Here’s what Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski had to say after the Blues advanced to the Finals with a win over the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Another round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament has come and gone, and Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke Blue Devils are still dancing.
On Saturday, Duke defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks No. 5 with a score of 78-69 in the Elite Eight to become the tournament’s second team to earn their spot at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, La. With this, Coach K’s career continues to flourish, as he will retire after the Blues’ season is over.
After the game, Krzyzewski shared his thoughts on winning a spot in the Finals for the 13th NCAA record.
Duke basketball coach K speaks after appearing in the 13th Finals for the 13th time
As you’ve seen, freshman star Paolo Banchero has come close to Krzyzewski to call him a goat, but his head coach funny doesn’t have that.
Duke closed the first half in the best possible way, and that’s when Trevor Keels hit a three-pointer to give the team a 45-33 lead before halftime. Even though the Razorbacks cut their deficit to 53-48 early in the second half, the Blues still won.
New student AJ Griffin leads the Blue Devils with 18 points scored (7 to 9 from the field, 2 to 3 from the 3-point line). Banchero scored 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Mark Williams secured a brace with 12 points (6 for 6 from the field) and 12 rebounds.
Now, Duke will spy on their opponents on Sunday. They’ll play either Saint Peter’s Peacocks number 15, the Cinderella team that won over the audience, or UNC Tar Heels number 8, their hated opponents.
Whoever their opponent is, the Blues are just two wins away from bringing Coach K out of retirement with his sixth national championship.
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