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