, '58
Vic Bubas 1960–69 213–67 .761 106–37 .741 Final Four in 1963, '64 and '66; ACC Champs in 1960, '63, '64, '66
Bucky Waters 1970–73 63–55 .534 27–25 .519
Neill McGeachy 1974 10–16 .385 2–10 .167
Bill Foster 1975–80 113–64 .638 31–43 .419 Final Four in 1978; ACC Champs in 1978, '80
Mike Krzyzewski 1981–p 787–222 .780 309–134 .698 '91, '92, '01 NCAA Champs; 10 Final Fours, 12 ACC Championships
Pete Gaudet 1995 4–15 .211 2–13 .133 Coached final 19 games of 1994–95 season.

Players awards

National Players of the Year

  • Dick Groat (1952)
  • Art Heyman (1963) AP, UPI, U.S. Basketball Writers
  • Johnny Dawkins (1986) Naismith
  • Danny Ferry (1989) Naismith, UPI, U.S. Basketball Writers
  • Christian Laettner (1992) AP, Basketball Times, NABC, Naismith, U.S. Basketball Writers, Wooden
  • Elton Brand (1999) AP, NABC, Naismith, U.S. Basketball Writers, Wooden, The Sporting News
  • Shane Battier (2001) AP, Basketball Times, Naismith, U.S. Basketball Writers, Wooden, The Sporting News
  • Jason Williams (2001) NABC, and (2002) AP, Basketball Times, NABC, Naismith, U.S. Basketball Writers, Wooden, The Sporting News
  • J. J. Redick (2005) Rupp, and (2006) AP, Basketball Times, NABC, Naismith, Rupp, U.S. Basketball Writers, Wooden, The Sporting News

ACC Men's Basketball Player of the Year

ACC Rookies of the Year

National Defensive Player of the Year

ACC Defensive Player of the Year (since 2005)

Retired Jerseys Duke has retired 13 jerseys, listed to the side. To be eligible to receive this honor at Duke, a player must graduate from Duke University and also be recognized at the national level (such as be named National Player of the Year or Defensive Player of the Year, set an NCAA record, or be named as an All-American).

Team history

Retired basketball jerseys[7]
Number Player Year
10 Dick Groat 1952
43 Mike Gminski 1980
24 Johnny Dawkins 1986
35 Danny Ferry 1989
25 Art Heyman 1990
32 Christian Laettner 1992
11 Bobby Hurley 1993
33 Grant Hill 1994
44 Jeff Mullins 1994
31 Shane Battier 2001
22 Jason Williams 2003
23 Shelden Williams 2007
4 J. J. Redick 2007

Adapted from Duke University Archives[8]
In 1906, Wilbur Wade Card, Trinity College's Athletic Director and a member of the Class of 1900, introduced the game of basketball to Trinity. The January 30 issue of The Trinity Chronicle headlined the new sport on its front page. Trinity's first game ended in a loss to Wake Forest, 24–10. The game was played in the Angier B. Duke Gymnasium, later known as The Ark. The Trinity team won its first title in 1920, the state championship, by beating the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (now NC State) 25 to 24. Earlier in the season they had beaten the University of North Carolina 19–18 in the first match-up between the two schools.

Bill Werber, Class of 1930, became Duke's first All-American in basketball. The Gothic-style West Campus opened that year, with a new gym, later to be named for Coach Card. The Indoor Stadium opened in 1940. Initially it was referred to as an "Addition" to the gymnasium. Part of its cost was paid for with the proceeds from the Duke football team's appearance in the 1938 Rose Bowl. In 1972 it would be named for Eddie Cameron, head coach from 1929 to 1942.

In 1952, Dick Groat became the first Duke player to be named National Player of the Year. Duke left the Southern Conference to become a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953. The Duke team under Vic Bubas made its first appearance in the Final Four in 1963, losing 74–71 to Loyola in the semifinal. The next year, Bubas' team reached the national title game, losing to the Bruins of UCLA, who claimed 10 titles in the next 12 years. In August 1972, the NCAA hit Duke with a one-year postseason ban.[9]

The basketball program got victory number 1000 in 1974, making Duke only the eighth school in NCAA history to reach that figure. In a turnaround, Coach Bill Foster's 1978 Blue Devils, who had gone 2–10 in the ACC the previous year, won the conference tournament and went on to the NCAA championship game, where they fell to Kentucky. Mike Gminski ('80) and Jim Spanarkel ('79) ran the floor.

