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kyle filipowski dribbles around his defender in friday night's loss to arizona.
sports  |  men's basketball

beats' picks: will no. 9 duke men's basketball right the ship in champions classic against no. 18 michigan state?

no. 2 duke hits the road for the first time this season, heading to chicago for the 13th annual champions classic. the blue devils will take on the 18th-ranked spartans in a heavyweight battle, and 世界杯欧洲杯小组赛 's beat writers are here with their predictions on whether duke will leave the windy city with a win.


duke head coach kara lawson served as an assistant on team usa head coach cheryl reeve's gold medal-winning 2022 fiba women's world cup team.
sports  |  women's basketball

lawson's team usa connections create special moment for duke women's basketball community, sport at large

team usa defeated the blue devils 87-58, and the majority of the second half was not particularly close. but that didn’t matter. the enormous community support represents not only the increase in enthusiasm about women’s basketball, but it demonstrates the important program building that head coach kara lawson is creating in durham.