Duke Ticker: Basketball, Men's Track and Field

May 16, 2013


  • Senior forward Mason Plumlee, left, and women’s basketball junior forward Haley Peters, right, were named to the Capital One Academic All-District III team. The award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their performances on the court and in the classroom
  • With 18 points on February 10 against Boston College, guard Seth Curry ’13, right, and his brother Stephen became the all-time highest-scoring brother duo in NCAA history. In their combined NCAA career, the two have accumulated 4,736 total points, putting them ahead of Tyler and Ben Hansbrough, who finished with 4,485 career points.
  • Former Duke basketball players Kyrie Irving ’14 and Luol Deng ’07 have been named NBA All-Stars. During All-Star weekend in Houston, Irving won the 3-Point Contest.
  • Adam Silver '84 will become the NBA commissioner after David Stern retires next year. After having worked as the league’s chief operating officer for the past six years, Silver will start as commissioner in February.
  • The men’s 4 × 800 relay team set a school record of 7 minutes, 26.88 seconds in the event at the Millrose Games in mid-February. The relay team consisted of Tommy Meister ’16, Kyle Moran ’15, Nate McClafferty ’16, and Michal Filipczak ’16, in that order.
  • The score: 8,011 points won by Curtis Beach ’13 to win the Texas Relays decathlon, the second time he’s passed the 8,000-point mark and a new personal record. Beach won the pole vault at 16 feet, 8 3⁄4 inches—a new personal record. He also finished first in the 1,500-meter in 4 minutes, 17.94 seconds, more than 12 seconds ahead of everyone else.