Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski denied a report that he put his team through a punishing three-hour practice early Thursday morning after the No. 1 Blue Devils were upset by Miami on Wednesday night.
The buzz started when Dan Patrick, on his radio show, said: “Am I allowed to tell people about what happened with Duke basketball? Now, we’re looking into this. The Duke charter landed in Durham at 12:42 in the morning. Practiced started at 1:30 a.m., finished up at 4:45 a.m. We’re being told by a couple of people who work there at Duke that Coach K was not pleased after being blown out by 27.”
NCAA rules do not permit coaches to hold practices between midnight and 5 a.m. although players may do so as long as only they are present.