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Seth Curry shot Duke right into the regional finals - and put
Mike Krzyzewski on the verge of another milestone.
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INDIANAPOLIS, March 30 — Football has laid claim to the ideal that defense wins championships.
When two teams shoot under 41 percent from the floor in the NCAA tournament, you have to salute the boys that are bringing the pressure.
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It's after midnight, the enormous Lucas Oil dome is half empty and Mike Krzyzewski is sitting on a stool while Tom Izzo is smirking over refs' calls.
Two legendary coaches, two historic franchises in a marquee NCAA tournament game, and at least 20,000 people who paid March Madness prices have decided to leave a one-point game at halftime to go home and go to bed.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Seth Curry shot Duke right into the regional finals -- and put Mike Krzyzewski on the verge of another major milestone.
Curry scored 29 points to lead the second-seeded Blue Devils past third-seeded Michigan State 71-61 on Friday night and into the Midwest Regional final.
If Duke (30-5) beats top-seeded Louisville (32-5) in Sunday's regional final, Krzyzewski...
Blue Devils get 29 points from Seth Curry to beat Michigan State 71-61. Next up is a rematch against top-seeded Louisville. That game will tip off on Sunday at 5:05 PM EST.
At the end of the game Friday night the fans of the Michigan State Spartans were not too happy. Their beloved team had lost, 71-61, to the Duke Blue Devils. They didn't play poorly; Duke's Seth Curry was just lights out hitting 8 of 17 shots including 6 of 9 from behind the arc for 29 points.
Don't get me wrong; they kept it close, but close only counts in horseshoes...
Friday night was the one time Tom Izzo hoped his only son made the wrong choice.
Turns out, the 12-year-old got it exactly right.
Just days after word leaked that Izzo's son had picked Duke to beat his dad's team in the Midwest Regional final, Seth Curry scored 29 points to lead the Blue Devils to a 71-61 victory over the Spartans.
''I felt we never got on track...
Mike Krzyzewski talks after Duke blown out by Louisville.
When it comes to college basketball, coaching chess matches don't get much better than Mike Krzyzewski vs. Tom Izzo.
Two of the nation's most successful coaches are squaring off in Friday night's Midwest Regional semifinals.
Krzyzewski has an NCAA record 956 career wins and four national championships at Duke, winning two titles in Indianapolis. Tom Izzo has a school...
Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino are finally doing an encore.
For the first time since their teams played perhaps the greatest game in the history of the NCAA tournament, Krzyzewski and Pitino will meet in the NCAA tournament Sunday when top-seeded Louisville faces Duke. In the regional finals, no less.
Never mind that few of their current players were even born in 1992. Or that...
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski have been teaching young men how to play basketball for decades.
On Thursday, they demonstrated why they're so good. They stay loose.
Instead of getting tense and out of sorts the day before the Midwest Regional's well-hyped coaching matchup, the pair took turns praising one another's styles, their loyalty...
It's been 21 years since Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino coached in a classic as Duke beat Kentucky on Christian Laettner's last second shot.
Louisville and Duke will battle for a bid to the 2013 Final Four today in the Midwest regional final at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Surprisingly this is just the second time Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino have met in the NCAA tournament. Lets take a look at some interesting numbers.
With a win for Pitino, he’ll pass Denny Crum, Adolph Rupp and Tom Izzo in number of Final...
Rick Pitino and Mike Krzyzewski may be in competition with each other, but they are also friends who have immense respect for one another.
The friendship between Pitino and Coach K began after their teams competed in the 1992 East Region finals of the NCAA tournament. Krzyzewski’s Duke squad beat Pitino’s Kentucky team 104-103 on Christian Laettner’s famous shot. The game is...
Louisville has opened up as a 3 ½ point favorite against Duke tomorrow in the Midwest regional final.
This will be the second match-up between the two teams this year. They previously met in November in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis, with Duke winning 76-71.
Duke has advanced to the regional final with wins over, Albany, Creighton and Michigan State. The Blue Devils...
By Dale Yarborough
ACC Bureau Reporter
The (1) Louisville Cardinals take on the (2) Duke Blue Devils in a paramount game that will decide a Final Four contender and end another team’s season. But beyond the players on the court, coaches Rick Pitino (Louisville) and Mike Krzyzewski (Duke) have history between the two that dates back before some players were even born.