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DBR Podcast #257 - Breaking Bellarmine

Plus we scan the ACC and talk about playing during a pandemic

Virginia Tech v Duke
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 22: Matthew Hurt #21 of the Duke Blue Devils shoots over Isaiah Wilkins #1 of the Virginia Tech Hokies during the second half of their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 22, 2020 in Durham, North Carolina.
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With Jaemyn Brakefield and Matthew Hurt leading the way from the perimeter, Duke beats up on Bellarmine. The podcast gang — Jason, Sam, and Donald — are here to break it all down with the headlines. the good news, the bad news, and the big takeaways from the game.

After that, we look ahead to the ACC-Big Ten Challenge with an extensive preview of Duke’s opponent, the talented and experienced Illinois Fighting Illini. And we don’t ignore the rest of the conference as each of the podcast crew picks out the game they will be paying special attention to in the Challenge.

And, before we go, we spend some time talking about the many, many college hoops games that have been canceled or postponed in these crazy Covid times. Should we even be playing college sports at all right now?

If you do not subscribe to the Duke Baskeball Report podcast, this would be a good time to ask why not? With the regular season now in full swing, you are going to want to get the pod the moment it is available for download. And if you want to interact with the guys, drop them an email at They will be back in just a few days to recap the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.