Mike Krzyzewski era

Mike Krzyzewski

Mike Krzyzewski has had great success since becoming head coach in 1980. Some of his Duke teams’ accomplishments since the 1984–85 season include:

  • 10 Final Fours (most since 1984–85) as well as five in a row from 1988 to 1992
  • 18 Sweet Sixteens (most since 1984–85) and nine straight from 1998–2006
  • 26 NCAA tournament berths
  • 71 NCAA tournament wins (most ever)
  • 11 No. 1 seeds
  • 24 conference titles (12 regular season, 12 tournament), 9 of last 12 ACC Tournament Titles
  • 11 30-win seasons
  • 25 20-win seasons
  • Number 1 AP ranking in 14 of the past 25 seasons
  • 7 players named Naismith College Player of the Year
  • 6 players named National Defensive Players of the Year
  • 26 AP All-Americans
  • 14 consensus first team All-Americans
  • 10 NBA top-10 picks: T-1st[10]

Krzyzewski's teams made the Final Four in 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2001, and 2004. Duke upset the heavily favored UNLV Runnin' Rebels 79–77 in the Final Four in 1991, a rematch of the 1990 final. The team, led by Christian Laettner, Bobby Hurley, Grant Hill, and Thomas Hill went on to defeat Kansas 72–65 to win the university's first NCAA Championship. Ranked #1 all season and favored to repeat as national champions in 1992, Duke took part in a game "acclaimed by many [as] the greatest college basketball game ever played," according to ESPN.[11][12][13][14] In the Elite Eight, Duke met the Rick Pitino-led Kentucky Wildcats. It appeared Kentucky had sealed the win in overtime when guard Sean Woods hit a running shot off the glass in the lane to put Kentucky up by one with 2.1 seconds left on the clock. After a timeout, Duke's Grant Hill threw a full-court pass to Christian Laettner. Laettner took a dribble and nailed a turn-around jumper at the buzzer to send Duke into the Final Four with a 104–103 victory. To the Duke faithful, this play will forever be known as "The Shot". The shot was named the most memorable basketball shot of all-time (including the NBA, college, and high school) by the Best Damn Sports Show Period in 2007[15] and the fifth most unforgettable sports moment of all-time across all sports in 2006.[16] Duke went on to defeat the Sixth-seeded Michigan 71–51 to claim its second NCAA Championship. Kentucky got revenge in 1998, when they came back to win from 18 down against Duke with 16 minutes left to play to go to the Final Four. Duke defeated Arizona 82–72 to win its third NCAA Championship in 2001. Krzyzewski was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame later that year.

Former Duke stars such as Alaa Abdelnaby, Johnny Dawkins, Cherokee Parks, Bobby Hurley, Antonio Lang, Roshown McLeod, William Avery, Trajan Langdon, Grant Hill, Danny Ferry, Christian Laettner, Brian Davis, Elton Brand, Shane Battier, Carlos Boozer, Chris Duhon, Mike Dunleavy, Dahntay Jones, Daniel Ewing, J.J. Redick, Shelden Williams, Corey Maggette, Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts and Jason Williams have gone on to play in the NBA. Many of Krzyzewski's assistants and former players, such as Bob Bender, Mike Brey, Tommy Amaker, Quin Snyder, Jeff Capel, and Johnny Dawkins have become head basketball coaches at major universities.

Results by season (1980–2009)

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Mike Krzyzewski (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1980–Present)
1980-81 Mike Krzyzewski 17-13 6-8 T-5th NIT
1981-82 Mike Krzyzewski 10-17 4-10 T-6th
1982-83 Mike Krzyzewski 11-17 3-11 7th
1983-84 Mike Krzyzewski 24-10 7-7 T-3rd NCAA Second Round
1984-85 Mike Krzyzewski 23-8 8-6 T-4th NCAA Second Round
1985-86 Mike Krzyzewski 37-3 12-2 1st NCAA Finalist
1986-87 Mike Krzyzewski 24-9 9-5 3rd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1987-88 Mike Krzyzewski 28-7 9-5 3rd NCAA Final Four
1988-89 Mike Krzyzewski 28-8 9-5 T-2nd NCAA Final Four
1989-90 Mike Krzyzewski 29-9 9-5 T-2nd NCAA Finalist
1990-91 Mike Krzyzewski 32-7 11-3 1st National Champions
1991-92 Mike Krzyzewski 34-2 14-2 1st National Champions
1992-93 Mike Krzyzewski 24-8 10-6 T-3rd NCAA Second Round
1993-94 Mike Krzyzewski 28-6 12-4 1st NCAA Finalist
1994-95 Mike Krzyzewski
Pete Guadet
13-18 2-14 9th
1995-96 Mike Krzyzewski 18-13 8-8 T-4th NCAA First Round
1996-97 Mike Krzyzewski 24-9 12-4 1st NCAA Second Round
1997-98 Mike Krzyzewski 32-4 15-1 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1998-99 Mike Krzyzewski 37-2 16-0 1st NCAA Finalist
1999-2000 Mike Krzyzewski 29-5 15-1 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2000-01 Mike Krzyzewski 35-4 13-3 1st National Champions
2001-02 Mike Krzyzewski 31-4 13-3 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2002-03 Mike Krzyzewski 26-7 11-5 T-2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2003-04 Mike Krzyzewski 31-6 13-3 1st NCAA Final Four
2004-05 Mike Krzyzewski 27-6 11-5 3rd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2005-06 Mike Krzyzewski 32-4 14-2 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2006-07 Mike Krzyzewski 22-11 8-8 T-6th NCAA First Round
2007-08 Mike Krzyzewski 28-6 13-3 2nd NCAA Second Round
2008-09 Mike Krzyzewski 30-7 11-5 T-2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2009-10 Mike Krzyzewski 29-5 13-3 T-1st TBD
Mike Krzyzewski: 787–222 309–134
Total: 1,905-822

