— Freshman Jalen Johnson had 19 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks to help No. 9 Duke overcome a turnover-filled performance and beat Coppin State 81-71 in Saturday's delayed season opener for both teams.
2021 ScheduleAll times ET
- Duke opener against Gardner-Webb postponed
- Coach K: One-city tourney plan may be madness
- Eight top hoops teams to play over two nights
- UVA at Duke highlights ACC conference schedule
ESPN.com's experts make their picks and discuss the hottest topics in college basketball entering the 2020-21 season.
Jay Bilas has collected his preseason thoughts on college basketball ... and binge-worthy shows ... and tacos. As always, you're welcome.
From Iowa to Illinois to Gonzaga, these are the players who could make this somewhat strange season special.
Duke men's basketball will not play its season-opening game against Gardner-Webb on Wednesday because of a positive coronavirus test within the Gardner-Webb team, the school announced Monday.
This Just In
Duke's Wednesday night game vs. Gardner-Webb has been postponed following a positive COVID-19 test within the Gardner-Webb program. The season opener is now scheduled for this Saturday vs. Coppin State in Cameron.
The top eight teams remained unchanged after national signing week, but Auburn, UNLV and Dayton all jumped up the rankings.
Dick Vitale identifies some of his favorite players in college basketball, from his top diaper dandy to his No. 1 dipsy-doo dunkeroo.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said there needs to be an NCAA tournament this season, but that, "logistically, it's a challenge" to hold the entire event in one city.
As the countdown to the 2020-21 college basketball season continues, ESPN's conference predictions series moves to the ACC.
Eight of the top 13 teams in college basketball will highlight a two-night slate of marquee games from the Champions Classic and Jimmy V Men's Classic at the start of December.
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast by previewing the ACC, talking about the lack of star-power in the league, the chasm between the top teams and everyone else and if this will be a historically bad season for the conference. Then, North Carolina’s Roy Williams stops by to get into what he learned what he learned after finishing last in the ACC, his team’s strengths and weaknesses, and his thoughts on playing the NCAA Tournament in one location (25:43). Next, it’s SEC preview time with the guys debating whether Tennessee or Kentucky is the class of the league, throwing a sock at LSU, weighing if Florida is primed for a bounce back year, and worry for Georgia (47:52). Finally, Arkansas’ Eric Musselman hops on to discuss his array of masks, the impact of adding three grad transfers to his team, implementing the Milwaukee Bucks offense and getting bullied by his wife on Twitter (1:06:13).
Duke and Kentucky have combined for 10 of the past 12 No. 1-ranked recruiting classes. But which group was the best?
Jay Williams, Zubin Mehenti, and Bart Scott begin hour three wondering what could happen in the NBA prior to the season starting. Will we see a trade involving Chris Paul and the Suns? The ACC has different protocols for their schedule than other conferences in basketball. Nolan Smith joins the show to discuss the upcoming Duke season and what it will look like in a pandemic.
Highlighted by Virginia at Duke on Feb. 20, the ACC announced its conference schedule on Tuesday. Games will start Dec. 12 with all ACC teams playing at least one conference game in December.
Duke won't have fans at Cameron Indoor Stadium for basketball games because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kentucky went from being outside of the top 25 of the 2021 men's college basketball recruiting class rankings to No. 6, while Michigan is now No. 1.
We answer the big questions entering college basketball's early signing period, from who is signing to where Duke and Kentucky stand.
Greenberg and Dakich preview the 2020 NBA Draft with ESPN draft expert Mike Schmitz, discussing LaMelo Ball and the Ball family, talent vs. intangibles, Luka Dončić’s success impacting international scouting, Anthony Edwards’ scoring ability, the depth in this draft, Obi Toppin’s “it” factor, which college players he’s excited to watch this season, and the importance of pick-and-roll defense.
Courtside: Jay Bilas on why this isn't the time for the amateurism debate and a deep dive on transferring in college basketball
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast talking about Dan Mullen’s role in the Florida-Missouri brawl, Justin Turner breaking COVID-19 protocol and celebrating on the field after the World Series, and Jim Harbaugh losing to Michigan State. Then, Jay Bilas stops by to discuss his concerns with the college basketball season, the continued slog of nonconference scheduling, why now isn’t the time for the amateurism debate, why this season makes the path to a future super conference even clearer, his No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft and a deep dive on transferring in college hoops (9:23).
John Gasaway breaks down the biggest concerns standing in the way of each of the top men's college basketball teams.
The matchups for the 2020 ACC/Big Ten Challenge were announced Friday, highlighted by a likely top-10 showdown between Duke and Illinois.
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