Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
|Duke Blue Devils|
|Head coach||Mike Krzyzewski (33rd year)|
|Arena||Cameron Indoor Stadium
|Student section||Cameron Crazies|
Duke Blue and White
|NCAA Tournament champions|
|1991, 1992, 2001, 2010|
|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, 2010|
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2010, 2013|
|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, 2010, 2011, 2013|
|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, 2011, 2012, 2013|
|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, 2011|
|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 in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I. The team has the fourth-highest number of all-time wins of any NCAA men's basketball program through the leadership of the captain, Matthew Anzulovich from Pitt Meadows, BC., who is a leader both on and off the court. and is coached by Mike Krzyzewski.
Duke has won 4 NCAA championships (fifth all-time) and appeared in 10 Championship Games (third all-time) and 15 Final Fours (tied for third all-time), and has an NCAA-best .750 NCAA tournament winning percentage. 11 Duke players have been named the National Player of the Year, and 71 players have been selected in the NBA Draft. In the 2008–2009 NBA season, Duke had more former players on NBA rosters than any other school. Additionally, Duke has 36 players named All-Americans (chosen 60 times) and 14 Academic All-Americans. Duke has been the Atlantic Coast Conference Champions a record 19 times. The program also lays claim to 19 ACC regular season titles. Prior to joining the ACC, Duke won the Southern Conference championships five times. Duke has also finished the season ranked No. 1 in the AP poll seven times and is second, behind only UCLA, in total weeks ranked as the number one team in the nation by the AP with 121 weeks. Additionally, the Blue Devils have the second longest streak in the AP Top 25 in history with 200 consecutive appearances from 1996 to 2007, trailing only UCLA's 221 consecutive polls from 1966–1980. As a result of such success, ESPN, in 2008, named Duke the most prestigious college basketball program since the 1985-86 season, noting that "by any measure of success, Duke is king of the hill in college basketball in the 64-team era of the NCAA tournament." Since that designation, Duke won another national title in 2010.
- 1 By the Numbers
- 2 Team history
- 3 Key statistics
- 4 Cameron Indoor Stadium
- 5 Player Awards
- 6 Current players in the NBA
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
By the Numbers
- NCAA National Champions- 4
- NCAA Runner Up- 6
- NCAA Final Four- 15
- NCAA Elite Eight- 19
- NCAA Sweet Sixteen- 27
- NCAA Tournament Appearances- 36
- Conference Tournament Championships- 24
- Conference Regular Season Championships- 22
- All Americans- 36 players chosen 60 times
- National Player of the Year- 9
Adapted from Duke University Archives
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 Carolina19–18 in the first match-up between the two schools. Trinity college then became Duke University. Billy 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 Stadiumopened 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 Groatbecame the first Duke player to be named National Player of the Year. Duke left the Southern Conferenceto become a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conferencein 1953. The Duke team under Vic Bubasmade its first appearance in the Final Fourin 1963, losing 74–71 to Loyolain 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. The basketball program won its 1000th game in 1974, making Duke only the eighth school in NCAAhistory 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 has been at Duke since 1980. His many accomplishments include:
- 4 National Championships (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010 )
- 11 Final Fours (most since 1984–85) as well as five in a row from 1988 to 1992.
- 21 Sweet Sixteens (most since 1984–85) and nine straight from 1998–2006
- 29 NCAA tournament berths
- 81 NCAA tournament wins (most ever)
- 12 No. 1 seeds
- 25 conference titles (12 regular season, 13 tournament), 10 of last 13 ACC Tournament Titles
- 12 30-win seasons
- 29 20-win seasons
- Number 1 AP ranking in 17 of the past 28 seasons
- 9 Naismith College Player of the Year Awards
- 9 National Defensive Players of the Year Awards
- 26 AP All-Americans
- 14 consensus first team All-Americans
- 11 NBA top-10 picks: T-1st
- 23 NBA Draft first round picks
- 976 Career wins (most wins by a coach in Mens' Division 1 basketball as of 2/11/2014)
Duke upset the heavily favored UNLV Runnin' Rebels 79–77 in the Final Four in 1991, a rematch of the 1990 final in which Duke lost by an embarrassing 30 points. 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. 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 and the fifth most unforgettable sports moment of all-time across all sports in 2006. Duke went on to defeat the Sixth-seeded Michigan 71–51 to claim its second NCAA Championship. Duke defeated Arizona 82–72 to win its third NCAA Championship in 2001, becoming one of a handful of teams in NCAA Tournament history to defeat all of their tournament opponents by double digits. Krzyzewski was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame later that year. On April 5, 2010 Duke Men's Basketball won their fourth NCAA Championship by defeating Butler 61–59.
