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2018–19 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team

The 2018–19 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represents Duke University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They are 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.

2018–19 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
Duke Athletics logo.svg
ACC Tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 1
2018–19 record32–6 (14–4 ACC)
Head coachMike Krzyzewski (39th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaCameron Indoor Stadium
Seasons
2018–19 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 2 Virginia 16 2   .889     35 3   .921
No. 3 North Carolina 16 2   .889     29 7   .806
No. 1 Duke 14 4   .778     32 6   .842
No. 10 Florida State 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
No. 16 Virginia Tech 12 6   .667     26 9   .743
Syracuse 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
Louisville 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
NC State 9 9   .500     24 12   .667
Clemson 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Georgia Tech 6 12   .333     14 18   .438
Boston College 5 13   .278     14 17   .452
Miami (FL) 5 13   .278     14 18   .438
Wake Forest 4 14   .222     11 20   .355
Pittsburgh 3 15   .167     14 19   .424
Notre Dame 3 15   .167     14 19   .424
2019 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Blue Devils finished the 2017-18 season 29–8, 13–5 in ACC play to finish in second place. They defeated Notre Dame in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament before losing to North Carolina in the semifinals. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 2 seed in the Midwest region. There they defeated Iona, Rhode Island, and Syracuse to advance to the Elite Eight. In the Elite Eight, they lost to No. 1 seed Kansas in overtime.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Grayson Allen SG 6'5" 205 Senior Jacksonville, Florida Graduated; Declared for 2018 NBA draft[1]
Marvin Bagley III PF 6'11" 234 Freshman Phoenix, Arizona Declared for 2018 NBA draft[2]
Wendell Carter Jr. C/PF 6'10" 259 Freshman Atlanta, Georgia Declared for 2018 NBA draft[3]
Trevon Duval PG 6'3" 186 Freshman Wilmington, Delaware Declared for 2018 NBA draft
Gary Trent Jr. SG 6'6" 209 Freshman Columbus, Ohio Declared for 2018 NBA draft[4]

2018 recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Joey Baker
SF
Fayetteville, NC Trinity Christian 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Oct 29, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 89
RJ Barrett
SF/SG
Mississauga, ON Montverde Academy (FL) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Nov 10, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 96
Tre Jones
PG
Saint Paul, MN Apple Valley HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Aug 13, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 92
Cam Reddish
SF
Norristown, PA Westtown School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Sep 1, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 95
Zion Williamson
PF
Spartanburg, SC Spartanburg Day School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 272 lb (123 kg) Jan 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 96
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 13, 2017.

