Coach K Gets #700 as Duke Beats Tech

DURHAM, N.C. - Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski picked up his 700th victory with the Blue Devils during a 71-62 win over Georgia Tech on Sunday afternoon at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Greg Paulus paced the Blue Devils (20-7, 7-6 ACC) with 15 points and five assists and Duke has now won 20 or more games in 11 consecutive seasons. Georgia Tech (17-9, 5-7 ACC) received a game-best 16 points from Anthony Morrow.

Krzyzewski becomes the eighth coach in NCAA history to post 700 wins at one school and is the second-fastest to reach the milestone. Adolph Rupp holds the standard, having reached 700 wins at Kentucky in 836 games, and Krzyzewski is second with 898 at Duke. Krzyzewski's all-time coaching ledger is now 773-257.

The Blue Devils made 15-of-26 (.577) field goal attempts in the first half. After Ra'Sean Dickey's layup made the score 23-19 in favor of Duke with 6:36 left in the half, the Blue Devils outscored the Yellow Jackets by an 18-7 count for a 41-26 lead at intermission.

Georgia Tech cut the lead to five at 61-56 with 5:53 remaining on Morrow's three-point basket, but Duke held off the rally by sinking eight-of-12 foul shots over the final 4:34.

Duke's defense forced 22 turnovers with Jon Scheyer registering five steals.

Scheyer (14) and DeMarcus Nelson (13) joined Paulus in double figures while David McClure chipped in eight points and seven rebounds.

Duke travels to face Clemson on Thursday, February 22 (9 p.m.; ESPN).


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