Duke survived UNC-Wilmington Thursday afternoon, but there's no doubt that the Seahawks belonged in the tournament. The Blue Devils needed a monster performance from Marshall Plumlee, who finished 9-of-10 with 23 points and eight rebounds, to emerge victorious. After the contest, Coach K reportedly showed a great deal of class.
Krzyzewski, according to SI's Pete Thamel, stopped two UNC-Wilmington players in the hallway after the contest to praise them on their effort.
This isn't exactly a surprise, given Coach K's reputation for giving players their due - even if they aren't on his team.
UNC-Wilmington had four players finish in double figures, but they were battling foul trouble the entire game. Duke will get the winner of Yale vs. Baylor on Saturday.