Mike Krzyzewski attends first game at Cameron Indoor Stadium since retiring as the Blue Devils end their losing streak
For the first time since retirement from college basketballCoach Mike Krzyzewski attended a Duke basketball game.
Coach K was in attendance at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday night when the Duke defeated the Blue Devils Notre Dame fights the Irish68-64.
Krzyzewski and his wife Mickie sat on the sidelines for the first time since the legendary coach’s career last April.
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Krzyzewski retired after losing to North Carolina in the Final Four and as a 1,202-game winner five national championships after 47 years as a coach.
He has largely stayed away from the program as a former Duke player Jon Scheyer was coaching his first season in college basketball.
His return to Durham, North Carolina was almost spoiled by one Notre Dame team That reduced his deficit to just two points with 1:25 in the game after losing as many as 14.
But Kyle Filipowski scored 22 points and Scheyer became the first men’s ACC coach to win his first 13 home games.
“It’s something special for me that he’s here tonight,” said Scheyer after the game. “I’ve been here in so many fights and games with him. With him right next to me. I don’t know how he felt sitting over there instead of on the bench. But it just means a lot. his support. He’s been amazing all year, through this whole process. I just wanted to make sure we win while he’s here.
The Blue Devils struggled to repeat the success of last year’s Duke team, who sat 18-8, 9-6 in conference play.
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Duke entered Tuesday on a two-game losing streak, losing games to Miami and Virginia last week.
The loss to the Cavaliers was particularly brutal, the ACC admitted Referees blew a call By the end of regulation, that would have given Duke two chances for a top 10 win.
Dukes Filipowski cut to the basket with 1.2 seconds remaining in the second half and the game was tied 58-58. He received the basketball on the inbounds pass and went for the dunk.
He was hit on the edge of two Cavaliers defenders, and officials called a foul when time was up.
Upon review, it was determined that the foul took place after the clock reached 12:00, causing the game to go into overtime and the Cavaliers winning by 69:62.
On Saturday night, the ACC said officials made a “misjudgment of the Laws of the Game.”
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“Virginia’s Ryan Dunn was fouled during a shot attempt by Duke’s Kyle Filipowski after time was up,” the ACC said. “The officials’ review of the game determined that the foul committed took place after the clock reached 0.0. However, the game should have resulted in two free throws for Duke.”
https://www.foxnews.com/sports/mike-krzyzewski-attends-first-game-cameron-indoor-stadium-retirement-blue-devils-end-losing-streak Mike Krzyzewski attends first game at Cameron Indoor Stadium since retiring as the Blue Devils end their losing streak