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Coach K’s farewell tour: Duke vs. North Carolina ticket prices soar for Mike Krzyzewski’s last home game

There’s always a packed house when Duke and North Carolina square off, but the historic nature of Saturday’s showdown between the rivals is sending ticket prices into overdrive. As the No. 6 Blue Devils prepare to host North Carolina in Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final home game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the cheapest ticket available for the game on Stubhub as of Friday morning were $4,699. The most expensive seats — on the floor behind one of the baskets — were $99,988 apiece.

Duke is honoring Krzyzewski and his former players on the court before the game tips at 6 p.m. ET. After the game, Coach K will return to the floor and address the crowd. With a win, Krzyzewski would improve to 573-75 all-time in the venue, and he enters with a 50-46 record against the Tar Heels during his storied 42-year career.

In addition to the historical significance

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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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Coach K’s farewell tour: Duke beats Florida State as Mike Krzyzewski returns for penultimate home game

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski returned to the bench for his team’s 88-70 win over Florida State on Saturday after missing the second half of Tuesday’s win over Wake Forest due to a health scare. The No. 9 Blue Devils kept stress levels down for Coach K and a raucous crowd by dismantling an injury-plagued FSU team with an 52% shooting performance. With the win, Duke improved to 23-4 (13-3 ACC) and pulled ahead of Notre Dame atop the ACC standings after the Fighting Irish fell to 12-4 in league play with a loss at Wake Forest.

Six players reached double figures for Duke on Saturday, led by 17 from Paolo Banchero. Though the Seminoles (14-12, 7-9) have been rocked by injuries during conference play, the outcome marked a bit of redemption for the Blue Devils after they lost 79-78 in the first meeting at FSU on Jan. 18. Saturday’s

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NBC’s Mike Tirico Looks to Finish Olympics After Super Sunday

NBC’s Mike Tirico Looks to Finish Olympics After Super Sunday originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Mike Tirico has traveled over 12,500 miles in the air over the past week and hosted two major sporting events.

And he still isn’t done.

Tirico is back at NBC Sports Group headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, to host the final week of the Winter Olympics. He anchored primetime coverage the first five days from Beijing before flying back to the U.S. on Feb. 8. He did the Feb. 9-10 shows from NBC’s headquarters before going to Los Angeles, where he hosted the Super Bowl and three days of Olympics.

“We’ve hosted the Olympics from this lake set (outside SoFi Stadium), from the field of the Super Bowl, from China and from our studio in Connecticut all in like a week, which is just nuts,” Tirico said Sunday night after hosting the Olympic primetime show.

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