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Duke Survived Two UCF Game-Winners Rimming Out To Advance To The Sweet 16

Getty Image After a brief scare in the first half from 16-seed North Dakota State, Duke cruised to the second round by overwhelming the Bison in the second half, led by the presumptive No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, Zion Williamson. On Sunday, Duke faced a unique test in 8-seed UCF, where […]

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UCF’s 7’6 Center Tacko Fall Promises He ‘Won’t Allow’ Zion Williamson To Dunk On Him

Getty Image Trying to score in the paint against the UCF Knights is sometimes quite difficult. That’s because UCF has the tallest player in college basketball in Tacko Fall, a 7’6 senior center who menacingly patrols the paint and dares opposing players to challenge him at the rim. Fall might have bitten off a little […]

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Zion Williamson Imposed His Will In A Dominant Duke Win Over North Dakota State

Getty Image The first day of the Men’s NCAA Tournament featured the rise of Ja Morant to the national spotlight. Morant’s Murray State pulled off a comfortable upset over Marquette and pumped up Morant’s stature among college hoops fans and NBA teams looking for their next superstar. Some even wondered if Morant could play his […]

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Zion Williamson Was As Dominant As Ever In His Long-Awaited Return From Injury

Getty Image   After a lengthy absence, Zion Williamson returned to action on Thursday evening, taking the floor for the Duke Blue Devils against the Syracuse Orange in the ACC Tournament. Given that Coach K’s bunch was a double-digit favorite in the contest, it comes as no surprise that Duke took care of business on […]

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Zion Williamson Will Miss Duke’s Rematch Against North Carolina

Getty Image The last time Duke and North Carolina squared off against one another, the Tar Heels ran the Blue Devils off the floor at Cameron Indoor Stadium en route to an 88-72 win. The result of that game, however, didn’t get nearly as much attention as its opening minute, when Duke star Zion Williamson […]

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Watch Rapper A$AP Twelvyy’s Sportsdesk on ‘VICE LIVE’

On the latest episode of VICE LIVE, rapper A$AP Twelvyy broke down the latest in sports news at the A$AP Sportsdesk. You can watch the full episode right here. Watch VICE LIVE, weeknights Monday through Thursday, 9 to 11 PM EST, on VICELAND. Sign up for our newsletter to get the best of VICE delivered […]

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Zion Williamson Reportedly Won’t Play Against Syracuse Due To His Knee Injury

Getty Image While the Duke Blue Devils got relatively good news when the diagnosis on Zion Williamson’s knee injury came in, the superstar freshman reportedly won’t be able to take the floor the next time the team suits up. Williamson was ruled day-to-day with a knee sprain that he suffered in the opening minute of […]

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Duke Announces Zion Williamson Is Day-To-Day With A Knee Sprain

Getty Image Zion Williamson is going to be ok. The Duke Blue Devils gave the highly-anticipated injury update on their star freshman forward, who suffered a knee injury on Wednesday night during the team’s loss to North Carolina. It was a scary incident, one in which Williamson exploded out of his sneaker and was unable […]

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Paul George Spoke To Nike About How Zion Williamson’s Injury Happened

Getty Image Duke star Zion Williamson’s first game against North Carolina came to an abrupt end on Wednesday night, as the presumed No. 1 pick exploded out of his left sneaker less than a minute into a game. Williamson went down holding his knee, was taken to the back, and was not seen for the […]

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DeMarcus Cousins Delivered A Poignant Criticism Of The NCAA Model: ‘College Is Bullsh*t’

Getty Image The best player in college basketball, Zion Williamson, also happens to be the presumptive No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. On Wednesday evening, Williamson and the Duke Blue Devils entered arguably their highest-profile contest of the season with a home date against arch rival North Carolina but, less than a minute […]

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LeBron James Led The NBA Players Wishing Zion Williamson Well After His Injury Against North Carolina

Getty Image A freak incident during the opening minute of the first Duke vs. North Carolina matchup of the year led to basketball fans holding their collective breaths. Blue Devils star Zion Williamson slipped while in possession of the ball, leading to his foot exploding out of his sneaker and a knee injury that, eventually, […]

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Barack Obama Couldn’t Believe Zion Williamson Broke His Shoe

ESPN It’s one of the biggest nights of the year at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, with No. 1 Duke and No. 8 North Carolina facing off as one of the best rivalries in all of sports. It’s an even bigger event this season, with top NBA prospect Zion Williamson suiting up for the Blue […]

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Barack Obama Headlined A Star-Studded Crowd Attending North Carolina-Duke

Getty Image The Duke-North Carolina rivalry is always a hot ticket no matter who is on the floor for the Tar Heels and Blue Devils. It’s one of the best rivalries in all of sports, and in years when both teams are ranked in the top 10 and the rosters are filled with NBA caliber […]

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Zion Williamson Explains Why He ‘Can’t Get Too Starstruck’ Over Praise From LeBron James

Getty Image LeBron James recently popped in to watch Zion Williamson and the Duke Blue Devils take on the Virginia Cavaliers and, as usual, the best basketball player in the world made news while doing so. James pushed back on the notion that he and agent Rich Paul were there “recruiting” Williamson to Klutch Sports […]

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LeBron James Thinks People Criticize Rich Paul Because He’s A ‘Threat To Everybody’

Getty Image Zion Williamson is the biggest name in college basketball and LeBron James is the biggest name in the NBA. When the two stars are associated in any way, news is sure to follow and that is what transpired on Saturday when James made a quick trip to Charlottesville, Virginia to see Williamson and […]

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LeBron James Broke Down What Makes Zion Williamson ‘Very Impressive’ At Duke

Getty Image The day before the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a blowout loss at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers in Philly, LeBron James jetted down to Charlottesville, Virginia to sit courtside and watch Duke’s squad of fabulous freshman take down the Virginia Cavaliers. Though both Cam Reddish and RJ Barrett are ridiculously talented in […]

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Duke Stormed Back From A 23-Point Second Half Deficit To Stun Louisville

Getty Image Not much went right for the Duke Blue Devils on Tuesday night in Louisville, as the No. 2 team in the country went on the road to take on the 16th-ranked Cardinals. Duke was down by 23 points with a hair over nine minutes left, trailing 59-36 at that time. And then, somehow, […]

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