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Mike Krzyzewski and his Duke team will begin the season with the distinction of being the top mens basketball team in the country. Adidas Shoes Discount Sale .The Blue Devils were ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 after receiving 58 of 65 first-place votes from the national media panel. Its the eighth time Duke has held the preseason No. 1 ranking.It is always an honor to be ranked No. 1, Krzyzewski said. We understand that no teams have played a regular-season game at this point, so many things can and often do change throughout the course of a college basketball season. Certainly, were excited that people think highly of our team and the ACC as a whole.Duke is followed by perennial contenders Kentucky and Kansas at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. The Wildcats received two first-place votes.Kansas extended the nations longest consecutive poll streak with its 143rd straight Top 25, a run that started on Feb. 3, 2009.?Defending champion Villanova comes in at No. 4 after getting four first-place votes, while Oregon rounds out the top five.North Carolina, Xavier, Virginia, Wisconsin and Arizona make up the rest of the top 10.Indiana is 11th followed by Michigan State, Louisville, Gonzaga, Purdue, UCLA, Saint Marys, Connecticut, Syracuse and West Virginia.The last five ranked teams are Texas, Creighton, Rhode Island, Iowa State and Maryland.The ACC and Big Ten are tied with five ranked teams each while the Big 12 has four. Nine conferences have at least one team ranked in the preseason poll.The Blue Devils return three starters from last seasons Sweet 16 team and bring in ESPNs No. 2-ranked recruiting class, but it is uncertain how healthy they will be for their season opener Nov. 11 against?Marist. Freshman forward Harry Giles is still recovering from an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee. Freshman Jayson Tatum could play if his foot sprain recovers in time.Tatum suffered the injury Tuesday and was expected to miss about two weeks. Krzyzewski said at ACC media day last week that hes hopeful Tatum will be ready to go against the Red Foxes.ESPN senior writer Dana ONeil and The Associated Press contributed to this report. Cheap Wholesale Adidas Shoes .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Cheap Discount Adidas Shoes . On June 12, just as the sun sets on the magnificent historical city of Sao Paulo the inventors, innovators and purveyors of “joga bonitowill” open their campaign. The opponent, Croatia and all its football might and will. As opposites do attract we are set for a corker of an opener. . Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4). MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Damian Lillard had his lowest-scoring game of the season. CJ McCollum made up the difference by matching the best game of his career.McCollum scored 37 points, 16 in the fourth quarter, to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-94 on Sunday.I just went into the game being aggressive, McCollum said.McCollum had 10 straight Portland points in the closing minutes put the game away, and also matched his career best with six 3-pointers. Lillard added 19 points and seven assists, and Maurice Harkless finished with 18 points.He was big-time, Lillard said about McCollum. Thats who he is. We see him get hot like that all the time. ... As a point guard, and as somebody that knows how capable he is of taking over a game, you go to it.Marc Gasol led Memphis with 21 points, and Mike Conley added 16 points and seven assists. Zach Randolph had 15 points and seven rebounds.The game was close with 13 lead changes and 12 ties before Portland pulled away late behind McCollum hitting 6 of 9 shots in the fourth.He had a good rhythm, Portland coach Terry Stotts said. I thought he took (shots) in rhythm. He got within the context and flow of the game.Conleys 3-pointer from 31 feet at the horn, gave Memphis a 51-47 lead at the break, but the Grizzlies struggled in the second half.We cant seem to find a level of consistent play throughout the game, and thats really hurting us right now, Memphis coach David Fizdale said after his teams second straight loss.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Lillard entered the game ranked second in the league in scoring, averaging 34.2 points. His previous low-scoring game this season was 27 at Phoenix Wednesday. ... Portland has scored at least 100 in all seven of its games. ... McCollums performancee marked the first time this season someone other than Lillard led Portland in scoring. Adidas Shoes Clearance Sale. .Grizzlies: Memphis G Tony Allen left in the second quarter with a right hip injury. He returned in the second half. ... Gasol has made a 3-pointer in all six games hes played this season. ... Conley, who entered the game ranked second in the league in 3-point shooting at 59.3 percent, was 1 of 5 from outside the arc.LADIES and GENTLEMEN, CHANDLER PARSONSParsons, the Grizzlies biggest off-season acquisition, started in his season debut Sunday and missed all eight of his shot in just under 22 minutes. Parsons, signed by Memphis during the offseason for four years, $94 million, did not play in the preseason or in the first six regular season games, recovering from right knee surgery. I expected him to be rusty, Memphis coach David Fizdale said. The guy hasnt played in I dont know how long.DAME DINGED UPLillard injured his left thumb in the second quarter, but didnt leave the game although he kept shaking the hand the rest of the half. While the thumb was swollen, he didnt anticipate any long-term affects. Lillard also rolled his ankle. It would take more than that to keep me out of the game, he said.STILL ADJUSTINGWith Parsons debut, Memphis employed its fifth different starting lineup in the first seven games as first-year coach David Fizdale searches for consistency.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Portland returns home to face the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. The Trail Blazers lost to Phoenix 118-115 in overtime last WednesdayGrizzlies: Memphis closes out a four-game homestand on Tuesday night against the Denver Nuggets. 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