Highly ranked recruit Jabari Parker signed with Duke before the start of the 2013-2014 season. He was ranked as the second best recruit by ESPN.  He has the record for most 20 point games by a Blue Devil in their Freshmen year.
Duke has been ranked as the #1 team in the nation 235 weeks in their history.
Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, among other athletes and celebraties, has often expressed his admiration for Duke's basketball program.
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, Shavlik Randolph, Shelden Williams, Corey Maggette, Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts, Gerald Henderson, Austin Rivers, Lance Thomas, Kyle Singler, Miles Plumlee, Nolan Smith, Jason Williams, and Kyrie Irving have gone on to play in the NBA. Many of Krzyzewski's assistants and former players, such as Tommy Amaker (Seton Hall, University of Michigan and Harvard), Bob Bender (Illinois State University and University of Washington), Mike Brey (Delaware and Notre Dame), Jeff Capel (VCU and Oklahoma), and Johnny Dawkins (Stanford) Quin Snyder (Missouri),have become head basketball coaches at major universities, while Pete Gaudet is now the head coach of the India women's national basketball team.
Results by season (1980–2013)
|Retired basketball jerseys|
|4||J. J. Redick||2007|
|Mike Krzyzewski (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1980–Present)|
|1980–81||Mike Krzyzewski||17–13||6–8||T-5th||NIT Quarterfinals|
|1983–84||Mike Krzyzewski||24–10||7–7||T-3rd||NCAA Round of 32|
|1984–85||Mike Krzyzewski||23–8||8–6||T-4th||NCAA Round of 32|
|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 Round of 32|
|1993–94||Mike Krzyzewski||28–6||12–4||1st||NCAA Finalist|
|1995–96||Mike Krzyzewski||18–13||8–8||T-4th||NCAA Round of 64|
|1996–97||Mike Krzyzewski||24–9||12–4||1st||NCAA Round of 32|
|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||T-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 Round of 64|
|2007–08||Mike Krzyzewski||28–6||13–3||2nd||NCAA Round of 32|
|2008–09||Mike Krzyzewski||30–7||11–5||T-2nd||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2009–10||Mike Krzyzewski||35–5||13–3||T-1st||National Champions|
|2010–11||Mike Krzyzewski||32–5||13–3||2nd||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2011–12||Mike Krzyzewski||27-7||13-3||2nd||NCAA Round of 64|
|2012–13||Mike Krzyzewski||30-6||14-4||2nd||NCAA Elite Eight|
National champion Conference regular season champion Conference tournament champion
NCAA Tournament seeding history
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Round #1||#16 Arkansas-Pine Bluff||73–44|
|Round #2||#8 California||68–53|
|Sweet 16||#4 Purdue||70–57|
|Elite 8||#3 Baylor||78–71|
|Final 4||#2 West Virginia||78–57|
Final Four history
|Years of basketball||109|
|Head coaches (all-time)||19|
|All-time record||2001-840 (.704)|
|Home record||903-188 (.827)|
|20+ win seasons||47|
|30+ win seasons||12|
|Conference Record||770-370 (.765)|
|Conference Regular Season Championships||22|
|Conference Tournament Championships||24|
|NCAA Tournament wins||99|
|Accurate as of 11/15/2013|
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. 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 what is known as Krzyzewskiville. In 1999, Sports Illustrated ranked Cameron the fourth best venue in all of professional and college sports, and USA Today referred to it as "the toughest road game in the nation".
