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07:29 AM ET 11.06 | Last month, at the ACC's media day, Tyler Thornton offered an unsolicited prediction. "Matt Jones, he's going to surprise a lot of people because of how smart he is," Thornton said then. "He makes plays." At the end of the preseason, Thornton's statement looks prophetic. Jones, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from DeSoto, Tex., averaged 24 minutes in the Blue Devils' two exhibition games, and he made the most of his opportunity. He averaged 12 points on 8-of-19 shooting (4th-most behind Rondey Hood, Jabari Parker and Amile Jefferson) and recorded four steals, second to only Thornton. It's his defense that could be an asset that leads to more playing time. "He's a good player, he plays defense, and he's tough," head coach Mike Krzyzewski said Saturday.

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November 6, 2013  07:44 AM ET

Inside straight.

November 6, 2013  08:09 AM ET

Trey Lyles' commitment pushes Kentucky's 2014 class to No. 1

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November 6, 2013  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Trey Lyles' Signing Bonus pushes Kentucky's 2014 over Calipari's signing budget!

FIFY 0-6

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November 6, 2013  12:12 PM ET

Duke Blue Devils! Y2K13. GET ON THE SHUTTLE!

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November 6, 2013  01:22 PM ET
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Coach K will coach till he is 80.

I thought he passed that already.

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