Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Joanne P. McCallie have harsh words for Maryland

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On Saturday, Maryland scored a thrilling 83-81 win over second-ranked Duke. The game story is here. Postgame blogs will arrive in droves. For now, however, some quick quotes courtesy of both Duke men’s basketball Coach Mike Kryzewski and women’s basketball Coach Joanne P. McCallie.

Earlier this week, Krzyzewski told ESPN’s Andy Katz that the Blue Devils wouldn’t schedule the Terps once Maryland jumps to the Big Ten in 2014. Here’s what he said during his postgame press conference Saturday:

We don’t look at rivalries. We look at each opponent the same. I’ve said that every time I’ve come here. I have a great deal of respect for Maryland. If it was such a rivalry they’d still be in the ACC. Obviously they don’t think it’s that important, or they wouldn’t be in the Big Ten. I respect their basketball program and the job their coaches have done and their players have done over the years. We’ve had some great games with them, but we have great games against a lot of people. A lot of people want to beat us, and they’re one of them.

And now, here’s McCallie from her Twitter account, about two hours ago. The first was a retweet, for what it’s worth. Another has since been deleted from her account but read, “What would all these venues do without Duke basketball? Sell fewer tickets, have less to dream about, & just melt away into oblivion. GoDuke.” A screenshot of that is posted below, courtesy of the Web site TruthAboutDuke.com.

(It should be noted that, save a retweet, McCallie never specifically mentions Maryland, though the tweets came during/after the Duke game. Do with them what you will.)

Alex Prewitt covers the Washington Capitals. Follow him on Twitter @alex_prewitt or email him at alex.prewitt@washpost.com.

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