RosterEdit

2018–19 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 1 Zion Williamson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Fr Spartanburg Day School Spartanburg, South Carolina
F 2 Cam Reddish 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Fr Westtown School Norristown, Pennsylvania
G 3 Tre Jones 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Fr Apple Valley St. Paul, Minnesota
F 5 RJ Barrett 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Fr Montverde Academy (FL) Mississauga, Ontario
F 12 Javin DeLaurier (C) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 234 lb (106 kg) Jr St. Anne's-Belfield School Charlottesville, Virginia
F 13 Joey Baker 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Trinity Christian Fayetteville, North Carolina
G 14 Jordan Goldwire 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 181 lb (82 kg) So Norcross HS Norcross, Georgia
G 15 Alex O'Connell 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 183 lb (83 kg) So Milton HS Milton, Georgia
C 20 Marques Bolden 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Jr DeSoto HS DeSoto, Texas
C 30 Antonio Vrankovic 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 269 lb (122 kg) Sr Pine Crest School Delray Beach, Florida
F 41 Jack White (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Jr Australian Institute of Sport Canberra, Australia
G 50 Justin Robinson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 202 lb (92 kg) RS Jr San Antonio Christian San Antonio, Texas
G 51 Mike Buckmire (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 172 lb (78 kg) So Germantown Friends School Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
G 53 Brennan Besser (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Latin School Chicago, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Source:[5]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Duke Canada Tour
August 15, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
vs. Ryerson W 86–67 
 34  Barrett   13  Williamson   4  Williamson  Paramount Fine Foods Centre (5,490)
Toronto, ON
August 17, 2018*
6:00 pm, ESPN+
vs. Toronto W 96–60 
 35  Barrett   9  Barrett   5  White  Paramount Fine Foods Centre (5,490)
Toronto, ON
August 19, 2018*
3:00 pm, ESPN+
vs. McGill W 103–58 
 36  Williamson   13  Williamson   10  Barrett  Place Bell (10,098)
Laval, QC
Exhibition
October 23, 2018*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 4 Virginia Union W 106–64 
 29  Williamson   6  Tied   9  Tied  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
October 27, 2018*
4:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 4 Ferris State W 132–48 
 32  Barrett   10  Williamson   10  Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Non-conference regular season
November 6, 2018*
9:30 pm, ESPN
No. 4 vs. No. 2 Kentucky
Champions Classic
W 118–84  1–0
 33  Barrett   11  White   7  Jones  Bankers Life Fieldhouse (18,907)
Indianapolis, IN
November 11, 2018*
1:00 pm, ESPN
No. 4 Army W 94–72  2–0
 27  Williamson   15  Williamson   7  Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
November 14, 2018*
7:00 pm, ACCRSN
No. 1 Eastern Michigan W 84–46  3–0
 21  Williamson   9  Williamson   8  Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
November 19, 2018*
5:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 1 vs. San Diego State
Maui Invitational Tournament quarterfinals
W 90–64  4–0
 20  Barrett   8  White   5  Barrett  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Lahaina, HI
November 20, 2018*
8:30 pm, ESPN
No. 1 vs. No. 8 Auburn
Maui Invitational Tournament semifinals
W 78–72  5–0
 18  Tied   9  Tied   6  Jones  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Lahaina, HI
November 21, 2018*
5:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 vs. No. 3 Gonzaga
Maui Invitational Tournament championship
L 87–89  5–1
 23  Barrett   10  Williamson   3  Tied  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Lahaina, HI
November 27, 2018*
9:30 pm, ESPN
No. 3 Indiana
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 90–69  6–1
 25  Williamson   9  Barrett   8  Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
December 1, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 3 Stetson W 113–49  7–1
 26  Barrett   9  White   7  Tied  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
December 5, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 3 Hartford W 84–54  8–1
 27  Barrett   15  Barrett   6  Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
December 8, 2018*
5:30 pm, ESPN
No. 3 Yale W 91–58  9–1
 30  Barrett   12  White   6  Barrett  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
December 18, 2018*
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 2 Princeton W 101–50  10–1
 27  Barrett   10  Williamson   6  Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
December 20, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 2 vs. No. 12 Texas Tech
New York Showcase
W 69–58  11–1
 17  Williamson   13  Williamson   5  Jones  Madison Square Garden (19,812)
New York, NY
ACC regular season
January 5, 2019
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 Clemson W 87–68  12–1
(1–0)
 25  Williamson   10  Williamson   9  Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
January 8, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 at Wake Forest W 87–65  13–1
(2–0)
 30  Williamson   10  Williamson   7  Tied  LJVM Coliseum (14,268)
Winston-Salem, NC
January 12, 2019
2:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 at No. 13 Florida State W 80–78  14–1
(3–0)
 32  Barrett   8  Williamson   6  Jones  Donald L. Tucker Center (11,675)
Tallahassee, FL
January 14, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 Syracuse L 91–95 OT 14–2
(3–1)
 35  Williamson   16  Barrett   9  Barrett  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
January 19, 2019
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 No. 4 Virginia
ESPN College GameDay
W 72–70  15–2
(4–1)
 30  Barrett   9  Williamson   3  Barrett  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
January 22, 2019
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 2 at Pittsburgh W 79–64  16–2
(5–1)
 26  Barrett   9  Bolden   7  Williamson  Petersen Events Center (12,881)
Pittsburgh, PA
January 26, 2019
12:00 pm, Raycom
No. 2 Georgia Tech W 66–53  17–2
(6–1)
 24  Barrett   11  Barrett   6  Reddish  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
January 28, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 2 at Notre Dame W 83–61  18–2
(7–1)
 26  Williamson   9  Tied   5  Jones  Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
South Bend, IN
February 2, 2019*
12:00 pm, ESPN
No. 2 St. John's W 91–61  19–2
 29  Williamson   14  Barrett   7  Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
February 5, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 2 Boston College W 80–55  20–2
(8–1)
 24  Reddish   17  Williamson   3  Tied  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
February 9, 2019
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 2 at No. 3 Virginia
ESPN College GameDay
W 81–71  21–2
(9–1)
 26  Barrett   7  Barrett   7  Jones  John Paul Jones Arena (14,629)
Charlottesville, VA
February 12, 2019
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 2 at No. 16 Louisville W 71–69  22–2
(10–1)
 27  Williamson   12  Williamson   4  Barrett  KFC Yum! Center (22,046)
Louisville, KY
February 16, 2019
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 2 NC State W 94–78  23–2
(11–1)
 32  Williamson   11  Barrett   10  Barrett  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
February 20, 2019
9:00 pm, ESPN/Raycom
No. 1 No. 8 North Carolina
Rivalry/ESPN College GameDay
L 72–88  23–3
(11–2)
 33  Barrett   13  Barrett   5  Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
February 23, 2019
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 at Syracuse W 75–65  24–3
(12–2)
 30  Barrett   8  Bolden   7  Barrett  Carrier Dome (35,642)
Syracuse, NY
February 26, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 3 at No. 20 Virginia Tech L 72–77  24–4
(12–3)
 21  Barrett   6  Tied   5  Tied  Cassell Coliseum (9,275)
Blacksburg, VA
March 2, 2019
4:00 pm, CBS
No. 3 Miami (FL) W 87–57  25–4
(13–3)
 19  Barrett   10  Barrett   7  Barrett  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
March 5, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 4 Wake Forest W 71–70  26–4
(14–3)
 28  Barrett   10  White   4  Barrett  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
March 9, 2019
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 4 at No. 3 North Carolina
Rivalry/ESPN College GameDay
L 70–79  26–5
(14–4)
 26  Barrett   12  Barrett   7  Jones  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
ACC Tournament
March 14, 2019
9:00 pm, ESPN
(3) No. 5 vs. (6) Syracuse
Quarterfinals
W 84–72  27–5
 29  Williamson   14  Williamson   8  Jones  Spectrum Center (19,691)
Charlotte, NC
March 15, 2019
9:00 pm, ESPN
(3) No. 5 vs. (2) No. 3 North Carolina
Semifinals/Rivalry
W 74–73  28–5
 31  Williamson   11  Williamson   7  Barrett  Spectrum Center (20,116)
Charlotte, NC
March 16, 2019
8:30 pm, ESPN
(3) No. 5 vs. (4) No. 12 Florida State
Championship
W 73–63  29–5
 21  Williamson   9  Barrett   6  Jones  Spectrum Center (19,691)
Charlotte, NC
NCAA Tournament
March 22, 2019*
7:10 pm, CBS
(1 E) No. 1 vs. (16 E) North Dakota State
First Round
W 85–62  30–5
 26  Barrett   14  Barrett   4  Jones  Colonial Life Arena (16,219)
Columbia, SC
March 24, 2019*
5:15 pm, CBS
(1 E) No. 1 vs. (9 E) UCF
Second Round
W 77–76  31–5
 32  Williamson   11  Williamson   4  Tied  Colonial Life Arena (16,332)
Columbia, SC
March 29, 2019
9:45 pm, CBS
(1 E) No. 1 vs. (4 E) No. 16 Virginia Tech
Sweet Sixteen
W 75–73  32–5
 23  Williamson   7  O'Connell   11  Barrett  Capital One Arena (20,006)
Washington, D.C.
March 31, 2019*
5:05 pm, CBS
(1 E) No. 1 vs. (2 E) No. 5 Michigan State
Elite Eight
L 67–68  32–6
 24  Williamson   14  Williamson   6  Barrett  Capital One Arena (20,125)
Washington, D.C.
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. E=East.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Record for the largest on-campus attendance in college basketball history.[6]

