Krzyzewski K-O'd: North Carolina takes out coach, Duke 81-77
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s remarkable career came to a sudden end Saturday night after Caleb Love made a key 3-pointer and three late free throws to lift archrival North Carolina to a thrill-a-minute 81-77 victory over the Blue Devils in the national semifinals showdown.
Kansas earns No. 1 seed in Midwest Region; Auburn gets No. 2
Kansas earned a No. 1 seed for the 15th time on Sunday, second only to North Carolina for most in college hoops history, and will open the NCAA Tournament in the Midwest Region against the play-in winner between Texas Southern and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in Fort Worth, Texas.
Duke basketball season over after positive coronavirus test, ending 24-year NCAA streak
Duke has pulled out of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament and officially ended its season after a member of the program tested positive for coronavirus. The Blue Devils' streak of 24 consecutive NCAA Tournaments is now over. The ACC announced that the Blue Devils' quarterfinal game with Florida State scheduled for Thursday night has been canceled. In a statement, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said he was "honored" to coach his team and was "extremely proud of their collective attitudes and effort." Because Duke's season is over, Florida State will now automatically advance to the ACC Tournament semifinals.cbsnews.com
Duke basketball season over after positive Covid case
A Duke Blue Devils basketball with the logo before their game against the Georgia State Panthers at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 15, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. The Duke men's basketball season is over following a positive coronavirus case in the program, the team announced in a statement Thursday. The team is withdrawing from the ACC tournament after "one member of our program tested positive following Wednesday's ACC Tournament game in Greensboro," said Kevin White, Duke's director of athletics. The positive test comes after The Duke Chronicle reported 102 undergraduates tested positive for the coronavirus between March 5 and 9. The Blue Devils ended the season 13-11 overall and finished tenth in the ACC with a 9-9 record.cnbc.com