HOUSTON - Coach Krzyzewski is quick to tell you that his assistants, Chris Collins and Steve Wojciechowski, make up the scouting reports for future opponents, and it is no different with Baylor. Both coaches checked out the Bears' easy win over St. Mary's last evening, and who better to talk to about the next opponent than Chris Collins himself? BDN caught up with Coach Collins for a one on one chat about the game.
HOUSTON - Kyle Singler addresses the constant questions of expectations. Kyle stated he would design another shirt if they get to the Final Four as well. The Duke team watched film this morning and just finished up practice about thirty minutes ago.
HOUSTON - Prep yourself for an information overload, for the Blue Devil Nation has several interviews coming your way from today's press conference and open locker room. BDN takes you behind the scenes to bring you the best coverage on Duke Basketball available on any site. Jon Scheyer talks about Baylor just before the team hit the practice court, and where they happen to be as I type. Enjoy and check back often and join BDN Premium for full site access. Next up - The three freshmen share their thoughts on being one game away from the Final Four.
HOUSTON - Shooters just keep shooting and that's exactly what Jon Scheyer did on Friday evening. After scoring just 2 points in the first half, Scheyer tallied 16 in the second for a total of 18 points and that helped Duke defeat a game Purdue team 70-57. Scheyer tied Nolan Smith with 4 assists as well, and it was obvious that there was a sense of relief in the face of the senior captain. BDN caught up to Jon for a one on one in the Duke locker room and, as you will hear, we were rudely interrupted by a reporter asking Jon about a "meltdown." I had just asked Jon what it was like to field questions from people who had done little homework on Duke. Before he could answer, a reporter asked Jon about the same thing that made Coach Krzyzewski bristle during the post game press conference, yet she seemingly got no hint how silly her questions were. At that point, I just rolled my eyes and turned the recording off as Jon himself gave me a little smile as if he were saying, "oh well." It was as if the TMZ had invaded the Duke locker room. Anyhow, it is disturbing how little some of the media seems to know about Duke basketball and its inner workings but, hey, they all can't be BDN, right? I will have more on the media angle later today as we continue to churn out a plethora of interviews from Houston. In short, BDN is on the scene once again to bring you some of the very best coverage available. That said, listen to the interview for yourself and check back often as we'll be adding quite a bit today. Just press play below -