|Duke Blue Devils men's basketball|
|All-time record||2176–887 (.710)|
|Athletic director||Kevin White|
|Head coach||Mike Krzyzewski (40th season)|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|Location||Durham, North Carolina|
|Arena|| Cameron Indoor Stadium |
|Student section||Cameron Crazies|
|Colors||Duke Blue and White |
|NCAA Tournament Champions|
|1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015|
|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, 2015|
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019|
|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, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019|
|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, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|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, 2017, 2019|
|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 represents Duke University in NCAA Division I college basketball and competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The team is fourth all-time in wins of any NCAA men's basketball program,and is coached by Mike Krzyzewski.
Duke has won 5 NCAA Championships (tied with Indiana for fourth all-time behind UCLA, Kentucky and North Carolina) and appeared in 11 Championship Games (third all-time) and 16 Final Fours (fourth all-time behind North Carolina, UCLA, and Kentucky), and has an NCAA-best .755 NCAA tournament winning percentage. Eleven Duke players have been named the National Player of the Year, and 71 players have been selected in the NBA Draft. 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 21 times, and 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 the all-time leader in total weeks ranked as the number one team in the nation by the AP with 135 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 to 1980.
|Retired basketball jerseys|
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 Carolina 19–18 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 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 94–75 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. Bob Verga was Duke's star player in 1967.
The basketball program won its 1000th game 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. Gene Banks, Mike Gminski ('80) and Jim Spanarkel ('79) ran the floor.
Mike Krzyzewski has been at Duke since 1980. His many accomplishments include:
Krzyzewski's teams made the Final Four in 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2010 and 2015.
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 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 one dribble and nailed a turn-around jumper at the buzzer to send Duke into the Final Four with a 104–103 victory. Duke went on to defeat the Sixth-seeded Michigan 71–51 to claim its second NCAA Championship. They would later meet Kentucky for another classic regional final game, but blow a 17-point second half lead in losing to the Wildcats. The Blue Devils would lose the 1994 title game to Arkansas and their "Forty Minutes of Hell" defense. The next two seasons would see them fall to just 31–31, though they made the 1996 tournament with an 18–12 record, 8–8 in conference play. They would also fall in the 1999 title game, this time to Jim Calhoun and the UCONN Huskies. 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. On April 6, 2015 Duke's Men's Basketball won their fifth NCAA Championship by defeating Wisconsin 68–63.
Duke has been ranked as the #1 team in the nation 235 weeks in their history.
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, JJ Redick, Shavlik Randolph, Shelden Williams, Corey Maggette, Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts, Gerald Henderson, Andre Dawkins, Austin Rivers, Lance Thomas, Kyle Singler, Miles Plumlee, Mason Plumlee, Marshall Plumlee, Bob Verga Quinn Cook, Nolan Smith, Jason Williams, Jabari Parker, Rodney Hood, Seth Curry, Kyrie Irving, Matt Jones, Amile Jefferson, Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, Justise Winslow, Grayson Allen, Brandon Ingram, Luke Kennard, Jayson Tatum, Harry Giles, Frank Jackson, Gary Trent Jr., Trevon Duval, Marvin Bagley III, Wendell Carter Jr., RJ Barrett, Marques Bolden, Cam Reddish, and Zion Williamson 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), Chuck Swenson at William & Mary, Mike Brey (Delaware and Notre Dame), Jeff Capel (VCU, Oklahoma and Pittsburgh), Chris Collins (Northwestern), Johnny Dawkins (Stanford, UCF), Quin Snyder (Missouri, Utah Jazz), and Steve Wojciechowski (Marquette) have become head basketball coaches at major universities and the NBA, while Pete Gaudet is now the head coach of the India women's national basketball team.
|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|
|Mike K. 9–3|
Pete G. 4–15
|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-3rd||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|
|2013–14||Mike Krzyzewski||26–9||13–5||3rd||NCAA Round of 64|
|2014–15||Mike Krzyzewski||35–4||15–3||2nd||National Champions|
|2015–16||Mike Krzyzewski||25–11||11–7||T-5th||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2016–17||Mike Krzyzewski||28–9||11–7||5th||NCAA Round of 32|
|2017–18||Mike Krzyzewski||29–8||13–5||2nd||NCAA Elite Eight|
|2018–19||Mike Krzyzewski||32–6||14–4||3rd||NCAA Elite Eight|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
The NCAA began seeding the tournament with the 1979 edition.
