Duke Blue Devils
Philadelphia’s own Amile Jefferson, a 6’-9” power forward out of Friends Central School has taken on a supporting role under legendary Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. He may fly under the radar compared to Okafor, but Jefferson does what he can in helping to give Duke as good a chance to make a deep run to the Final Four.
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Derek Maltz scored with 19.2 seconds left to give Syracuse a 9-8 come-from-behind win over Denver in the NCAA lacrosse semifinals at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday.
David Lawson scored the winning goal with 6:35 left in the fourth quarter to lift Duke to a 16-14 victory against Cornell in the NCAA lacrosse semifinals at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday.
Russ Smith scored 23 points, Gorgui Dieng had 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks and top-seeded Louisville beat Duke 85-63 on Sunday to earn a second straight trip to the Final Four.
“We’re probably looking at an economic impact of eight to ten million dollars,” says Larry Needle, executive director of the Philadelphia Sports Congress.
Seth Curry scored 23 points, big men Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly had double-doubles and No. 2 Duke beat Temple 90-67 in a matchup of unbeatens on Saturday at the Izod Center.
Khalif Wyatt scored 22 points and Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson had 17 to help Temple knock off No. 5 Duke 78-73 on Wednesday night.
The Temple Owls have won three in a row as they get ready for one of their toughest tests of the season. On Wednesday night, the Owls will battle #5 Duke at the Wells Fargo Center.
Ryan Kelly had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 7 Duke beat Pennsylvania 85-55 on Sunday.
Delaware rallied with four late goals, but defending champion Duke held on to beat the Blue Hens 15-14 on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament.
As they prepare to battle Notre Dame in another critical Big East match-up, the Villanova Wildcats have dropped four spots in the new AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll.
It’s a tall order for the Temple Owls on Wednesday night as they travel down to Durham, North Carolina for a visit with #1 Duke.
In the new Top 25 AP poll, Nova doesn’t move, Temple moves down a spot and gets ready to play the new #1 team in the country.