Two weeks ago, Duke was blown out on the road by NC State. On Monday night, Mike Krzyzewski’s team returned the favor by defeating the Wolfpack convincingly at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Duke received strong contributions from Cassius Stanley, Tre Jones and Vernon Carey. They combined for 50 points and 16 rebounds against NC State. Jordan Goldwire and Wendell Moore also had solid performances.
Once the final whistle was blown on Monday, Krzyzewski joined some of his players in high-fiving the first row of Cameron Crazies. It was probably the most animated we’ve seen him all season.
After losing back-to-back games, the Blue Devils needed this win in the worst way possible. Following the win over the Wolfpack, Coach K had a message for his naysayers.
Here’s what Coach K had to say after the game, via 247Sports:
“I mean, you can question my coaching and what the hell — and then when you do question it, but the way, just come into Cameron and look up in the ceiling, and then find out if you should question that,” Krzyzewski said on Duke’s postgame radio show. “But don’t do anything with our players. Just support ‘em.”
It’s hard to argue against Coach K’s comments. He’s a five-time national champion and always has the Blue Devils competing in March.
Next up on the schedule for Duke is a showdown with North Carolina.
A win over its biggest rival would be a nice way for Duke to close out the regular season.