|Round #1||#15 NE 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|
|Round #1||#16 Robert Morris||85–56|
|Round #2||#8 San Diego St||68–49|
|Sweet 16||#5 Utah||63–57|
|Elite 8||#2 Gonzaga||66–52|
|Final 4||#7 Michigan St||81–61|
|1963–Third Place||1964–Finalist||1966–Third Place||1978–Finalist|
The Blue Devils have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 43 times. Their combined record is 111–36.
|1955||First Round||Villanova||L 73–74|
National 3rd Place Game
National 3rd Place Game
|1979||#2||Second Round||#10 St. John's||L 78–80|
|1984||#3||Second Round||#6 Washington||L 78–80|
#11 Boston College
|#16 Mississippi Valley State|
#8 Old Dominion
|#12 Texas A&M|
|#15 Boston University|
#11 Rhode Island
|#15 South Carolina State|
#7 West Virginia
#3 Seton Hall
#6 St. John's
|#15 Northeast Louisiana|
#4 St. John's
#4 Seton Hall
|#14 Southern Illinois|
|#15 Texas Southern|
#7 Michigan State
|1996||#8||First Round||#9 Eastern Michigan||L 60–75|
|#15 Murray State|
#8 Oklahoma State
|#16 Florida A&M|
#4 SW Missouri State
#1 Michigan State
#8 Notre Dame
|#14 Colorado State|
#11 Central Michigan
|#16 Alabama State|
#8 Seton Hall
|#16 Delaware State|
#9 Mississippi State
#5 Michigan State
#8 George Washington
|2007||#6||First Round||#11 VCU||L 77–79|
#7 West Virginia
|#16 Arkansas–Pine Bluff|
#2 West Virginia
|2012||#2||Second Round||#15 Lehigh||L 70–75|
#3 Michigan State
|2014||#3||Second Round||#14 Mercer||L 71–78|
|#16 Robert Morris|
#8 San Diego State
#7 Michigan State
|#13 UNC Wilmington|
#7 South Carolina
#7 Rhode Island
L 81–85 OT
From 2011–2015, the round of 64 was known as the Second Round, round of 32 was Third Round
The Blue Devils have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) five times. Their combined record is 5–6.
|1967||Quarterfinals||Southern Illinois||L 63–72|
|1970||First Round||Utah||L 75–78|
3rd Place Game
|North Carolina A&T|
As of the 2017–18 season, the Blue Devils' program record is as follows.
|Years of basketball||110|
|Head coaches (all-time)||19|
|All-time record||2062-853 (.707)|
|Home record||935–189 (.832)|
|20+ win seasons||47|
|30+ win seasons||14|
|Conference Record||770–370 (.765)|
|Conference Regular Season Championships||22|
|Conference Tournament Championships||25|
|NCAA Tournament wins||105|
|Accurate as of June 4, 2015|
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 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".
Duke had not lost a non-conference game at Cameron from 2000-2019, until SFASU beat Duke in overtime(85-83), and maintains a tradition of hosting the previous season's Division II national champion in an exhibition game each November.
National Players of the Year
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)
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
The following 75 McDonald's All-Americans have signed and played for Duke.
As of November 2019, these Blue Devil players are currently in the NBA:
The Duke-Carolina rivalry is fueled by the athletic and academic achievements of Duke University and the University of North Carolina, as well as their close proximity. The two schools recognize only each other as rivals and either ignore or even reject all other claims.
Michael William Krzyzewski is an American college basketball coach and former player. Since 1980, he has served as the head men's basketball coach at Duke University, where he has led the Blue Devils to five NCAA Championships, 12 Final Fours, 12 ACC regular season titles, and 15 ACC Tournament championships. Among men's college basketball coaches, only UCLA's John Wooden has won more NCAA Championships with a total of 10.
Christian Donald Laettner is a retired American basketball player whose Hall of Fame career for the Duke Blue Devils is widely regarded as one of the best in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) history. He was the star player on the back-to-back National Championship teams of 1991 and 1992, and the NCAA player of the year in his senior year. He is particularly famous for his game-winning shot against Kentucky in the 1992 tournament and for the hatred he received from opposing fans.
Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr. is an American basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the UCF men's basketball team. From 2008 to 2016, he was the head coach of Stanford. He was a two-time All-American and national player of the year as a senior in 1986 while at Duke from 1982 to 1986. Dawkins subsequently played nine seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the San Antonio Spurs (1986–1989), Philadelphia 76ers (1989–1994), and Detroit Pistons (1994–1995). From 1998 to 2008, he served as an assistant basketball coach at his alma mater, Duke.
Jonathan Clay "JJ" Redick is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected 11th overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2006 NBA draft. He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils.
