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Video Shows Coach K Consoling UCF Players After Heartbreaking Loss

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski coaches against North Dakota State.

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 22: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils looks on against the North Dakota State Bison in the first half during the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Colonial Life Arena on March 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski was especially emotional following the Blue Devils' epic win over No. 9 seed UCF in the second round of the NCAA Tournament tonight.

Coach K wasn't overjoyed with emotion for his team's victory, though. Instead, he truly felt bad for UCF.

The Knights are coached by Johnny Dawkins, who starred at Duke and spent 20 years on Krzyzewski's staff in Durham. UCF's best player is Aubrey Dawkins, the son of the former Blue Devils' star.

Coach K said in his postgame interview on CBS that he really felt bad for Dawkins and his son and that UCF was deserving of a win.

Postgame video showed Coach K consoling some crying UCF players.

Duke is moving on, heading to the Sweet 16 where it'll face either Virginia Tech or Liberty with a spot in the Elite Eight on the line.

That game will be played on Friday.

A tipoff time and TV channel are TBD.