J.P. Tokoto had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 1 Michigan State 79-65 Wednesday night, giving the Tar Heels another impressive victory in their inconsistent season.More >>
North Carolina flashed its potential again, earning another impressive victory after a second shaky setback.More >>
Jabari Parker totaled 15 points in the No. 10 Blue Devils' 79-69 win over the 22nd-ranked Michigan Wolverines on Tuesday. Quinn Cook led all Duke scorers with 24 points and nine assists in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge game.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, October 12 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-10-13 02:44:59 GMT
People nationwide have been unable to access welfare benefits through their EBT cards Saturday. Reports on the matter indicated the issue has no connection to the government shutdown.More >>
Xerox, which handles EBT systems in several states, said Saturday night the problem that prevented people from using their cards to shop has now been corrected. More >>
(RNN) – In 2010, Mason Plumlee and the rest of the Duke freshmen mostly watched from the sidelines as the team won the program's fourth national championship.
Plumlee, now an All-ACC first teamer, has a chance in 2013 to add another banner to the rafters, this time standing at the forefront of the Blue Devils' attack.
The 6'10" senior found himself under intense scrutiny this season, with fans and critics expecting him to play like an All-American every night. Despite the pressure, he provided consistency from the low post and balanced the lineup of sharpshooters placed around him.
His season was good enough to get him a spot among the finalists for the John Wooden Award, given to the national player of the year.
His averages in points (17.2), rebounds (10.2) and his field goal percentage (59.2) were ranked second among ACC players. He combines the strength and aggressiveness of a classic center with fluid footwork to get by defenders and into open shot opportunities.
Plumlee's senior running mate, 6'11" Ryan Kelly, missed nearly two months of the season with a foot injury. With Kelly back, Duke has the size and ability to cause matchup problems for any team it faces in the tournament.
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