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