Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s career continued, as the #2 Blues beat the #3 Texas Tech Red Raiders to advance to the Elite Eight.
On the first night of the Sweet Round of 16 of the 2022 NCAA Tournament, fans watched the top seeded teams in Gonzaga and Arizona get knocked out to break numerous groups. One team that has outlasted the two is Duke Blue Devils #2.
In a thrilling, thrilling game, Duke beat number 3 Texas Tech Red Raiders 78-73 to advance to Elite Eight. Not only that, but the career of head coach Mike Krzyzewski continues.
Here’s what the college basketball media had to say after Duke advanced to the Western Regional Finals.
College basketball media reacts to Duke, Coach K outperforms Texas Tech
One reason why Duke was able to outlast Texas Tech is that they made the most of their footage. For the entire second half, the Blues took 68.4% of their shots, resulting in 49 points being scored after they led 33-29 at halftime.
Perhaps the most important point scored in the entire match came from the hands of Duke guard Jeremy Roach. Leading 71-68 with a little more than a minute left in the game, Roach hit two consecutive points to basically seal the victory for the Blue Devils.
Roach ended the night scoring 15 points while shooting 7 to 11 from the field. Paolo Banchero led the team in points, scoring 22 points (7 for 12 from the field), while also scoring four rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Bryson Williams took the lead for the Red Raiders, scoring 21 points while shooting 50% from the field (8 to 16).
With this win, Krzyzewski earned his 100th career win, becoming the first coach ever to do so.
Duke will be looking to appear in the Final Four for the first time since 2015. To do so, they will have to defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks #4 in the Elite Eight. Arkansas is having a lot of momentum, as they were the team that knocked Gonzaga out of the NCAA Tournament.
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