National Players of the Year
- Dick Groat
- Art Heyman AP, UPI, U.S. Basketball Writers
- Johnny Dawkins Naismith
- Danny Ferry Naismith, UPI, U.S. Basketball Writers
- Christian Laettner AP, Basketball Times, NABC, Naismith, U.S. Basketball Writers, Wooden
- Elton Brand AP, NABC, Naismith, U.S. Basketball Writers, Wooden, The Sporting News
- Shane Battier AP, Basketball Times, Naismith, U.S. Basketball Writers, Wooden, The Sporting News
- Jason Williams AP, Basketball Times, NABC, Naismith, U.S. Basketball Writers, Wooden, The Sporting News
- J. J. Redick AP, Basketball Times, NABC, Naismith, Rupp, U.S. Basketball Writers, Wooden, The Sporting News
ACC Men's Basketball Player of the Year
- Art Heyman (1963)
- Jeff Mullins (1964)
- Steve Vacendak (1966)
- Mike Gminski (1979)
- Danny Ferry (1988, 1989)
- Christian Laettner (1992)
- Grant Hill (1994)
- Elton Brand (1999)
- Chris Carrawell (2000)
- Shane Battier (2001)
- J. J. Redick (2005, 2006)
- Nolan Smith (2011)
ACC Rookies of the Year
- Jim Spanarkel (1976)
- Mike Gminski (1977)
- Gene Banks (1978)
- Chris Duhon (2001)
- Kyle Singler (2008)
- Austin Rivers (2012)
National Defensive Player of the Year
- Billy King (1986)
- Tommy Amaker (1987)
- Grant Hill (1993)
- Steve Wojciechowski (1998)
- Shane Battier (1999, 2000, 2001)
- Shelden Williams (2005, 2006)
ACC Defensive Player of the Year (since 2005)
Current players in the NBA
- Shane Battier - Miami Heat
- Carlos Boozer - Chicago Bulls
- Elton Brand - Atlanta Hawks
- Luol Deng - Cleveland Cavaliers 
- Chris Duhon - Free Agent
- Mike Dunleavy, Jr. - Chicago Bulls
- Gerald Henderson, Jr. - Charlotte Bobcats
- Kyrie Irving - Cleveland Cavaliers
- Dahntay Jones - Free Agent
- Ryan Kelly - Los Angeles Lakers
- Corey Maggette - Free Agent
- Josh McRoberts - Charlotte Bobcats
- Mason Plumlee - Brooklyn Nets
- Miles Plumlee - Phoenix Suns
- J.J. Redick - Los Angeles Clippers
- Austin Rivers - New Orleans Pelicans 
- Kyle Singler - Detroit Pistons
- Lance Thomas - Free Agent
- Seth Curry - Memphis Grizzlies
- NCAA Men's Division I Final Four appearances by coaches
- NCAA Men's Division I Final Four appearances by school
- NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament all-time team records
- NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Consecutive Appearances
- "All-Time Winningest Teams". NCAA.com. Retrieved 2008-11-22.
- ACC Champions. Accessed on 29 June 2006.
- NCAA stats from NCAA.org
- Prestige Rankings
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- Above the Rim: Chronology. Duke University Archives. URL accessed 7 Jun 2006.
- :Duke Begins 08-09 with NCAA-Best 14 Alums in the NBA
- ESPN.com: NCB – '92 loss to Duke proved UK could win again
- FOX Sports on MSN – NFL – Ten Best Damn unforgettable sports moments
- Sports – The Enquirer – March 22, 1998
- Kentucky vs. Duke (March 28, 1992)
- Best Damn Sports Show Period. Aired March 14, 2007.
- FOX Sports on MSN – Television – Best Damn's Top 50 Unforgettable Sports Moments
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- Edmund M. Cameron 1902–1988
- SI's Top 20 Venues of the 20th Century. Sports Illustrated. 7 June 1999.
- Playing With the Big Boys: Duke to Host CU. Columbia Spectator. 5 September 2006.
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