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No. 9 Duke rolls past UNC in Coach K’s Chapel Hill finale

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski walked off North Carolina’s homecourt a final time, armed with one more victory and the sound of a once-rowdy crowd mustering only a meager set of boos.

Ninth-ranked Duke ensured its retiring Hall of Fame coach could savor that moment Saturday night, thanks to a dominating opening stretch and a star-level performance from a blossoming freshman that had long since driven the . . .

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Frosh duo helps No. 8 Duke beat Wake Forest without Coach K

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Duke labored through two games with shaky shooting and turnover-prone play since returning from a COVID-19 outbreak.

This time the eighth-ranked Blue Devils got their offense rolling behind a blossoming freshman and an opportunistic defense — all without Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski on the sideline.

Paolo Banchero had 24 points and Duke hit 13 straight shots spanning halftime to blow it open and beat Wake Forest 76-64 on Wednesday night, turning . . .

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COVID-19 pauses have teams working way back to ‘game shape’

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — When second-ranked Duke returned from a COVID-19 outbreak, it didn’t take long for coach Mike Krzyzewski to see just how much work was ahead for the Blue Devils to get back into form.

“One of the kids, he was back for the first day” of practice, Krzyzewski said. “After 2 minutes, he threw up, and then he came back to practice and did well.”

It’s a scene more common for the start of preseason training, not the middle of a schedule.

Yet it’s one of the challenges facing men’s and women’s basketball coaches across the country amid the growing number of . . .

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No. 2 Duke returns from COVID-19 outbreak, tops Georgia Tech

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski could sense his Duke players were battling fatigue by halftime in the second-ranked Blue Devils’ return from a COVID-19 outbreak. So he kept the message simple.

“I said, ’I know you guys are tired,” he said. “’But you cannot be tired on the defensive end.”

The approach worked, with the Blue Devils holding Georgia Tech to 33% shooting while grinding out a 69-57 win on Tuesday night in their . . .

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Duke’s Krzyzewski eager for a final run with the Blue Devils

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski feels the time is right to step away from a Hall of Fame coaching career. He’s also eager to get back on the court for a final run after a bumpy year.

“I’m a lucky guy,” Krzyzewski said Thursday. “And we’re going to go for it as much as possible, as much as we can this year, and we’re going to try to return this place into being what it’s supposed to be. And then we’ll be able . . .

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Duke’s Krzyzewski to coach 1 final year, hand off to Scheyer

Mike Krzyzewski will make a final run at a national championship with Duke.

The Hall of Famer and winningest coach in the history of Division I men’s basketball announced Wednesday that next season will be his last with the Blue Devils program he has built into one of college basketball’s bluebloods. The school also named former . . .

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