      National Champion         Conference Regular Season Champion         Conference Tournament Champion
      Conference Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champion       Conference Division Champion

NCAA Tournament seeding history

The NCAA began seeding the tournament with the 1979 edition.

Years → '79 '80 '81 '82 '83 '84 '85 '86 '87 '88 '89 '90 '91 '92 '93 '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10
Seeds → 2 4 - - - 3 3 1 5 2 2 3 2 1 3 2 - 8 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 6 2 2 1

Championships

1991 NCAA Tournament Results
Round Opponent Score
Round #1 #15 Northeast Louisiana 102–73
Round #2 #7 Iowa 85–70
Sweet 16 #11 Connecticut 81–67
Elite 8 #4 St. John's 78–61
Final 4 #1 UNLV 79–77
Championship #3 Kansas 72–65
1992 NCAA Tournament Results
Round Opponent Score
Round #1 #16 Campbell 82–56
Round #2 #9 Iowa 75–62
Sweet 16 #4 Seton Hall 81–69
Elite 8 #2 Kentucky 104–103
Final 4 #2 Indiana 81–78
Championship #6 Michigan 71–51
2001 NCAA Tournament Results
Round Opponent Score
Round #1 #16 Monmouth 95–52
Round #2 #9 Missouri 94–81
Sweet 16 #4 UCLA 76–63
Elite 8 #6 USC 79–69
Final 4 #3 Maryland 95–84
Championship #2 Arizona 82–72

Cameron Indoor Stadium

Cameron Indoor Stadium was completed on January 6, 1940, having cost $400,000. At the time, it was the largest gymnasium in the country south of the Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania. Originally called Duke Indoor Stadium, it was renamed for Coach Cameron on January 22, 1972.[17] The building originally included seating for 8,800, though standing room was sufficient to ensure that 12,000 could fit in on a particularly busy day. Then, as now, Duke students were allowed a large chunk of the seats, including those directly alongside the court. Renovations in 1987–1988 removed the standing room areas and added seats, bringing capacity to 9,314.

Duke's men's basketball teams have had a decided home-court advantage for many years, thanks to the diehard students known as the Cameron Crazies. The hardwood floor has been dedicated and renamed Coach K Court in honor of head coach Mike Krzyzewski, and the tent city outside Cameron where students camp out before big games is known as Krzyzewskiville. In 1999, Sports Illustrated ranked Cameron the fourth best venue in all of professional and college sports,[18] and USA Today referred to it as "the toughest road game in the nation".[19]

Current Roster

Name Position Year No. Height Weight Hometown Prep School
Seth Curry G So. 3 6–3 180 Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte Christian School
Jordan Davidson G Gr. 41 6–1 180 Melbourne, Ark. Blair Academy (N.J.)
Andre Dawkins G Fr. 20 6–4 190 Washington, D.C. Atlantic Shores Christian
Steve Johnson F Jr. 51 6–5 210 Colorado Springs, Colo. Cheyenne Mountain
Ryan Kelly F Fr. 34 6–10 210 Raleigh, N.C. Ravenscroft School (N.C.)
Mason Plumlee F Fr. 5 6–11 210 Warsaw, Ind. Christ School (N.C.)
Miles Plumlee F So. 21 6–10 230 Warsaw, Ind. Christ School (N.C.)
Jon Scheyer G Sr. 30 6–5 185 Northbrook, Ill. Glenbrook North
Kyle Singler F Jr. 12 6–8 220 Medford, Ore. South Medford
Nolan Smith G Jr. 2 6–2 185 Upper Marlboro, Md. Oak Hill Academy (Va.)
Lance Thomas F Sr. 42 6–8 220 Scotch Plains, N.J. St. Benedict's Prep
Brian Zoubek C Sr. 55 7–1 280 Haddonfield, N.J. Haddonfield Memorial
Mike Krzyzewski Head Coach
Steve Wojciechowski Associate Head Coach
Chris Collins Associate Head Coach
Nate James Assistant Coach

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