Is this the worst NCAA tournament loss in Duke history?

Is this the worst NCAA tournament loss in Duke history? Jayson Tatum was huge for the Duke Blue Devils with 18 points, 12 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 blocks in the 87-65 win over Troy in the 1st round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Jayson Tatum was huge for the Duke Blue Devils with 18 points, 12 rebounds, …

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Gregg Marshall’s wife escorted out of arena after Shockers loss

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A security guard asked the wife of Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall to leave the lower bowl of Bankers Life Fieldhouse after she started loudly cursing shortly after Sunday’s 65-62 loss to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament. A police …

NBCSports.com

North Carolina survives scare from Arkansas

GREENVILLE, S.C. — North Carolina’s players talked all year about their run to last year’s NCAA championship game — that, as painful as the loss was, it prepared them for another Final Four push. On Sunday, down to a handful of possessions with their …

TSN

NCAA Tournament upset as South Carolina ousts Duke: Live updates recap, highlights, score, stats

The South Carolina Gamecocks were playing in their home state, and they pulled off a big second-round NCAA Tournament upset, beating the Duke Blue Devils 88-81 on Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16. No. 2 seed Duke led by seven at halftime, but …

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South Carolina HC Frank Martin Says Confederate Flag Protest Is ‘Unfortunate’

South Carolina head basketball coach Frank Martin made a statement about a group of protesters who placed a Confederate flag on a parking garage next to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, which was hosting the 2017 NCAA tournament this weekend.

Bleacher Report

Thornwell leads South Carolina to 88-81 NCAA upset of Duke (Mar 19, 2017)

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) South Carolina is heading to Madison Square Garden – and not for the NIT. A Gamecocks program known largely – and mocked often by some – for its back-to-back NIT championships in 2005 and 2006 is now heading to the world’s …

FOXSports.com

Bizarre season comes to an end for Duke; South Carolina advances to Sweet 16

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Deep down, the season seemed destined to end this way for Duke from the very start. Playing Tournament Challenge? Don’t forget to check your brackets! Bracket busted? We have you covered with a Second Chance Bracket! The Blue …

ESPN (blog)

South Carolina knocks Duke out of NCAA Tournament to set lackluster East Region semifinals at MSG

Down went Duke Sunday, cold cocked by the Gamecocks on NCAA Tournament hardwood in South Carolina, the final blows landing an hour before midnight. There was Coach K in shirt and tie, sans suit jacket or a path forward. This was the denouement of …

New York Daily News

Duke downs Troy in first round of NCAA tourney

GREENVILLE, SC – Troy never let Duke fans get comfortable, but the Blue Devils were able to keep the Trojans at arm’s length all night on Friday en route to a 87-65 win in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Trojans cut the

Troy Messenger

Duke’s season of high expectations ends abruptly, painfully

GREENVILLE, S.C. — After everything — all that preseason hype, those early season injuries and, of course, the cascading waves of boos that rained down on Grayson Allen all year long after his infamous tripping incidents — well, no one knew how it

USA TODAY

Allen leads No. 2 Duke to win over Troy

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Grayson Allen had 21 points off five 3-pointers, Jayson Tatum had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and second-seeded Duke continued its perfect post-season with an 87-65 victory over Troy in the NCAA Tournament on Friday night to start …

TSN

Trojans fall to the Blue Devils in first round of NCAA tournament

The Troy Trojans fell to Duke’s Blue Devils in Friday evening’s opening round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in downtown Greenville. The final score was 87-65. The No. 15 seed Trojans, coached by Phil …

WSFA

South Carolina springs upset on No. 2 seed Duke

Sindarius Thornwell had 24 points, Chris Silva scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, and seventh-seeded South Carolina stunned No. 2 seed Duke, 88-81, on Sunday night to advance to its first Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament’s expanded bracket.

The Boston Globe

March Madness Sunday recap: Duke’s loss is a fitting end to a wild season

The most tumultuous and unpredictable season in college basketball’s recent memory concluded just as it began, and just as it transpired for four months: With exactly what you didn’t expect. Duke — preseason No. 1, falling-off-a-cliff January

Yahoo Sports

Defensive inconsistency sends Duke men’s basketball packing

South Carolina guard Duane Notice had 17 points, including two crucial 3-pointers for a team that normally struggles to score. GREENVILLE, S.C.—After his team warded off Troy to win by 22 despite a few defensive lapses, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski …

Duke Chronicle

NCAA Stunner: South Carolina Boots Duke From Tournament

Second-seed Duke was knocked out of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament on Sunday by No. 7 seed South Carolina, 88-81. The game was played in Greenville, S.C., effectively giving the South Carolina Gamecocks home-court advantage. After the …

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