Ranking movementEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Final 
AP 4 (4) 1 (48) 1 (53) 3 (1) 3 (1) 2 (4) 2 (5) 1 (35) 1 (35) 1 (37) 1 (36) 2 (11) 2 (12) 2 (12) 2 (24) 1 (58) 3 (3) 4 (1) 5 1 Not released 
Coaches 3 (4) 3^ (4) 1 (32) 3 3 2 (1) 2 (1) 2 (9) 1 (10) 2 (8) 2 (6) 2 (2) 2 (1) 2 2 (2) 1 (28) 2-T 4-T 5 1 4

^Coaches did not release a Week 2 poll.
*AP does not release post-NCAA Tournament rankings

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Larsen, Andy. "Jazz draft Duke's Grayson Allen at No. 21 in the 2018 NBA Draft". KSL.com. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  2. ^ Hagen, Kevin. "Kings select Duke's Marvin Bagley III with 2nd overall pick". Morganton.com. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  3. ^ Friedell, Nick. "Duke's Wendell Carter Jr. goes to Bulls with No. 7 draft pick". ESPN.com. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  4. ^ Freeman, Joe. "NBA draft 2018: Portland Trail Blazers acquire Gary Trent Jr. in draft-night trade". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Men's Basketball 2018-19 Schedule/Results". goduke.com. Duke University Athletics. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  6. ^ Jung, Tristan (February 23, 2019). "Syracuse vs. Duke Breaks NCAA On-Campus Attendance Record With Crowd of 35,642". www.si.com. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 24, 2019.