Anthony Guy Bennett is an American basketball coach and former player. He has been the head men's basketball coach at the University of Virginia since March 31, 2009. He is a three-time winner of the Henry Iba Award for national coach of the year — only the late John Wooden won more — as well as a two-time awardee of similar honors from the AP and Naismith and a four-time ACC Coach of the Year. Bennett has been ranked the top defensive coach in college basketball by sources including a CBS Sports poll of head coaches in 2015, and a list compiled by ESPN Insider in 2018.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team represents Wake Forest University in NCAA Division I college basketball and competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Wake Forest made the Final Four in 1962 and through the years, the program has produced many NBA players. The Demon Deacons have won the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament four times, in 1961, 1962, 1995, and 1996. Wake Forest's biggest rivalries are with the North Carolina Tar Heels, the Duke Blue Devils and the NC State Wolfpack. The most recent coach is Danny Manning, who was hired on April 4, 2014.
The 1991–92 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team was a Division I college basketball team that competed in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Led by All-American Christian Laettner and Grant Hill, Duke won its 2nd national championship in as many years to become the first repeating team since UCLA's seven-year dynasty from 1967 to 1973. The feat would not be accomplished again in college basketball until the Florida Gators did it in 2007.
The 2008–09 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represented Duke University in the 2008–09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team's head coach was Mike Krzyzewski, who served for his 29th year. The team played its home games in Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. The Blue Devils captured the ACC Championship by defeating Florida State in the championship game in Atlanta.
The following are the basketball events of the year 1992 throughout the world.
Marshall Harrison Plumlee is an American former professional basketball player and is an active-duty United States Army Ranger-Qualified infantry officer. He played college basketball for the Duke University Blue Devils. He was one of the top-rated basketball recruits in the class of 2011, a McDonald's All-American, and is the younger brother and former high school and college teammate of both Mason and Miles Plumlee.
Jahlil Obika Okafor is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played his freshman season of college for the 2014–15 Duke national championship team. He was selected with the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He has previously played in the NBA for the 76ers and Brooklyn Nets.
Tyus Robert Jones is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously played for the Minnesota Timberwolves from 2015-2019. He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils in his freshman season as part of the 2014–15 National Championship team. He was ranked among the top 10 players in the national high school class of 2014 by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN. He was a Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Class 4A state champion, three-time Minnesota Associated Press Boys Basketball Player of the Year and three-time Minnesota Boys Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year for Apple Valley High School. He played in the 2014 McDonald's All-American Boys Game, 2014 Jordan Brand Classic and the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit. He won the skills competition at the 2014 McDonald's All-American Game and posted the only double-double in the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic.
The 2014–15 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represented Duke University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team played its home games in Durham, North Carolina at Cameron Indoor Stadium, celebrating the arena's 75th anniversary. Mike Krzyzewski led the team as head coach in his 35th season with the Blue Devils. During the season, Krzyzewski became the first head coach in Division I men's basketball history to win 1,000 games. On the court, the team featured All-ACC players Jahlil Okafor, Quinn Cook, and Tyus Jones, with Okafor being named ACC Player of the Year and National Freshman of the Year.
Grayson James Allen is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at Duke University.
The 2015–16 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represented Duke University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Blue Devils were led by 36th year head coach and Hall of Fame member Mike Krzyzewski. The team played its home games at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 25–11, 11–7 in ACC play to finish in a tie for fifth place. They defeated NC State in the second round of the ACC Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to Notre Dame. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated UNC Wilmington and Yale to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they lost to Oregon.
The 2016–17 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represented Duke University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were coached by a 37th-year head coach, Mike Krzyzewski. Starting on January 7, Jeff Capel temporarily took over coaching duties while Krzyzewski recovers from lower back surgery. The Blue Devils played their home games at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 28–9, 11–7 in ACC play to finish in fifth place. They became the first ACC team to win four games in four days on their way to winning the ACC Tournament. They received the ACC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Troy in the first round to advance to the second round where they lost to South Carolina.
Zion Lateef Williamson is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the small forward and power forward positions. Following a dominant freshman-year stint with the Duke Blue Devils, he was selected by the Pelicans first overall in the 2019 NBA draft.
The 1991–92 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began in November 1991 and ended with the Final Four at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 6, 1992.
The 2018–19 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represented Duke University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were coached by 39th-year head coach, Mike Krzyzewski. The Blue Devils played their home games at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Led by tournament MVP Zion Williamson, they won Duke's 21st ACC tournament title. They received the ACC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and reached the Elite Eight, where they lost 68–67 to Michigan State.
The 2019–20 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represents Duke University during the 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They are coached by 40th-year head coach, Mike Krzyzewski. The Blue Devils play their home games at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina, as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.