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Coach K’s farewell tour: Mike Krzyzewski honored by Syracuse, Jim Boeheim before Blue Devils blow out Orange

No. 7 Duke ran its winning streak to seven games on Saturday with a 97-72 thrashing of Syracuse that brings the Blue Devils within one win of clinching at least a share of the ACC title. Duke’s 97 points marked a team high in ACC play as it torched Syracuse’s zone with a 15 of 32 mark from 3-point range.

While the game was significant for a team in the thick of a conference title race and projected as a No. 2 seed in Jerry Palm’s Bracketology, so were the pregame festivities. With Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski coaching his final game at the Carrier Dome against close friend Jim Boeheim, the Orange gave Coach K a heartfelt sendoff.

Syracuse presented Coach K with a framed photo of he and Boeheim printed on a piece of the Carrier Dome roof and announced the creation of a new scholarship in Krzyzewski’s honor. The

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Red Devils, Aces clash for title

Mar. 18—Longtime rivals Owensboro and Owensboro Catholic square off at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Sportscenter for the boys’ 9th District Basketball Tournament championship.

The defending champion and No. 1 Red Devils (10-5) advanced to the finals on Monday with a 67-43 conquest of No. 4 seed Apollo.

OHS got 21 points from sophomore guard Kenyata Carbon, who scored 11 in the first quarter, 16 points from senior guard Amari Robinson-Wales, and 10 points off the bench from ever-improving sophomore swingman Talas Taylor.

Now, the Red Devils meet an Aces team they easily handled 79-51 on March 9, but Owensboro coach Red Drake knows his contingent must be ready for Catholic.

“It’s a rivalry,” said Drake, whose OHS team defeated Catholic in last year’s district tournament title game, only to lose to the Aces in the championship game of the 3rd Region Tournament.

No. 2 seed Catholic advanced to

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