Duke basketball: Everything Coach K said after the Blue Devils advanced to the Elite Eight by defeating Texas Tech.
After a hard-fought victory over Texas Tech in the Sweet 16, Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke basketball team has advanced to the Elite Eight, leaving Coach K distraught.
For another game, Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke Blue Devils beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night, extending the Coach K era of Duke basketball for another game.
In the Sweet 16, No. 2 Duke upset No. 3 Texas 78-73 to advance to the Elite Eight. The Blue Devils will take on the No. 4 Arkansas Razorbacks, who are coming off a huge win against the top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs in San Francisco.
Coach K is grateful for his players, even though they will have to outdo Eric Musselman’s Hogs to reach the Final Four in New Orleans.
Coach K is seen here becoming passionate following Duke’s victory over Texas Tech in the post-game.
Coach K of Duke basketball sheds tears following his team’s Sweet 16 victory over Texas Tech.
Krzyzewski is in his final season as Duke’s head coach. Either after an NCAA Tournament game defeat or as a national champion, he will step down as a coach.
Duke’s journey to the Elite Eight hasn’t been easy, but Mentor K thinks it’s a privilege to coach players like Paolo Banchero. For Duke to upset a powerful Texas Tech club, his team’s finest player showed a lot of guts.
In the 40 years since Krzyzewski took over the program, the Blue Devils have gone from a competitive ACC club to a national force and public enemy No. 1 in the eyes of many college basketball fans.
While many fans despise Duke, his program has been linked with brilliance throughout the years. Whether he’s an elitist or not, his team is typically up for a game.
If Duke beats Arkansas, Coach K will lead the Blue Devils to their final Final Four appearance.