Friday, October 26, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Defending NCAA Division II men's basketball national champion Western Washington University will face Duke University and its Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski in an exhibition game at Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C., on Saturday.
The tipoff time is set for 2 p.m. ET.
The game marks the fifth time in the last six seasons that Duke has invited the defending NCAA II champion to play on its home court in an exhibition. Last season, Bellarmine (Ky.) lost 87-62 to the Blue Devils before a crowd of 9,314. Cal Poly Pomona fell 84-60 in 2010 and Findlay lost 84-48 in 2009.
Krzyzewski, known as "Coach K," has won four NCAA I titles and made 11 trips to the Final Four during his 32-year tenure at Duke and is the winningest NCAA I coach in men's basketball history with an overall record of 927-290 (37 seasons).
Krzyzewski is also the coach of the United States men's national basketball team, which he led to a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2010 FIBA World Championships. He was an assistant coach on the 1992 "Dream Team."