1989–90 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team

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1989–90 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
Duke Athletics logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 15
1989–90 record29–9 (9–5 ACC)
Head coachMike Krzyzewski (10th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaCameron Indoor Stadium
Seasons
1989–90 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 17 Clemson 10 4   .714     26 9   .743
No. 15 Duke 9 5   .643     29 9   .763
#9 Georgia Tech 8 6   .571     28 7   .800
North Carolina 8 6   .571     21 13   .618
Virginia 6 8   .429     20 12   .625
NC State 6 8   .429     18 12   .600
Maryland 6 8   .429     19 14   .576
Wake Forest 3 11   .214     12 16   .429
1990 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989–90 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represented Duke University. The head coach was Mike Krzyzewski. The team played its home games in the Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina, and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Roster[edit]

1989–90 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
C 30 Alaa Abdelnaby 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Bloomfield, New Jersey
F 21 Robert Brickey 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Fayetteville, North Carolina
F/C 45 Clay Buckley 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Wayne, Pennsylvania
G 13 Joe Cook 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Lincoln, Illinois
G/F 23 Brian Davis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Capitol Heights, Maryland
G 3 Phil Henderson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr University Park, Illinois
G/F 25 Thomas Hill 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Lancaster, Texas
G 11 Bobby Hurley 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Fr Jersey City, New Jersey
F 22 Greg Koubek 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Clifton Park, New York
F 32 Christian Laettner 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Angola, New York
G 5 Billy McCaffrey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Allentown, Pennsylvania
C 34 Crawford Palmer 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Arlington, Virginia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

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Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
November 25, 1989*
No. 10 Harvard W 130–54  1–0
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, N.C.
November 29, 1989*
No. 7 Canisius W 102–66  2–0
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, N.C.
December 2, 1989*
No. 7 at Northwestern W 103–77  3–0
 
 
December 6, 1989*
No. 6 vs. No. 1 Syracuse
ACC/Big East Challenge
L 76–78  3–1
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, N.C.
December 9, 1989*
No. 6 at No. 8 Michigan L 108–113 OT 3–2
 
 
December 21, 1989*
No. 12 at Davidson W 89–44  4–2
 
 
December 23, 1989*
No. 12 Washington W 74–64  5–2
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, N.C.
December 28, 1989*
No. 13 vs. Drake
Rainbow Classic
W 101–77  6–2
Neil S. Blaisdell Center 
Honolulu, Hawaii
December 29, 1989*
No. 13 vs. Cincinnati
Rainbow Classic
W 95–83  7–2
Neil S. Blaisdell Center 
Honolulu, Hawaii
December 30, 1989*
No. 13 at Hawaii
Rainbow Classic
W 87–75  8–2
Neil S. Blaisdell Center 
Honolulu, Hawaii
January 3, 1990*
No. 13 The Citadel W 108–69  9–2
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, N.C.
January 6, 1990
No. 13 Virginia W 76–68  10–2
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, N.C.
January 11, 1990
No. 10 at No. 9 Georgia Tech W 96–91  11–2
 
 
January 13, 1990
No. 10 Maryland W 91–80  12–2
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, N.C.
January 17, 1990
No. 8 at North Carolina L 60–79  12–3
 
 
January 20, 1990
No. 8 at Wake Forest W 97–69  13–3
 
 
January 22, 1990
No. 8 at William & Mary W 109–76  14–3
 
 
January 24, 1990
No. 8 NC State W 85–82 OT 15–3
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, N.C.
January 28, 1990
No. 8 No. 13 Georgia Tech W 88–86  16–3
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, N.C.
January 31, 1990
No. 5 Clemson W 94–80  17–3
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, N.C.
February 4, 1990*
No. 5 Notre Dame W 88–76  18–3
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, N.C.
February 8, 1990
No. 4 at Virginia L 69–72  18–4
 
 
February 10, 1990
No. 4 at Maryland W 114–111 OT 19–4
 
 
February 12, 1990*
No. 4 at Stetson W 102–67  20–4
 
 
February 14, 1990*
No. 6 East Carolina W 84–51  21–4
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, N.C.
February 18, 1990
No. 6 Wake Forest W 71–56  22–4
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, N.C.
February 21, 1990
No. 3 at NC State L 71–76  22–5
 
 
February 25, 1990*
No. 3 No. 21 Arizona W 78–76  23–5
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, N.C.
February 28, 1990
No. 5 at No. 20 Clemson L 93–97  23–6
 
 
March 4, 1990
No. 5 North Carolina L 75–87  23–7
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, N.C.
March 9, 1990
No. 12 vs. Maryland
ACC Tournament
W 104–84  24–7
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, N.C.
March 10, 1990
No. 12 vs. No. 14 Georgia Tech
ACC Tournament
L 72–83  24–8
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, N.C.
March 16, 1990*
No. 15 vs. Richmond
NCAA Tournament
W 81–46  25–8
The Omni 
Atlanta, Ga.
March 18, 1990*
No. 15 vs. St. John's
NCAA Tournament
W 76–72  26–8
The Omni 
Atlanta, Ga.
March 22, 1990*
No. 15 vs. UCLA
NCAA Tournament
W 90–81  27–8
Brendan Byrne Arena 
East Rutherford, N.J.
March 24, 1990*
No. 15 vs. No. 3 Connecticut
NCAA Tournament
W 79–78 OT 28–8
Brendan Byrne Arena 
East Rutherford, N.J.
March 31, 1990*
No. 15 vs. No. 7 Arkansas
NCAA Final Four
W 97–83  29–8
McNichols Arena 
Denver, Colo.
April 2, 1990*
No. 15 vs. No. 2 UNLV
NCAA Championship Game
L 73–103  29–9
McNichols Arena 
Denver, Colo.
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Source: Duke media guide[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
1990 1 25 Alaa Abdelnaby Portland Trail Blazers
1990 2 49 Phil Henderson Dallas Mavericks

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1990 NCAA Final Four program". March 1990. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  2. ^ "2019–20 Duke MBB Media Guide" (PDF). Duke Athletics. Duke University. 14 October 2019. p. 176. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2009-05-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)