Coach K ties Knight with 902nd win
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Mike Krzyzewski tied Bob Knight atop the Division I men’s career wins list with his 902nd victory in No. 6 Duke’s 96-55 rout against Presbyterian on Saturday.
Ryan Kelly scored 17 points for the Blue Devils (2-0), who shot 61 percent and used a huge first-half run to deliver another milestone victory to their Hall of Fame coach.
Coach K improved to 902-284 during his 37th season as a college coach at Army and Duke. He can pass Knight – his coach and mentor – on Tuesday night against Michigan State at Madison Square Garden.
Krzyzewski continued his steady climb up the wins list by matching Knight – for whom he played point guard at Army in the 1960s. The Cameron Crazies chanted “902” as the final seconds ticked away, then chanted his name after the horn. Krzyzewski briefly huddled with the Blue Devils on the court, then hustled into the locker room as the song “Celebration” blared from the speakers.
Freshman Austin Rivers scored 15 points for Duke, which outscored Presbyterian 29-6 midway through the first half to push its lead well into double figures and remove all the drama from this one.
Al’Lonzo Coleman had 11 points for Presbyterian (1-1).